Monster Allergy (partially found Kids' WB! English dub of comic-based animated series; 2006)


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Monster Allergy (Kids' WB! dub)
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Status Partial Found (promos and opening found)

Monster Allergy was an animated adaptation of an Italian comic book series by the same name, created and distributed by Disney's in-house comics publishers. (In fact, the same comics house that created W.I.T.C.H.) The show ran for a total of 52 episodes across two seasons. The Italian media conglomerate Rainbow SRL/S.P.A.[1] were responsible for its creation and its overseas distribution, and Iginio Straffi (best known for his creation and direction of Winx Club) served as animation director over the two seasons.

The protagonist, Ezekiel Zick, is a boy with multiple allergies who has the ability to see the invisible monsters that live amongst humanity. Together with his friend Elena, they seek to learn more about the secret world of monsters, and even catch and tame some of them.

Airing from 2005 onwards in various international markets, the show ran into a few issues with its English localisation. Its first English dub was produced by Warner Bros.,[2] who announced that they had picked it up for their Saturday morning[3] Kids' WB! programming block on The CW channel in 2005. (Although it only started airing in late 2006.) The show was also seen in the US on Cartoon Network.[4] With the cancellation of the Kids' WB! programming block in 2007,[5] however, a new dub was commissioned.

The Kids' WB! dub has become exceedingly rare, as it was eventually replaced by the new English dub produced by Rainbow S.P.A. and used in all international English-speaking markets since; the show is available on Netflix services in many different countries, all of which use the Rainbow S.P.A. dub instead of the Kids' WB! dub. As well as Netflix, the Rainbow dub is also available (as ripped episodes) in its entirety on YouTube, and was syndicated on Disney Channel Asia as recently as 2009.[6]

The Movie Database[7] has information on the cast of the Kids' WB! dub.

On 2017, it has been confirmed from selective YouTube videos that a unique US produced English dub was not used for Kids WB's broadcast of the show but a censored and edited version of the Rainbow S.p.A. English dub[8]. The new dub is censored and altered from the original as several scenes were cut and the opening theme was shortened for time constraints[9]. A ToonZone post confirms of the dub's censorship as discussion of the second episode shows that Elena's line "Holy spit!" was changed to "Holy sneeze!".[10]

Rumored Voice cast (false)

  • Kaley Cuoco - Elena Potato
  • David Kaufman - Zick Barrymore
  • Candi Milo - Greta Barrymore
  • Kath Soucie - Lardine
  • Kevin Michael Richardson - Magnacat
  • Joe Alaskey - Theo Barrymore
  • Samuel Vincent - Timothy-Moth
  • Leighton Meester - Poppy

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Anonymous user #1

15 months ago
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Wonder how lost the 4Kids Funky Cops dub is considered to be ever since a new English dub was commissioned for it. Haven't been able to find it on Youtube. Shame, because it was surprisingly good and full of inappropriate for a kid's show jokes.
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Anonymous user #3

13 months ago
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Are the 4Kids Funky Cops episodes rare? I have the Christmas episode on tape from when it was on the Fox Box.
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Markiegee50X

15 months ago
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I loved this show on Kids' WB!!
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Anonymous user #2

14 months ago
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Never saw this dub before...
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Anonymous user #4

10 months ago
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(Kaiju Taxi here) this shows really good. I forgot there were 2 English dubs hehe.
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Anonymous user #5

3 months ago
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There is no lost English dub. The Kids WB version is the Rainbow SPA dub but pretty much with some lines re-recorded due to American citizenship and with some scenes cut for time. To my knowledge, the theme song was relatively the same but was cut short so that only the Monster Allergy chorus was played. Zeke sounded exactly like his original VA Holly Gauthier-Frankel. And if you check some archives of some ToonZone posts back when MA was airing on Kids WB, you can see that people have commented about how Zeke's VA is still Holly and how an original line "Holy spit" was re-recorded as "Holy sneeze" for the Kids WB version. Just wanted to clear things up.
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