Omer and the Starchild (partially found English dub of French animated series; 1997-1998)


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Omer and The Starchild (English dub)
VHS cover of the original French show.
VHS cover of the original French show.
Status Partially Found

Omer et le Fils de l'Étoile or (Omer and The Starchild) was a French animated sci-fi series that made its debut on Canal+ in France in 1992, and went into syndication on TF1 the next year. It was also broadcast in Poland, Russia, the Netherlands and Iceland. It starred Omer, a sentient earthworm who lived on Earth under the rule of tyrannical monsters, hoping that the prophecy of a savior arriving from beyond the stars will come true.

An English dub was produced at some point and shown in the early morning hours on Cartoon Network UK around 1997-1998,[1] and likely aired on other channels as well. However the dub not resurfaced since it's initial airing.

Findings

In 2013 a fragment from the English dubbed intro had surfaced on to Youtube and later in 2014 the full version of the intro was found.

A lot of dubs to many cartoons are done by quieting down the original audio then dubbing over that so often times the original audio can be heard underneath. Thus It is theorized that the Russian dub (or other dubs) may have some of the English audio underneath but the videos that are currently online (aside from the theme song) are dubbed in a foreign language and don't have any trace of English audio. Though every single episode that is currently online, (Surprisingly even the original French ones.) have English titles and credits.

Videos

The show's Full English intro.
A shortened version of the English intro.

References

Comments


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Reynard

17 months ago
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There was the Russian dub of episodes posted on Youtube for a while. If you know it, Russian dub is usually just voice-over while you can still make out the original audio.

That version I heard still had the English audio underneath that Russian dub...
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Aranea

17 months ago
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I watched a few on YouTube last night. I'll admit, I skipped through parts of the episodes in order to listen out in case there was English dubbing underneath, but it didn't seem to have that issue... I'll look again when I get back from work.
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Anon

8 months ago
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Even if it did have that issue it probably wouldn't be the English audio heard underneath but instead the French audio.
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Anonymous user #1

17 months ago
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looking around youtube there seems to be some sort of english opening on there
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Maru99

12 months ago
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It seems that so many English dubs of old French cartoons are lost. I wonder why that is.
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Reynard

12 months ago
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Because French cartoons are not very mainstream to begin with.
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Reynard

12 months ago
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The original French intro song also has a short rap song by the villains, with some English lyrics. It is not due to an English dub of any kind.
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Fujiko

9 months ago
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It it so strange that only the openings can be found out of anything else.
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