Streamline Pictures Anime Dubs (1992-2003)


Streamline Pictures
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Status Partially Lost


Founded in 1988 by Harmony Gold writer Carl Macek (the man associated, perhaps unfairly, with the Macekre), Streamline Pictures was the first company to bring over and dub anime uncut on video in North America. While all of Streamline's dubs and productions were uncut, Carl Macek's script rewrites were designed to increase accessibility for American audiences, and this was usually more than enough to tick off the louder contingent of hardcore fans in the already-exhausting Dubbing versus Subbing war. Despite the name behind the company, these were not Macekres with totally different character names and gratuitous edits.
Streamline pictures released anime though film prints for theaters,JAL airline exclusives, TV only airings, and Vhs and some DVD releases.

Japan Airlines Ghibli Dubs

Streamline pictures first gained rights for Laputa, from March 1989 through February 1990, renewed once for March 1990 through February 1991. It would not be renew again. This version was also not dubbed by Streamline. They got the film as is, nobody knows who dubbed it.

As a fan of Miyazaki's films, Carl Macek did not think Laputa: Castle in the Sky (of which Streamline was the distributor) had received the quality of dubbing that a Miyazaki film deserved. He thought that it could have been done better, so Tokuma Shoten (Studio Ghibli publisher) gave him the opportunity to prove his words. The first movie they got the rights to dub was My Neighbor Totoro, it was released theatrically in the U.S. by Troma Films in 1993. but its dub of Kiki's Delivery Service appeared only on the 1990s Japanese laserdisc release of that title. All 4 of these dubs are on the Studio Ghibli Complete LD Collection

Laputa: Castle in the sky- Found, was never lost. Included on the first JP DVD release and the Studio Ghibli Complete LD Collection.
Totoro- Found, never been lost, it is also known as the FOX dub.
Kiki's Delivery Service- Found, never been lost. Only on the LD box set.
Porco Rosso- Found, it was also never dubbed by Streamline, nor has it ever been lost. It is included in the Ghibli LD Box Set, pre-2014 Japanese DVD, the Taiwanese DVD and the DVD included with the Taiwanese Blu-ray Combo Pack.

Notable Works

Streamline pictures dubbed and released 39 Anime series and movies, after 2003 most got re-dubbed over. Though with some getting re-releases, some never got re-dubbed over and not released again.

3x3 Eyes-partially lost-Videos have surfaced but the first 20 minutes of the first episode is on youtube, the rest might be lost.It had a VHS and Laserdisc release. [[1]]

3x3 Eyes 2 or 3×3 Eyes Seima Densetsu, It might be floating around,Missing

Nadia (1992) MIssing, Only produced the first 8 episodes.

The Secret of Blue Water(1995)Re-release of Nadia, Missing as well.

Planet Busters(1992)Not to be mistaken for Harmony Gold's version "The World of the Talisman: The Beginning", This OVA is completely missing with only possible clips floating around.

Windaria(1992)-Missing, No releases mentioned.

Mr.Happy-NSFW! was done only for Playboy TV. No airing schedule are listed for, and there was 3 episodes of an anime, it is unknown that all 3 episodes where dubbed.


References


[[2]]TV tropes page with most home media release of there dubs.
[3] Wikipedia article
[4]Interview with a previous employee.
[[5]] Great website with the Studio Ghibli Media releases from around the world.

Comments


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Fujiko

6 months ago
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There's a different dub other then disney that is listed on the kissanime website .
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Insultingiguana

6 months ago
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It's the porco rosso one and it is disneys. They most likely did it for views and to let it stay on the site.
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Fluorescent

6 months ago
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Another poorly written, poorly researched mess of an article. God damn, just delete it.
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Insultingiguana

2 months ago
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Then fix it up yourself, I'm tired of seeing all these comments. Other people are busting there ass to wright these and they take time and experience. If you dont like it then fix it up for them, nobody has time to watch and constantly update all there articles, help some one out once in a fucking while than complaining.
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SenaUW

2 months ago
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Some people often forget that a Wiki is a collaborative project and expect the authors to fix their own stuff all the time. You can't expect much more of them.
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Kobochat

2 months ago
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The user in question actually DID do an overhaul of this back in June (check the page history). But I think they were saying that it was most of the flaws were conceptual since barely any of this is lost, so there was no way to "fix" it even if they wanted
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Anonymous user #1

6 months ago
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Streamline also did a dub for Lupin the 3rd: Castle of Cagliostro, another pre-ghibli film Miyazaki worked on. It was recently on the Discotek bluray.
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Anonymous user #2

6 months ago
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There's a few Streamline things that aren't lost, yeah.
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Maru99

3 months ago
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I'm surprised no one has mentioned Mr.Happy, aka Yaruki Manman which deserves an article on it's own. I can't find the English dub anywhere and no one has ever heard of it. I want to post it on reddit, but I don't know if that would get me banned.
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Insultingiguana

2 months ago
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That's what i forgot to put in this article lol, But yeah there's not even a screen shot of the anime. Though it played on playboy TV back in the day. That's about all the information that it has, The story was apparently a manga (witch might be lost too) and it was made back in the early 80's.
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The Bank

1 months ago
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Here's Mr. Happy:

https://www....aLuivt_gvuFj
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