Bumpety Boo (partially found Saban Entertainment English dub of "Hey! Bumboo" anime series; 1989)

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The title card from the Saban Entertainment dub.

Status: Partially Found

Bumpety Boo is an English adaptation of the 1985 anime Hey! Bumboo (へーい!ブンブー Hēi! Bumbū), produced by Saban Entertainment in 1989.[1] This dub covered 129 of the 130 episode series and aired on Canada's Family Channel and Australian television in the mid-90s. The original Japanese score was omitted and it was replaced with an American score by Haim Saban and Shuki Levy. In 1990, it was released on VHS for the first time by Celebrity Home Entertainment's Just For Kids Division.

Saban's license for the show expired on February 28th, 2007.[2]


As of 2018, none of the English dubbed episodes cannot be found on websites like YouTube, Dailymotion or Archive. Although, the dub can be found on websites like eBay [3] and Amazon.[4] Its worth-noting that YouTuber ThePreviewsGuy VHSOpenings[5] uploaded the opening and closings of the VHS releases of Bumpety Boo including "Bumpety Boo is Born" and "The Desert Adventure". However, the German dub was based on this dub and Haim Saban and Shuki Levi score was left intact. Also, some of the German dubbed episodes can be found on YouTube making it the closest way to watch the English version of the show.

On August 23rd, 2019, YouTuber Grant Heyman uploaded the full English dubbed VHS tape of Bumpety Boo: The Rad Mobile. On May 11th, 2020, YouTuber Alex Fitzer is planning to upload the full English VHS tape of "Bumpety Boo: Bumpety Boo is Born" sometime in the future.[6] On August 1st, 2020, the full VHS tape of "Bumpety Boo is Born" was uploaded on YouTube by CasterRetro albeit in very rough shape viasually due to the age of the tape.

In early January 2022, YouTuber CasterRetro (Alex Fitzer) uploaded new versions of the three most commonly found tapes on eBay. Bumpety Boo Is Born, The Rad Mobile, and The Desert Adventure (The Desert Adventure is just a part of The Rad Mobile but on different tape).

Production Crew[7]

  • Director: Howard Ryshpan
  • Music: Haim Saban, Shuki Levy
  • Executive Producers: Haim Saban, Jerald E. Bergh
  • Adaptation: Ernie Reid
  • Assistant Producers: Amber Santilli, Jennifer Canaday, Sherry Jeffreys
  • Associate Producer: Eric S. Rollman
  • Engineering Assistant: Kevin Newson
  • Executive in Charge of Music: Ron Kenan
  • Film Transfer: Paul Lynn
  • Mixing: Alain Rivard
  • Music Coordination: Lesa Scharnett
  • Music Engineer: Barron Abramovitch
  • Music Supervision: Andrew Dimitroff
  • Post-Production Supervision: Stacy Gale
  • Sound Recording: Dino Castrilli
  • Supervising Producer: Winston Richard
  • Supervision: Yordan Nicolov
  • Title Art: Sam Johnson
  • Videotape Coordinator: David Artuso

English Voice Cast

  • Julian Bailey - Ken
  • Aimée Castle - Helena
  • Brendan Stitchman
  • Vlasta Vrána
  • Dean Hagopian
  • Rick Jones
  • Pauline Little
  • Matthew Mackay
  • Ethan Tobman
  • Jeremy Steinberg
  • Elliott Mitmaker
  • Walter Massey
  • Bronwen Mantel
  • A.J. Henderson



BUMPETY BOO "The Rad Mobile"

BUMPETY BOO "Bumpety Boo Is Born"

BUMPETY BOO "The Desert Adventure"

The first three English dubbed episodes with better quality from the Korean dub.

The intro from the Saban Entertainment dub.

The opening to Bumpety Boo- The Rad Mobile 1991 VHS.

The opening to Bumpety Boo- The Desert Adventure 1991 VHS.

The opening to Bumpety Boo- Bumpety Boo is Born 1992 VHS.