Detective Conan (lost unaired Fox Kids English dub pilot; existence unconfirmed; 2000)
Through early-to-mid 2000, there were various articles announcing the acquisition. But ultimately, the series never showed up on the network, most likely due to the violent content of the episodes.
In December, a rumor began to circulate stating that a pitch pilot had been produced through TMS for Fox Kids, titled Conan's Capers. It was spliced together from the first three episodes, with all references to death and violence removed and the plot of the first episode summarized within five minutes.
The alleged name changes included:
- Shinichi Kudo being renamed to "Peter Grey", while his Conan Edogawa alter-ego became "Conan Isaac".
- Kogoro Mouri and Ran Mouri being renamed to "Slick Lacey" and "Rebecca Lacey".
However, the veracity of the rumor was left up in the air, along with a later claim that the pitch pilot had aired at least once. Other statements in the original thread relating to the pilot indicated that the series was being held up from airing on Fox due to trouble with the network's Broadcast Standards and Practices department (and a Google Groups thread by a network rep also indicated it being "in limbo").
It is unknown how far the actual dub may have gotten before Fox passed on airing the series, and any full details on the history behind it have been difficult to acquire.
See Also[edit | edit source]
Detective Conan[edit | edit source]
Fox Kids[edit | edit source]
- The All New Captain Kangaroo (partially found Fox Kids reboot of CBS children's series; 1997-1998)
- Cybersix (partially lost Fox Kids version of animated series based on comic; 2000)
- The Fox Cubhouse (partially found Fox Kids preschool anthology series; 1994-1996)
- Fox Kids "Bartcasting" (found "The Simpsons" promotional event on children's program block; 1996)
- Fox Kids (partially lost animated "Frankenfox" bumpers from children's channel block; 1991-1992)
- Little Shop (partially lost Fox Kids animated series based on horror comedy film; 1991)
- The Mr. Potato Head Show (found Fox Kids puppet series; 1998-1999)
- The Slayers (lost Fox Kids version of anime series; 2001)
- Toonsylvania (partially found Fox Kids animated series; 1998-1999)
- The Vision of Escaflowne (partially lost Fox Kids dub of anime; 2000-2001)
- Youngblood (partially found production material for cancelled Fox Kids animated series based on comic; 1995)
- Zazoo U (partially found Fox Kids animated series; 1990-1991)
References[edit | edit source]
- Detective Conan newsgroup, 2000. Retrieved 30 Aug '14
- Anime News Network, June 19th, 2000. Retrieved 30 Aug '14
- Media Life Magazine, April 2000. Archived 10 Feb '01
- Detective Conan Mailing List, December 2000 Retrieved 30 Aug '14
- Detective Conan Mailing List, May 2003 Retrieved 30 Aug '14
- Google Groups discussion, August 2000. Retrieved 10 Sep '14