Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z movies (partially found English dubs by AB Groupe; date unknown)

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DVD cover of the "Lord Slug" movie released in the UK.

Status: Partially Found

After AB Groupe completed their alternate English dubs of Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball GT, the company began production on their own English versions of the various movies and TV specials in the franchise for the European television market. Unlike the TV series, which were produced by Ocean Productions and its sister studio Blue Water in Canada, these were dubbed in France with English speaking voice actors living in the country.

The end product became infamous among the Dragon Ball fandom due to poor performances, awkwardly written scripts, bad translations and strange pronunciations of character names. For example, Krillin is named "Klirin" and the Saiyans are called "Space Warriors". The dub has colloquially been referred to as the "Big Green dub" due to it changing the name of Piccolo to "Big Green."

As these dubs were primarily produced for TV broadcast, only a select handful was put out on home video. Dragon Ball Z movies 2-4 were released in the United Kingdom, but followup film releases were canceled due to poor sales. The first nine Dragon Ball Z movies, plus the two Z TV specials, were released on DVD in the Netherlands by Bridge Entertainment.

The first three Dragon Ball movies, as well as the GT TV special, were dubbed by the company and aired on television in the U.K. but have no known home video release. Online clips are limited to promos from the TV run. It's suspected, but not confirmed, that AB Groupe had produced English dubs for the (then) remaining four Dragon Ball Z features.

Fully Found Dubs

  • Dragon Ball Z Movies 1 through 9 - Ripped from DVD release.
  • Dragon Ball Z TV Specials - Ripped from Bridge Netherlands DVD releases.

Partially Found

  • Dragon Ball: The Legend of Shenron - A small portion recorded from Toonami UK has been uploaded to YouTube, but the full movie is unavailable.
  • Dragon Ball: Sleeping Beauty in Devil Castle - A small portion recorded from Toonami UK has been uploaded to YouTube, but the full movie is unavailable.
  • Dragon Ball: The Great Mystical Adventure - A promo from Toonami UK has been uploaded to YouTube, but the full movie is unavailable.[1]
  • Dragon Ball GT: Four-Star Dragonball is the Proof of Courage - A promo from Toonami UK has been uploaded to YouTube, but the full movie is unavailable.

Existence Unconfirmed

  • Dragon Ball Z Movies 10 through 13 (Broly - Second Coming, Bio-Broly, Fusion Reborn and Wrath of the Dragon)

Surfaced Content

Dragon Ball Big Green Movie 1 Rare Toonami UK Promo
Dragon Ball Legend of Shenron Big Green Dub opening
Meet Big Green Goku
Dragon Ball Big Green Movie 2 Trailer
Dragon Ball: Sleeping beauty in devil castle
Toonami UK Destination Friday Dragon Ball GT movie (Four-star Dragonball is the proof of courage)

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