Legendz (found English dub pilot of anime series; 2004)
Date found: 06 Mar 2014
Found by: James Mastroianni
Legendz (also known as Legendz: Tale of the Dragon Kings) is a Japanese animated series that is part of the short-lived Legendz media franchise by Bandai and WiZ. Produced by Studio Gallop, the show aired for 50 episodes on Fuji TV between April 2004 and March 2005 in Japan.
American toy manufacturer Hasbro planned on bringing the series to Western markets. In July 2004, the company commissioned an English language pilot (consisting of episode 13) and a promotional reel to try to interest broadcasters. Both were recorded in Los Angeles and featured Steve Blum. The series was pitched to Cartoon Network and ABC Family, who turned it down. In 2010, the producer on the project uploaded the promo onto YouTube. In 2014, he uploaded the entire pilot.
- [https:/jamesmastroianni.com/?lightbox=i111j09 JamesMastroianni.com] Retrieved 10 Nov '17
- Legendz Pilot Ep13: "I produced this English language Pilot for Hasbro Properties Group in July of 2004. I do not own this material and in no way claim to do so. All copyright is held by Hasbro and Bandai." Retrieved 10 Nov '17
- Legendz sizzle: "Well, we were just given the footage and a script and told to make it look and sound good. I didn't write it. I just produced and edited the teaser. If the show had been greenlit, I would've produced it the show for either ABC or Cartoon Network. Sadly it didn't happen. Shame - I kinda liked this one." Retrieved 10 Nov '17