Zoids (partially found various English pilot dubs of anime franchise; 2000s)
Zoids is a mecha model kit line by Takara Tomy that originally debuted in 1982 and has since grown into a media franchise. Between 1999 and 2006, four anime adaptations aired in Japan on TV Tokyo: Zoids, Zoids: New Century/ZERO, Zoids Fuzors and Zoids Genesis.
The first three series received a western rollout, starting with the second entry retitled, Zoids, with the first coming afterward as Zoids: Chaotic Century and the third debuting first in the west. The initial three series were localized into English by Viz Media, Hasbro, and Sho-Pro USA. Voice work for the first two was handled by the Vancouver, Canada-based company Ocean Productions, with Zoids recorded locally and Chaotic Century done at their Calgary, Canada studio Bluewater. Fuzors was also recorded in Vancouver, though by a separate company, Voicebox Productions. An English adaptation of the fourth entry was produced in Los Angeles, USA but was only released in Asia.
Prior to these productions, English-language pilots were recorded in Japan on behalf of Shogakukan. The two series chosen were Zoids: New Century/ZERO and Zoids Fuzors. Peter von Gomm played Bit Cloud in the former and R.D. in the latter. Michael Rys was the Judge in ZERO and Burton in Fuzors.
To date, only a brief clip from Zoids/ZERO's pilot has surfaced.
- Zoids Genesis - The final entry in the series received an English dub that was exclusively released in Asia and is now lost to time.