Dragon Ball (found AB Groupe English dubs of anime series films; circa 2000-2001)

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Status: Found

Date found: 11 Feb 2021

Found by: Various users

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.

Availability

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 follow-up film releases were cancelled 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 Toonami in the UK in 2005 but have no known home video release. It is suspected, but not confirmed, that AB Groupe had produced English dubs for the (then) remaining four Dragon Ball Z features.

Title changes and releases

Dragon Ball Z

AB Groupe's English dubs of the Dragon Ball Z films/specials were labelled out of order on DVD and VHS in the Netherlands. The Dutch releases of the dub occurred between 2001 and 2005.[1][2][3] Some of the titles were changed, but most were based on Toei's original English titles for each movie.[4]

  1. Super Battle in the World (1990, AB Groupe version released in 2001)
  2. The Strongest Guy in the World (1990, AB Groupe version released in 2001)
  3. Super Saiyan, Goku (1991, AB Groupe version released in 2001)
  4. Super Rivals (1991, AB Groupe version released in 2001)
  5. Fight! 10 Billion Power Warriors (1992, AB Groupe version released in 2001)
  6. Super Battle of the Three Super Saiyans (1992, AB Groupe version released in 2001)
  7. The Burning Battles (1991, AB Groupe version released in 2002)
  8. Super Guy in the Galaxy (1993, AB Groupe version released in 2002)
  9. The Father of Goku (1991, AB Groupe version released in 2003)
  10. Gohan and Trunks (1993, AB Groupe version released in 2003)
  11. In Pursuit of Garlic (1989, AB Groupe version released in 2003)

Dragon Ball

AB Groupe's English dub of the Dragon Ball movies has never been released on home video, and only ever aired on Toonami UK.

  1. The Legend of Shenron (1986, AB Groupe version aired in 2005)
  2. Sleeping Beauty in Devil Castle (1987, AB Groupe aired released in 2005)
  3. The Great Mystical Adventure (1988, AB Groupe version aired in 2005)

Dragon Ball GT

AB Groupe's English dub of the Dragon Ball GT special has never been released on home video, and only ever aired on Toonami UK.

  1. Four-Star Dragonball is the Proof of Courage (1997, AB Groupe version aired in 2005)

Cast

Due to the poor reception and the laughability of the dub, many voice actors and actresses have distanced themselves from the AB Groupe dub of the Dragon Ball movies. The voice actors and actresses that have revealed themselves as to be in the dub have said they often had to voice multiple roles.

  • Paul Bandey:
    • Multiple Appearances - Piccolo (mostly), King Kai (Movies 3 and 4), Turtle
    • The Legend of Shenlong - King Gurumes
    • Sleeping Beauty in Devil Castle - Lucifer
    • The Strongest Guy in the World - Dr. Kochin
    • Super Battle in the World - Amond
    • The Father of Goku - Nappa, Toolo, Medic, Horned Gang Leader
    • Super Saiyan, Goku - Angila, Commander Zeen, Dr. Brief
    • Super Rivals - Neiz, Korin
    • Fight! 10 Billion Power Warriors - Dende
    • Gohan and Trunks - Ox-King
    • Super Battle of the Three Super Saiyans - Android 15
    • The Burning Battles - Paragus
    • Super Guy in the Galaxy - Mr. Satan, Doskoi
  • Jodi Forrest:
    • Multiple Appearances - Gohan, Icarus, Puar, Chaozu, Young Goku, Baby Goku
    • The Legend of Shenlong - Pasta
    • Sleeping Beauty in Devil Castle - Launch, Oozaru
    • The Father of Goku - Seripa
    • Super Battle in the World - Rasin
    • The Burning Battles - Bulma's Mother, Baby Trunks, Baby Broly
    • Super Guy in the Galaxy - Zangya, Lotta Cash, Kim the Reporter
  • David Gasman:
    • Multiple Appearances - Goku, Oolong
    • The Legend of Shenlong - Yamcha
    • The Father of Goku - Bardock
    • In Pursuit of Garlic - Piccolo, Ox King, Ginger, Sansho (one line)
    • The Strongest Guy in the World - Bio-Men
    • Super Saiyan, Goku - Doradobo
    • Super Rivals - Salza
    • Gohan and Trunks - Future Gohan
    • The Burning Battles - Dr. Brief
    • Super Guy in the Galaxy - Tenshinhan, Cash's Director
  • Sharon Mann:
    • Multiple Appearances - Krillin, Chichi, Bulma
    • Sleeping Beauty in Devil Castle - Yamcha
    • The Father of Goku - Vegeta (adult and child)
    • Super Battle in the World - Lakasei
    • Fight! 10 Billion Power Warriors - Guide Robo
    • Gohan and Trunks - Android 18
    • Super Guy in the Galaxy - Bujin, Monty Cash
    • Four-Star Dragonball is the Proof of Courage - Pan, Mamba
  • Ed Marcus:
    • Multiple Appearances - Turtle Hermit, Vegeta (Movie 7 onwards), Yajirobe, Kaioh (Movies 8 and 9), Shenlong, Narrator
    • The Legend of Shenlong - Vongo, Pansy's Dad, Villagers
    • Sleeping Beauty in Devil Castle - Igor, Goblins
    • The Great Mystical Adventure - Taopaipai, General Blue (one loop)
    • In Pursuit of Garlic - Ginger (some loops), Nikki, Sansho (one loop), Kami
    • The Strongest Guy in the World - Dr. Kochin, Ebifurya, Misokatsun, Goku (vocal effects in one scene)
    • Super Battle in the World - Tullece, Daiz, Cacao?, Chaozu (vocal effects in one scene)
    • The Father of Goku - Frieza, Panbukin, Dodoria, Toteppo, Grandpa Gohan
    • Super Saiyan, Goku - Super Saiyan, Goku
    • Super Rivals - Doore
    • Fight! 10 Billion Power Warriors - Meta-Cooler
    • Super Battle of the Three Super Saiyans - Android 14, Dr. Gero
    • The Burning Battles - Krang, Moah, King Vegeta, Shamo's Grandfather
    • Super Guy in the Galaxy - X.S. Cash, Kogu, Bido, Udoh
  • Doug Rand:
    • Multiple Appearances - Yamcha, Future Trunks
    • In Pursuit of Garlic - Garlic Jr., Sansho
    • The Strongest Guy in the World - Dr. Wheelo, Turtle, Kishime, Bio-Men
    • Super Battle in the World - Tenshinhan
    • The Father of Goku - Toma, Zarbon, Malaka, Saibamen
    • Super Saiyan, Goku - Medamatcha, Kakuja, Gyosha
    • Super Rivals - Bardock, Cooler
    • Fight! 10 Billion Power Warriors - Vegeta, Mr. Popo, Moori
    • Gohan and Trunks - Vegeta, Android 17
    • Super Battle of the Three Super Saiyans - Android 13
    • The Burning Battles - Broly, Shamo, Baby Broly (few loops)
    • Super Guy in the Galaxy - Bojack, Tournament Announcer (unseen)

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Movies & Specials

The 3 original Dragon Ball "Big Green" dubs.

The 11 Dragon Ball Z "Big Green" dubs.

The only Dragon Ball GT "Big Green" dub.

Promos and Clips

Dragon Ball Big Green Movie 1 Rare Toonami UK Promo.

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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