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

The Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z movies were films in the famous Dragon Ball franchise that was dubbed by French company AB Groupe for the European English-speaking market.

Background[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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.

Cast[edit | edit source]

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.

  • Doug Rand:

Multiple Appearances - Yamcha, Future Trunks Bardock, Father of Goku - Tora, Zarbon, Malaka, Saibamen Dead Zone - Garlic Jr., Sansho World's Strongest - Dr. Wheelo, Turtle, Kishime, Bio-Men Tree of Might - Tien Lord Slug - Medamatcha, Kakuja, Gyosha Cooler's Revenge - Bardock, Cooler Return of Cooler - Vegeta, Mr. Popo, Moori History of Trunks - Vegeta, Android 17 Super Android 13 - Android 13 Broly, the Legendary Super Saiyan - Broly, Shamo, Baby Broly Bojack Unbound - Bojack, Tournament Announcer (unseen)

  • David Gasman:

Multiple Appearances - Goku, Oolong Curse of the Blood Rubies - Yamcha Bardock, Father of Goku - Bardock Dead Zone - Piccolo, Ox-King World's Strongest - Bio-Men Lord Slug - Wings Cooler's Revenge - Salza History of Trunks - Future Gohan Broly, the Legendary Super Saiyan - Dr. Brief Bojack Unbound - Tien, Cash's Director

  • Sharon Mann:

Multiple Appearances - Krillin, Chichi Sleeping Princess in Devil's Castle - Yamcha Bardock, Father of Goku - Vegeta (adult and child) Tree of Might - Lakasei The Return of Cooler - Guide Robo History of Trunks - Android 18 Bojack Unbound - Bujin, Monty Cash GT Hero's Legacy - Pan, Mamba

  • Paul Bandey:

Multiple Appearances - Piccolo (mostly), King Kai (Movies 3 and 4) Curse of the Blood Rubies - King Gurumes, Major Domo / Bongo Sleeping Princess in Devil's Castle - Lucifer Bardock, Father of Goku - Nappa, Toolo, Planthorr, Horned Gang Leader World's Strongest - Dr. Kochin Tree of Might - Amond Lord Slug - Angila, Commander Zeen, Dr. Brief Cooler's Revenge - Neiz, Korin The Return of Cooler - Dende History of Trunks - Ox-King Super Android 13 - Android 15 Broly, the Legendary Super Saiyan - Paragus Bojack Unbound - Hercule, Doskoi?

  • Jodi Forrest:

Multiple Appearances - Gohan, Bulma, Icarus, Puar?, Chiaotzu, Baby Goku Curse of the Blood Rubies - Raven / Pasta Sleeping Princess in Devil's Castle - Kid Goku, Launch?, Oozaru Bardock, the Father of Goku - Fasha Tree of Might - Raisin Broly, the Legendary Super Saiyan - Bulma's Mother?, Baby Trunks, Baby Broly Bojack Unbound - Zangya, Lotta Cash, Kim the Reporter

  • Ed Marcus:

Multiple Appearances - Master Roshi, Vegeta (Movie 7 onwards), Yajirobe, King Kai (Movies 8 and 9), Shenron, Narrator Bardock, Father of Goku - Frieza, Shugesh, Dodoria, Burgos, Grandpa Gohan Dead Zone - Ginger, Nikki, Kami World's Strongest - Ebifurya, Misokatsun Tree of Might - Turles, Daiz, Cacao? Lord Slug - Lord Slug Cooler's Revenge - Doore The Return of Cooler - Meta-Cooler Super Android 13 - Android 14, Dr. Gero Broly, the Legendary Super Saiyan - Krang, Moah, King Vegeta, Shamo's Grandfather Bojack Unbound - X.S. Cash, Kogu, Bido, Udoh [1]

Dubs[edit | edit source]

Found Dubs[edit | edit source]

  • Dragon Ball Z Movies 1 through 9 - Ripped from the DVD release.
  • Dragon Ball Z TV Specials The Father of Goku and Gohan and Trunks- Ripped from Bridge Netherlands DVD releases.
  • Dragon Ball Movies 1-3 - Ripped from Toonami UK.
  • Dragon Ball GT: Four-Star Dragonball is the Proof of Courage - Ripped from Toonami UK.

Existence Unconfirmed Dubs[edit | edit source]

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

Movies & Specials[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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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