Monster Allergy (partially found Kids' WB! English dub of animated series based on comics; 2006)
Monster Allergy was an animated adaptation of an Italian comic book series by the same name, which ran for a total of 52 episodes across two seasons.
The show is about the protagonist, Ezekiel Zick, is a boy with multiple allergies who has the ability to see the invisible monsters that live amongst humanity. Together with his friend Elena, they seek to learn more about the secret world of monsters and even catch and tame some of them.
The Original Dub[edit | edit source]
Airing from 2005 onwards in various international markets, the show ran into a few issues with its English localization. Its first English dub was produced by Warner Bros. in the United States, who announced that they had picked it up for their Saturday morning Kids' WB! programming block on The CW channel in 2005 (Although it started airing in late 2006 instead). The show was also seen in the US on Cartoon Network. With the cancellation of the Kids' WB! programming block in 2007, however, a new dub was commissioned and produced in Montreal, Canada. The Canadian dub is used for all the international English-speaking markets since; the show is available on Netflix services in many different countries, all of which use the Canadian dub instead of the Kids' WB! dub. As well as Netflix, the Canadian dub is also available (as ripped episodes) in its entirety on YouTube, and was even syndicated on Disney Channel Asia as recently as 2009.
The Movie Database supposedly has information on the cast of the lost dub.
In 2017, it has been confirmed from selective YouTube videos that a unique US-produced English dub was not used for Kids' WB!'s broadcast of the show, but a censored and edited version of the Canadian English dub. The new dub was censored and altered from the original version as several scenes were cut and the opening theme was shortened for time constraints. A ToonZone post confirms of the dub's censorship as a discussion of the second episode shows that Elena's line "Holy spit!" was changed to "Holy sneeze!".
Gallery[edit | edit source]
See Also[edit | edit source]
- Animaniacs (unproduced "Minerva Mink" animated shorts; early 1990s)
- Animaniacs "I'm Mad" (partially found original theatrical version of animated short; 1994)
- Animaniacs "The New Year's Party Tonight" (partially lost alternate version of animated comedy series short; 1995)
- Animaniacs "Potty Emergency" (lost deleted scenes of episode of animated comedy series; 1993)
- Brainstem (lost preview version of "Pinky and the Brain" song; 1995)
- Channel Umptee-3 (partially found Kids' WB! educational animated series; 1997)
- Coconut Fred's Fruit Salad Island (partially found pitch pilot of Kids' WB! animated comedy series; early-mid 2000s)
- Detention (found Kids' WB! animated series; 1999-2000)
- Earthworm Jim (partially found unaired pitch pilot of Kids' WB! animated series; 1995)
- Kids' WB! (partially found animated "Backlot" bumpers of children's programming block; 1997-2003)
- Kids' WB! (partially found "Crazy Takes" promos of children's program block; early 2000s)
- Kids' WB! "Top 20 Pokéthon Countdown" (partially found promos and bumpers of event from children's programming block; 1999)
- Lobo (lost production material of cancelled Kids' WB! animated series based on DC character; 1990s)
- Waynehead (found Kids' WB! animated series; 1996-1997)
- Welcome Home, Animaniacs! (partially found Kids' WB Saturday morning preview; 1995)
References[edit | edit source]
- Warner Bros. Studios website article announcing the English dub of Monster Allergy. Retrieved 10 Apr '16
- TV News Check article on the Kids' WB! schedule which has Monster Allergy. Retrieved 10 Apr '16
- AWN article on Kids' WB and Cartoon Network ordering 26 episodes of Monster Allergy. Retrieved 10 Apr '16
- Cartoon Brew article on the cancellation of the Kids' WB programming block. Retrieved 10 Apr '16
- The Movie Database page on Monster Allergy. Retrieved 10 Apr '16
- Toonzone forum thread about spoilers for the English dub of Monster Allergy. Retrieved 10 Apr '16