The Canadian dub's 25th anniversary thread

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Speaking of OP here's the lesser known Cloverway and Pioneer edited version of the openings



Unlike the DiC opening the Cloverway opening just uses clips from S and SuperS episodes instead of a mix of clips and footage from the actual OPs (although they most certainly had them available)

At least the footage was made to fit the song. In the Uncut dvds they just paste the song over the Japanese OP and it doesn't work at all (i.e the Sailor Scout Roll Call doesn't show each Scout as they name them)
The SuperS opening actually uses footage from the original opening.
The logos are exactly the same as the ones CWi used in the Latino Spanish dubs of S and SS back in 1996/7.
 
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Reading through the Tokyopop translation of the manga over the last few weeks has made me wonder... If the manga had been translated before the anime, would DiC have still used the character names and terminology they invented, or would they have used the names and terms the manga used (whether or not they were faithful to the Japanese [e.g. Usagi] or their own attempt at localization [e.g. Bunny])?
 
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I was also thinking, whether or not the manga got translated first, what if DiC had produced their own animated series based on the manga/anime, rather than dub the anime? Toei and Bandai weren't *disinterested* in Renaissance-Atlantic's proposal for a live action/animation hybrid series, after all; they just decided it wasn't worth the expense when they could just import the anime instead. As far as I can tell, Renaissance-Atlantic have only co-produced Power Rangers and its spin-off, Masked Rider; they don't seem to have worked on anything else and I don't even know if they're still in business. (Correct me if I'm wrong.) DiC, on the other hand, was a prolific producer, having already created dozens of relatively successful series, many based on toy lines, video games, and greeting card characters. With their experience and own revenue, they probably wouldn't have needed as much financial backing from Bandai, and Naoko/Toei would have probably felt more confident in their ability to deliver a quality American series. (A fully animated series would also be easier to sell internationally.)

If DiC had made their own Sailor Moon cartoon, given their general MO, I'd say there would have been 65 episodes divided into a 13-episode first season, and two additional seasons of 26 episodes each. The first episode would have already featured all the Inners working together, and the first season finale would be a flashback recounting their origin story. They'd still be facing off against the Negaverse, but the Negaverse would consist of Beryl, the Four Generals, and the Black Moon Clan working alongside each other. There'd still be a Sailor Says segment at the end of each episode. I think the supporting characters (Molly, Melvin, Andrew) would be made ethnically/racially diverse; whether or not the Scouts were diversified would depend on whether or not Bandai planned to recycle the doll models from Japan or make totally new dolls for North America.