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==AB Film Titles==
 
==AB Film Titles==
===Dragon Ball===
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====Dragon Ball====
 
*DB Movie 1 - The Legend of Shenron
 
*DB Movie 1 - The Legend of Shenron
 
*DB Movie 2 - Sleeping Beauty in Devil Castle
 
*DB Movie 2 - Sleeping Beauty in Devil Castle
 
*DB Movie 3 - Mystical Adventure
 
*DB Movie 3 - Mystical Adventure
   
===Dragon Ball Z===
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====Dragon Ball Z====
 
Their dubs of the Dragon Ball Z films were released out of order on DVD, and were titled as followed:
 
Their dubs of the Dragon Ball Z films were released out of order on DVD, and were titled as followed:
 
*DBZ Movie 1 - Super Battle in the World (The Tree of Might)
 
*DBZ Movie 1 - Super Battle in the World (The Tree of Might)
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===Unconfirmed/Unreleased===
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====Unconfirmed/Unreleased====
 
AB Group dubs of the 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th Dragon Ball Z movies and the GT movie A Hero's Legacy are rumored to exist, although they have not surfaced on DVD or online.
 
AB Group dubs of the 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th Dragon Ball Z movies and the GT movie A Hero's Legacy are rumored to exist, although they have not surfaced on DVD or online.
   
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*[[Westwood Dub]]
 
*[[Westwood Dub]]
   
==Reflist==
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==References==
 
{{reflist}}
 
{{reflist}}
   

Revision as of 21:37, December 4, 2014

AB Group

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The AB Group (also spelled AB Groupe) is a French broadcasting group, and the distributor of the Dragon Ball franchise for European and Canadian markets. The AB Group is also known for collaborating on the Westwood Dub with Ocean Productions for Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, and Dragon Ball GT.

Overview

The company was founded in 1977 by Jean-Luc Azoulay and Claude Berda as a music production company. In 1987, it went into the world of television. They are responsible for creating many of the European dubs of the franchise (notably the French). They created the Engish dubs of Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball GT, as well as the second half of Dragon Ball Z (123-291) for their markets in association with Westwood Media, Ocean Studios, and Chinook Animation.

They also produced English dubs of most the features and specials for UK distribution in collaboration with other production companies. These productions are notorious among fans for the script (which was based off the French script), the changing of character's names (for example Piccolo is called "Big Green"), as well as poor voice acting. Despite being aired on Toonami UK, only the movies Dragon Ball Z: The Tree of Might, Dragon Ball Z: The World's Strongest, and Dragon Ball Z: Lord Slug were distributed on DVD due to poor sales. However, Dragon Ball: Sleeping Princess in Devil's Castle and Dragon Ball: Mystical Adventure, the first nine Dragon Ball Z movies, and the two TV specials of were dubbed by this company. They were released in the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and Ireland on VHS and DVD. Some of the names of the films were changed, but most resembled the Japanese film titles. These dubs are known by fans as the "Big Green dub".

Their other major anime property is Sailor Moon, however they mostly had a hand in its French release.

Also, AB Group notably sends copyright takedown notices to TeamFourStar for their Dragon Ball Z: Abridged series.

AB Film Titles

Dragon Ball

  • DB Movie 1 - The Legend of Shenron
  • DB Movie 2 - Sleeping Beauty in Devil Castle
  • DB Movie 3 - Mystical Adventure

Dragon Ball Z

Their dubs of the Dragon Ball Z films were released out of order on DVD, and were titled as followed:

  • DBZ Movie 1 - Super Battle in the World (The Tree of Might)
  • DBZ Movie 2 - The Strongest Guy in the World (The World's Strongest)
  • DBZ Movie 3 - Super Saiyan, Goku (Lord Slug)
  • DBZ Movie 4 - Super Rivals (Cooler's Revenge)
  • DBZ Movie 5 - Fight! 10 Billion Power Warriors (The Return of Cooler)
  • DBZ Movie 6 - Super Battle of the Three Super Saiyans (Super Android 13!)
  • DBZ Movie 7 - The Burning Battles (Broly The Legendary Super Saiyan)
  • DBZ Movie 8 - Super Guy in the Galaxy (Bojack Unbound)
  • DBZ Movie 9 (Special 1) - The Father of Goku (Bardock The Father Of Goku)
  • DBZ Movie 10 (Special 2) - Gohan and Trunks (The History of Trunks)
  • DBZ Movie 11 - In Pursuit of Garlic (Dead Zone)

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Unconfirmed/Unreleased

AB Group dubs of the 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th Dragon Ball Z movies and the GT movie A Hero's Legacy are rumored to exist, although they have not surfaced on DVD or online.

See also

References

  1. yauncle.net/adc/dbz_ab_set_1.jpg
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