The US Live Action Promo was made by Toon Makers, NOT Saban

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The US Live Action Promo was made by Toon Makers, NOT Saban

Post by Starscream » Thu Feb 16, 2006 10:12 am

The idea was to have the Toonmakers-produced version of Sailormoon be contracted through Saban so that the show could be put on the air. Saban had nothing to do with the production of that original clip, and it is unknown how their involvement in the contract could have altered the final Toon Makers/Saban product.

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Toon Makers lost that war

Post by corza-chan » Fri Feb 17, 2006 5:13 am

Thank goodness that Toei rejected the promo. The reason for this was that it would have costed a lot more money to remake the whole series rather than just re-dub the anime series. This was also a chance to bring one of the highest rating Japanese anime series to English speaking countries and we must thank DiC for that, although they did chop it to pieces... but, hey... they took more time an effort, which is more than can be said for Cloverways release of season 3 & 4. *sigh* they both coulda been great seasons if only they werent in a rush to dub it :(
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Post by Tiff » Fri Feb 17, 2006 7:49 am

Oh god, thank you. *bows before you*

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Post by Sylphiel » Fri Feb 17, 2006 12:43 pm

SAAAILOR! Sailor MOON!!!!


...sorry, couldn't resist. ^^;;;; That promo made me laugh so hard when I first saw it I spit up what I was drinking at the time.
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Post by SeiUsa » Fri Feb 17, 2006 12:48 pm

What would have been worse in a remake of Sailor Moon....that chick had no odangos! :o

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Post by Cardcaptor Takato » Fri Feb 17, 2006 4:10 pm

I don't think people would make the mistake about who produced the American live-action Sailor Moon promo clip so much if the info was a little more clearer on the SMU series' page. Because on the series' section of the SMU it states, "Around the time that Sailor Stars was being made, DiC entertainment and Saban were battling for the rights to Sailor Moon. DiC wanted to make the anime a "cartoon" for little girls to watch on Saturday morning, this was bad, but at least it was better than what Saban wanted to do. Saban wanted to get the rights to Sailor Moon and then make it half live action/half animation (original animation, not the Japanese animation). They wanted to redo Sailor Moon in the same way they did with "Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers". I'm not trying to be rude or anything. I just thought that people might not mistake Saban for making it if the info was corrected on the SMU series' page because it's confusing when the SMU site says it was Saban who produced it but then the mods in the forums say it wasn't Saban.
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Post by Tiff » Fri Feb 17, 2006 4:43 pm

Cardcaptor Takato wrote:I don't think people would make the mistake about who produced the American live-action Sailor Moon promo clip so much if the info was a little more clearer on the SMU series' page. Because on the series' section of the SMU it states, "Around the time that Sailor Stars was being made, DiC entertainment and Saban were battling for the rights to Sailor Moon. DiC wanted to make the anime a "cartoon" for little girls to watch on Saturday morning, this was bad, but at least it was better than what Saban wanted to do. Saban wanted to get the rights to Sailor Moon and then make it half live action/half animation (original animation, not the Japanese animation). They wanted to redo Sailor Moon in the same way they did with "Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers". I'm not trying to be rude or anything. I just thought that people might not mistake Saban for making it if the info was corrected on the SMU series' page because it's confusing when the SMU site says it was Saban who produced it but then the mods in the forums say it wasn't Saban.
*Shrugs* and I didn't know it said that. Hell, that part of the site was written like five years ago. So I'll see that it gets changed. Thanks for pointing that out.

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Post by Matto » Fri Feb 24, 2006 1:49 pm

Oh god that clip was SO CHESSY!! :lol: Seriously, when I first saw it I nearly fell off my chair! It was so painful.

I heard from a different source that Saban didn't make it. Somewhere a anime site did an interview with the man who produced this...what-ever-it-is. =/

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Post by Tiff » Fri Feb 24, 2006 2:54 pm

Matto wrote:Oh god that clip was SO CHESSY!! :lol: Seriously, when I first saw it I nearly fell off my chair! It was so painful.

I heard from a different source that Saban didn't make it. Somewhere a anime site did an interview with the man who produced this...what-ever-it-is. =/
...yeah, that's..kinda the point and subject of this sticky post. That it waasn't made by Saban, it was made by Toonmakers.

We found out from the same exact source.

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Post by Usagi04 » Fri Feb 24, 2006 9:51 pm

I never got to see the promo, but I would like to. Does anyone know of a site that carries the file?
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Post by Starscream » Fri Feb 24, 2006 11:06 pm

Linky; just click on the image that's mistitled "The Saban Nightmare". May not be suitable for individuals with a brain.
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Post by jupiter23 » Fri Feb 24, 2006 11:36 pm

Can I consider it a saving grace that my computer doesn't seem to have the ability to play .mov files? That image link alone frightens me...
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Post by Tiff » Sat Feb 25, 2006 1:42 am

Note: I've edited the series intro text to say "Toonmakers" instead of "Saban", so there's no more confusion caused by our site.

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Post by Usagi04 » Sun Feb 26, 2006 4:19 pm

Starscream wrote:Linky; just click on the image that's mistitled "The Saban Nightmare". May not be suitable for individuals with a brain.

Thank you. :)
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Post by Cardcaptor Takato » Sun Feb 26, 2006 8:19 pm

I was just wondering this....who exactly are Toonmakers? I mean, I know they're the ones who produced this version of Sailor Moon, but what else have they done? I don't think I've ever even heard of them before I heard about this Sailor Moon video.
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Post by Tiff » Sun Feb 26, 2006 8:28 pm

Cardcaptor Takato wrote:I was just wondering this....who exactly are Toonmakers? I mean, I know they're the ones who produced this version of Sailor Moon, but what else have they done? I don't think I've ever even heard of them before I heard about this Sailor Moon video.
http://www.toonmakers.com/about.htm

there ya go.

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Post by Aya Reiko » Mon Feb 27, 2006 12:20 am

Tiff wrote:
Cardcaptor Takato wrote:I was just wondering this....who exactly are Toonmakers? I mean, I know they're the ones who produced this version of Sailor Moon, but what else have they done? I don't think I've ever even heard of them before I heard about this Sailor Moon video.
http://www.toonmakers.com/about.htm

there ya go.
...and despite their bragging as to their supposed resume, they haven't really amounted to much, have they?
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Post by Tiff » Mon Feb 27, 2006 12:29 am

Aya Reiko wrote:
...and despite their bragging as to their supposed resume, they haven't really amounted to much, have they?
LOL indeed.

Their website sucks, too.

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Post by peachvampiress » Mon Feb 27, 2006 12:32 am

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Can I consider it a saving grace that my computer doesn't seem to have the ability to play .mov files? That image link alone frightens me...
youtube has a couple of the files here
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Post by Aya Reiko » Mon Feb 27, 2006 12:37 am

jupiter23 wrote:Can I consider it a saving grace that my computer doesn't seem to have the ability to play .mov files? That image link alone frightens me...
If that's the case, you probably don't have Quicktime installed.

Click here to download it. (Note: Apple distributes it bundled with iTunes. It's a free download nonetheless.)
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