Doozy Bots: An Attempt to Americanize Gundam

Way back in the start of the 90’s, Sunrise made their first attempt to introduce the Gundam franchise to the United States. The Gundam series we now know were a little bit too much for the young viewers of that time (think:  Gundam 0079 and etc). Because of that, the concept of the DOOZY BOTS was born. It incorporated everything American in concept like football stars, hockey players, cheerleaders and a token black guy. It was supposed to be released in the Fall of the year 1991, but thank God that it was not released and only the trailer now exists.  Are you not happy that the first series we came to know was Gundam Wing???

 

The heroes! – the first concept of the SD GUNDAM I supposed… remember that it was conceptualized back into 1991

American Unaired Gundam Series Doozy Bots (5)

 

The trailer:

 

 

TRIVIA!

Doozy Bots was cancelled (never got aired) back in 1991…

It was not until the year 2000 that Gundam became popular in the United States through Cartoon Network’s Toonami time slot showcasing MS Gundam Wing

 

Gundam Wing was later licensed for release in North America by Bandai Entertainment and was dubbed into English by Ocean Productions. The series was broadcast in the U.S. on Cartoon Network’s action-oriented programing block Toonami, premiering on March 6, 2000 and ending on May 11, 2000. In the first extended promo leading up to the series’ premiere, voice actor Peter Cullen narrated the back story, evoking memories of Voltron’s opening credits. The promo was said to be so riveting that Bandai decided to use it as the official promo for the series.

It was broadcast in two formats; an edited version shown in the daytime on Toonami and an uncut version shown past midnight as part of Toonami’s “Midnight Run.” Examples of the edits included the removal of blood, profanity, and the word “kill” being replaced with the word “destroy” (this was extended to Duo’s nickname, “The God of Death”, changed to “The Great Destroyer”, forcing the alteration of two episode titles), though the word “death” was mostly left intact. The uncut version shown was completely unedited. Reception for the uncut version was a factor in the eventual creation of the Adult Swim programing block, which premiered on September 2, 2001

 

In the Philippines…

Gundam Wing was the first anime in the Gundam franchise to be dubbed and released in tagalog, airing on GMA 7 in the Philippines during the late 1998 to 1999 period.

 

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American Unaired Gundam Series Doozy Bots (3)

 

Doozy Bots is a TV series created in an attempt to bringSD Gundam to the America’s.

Synopsis

When Professor Doozy’s first generation of robot creations go out of control and wreak havoc wherever they go, he enlists five of his students to participate in an experiment wherein their minds are transferred into newer robots to combat the villains.

 

Mecha

Several mecha from across the Gundam timeline were featured in the show, including the RX-78-2 Gundam, RX-77-2 Guncannon, a handicapable RX-75-4 Guntank, a skateboarding and hangliding MSN-00100 Hyaku Shiki, and a pink RGM-79 GM. Also appearing were a yellow MSM-07 Z’Gok, a MSN-03 Jagd Doga, and MS-09 Doms, which hatch from Gashapon laid by a robotic chicken.

 

 

 

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The characters:

American Unaired Gundam Series Doozy Bots (4)

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American Unaired Gundam Series Doozy Bots (1)

 

 

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Here is where the marketing concept of the Gashapon toy comes in.
A robotic chicken that lays gashapon eggs.

American Unaired Gundam Series Doozy Bots (7)

American Unaired Gundam Series Doozy Bots (8)

American Unaired Gundam Series Doozy Bots (10)

American Unaired Gundam Series Doozy Bots (6)

American Unaired Gundam Series Doozy Bots (2)

 

 

 

references:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobile_Suit_Gundam_Wing
http://gundam.wikia.com/wiki/Mobile_Suit_Gundam_Wing
http://gundam.wikia.com/wiki/Doozy_Bots
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=8477

 

 

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