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Ocean Productions Inc. (formerly The Ocean Group, and also known as Ocean Sound Corp, Ocean Studios or just Oceans[1]) is a production company located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada that specializes in localizing foreign animation (most often anime, but video games as well) into English, they are responsible for ADR work only. A great deal of their work is recorded at Ocean Studios, which they own and operate. Other studios they frequently use include Westwood Studios and Blue Water Studios. They may also be known as Ocean Media because of their e-mail address. They do not have a corporate web site.

Notable works

Early anime projects of Ocean Productions includes the first 53 episodes (67 uncut) and first three movies of Dragon Ball Z, which was contracted out to them by Funimation Entertainment. The Dragon Ball franchise was later re-dubbed entirely by Funimation's own in-house voice cast; however, Ocean Productions later made an alternative dub of DBZ that aired in the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, and Canada while Funimation's dub aired in the United States, Australia, and New Zealand.

Other anime dubs of theirs include most of the installments in the Gundam metaseries, including Mobile Suit Gundam, Zeta Gundam, Char's Counterattack, G Gundam, Gundam Wing, Endless Waltz, Gundam SEED, Gundam SEED Destiny, and Gundam 00. They have also worked on InuYasha, Ranma ½, Hamtaro, Hikaru No Go, Cardcaptor Sakura, Monster Rancher, Infinite Ryvius, Jin-Roh, Silent Mobius, The Vision of Escaflowne, Zoids: New Century Zero, The SoulTaker, .hack//Roots, Death Note, Black Lagoon, MegaMan NT Warrior, Pretty Cure, Maison Ikkoku and Ronin Warriors (Yoroiden Samurai Troopers)

Their newest projects are Gundam 00, Hunter x Hunter, NANA, and Inuyasha The Final Act.

Ocean Productions also recently produced the first English adaptation of Powerpuff Girls Z, which as of May 2008 is only shown on Cartoon Network Philippines and on Boomerang in Australia.

As of 2010, Kirby Morrow announced that Ocean Productions had started producing a dub for Dragon Ball Z Kai, although he didn't reveal to much he stated that the company who is responsible for the project had told him that he was "too cool to be Goku" which means that he may not voice the character Goku in the seires to come.

Even though kirby has "announced" a Kai ocean group production it still can't be confirmed officially. Also, he was laughing when he said it. Please take this as a grain of salt until any promo's have been shown or it start's airing on TV, all Ocean productions are officially announced and this only comes from Kirby not the company itself.

Outside of anime, they have recorded the voices for American animated series like Exosquad, X-Men: Evolution, and Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Heroes.

Some of the voice actors have appeared in horror movies, such as Freddy vs. Jason, Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan, Hellraiser: Hellseeker, and the TV series Supernatural, which is filmed in Vancouver.

Notable voice actors

  • Michael Dobson: ]]Nappa (Dragon Ball)|Nappa]], Dr. Gero (Dragon Ball Z), Duke Dermail (Gundam Wing), Dekim Barton (Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz), Starscream (Transformers: Armada, Transformers: Energon), Gindo (Ranma 1/2), Jinenji (InuYasha), Dylan (Hamtaro), Mojo Jojo (Powerpuff Girls Z)
  • Terry Klassen: Krillin, Babidi (Dragon Ball Z), Hachi (InuYasha), Cut Man (Mega Man), Eddy's Brother (Ed, Edd n Eddy), Jingle (Hamtaro), Mr. Looper (Powerpuff Girls Z)

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