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Adventures on Rainbow Pond (Harmony Gold English Dub)

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Adventures on Rainbow Pond is an English adaptation of the TV anime Demetan The Frog/Demetan Croaker (けろっこデメタン Kerokko Demetan), produced by Harmony Gold at some point in the mid-to-late '80s (exact year unknown)[1]. It covered approximately 26 episodes of the original 39-episode series[2].

Harmony Gold had also released the Demetan anime as two compilation films titled "The Brave Frog" (in 1988) and "The Brave Frog's Greatest Adventure" (in 1989).

While the two compilation film dubs have circulated around and have been widely seen, nothing has surfaced of the Rainbow Pond English incarnation. However, this version was used as the basis for a few international dubs, such as ones aired in Germany, Portugal and Jordan.

It has been alleged that there were a few localization differences between this version and the compilation films, with the love interest character (Ranatan) being named "Pookie" in the two films but "Hilary" in the series. The German dub did localize the same character's name to "Hildegard" in their version of the TV series that was based from Harmony Gold's version.

A copyright catalog of Harmony Gold's titles suggest that the rights to this version were held until at least 1996[3], along with The Magical World of Gigi and a dub of Temple the Balloonist that was retitled Sabrina's Journey.

Of the little that is known of this dub, the actor Dave Mallow voiced the lead character "Jonathan Jumper" (Demetan) and was a script writer.

References

  1. A post referencing the existence of this dub, although the exact date of production is unknown. Mania/AnimeOnDVD forums, retrieved November 25, 2013.
  2. Harmony Gold's catalog entry for the series. Retrieved November 25, 2013]
  3. Copyright catalog referencing "Adventures on Rainbow Pond" at Copyright Encyclopedia. Retrieved November 25, 2013

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