CBS redubs "Robbie the Reindeer". Why?!

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  1. Jeff Jacobson

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    I just read this article:
    http://forums.toonzone.net/showthrea...threadid=57856
    (summary: CBS has re-dubbed "Robbie the Reindeer: Hooves of Fire" with a bunch of actors from their sitcoms and some other losers.)
    Now I have some questions:
    1) Doesn't CBS realize that people in England speak English? Why did they re-dub it? They showed it on FOX before with the original voices.
    2) The article also mentions that afterward they will be showing a sequel called Robbie the Reindeer: Legend of the Lost Tribe. Did this sequel also come from the BBC, or was it created for CBS? (It's not listed in the IMDB, so that's why I am asking.)
     
  2. Tom Meyer

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    Simple, really: The redubbed it with American actors because they are showing it in America and can get a much bigger audience if they redo it with Ben Stiller, Hugh Grant & Britney Spears than Jane Horrocks (as great as she is, probably) and a bunch of otherwise unknown British actors. It's about ratings. Period.
     
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  5. Jeff Jacobson

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    What about my other question? Does anyone know?

     
  6. Paul Mason

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    It hasn't been shown on the BBC yet - but it will be, this Christmas.
    I suspect it was made with both the BBC and CBS (and any other non-UK markets) in mind.
     
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    Gee, I can't wait until MONTY PYTHON is redubbed with the cast of FRIENDS!

    Stupid. 'Nuff said.

    At least the original is widely available on video.
     
  8. Steve Phillips

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    Amazing! Are you kidding!? The dumbing down of America...
     
  9. John Kilduff

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    Didn't Kylie Minogue (BONG!) provide a voice in the British version of "Robbie The Reindeer"? You would think after her comeback this year they'd retain her...

    Jesus, this is dumb.

    Sincerely,

    John Kilduff...

    No accounting for good taste these days.
     
  10. Mark Walker

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    I, too, wonder about the sequel.
    Thrilled to have the original "English" [​IMG]
    version, though, to be honest, I'd be curious to hear
    a new version too, minus Spears. Ugh.
    Be curious too see how many people, after Friday,
    go to pick it up, and are annoyed that it doesn't
    have the US cast, but only the UK originals.
    Personally, I cannot imagine preferring the US version,
    with the jokes as they are originally, it just helps
    to have a British accent for the tone of the whole experience.
    As for the DVD: Love the current one, but there is no
    sign on the internet (that I can find) of a new(er) version
    containing either the sequel or the US voice "talent."
    (Sorry, but Spears has no talent as far as I am concerned.)
    Regards,
    Mark
     
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    I'd just like to know what made them think that using the cast of "The King of Queens" and "Everybody loves Raymond" was a good idea. Did they get them cheap or something?
     
  12. Jeff Kleist

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    Judging by how often Brad Garrett seems to be on Hollywood Squares, I'd say "yes"
     

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