Bang Zoom! Entertainment

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Bang! Zoom is also the title of an album by Bobby McFerrin.
Bang Zoom! Entertainment
Type Private
Industry TV production
Founded 1993
Headquarters Burbank, California
Website Official site

Bang Zoom! Entertainment is an audio post-production studio with its headquarters in Burbank, California in Greater Los Angeles. It has worked on several anime, video games, feature films, original animation, and directly-to-DVD projects.[1] It is best known as a dubbing company, providing English voice-over work for Japanese anime for companies, notably for Bandai Entertainment, Geneon Entertainment, Manga Entertainment, Media Blasters, Aniplex, Viz Media and Sentai Filmworks.

Adventures in Voice Acting[edit]

Bang Zoom! Entertainment released a series of interviews with "close to 100 [voice] actors, producers, and casting directors" on DVD, titled Adventures in Voice Acting: Anime, Games and Animation. Many of the interviews took place on set and in their respective studios. The trailer announced many of the voice actors that would appear on the DVD, including Steven Blum, Wendee Lee, Tom Kenny and many others. In 2009, Conan O'Brien and Andy Richter also did voice acting for fun from the Bang Zoom studio on NBC's Tonight Show visiting their studio and providing satirical alternate dubs for Ghost in the Shell and Blood: The Last Vampire. In 2013, O'Brien and Richter, now on TBS returned again to provide satirical dubs for Return of the Pearl Princess.[2]

Production List[edit]

Anime[edit]

Animation[edit]

Video Games[edit]

Live-Action Dubbing[edit]

Recent years[edit]

CEO's comments on the anime industry[edit]

On April 26, 2010, Bang Zoom! Entertainment CEO Eric P. Sherman sent an open letter to anime fans via blog GoAnimeTV. In the letter, he stated that the company will most likely stop producing English dubs of anime titles in 2011 if the industry does not start showing improvement. He cited the fansubbing and pirating of anime content as the primary reason for Geneon Entertainment USA, Central Park Media and ADV Films closing their doors, as well as the January 2009 layoffs at Bandai Entertainment. Sherman also emphasized in the article that "anime is going to die" if fans do not start buying more content from the studios that license shows for distribution.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Concierge." Bang Zoom! Entertainment. Retrieved on May 17, 2010. "1100 North Hollywood Way Burbank, CA 91505"
  2. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qUfvijnpok
  3. ^ AnimeTV - Anime-R.I.P.
  4. ^ Anime News Network - CEO: Bang Zoom! to Cease Anime Dubbing in 2011 Without Fan Support

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