Why hasn't Teas done a western animation series before?
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Posted 2/15/13
If Texas VA-ing is cheaper then why haven't they ever done a western animation series before?
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Posted 2/15/13
I'm not sure I understand your question fully, but I'm guessing the answer is there is no demand for an animated western aside from those like Bebop or Trigun. Animation doesn't have much of an audience overlap with westerns.
Posted 2/15/13
Might be that little thing called dedication.
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Bebop and Trigun (although of course Badlands Rumble was dubbed in Texas) were dubbed in California (where almost all western animation series goes to). What I was saying was that if Texas voice acting is cheaper due to it being a non-union state, why haven't they done a western animation (you know "cartoon") series before (as in "the voices were recorded in Texas")? The closest thing to that was the cancelled Red Vs. Blue: The Animated Series (according to Geoff Ramsey, he commented, "We're just too lazy to work on it—we like our own schedule; we just can't work with someone elses timeframe." He also mentioned that many of its aspects, such as pre-rendered CGI, were implemented into the original machinima). Had it not been shelved off, it would have been the first western animation series to have its voices recorded in Texas.
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Posted 2/16/13
I see.
I don't have a good answer. IMO it doesn't matter where the voice acting happens as long as it's quality work.
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Posted 2/16/13
And if people say that texas VAs do good VA-ing when it comes with anime dubs then why not they try doing western series
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Wait, you're asking why Texas voice actors aren't in western animations, right?
If it is, the answer's pretty simple. Animation isn't done in Texas frequently, most of it is done in California. When these actors are already so busy with dub work, in Texas, they don't have time or money to travel back and forth to do recordings. There's dozens of other more detailed reasons for them to work solely on dubs, but I'm no professional so I couldn't answer well. I'm just aware it has a lot to do with location and availability of actors.
Posted 2/16/13
What the hell are you talking about?
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@MountainMew: They also do video games, although it's limited to those developed in Texas (except for Id Software, as they outsource to California instead, and the recently-established Crytek USA, being that it is formed from the major video game studio Crytek
and consists of former Vigil Games
members), and the Dallas/Fort Worth VA area (Funi's) is growing just as much as it is in California. They don't have to travel back and fourth, the company responsible for producing it can just outsource for cheaper (a Union dub is at most 10k per "episode" (25 minutes) whilst a non-union dub can cost as low as 5k per episode but averages anywhere between 8-9k per episode.
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MountainMew wrote:

Wait, you're asking why Texas voice actors aren't in western animations, right?
If it is, the answer's pretty simple. Animation isn't done in Texas frequently, most of it is done in California. When these actors are already so busy with dub work, in Texas, they don't have time or money to travel back and forth to do recordings. There's dozens of other more detailed reasons for them to work solely on dubs, but I'm no professional so I couldn't answer well. I'm just aware it has a lot to do with location and availability of actors.


Who the hell would want texas voices in animes? That would destroy it comepletly.
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butthurtking wrote:


MountainMew wrote:

Wait, you're asking why Texas voice actors aren't in western animations, right?
If it is, the answer's pretty simple. Animation isn't done in Texas frequently, most of it is done in California. When these actors are already so busy with dub work, in Texas, they don't have time or money to travel back and forth to do recordings. There's dozens of other more detailed reasons for them to work solely on dubs, but I'm no professional so I couldn't answer well. I'm just aware it has a lot to do with location and availability of actors.


Who the hell would want texas voices in animes? That would destroy it comepletly.


It worked rather well for the English dub of Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi, since the lead characters and much of the supporting characters are from Osaka. Ordinarily, the accent doesn't fit, but it works for localizing that particular dialect.
Posted 2/22/13 , edited 2/22/13

Spazticus wrote:


butthurtking wrote:


MountainMew wrote:

Wait, you're asking why Texas voice actors aren't in western animations, right?
If it is, the answer's pretty simple. Animation isn't done in Texas frequently, most of it is done in California. When these actors are already so busy with dub work, in Texas, they don't have time or money to travel back and forth to do recordings. There's dozens of other more detailed reasons for them to work solely on dubs, but I'm no professional so I couldn't answer well. I'm just aware it has a lot to do with location and availability of actors.


Who the hell would want texas voices in animes? That would destroy it comepletly.


It worked rather well for the English dub of Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi, since the lead characters and much of the supporting characters are from Osaka. Ordinarily, the accent doesn't fit, but it works for localizing that particular dialect.


I hate it, like in my otome and my hime, tha chick with the western accent bothered the shit out of me, however I got used to it.
But what I am watching the dude has an australian accent...
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Posted 2/22/13
Why do people continue to stereotype Texas? Most of Texas does not consist of cowboys and "western" culture. We have many many large cities.

Yes Funi is in DFW, but they only do dubbing, they don't make the actual animation. By the way, Baccano is a western-ish anime that was dubbed by Funi.
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