Anyways. Here yah go (Very long post)
(Slight note. I'm quoting my messedges inside the quote. So instead of bold, you'll see my questions in quotes)
I recently received your email regarding Sonic X.
It was forwarded to me because Iím the producer of the 4 Kids version of Sonic X.
Iíve pasted your message below and Iíll respond in bold.
Thanks very much for your interest in the show. Your future comments and questions are welcome.
-=Name Erased for protective reasons=-
Hello, I'm a fellow fan of the series known as, "Sonic X", and the rest of the games and such. I have a few questions protaining to this series. If you cannot answer the question, please skip them.
First off, I was wondering why 4Kids used their own voice actors over the offical Sega VA's? Now, don't get me wrong, most of the voices fit fine, but it puzzles me why 4KidsEntertainment wouldn't choose them, especially with one issue which I know you don't want to talk about.
Well Iím not sure what the issue you mention is, but thereís only one reason why we didnít use the original game actors: they live in California. Our production facility is in New York. Flying them back and forth month after month wasnít feasible, and we didnít want to do a phone patch from West Coast studios when we have studios here. Itís as simple as that.
Iím not aware of any plans at this time.
The decision to alter weapon sounds comes from Fox. The people at Standards and Practices there (often referred to as ďthe censorsĒ) donít want to encourage weapon use. Neither do we. But sometimes thereís no way to delete weapons from the stories. So what they ask us to do is to make the weapons appear to be things that are not available to viewers. The reason: they donít want young viewers copying on-screen behavior to tragic result. So when a character shoots, say, a shotgun, we change the color, shape and/or sound of the gun, and we may make it shoot laser beams instead of bullets. In other words, we try to make sure that when (especially) very young children go looking for the fantasy weapon theyíve seen on a show, they wonít find one.
allowed) how the editing process is done in 4Kids studio. This would be something of interest to anyone.
Iím not sure what you mean by this question. Can you clarify?
Yes! Very soon, weíll be going into production on the brand new Sonic episodes. I believe theyíll start airing this Fall...so keep watching!
I hope I answered your questions. Feel free to write anytime.