Canadian Theatrical News: One Piece Film: Gold

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Merry Christmas!

The early 2017 anime-related theatrical insanity carries on with the latest One Piece feature film. Toei Animation and Funimation are bringing the thirteenth theatrical movie, One Piece Film: Gold, to cinemas in Canada over the period of January 11-16th. The screenings will be presented with English audio. Speaking of audio, if you hit the end of the post, you’ll get to hear some clips from an abandoned Canadian One Piece production.

onepiecefilmgoldenglishposterThe Straw Hat pirates are hitting the big screen once again in an all-new high-flying adventure! The popular series that has captivated fans all over the world unfolds a new saga in the highly anticipated movie, One Piece Film: Gold. The glittering Gran Tesoro, a city of entertainment beyond the laws of the government, is a sanctuary for the world’s most infamous pirates, Marines, and filthy rich millionaires. Drawn by dreams of hitting the jackpot, Captain Luffy and his crew sail straight for the gold. But behind the gilded curtains lies a powerful king whose deep pockets and deeper ambitions spell disaster for the Straw Hats and the New World alike. Presented in English Dub.

Alberta

Calgary Cineplex Odeon Eau Claire Market Cinemas 01/11 @ 8:30PM, 01/12 @ 8:30PM, 01/16 @ 8:30PM
Edmonton Scotiabank Theatre Edmonton 01/11 @ 7PM, 01/12 @ 7PM, 01/16 @ 7PM

British Columbia

Burnaby SilverCity Metropolis Cinemas 01/11 @ 7PM, 01/16 @ 7PM
Coquitlam Cineplex Cinemas Coquitlam and VIP 01/11 @ 7PM, 01/16 @ 7PM
Langley Cineplex Cinemas Langley 01/11 @ 7PM, 01/16 @ 7PM
Richmond SilverCity Riverport Cinemas 01/11 @ 7PM, 01/12 @ 7PM, 01/16 @ 7PM
Surrey Cineplex Cinemas Strawberry Hill 01/11 @ 7PM, 01/12 @ 7PM, 01/16 @ 7PM
Vancouver The Park Theatre 01/12 @ 7PM, 01/16 @ 7PM
Victoria Cineplex Odeon Victoria Cinemas 01/11 @ 7PM, 01/16 @ 7PM

Newfoundland

St. John’s Scotiabank Theatre St. John’s 01/11 @ 7PM, 01/16 @ 7PM

Nova Scotia

Halifax Cineplex Cinemas Park Lane 01/11 @ 7PM, 01/12 @ 7PM, 01/16 @ 7PM

Ontario

Ancaster Cineplex Cinemas Ancaster 01/11 @ 7PM, 01/12 @ 7PM, 01/16 @ 7PM
Burlington SilverCity Burlington Cinemas 01/11 @ 7PM, 01/16 @ 7PM
Etobicoke Cineplex Cinemas Queensway and VIP 01/11 @ 7PM, 01/16 @ 7PM
Guelph Galaxy Cinemas Guelph 01/11 @ 7PM, 01/12 @ 7PM, 01/16 @ 7PM
Kingston Cineplex Odeon Gardiners Road Cinemas 01/11 @ 7PM, 01/16 @ 7PM
London SilverCity London Cinemas 01/11 @ 7PM, 01/12 @ 7PM, 01/16 @ 7PM
Markham Cineplex Cinemas Markham and VIP 01/11 @ 7PM, 01/12 @ 7PM, 01/16 @ 7PM
Mississauga Cineplex Cinemas Courtney Park 01/11 @ 7PM, 01/12 @ 7PM, 01/16 @ 7PM
Niagara Falls Cineplex Odeon Niagara Square Cinemas 01/11 @ 7PM, 01/16 @ 7PM
Oakville Cineplex Cinemas Winston Churchill 01/11 @ 7PM, 01/12 @ 7PM, 01/16 @ 7PM
Oshawa Cineplex Odeon Oshawa Cinemas 01/11 @ 7PM, 01/16 @ 7PM
Ottawa Cineplex Odeon South Keys Cinemas 01/11 @ 7PM, 01/12 @ 7PM, 01/16 @ 7PM
Scarborough Cineplex Cinemas Scarborough 01/11 @ 7PM, 01/12 @ 7PM, 01/16 @ 7PM
Sudbury SilverCity Sudbury Cinemas 01/11 @ 7PM, 01/16 @ 7PM
Toronto Cineplex Cinemas Yonge-Dundas and VIP 01/11 @ 7PM, 01/12 @7PM, 01/16 @ 7PM
Vaughan Cineplex Cinemas Vaughan 01/11 @ 7PM, 01/12 @7PM, 01/16 @ 7PM
Waterloo Galaxy Cinemas Waterloo 01/11 @ 7PM, 01/16 @ 7PM
Windsor SilverCity Windsor Cinemas 01/11 @ 7PM, 01/12 @ 7PM, 01/16 @ 7PM

Saskatchewan

Regina Cineplex Odeon Southland Mall Cinemas 01/11 @ 7PM, 01/12 @ 7PM, 01/16 @ 7PM
Saskatoon Cineplex Odeon Centre Cinemas 01/11 @ 7PM, 01/12 @ 7PM, 01/16 @ 7PM
Montreal Cinéma Cineplex Forum 01/11 @ 7PM, 01/12 @ 7PM, 01/16 @ 7PM

Quebec

Brossard Cinéma Cineplex Odeon Brossard et VIP 01/11 @ 7PM, 01/16 @ 7PM
Kirkland Cinéma Cineplex Kirkland 01/11 @ 7PM, 01/16 @ 7PM
Montreal Cinéma Cineplex Forum 01/11 @ 7PM, 01/12 @ 7PM, 01/16 @ 7PM

As with all of these screenings, new times and locations can be added at any moment. If you’re not already covered, it’s best to keep an eye out on Cineplex’s website and Funimation’s page (should they ever add Canadian dates).

That’s what’s new with One Piece, but what about something old? How about something Canadian? Youtube user StrawHat Saiyans dug up two small clips from Ocean’s Vancouver pilot for the series:


I can’t tell you who paid for this (maybe they paid with barbecue?), but it was recorded before 4Kids acquired One Piece in 2004. That means the decision to cast a then teenage Andrew Francis as Luffy was made prior to the series spiraling into a never ending epic. In addition to him, Chantal Strand, Doc Brown and Sam Vincent were allegedly involved. The original score was retained, including a new rendition of One Piece theme We Are, but the script was localized, pronunciations were off, and wacky sound effects were added. There’s also reason to believe Blue Water recorded their own separate pitch in Calgary, which may have been a more grounded take.

How’d these clips wind up online? When Funimation purchased the rights to One Piece in 2007, they were given access to the prior English attempts for reference. Last year, during a tour of Funimation’s HQ in Teaxas, the One Piece Podcast watched them, including Funimation’s own test prior to the 4Kids dub.

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