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Ocean Productions, Inc. is a Canadian media production company based in Vancouver, British Columbia that is part of the Ocean Group of businesses. Ocean Group is involved in intellectual property acquisition and development, co-production and the creation of English versions of animation for worldwide distribution.

Ocean Productions
Private company
IndustryIP development,
co-production,
brand development and support
GenreLive action and animation
Founded1974; 45 years ago (1974)[1]
HeadquartersVancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Key people
Ken Morrison[1]
Diana Gage
Troy A. Taillon
Keith A. Goddard
Karl Willems

The Group also works with global toy companies and producers to create and distribute animation properties in conjunction with game development as well as licensing and merchandising programs.

Ocean Media Inc. creates world master versions of programming to promote intellectual properties on a global basis. The company's productions are recorded at Ocean Studios (originally known as Ocean Sound) in Vancouver and Blue Water Studios in Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta.

HistoryEdit

Founded by Ken Morrison and Dave Thomas in the early 1970s, the company, then known as Ocean Sound, originally started as a North Vancouver-based music recording studio. Musicians such as Art Bergmann, Chilliwack, D.O.A and k.d. lang recorded albums and songs there.[2]

In 1979, Ocean moved to its current location in the Kitsilano community. Sometime after, the company began producing voice over work for animation. By the late 1990s, Ocean claimed to control about 85% of the market for animation voice-over in Vancouver.[3] During this time, Ocean was one of the largest production houses working on English-language versions of Japanese anime series.[4] Among others, the company's clients included Bandai Entertainment, Central Park Media, Geneon Entertainment and Viz Media.

By the late 2000s, the company's anime work had diminished heavily. Ocean now works on animation from around the world.

List of worksEdit

Ocean Studios/Westwood StudiosEdit

These series were produced at Ocean Studios or Westwood Studios in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Live actionEdit

Western animationEdit

International animationEdit

AnimeEdit

Video gamesEdit

Blue Water StudiosEdit

These series were recorded at Blue Water Studios in Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta.

Western animationEdit

  • Benjamin Blumchen
  • Bibi Blocksberg
  • Cyboars
  • Lalaloopsy
    • Lala-Oppsies: A Sew Magical
    • Lalaloopsy Ponies: The Big Show
    • Lalaloopsy Babies: First Steps
    • Lalaloopsy: Festival of Sugary Sweets
    • Lalaloopsy Band Together
  • Micropolis (Wyvern Images)
  • Ralf the Record Rat
  • Peter Swift and the Little Circus
  • Tomato Twins
  • Troll Tales
  • The Wheelers (Wyvern Images)
  • Weebles

International animationEdit

AnimeEdit

Video gamesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "BBB Business Profile - Ocean Sound Corp". Better Business Bureau. Retrieved February 18, 2018.
  2. ^ Lacey, Keith (May 29, 2018). "Summerland's Dave Thomas has enjoyed remarkable career as sound engineer and recording studio boss". Kelowna Now. Retrieved February 27, 2019.
  3. ^ Edwards, Ian (March 10, 1997). "Special Report on Production in British Columbia: B.C. animators build on Billy, Nilus and Kleo". Playback. Brunico Communications. Retrieved February 27, 2019.
  4. ^ Toole, Mike (August 19, 2018). "The Mike Toole Show: Canada's Anime Legacy". Anime News Network. Retrieved February 27, 2019.
  5. ^ credits of the show, "PRODUCED IN ASSOCIATION with THE OCEAN GROUP"

NotesEdit

1. ^ Prior to 2003, Geneon operated under the name Pioneer Entertainment.

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