Sunday, October 14, 2018

Hiatus

ATTENTION!

From now until December or maybe January, this blog will be going on hiatus. 

Other obligations as well as troubles writing more blog posts & episode summaries are interfering with this blog.

Stay tuned for more news and updates as I will get back to updating this blog regularly.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Short Hiatus

Attention!

This blog is taking a short break.  I have fallen behind on updates and still need to compose more.

Stay tuned!

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Q & A With Rebecca Forstadt

Ladies and gentlemen, I have something special today.  After much effort, I was able to contact Rebecca Forstadt and get some answers to some questions about the Maple Town English dub.


Rebecca Forstadt is an American voice actress best known for her role in anime and cartoons.  Her best known role hands down is Lynn Minmei from Robotech as well as Mihoshi in Tenchi Muyo.  In Maple Town, she voiced Patty Rabbit, the protagonist of the series.  

In my attempts to solve the long standing questions around Maple Town's English dub, I wanted to reach out to Rebecca in the hope that she might have answers.  I did get some answers and am very grateful for her time.  So without further ado...let's get to those questions!  

Thursday, September 6, 2018

UPDATE 9/6/2018


ATTENTION!!  I have a big announcement.

I was able to establish contact with Rebecca Forstadt, the voice of Patty Rabbit and was able to ask her some questions about Maple Town!  

Watch this Sunday for a special blog post!  I will be sharing those answers so stay tuned!  

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Maple Town Episode 3 Commentary

My apologies to everyone that it took so long to get this done...so then onto our next episode!

Maple Town Episode 3
English Dub Title:  Box Go Boom (Alternate title - the Silver Spoons)
Japanese Title:  "Kie ta gin nosaji" (消えた銀のさじ)
Spanish Dub Title:  Las Cucharillas Magicas

This episode focuses on Bobby Bear and his family.  Bobby is the deuteragonist of Maple Town and a native of the town as opposed to Patty, newly moved to Maple Town.



We start out at Patty Rabbit's house.  She wants to go out with her father on his mail route but her mother intervenes; she orders Patty to finish eating breakfast.  We then cut to the general store of Maple Town, operated by the Bear family.  Mrs. Bear is berating her son Bobby for trying to run out on his responsibilities.  She reminds him that he has to polish silver spoons arriving today and to take care of his three younger brothers.  It just so happens that Bobby has tied up his brothers inside a large sack and in their struggle to get free, end up wrecking the store.

Patty is told to finish eating before going out with her father
Mrs. Bear yells at Bobby
Bobby's got it in the bag...along with his brothers!
Mr. Bear catches his son trying to sneak away

Mrs. Bear throws her three sons out of the store and goes after Bobby;  Bobby tries to run away but gets caught by his father.  Mr. Bear then sneaks off, leaving his wife and his son behind.  

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Brief Update 8/26/2018

Today, we have just a short update.  To all of you out there, I am sorry that there's been no update last week.  I have hit a snag.

The episode summaries and the gathering of screenshots is more work than I expected.  There will be some delays but there will be updates on Sundays...when I get to them.  Personally speaking, maintaining a blog on a regular schedule is tricky.  I may slip with updates but I will try at least to update this blog on a regular basis.

In addition to episodes summaries of Maple Town, I did plan to comment too on Palm Town, the voice actors and some of the merchandise of the Maple Town franchise.

One final note - I am still attempting to contact Rebecca Forstadt, the voice of Patty Rabbit, and may have succeeded.  I'll post again in the future about that.

That's it for today.  Stay tuned!

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Maple Town Needs Your Help

This is a short blog post this week.  I'll have more episode commentaries and related blog posts next week.  But there is something I want to remind everyone.


The purpose of this blog is to document Maple Town and its sequel Palm Town for future generations.  In spite of all my research, there is only so much I can do or can uncover.

If you have any useful information about Maple Town - be it the English dub, any of the foreign dubs or the original Japanese - or if you are connected to the show in any way - working on the original or the dubs, involved in selling the show, voice acting, etc - feel free to comment on the blog or email me at mapletown(at)gmx(dot)com.

I can't do this alone.  I need help.  Any more information would be appreciated.

That's it for now.

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