Friday, July 20, 2007

[The Chosun Ilbo, July 20 2007] Dubbing the Soap Stars

Broadcasters are agonizing over the dubbing of popular U.S. drama series. Subtitling them is easy, but dubbing is essential to ensure a broader viewer base. But unlike the days of “Columbo” or “The X-Files”, many viewers today are familiar with the voices of the original cast down to the minor parts. Casting of the Korean voices has thus become a key to the success or failure of a foreign drama series.

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