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Embassy Television Anime Company

A bit of info about Embassy Television.

Company Overview

Embassy Television was connected to independent film studio Embassy Pictures. They released the classic Galaxy Express in heavily edited form as part of their Children's Treasures home video line during the '80s. The company changed hands and names several times, eventually being absorbed into Columbia TriStar in the late '90s.

Their Catalog

Embassy licensed Galaxy Express 999 among a wide range of non-anime animation and live action TV and movie fare. Notably, Embassy Pictures also held the license to the US version of the first Godzilla movie.

What Their Releases Are Like

Embassy's handling of Galaxy Express 999 wasn't as insulting as most '80s-era re-edited dubs of anime, though it was significantly pruned and tuned for a children's audience. It was shown on TV as well as released on VHS.