Lost Media Archive

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The Genie Family (ハクション大魔王 Hakushon Daimaō) is an anime comedy series made by Tatsunoko Production that lasted from October 5, 1969 to September 27, 1970 with a total of 52 episodes on Fuji TV. It tells the story of a boy who finds a bottle with a mysterious power-each time its' user sneezes or yawns, a genie will come up and and must grant the wish of whoever sneezed or yawned.

In 1992 Saban Entertainment acquired the rights to make an English Dub under the name Bob in a Bottle. The dub was not shown in America but was shown on YTV in Canada, the Seven Network in Australia, and TV2 in New Zealand.

The episodes of the dub are not available online. Only the Hebrew , German, and Spanish intro the this dub is avaliable for viewing. In one of Saban's other productions, Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers, clips of the dub can be seen in the episodes "A Bad Reflection on You" (8:57-9:34) and "The Power Stealer" (19:28-19:33).

Likewise there's a another English dub called The Sneezing Magician was made for Cartoon Network's Asian feed in the late 90s. It's currently unknown if the English dub episodes even survive along with the aforementioned Saban dub.