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has two The Powerpuff Girls opening themes and ending themes. Most of them were written by Power Puff Soul, a band of singers who joined together for this series, and one of the members includes Megumi Hayashibara!
has a different ending theme for the Japanese version called Ben 10 "Ladybird Girl", a love song, which is not very fitting for a show about transforming into multiple aliens.
The Japanese version of had Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987) two endings.
There are several opening and ending themes for . Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003) All of them can be found here.
The Japanese dub of uses GReeeeN's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012) "Shinobi" as the opening theme and Ulful's "Booyakasha! as the ending theme.
My Little Pony segment of from 80s had at least two cases:
My Little Pony 'n Friends Like its predecessor, the Italian version of , broadcast on Italia 1, has a different opening song, this time not sung by Cristina D'Avena. Compared to the My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic very happy and upbeat English theme song, this one is slower and actually a bit melancholy. The short version can be found here and the full version here. It was used only for Season 1, and later seasons (and DVD releases of Season 1) replaced it with a translation of the English one.
Every Western series imported to Japan to date has different themes.
Transformers is a notable case — for episodes 1-13, rather than having a new song written for it, as is usually the case for Transformers series in Japan, it used the existing song Prime "Feeling" by K-Pop group Big Bang. It...doesn't fit very well with the show's generally dark and edgy tone. It also has a different ending called "I Believe in All".
is notable for having one of the highest quality theme songs of any series, featuring Transformers Animated and actually having something to do with the overreaching theme of the series. Aptly named JAM Project
Transformers Evo. Some of Transformers series imported to Italy to date did so, too.
Just like what Italia 1 had with My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Transformers: Prime also has Italy's own theme song, sung by Silvio Pozzoli and Marco Gallo
The ending theme song for in the Japanese version is called Ruby Gloom "Siren" by Nana Kitade, who used the alias "Ruby Gloom" for this single.
The Japanese version of has a different Peter Rabbit theme song
Japanese uses Dora the Explorer "Sound Space Scope" as its Japanese ending theme song.
The Japanese dub of not only has a different theme song, it completely reanimates X-Men the opening! It also uses a new ending.
Japanese '90s also uses a Iron Man different opening theme song called "When Eternity Turns Into Love" by Pretty Cast.
The Japanese use a different theme song for .
Totally Spies! has an Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog opening theme that emphasizes the nonsensical comedy of the show. The French version has lyrics and a slightly more heroic vibe.
There's different theme songs for the Japanese version of various Hanna-Barbera cartoons, such as , Dastardly & Muttley In Their Flying Machines , Wacky Races , Space Ghost , Josie and the Pussy Cats , The Impossibles , The Herculoids , and Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? .
The Funky Phantom Japanese has a different Tom and Jerry opening theme.
The Japanese dub of has a different The Boondocks opening theme.
Rip Slyme wrote a new ending theme song for the Japanese version of . You can find it Sponge Bob Square Pants here.
The Japanese version of the has a different Donkey Kong Country opening ("Tomorrow...") and ending theme ("Banana Paradise").
In Japan, the theme song for is called " Class of 3000 Funky Teacher" by Seamo.
The Japanese version of has two ending themes. One of the ending themes is called The Magic School Bus "Dream On" by Junko Iwao. The other is called "Gohan ni Shiyou" by Dreaming.
has an alternative Japanese Peppa Pig theme song.
uses a Batman: The Animated Series very upbeat theme in Italy.
Same with the Arabic theme.
The Japanese version of gets a new Japanese theme song by Moumoon called The Amazing World of Gumball "Yes/No Continue?"
The Japanese version of has Pingu "Pingu Rap" for the opening theme and "Seeds of Happiness" as the ending theme.
The Japanese version of the 1993 version of has a different The Pink Panther ending theme.
The Japanese version of has two ending themes: Franny's Feet "Lovin' You" and "My Favorite Shoes" by Daisuke Mori.
For 4Kids's dub of , they wrote "We are the Winx," which sounded nothing like the original Italian theme. Then their contract with Rainbow S.p.A. was ended, and the rights to the show were given to Nickelodeon. Nick created "Winx! You're Magic Now!", sung by Cymphonique Miller. It was set to the tune of season four's theme song, "La Magia di Winx Club," but was more upbeat and had different lyrics.
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W.I.T.C.H. The non-US English markets, and most of the non-English dubs used this one, with footage specially animated for the opening.
The American version created a special one using edited footage from the show.
The Japanese version of has Biker Mice from Mars "Gone With the Wind" for the opening and "Stay With You Tonight" for the ending.
cartoon show uses two different theme songs from the American version for foreign markets during the introduction sequence.
The Smurfs For the Italian edition of the show, several theme songs performed by Cristina D'Avena were used throughout the show's run.
For international markets, the episodes featuring Johan and Peewit from the second and third seasons were aired separately from The Smurfs cartoon show. The episodes use the Season 2 intro sequence accompanied with its own theme song (and a modified title at the end).
In China it's also a very much beloved show, which subsequently introduced many people to Belgian comics. Many people wanted to hear what the theme song sounded like when sung in French . . . only to find out that the Mandarin one is a completely original (though still very much brilliant) piece of music, lyrics and all.
Like The Smurfs, different theme music is used for the intro sequence of , compared to the American version.
The Snorks The European Spanish dub uses this theme song known as "Un Mundo Submarino".
The Latin American Spanish dub of the first TV series uses this Spider-Man opening performed by the Chilean singer Capitan Memo.
The American version of the opening was not a song, but rather a speech telling the viewer about the story of the show. The Korean version, however Lady Lovely Locks made their own theme song, with episode clips, clips from the original opening and a clip from the Kideo TV opening which features '' Rainbow Brite and the Popples, of all things!
The Latin-American dub of has a very similar intro to the original English, except that the tune now He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1983) has lyrics.
The Japanese version of uses Babar "Graduation" by Arisa Mizuki as its theme song.
The Japanese version of has a different The New Adventures of Batman opening and ending. The opening is " Crescent Night Story" and the ending is "I Love Batman", both by SUE CREAM SUE.
has an Arabic The Mask theme.
Unlike the original, slapstick-like opening, the Italian one could easily pass off as a pop song.
This is the theme song for in Japan.
Thomas the Tank Engine The Greek version of this show uses the original theme music in a low-pitched key and has lyrics.
has a different theme song in Italy, where the series is known as "Un Uragano di Goal".
Hurricanes The French version of has a new pop-rock theme which sounds different from the original.
Widget The World Watcher The Korean versions of and The Super Mario Bros. Super Show use these two Super Mario World opening themes. (trivia: The second theme uses the melody from the "My Frog Suit" from Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3)
The Japanese dub of has Sabrina and The Groovie Goolies this as its theme song.
Similar to the example above, Tom and Jerry got new Lucky Luke theme and end credits songs in Germany, sung by Freddy Quinn.
The animated series of has this German Mega Man opening.
has this Italian The Legend of Zelda opening.
uses Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures "PAC THIS WORLD" by Hyadain for the opening theme of the Japanese dub.
When the British cartoon was imported to America, its theme music was thrown out and replaced with a new one (albeit one which sounded similar to the British theme), as well as a different title sequence.
Stressed Eric The French dub of , titled The Little Rascals Les Petites Canailles, has a vocal theme, sung by a chorus of children over a montage of clips from both the theatrical shorts and Hanna-Barbera's animated shorts.
The French theme song for was previously used for the made-for-TV films has nothing to do with the original themes, but it was released as a single, charted and got an award. Ewoks link