Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Tim Formas, Dec 11, 2008.
Art & Story 68 - The Big Isenberg | Art & Story
Just finished listening to it myself...seriously, anyone with even a passing interest in Transformers Animated, Transformers cartoons and story production in general should listen to this. Over the course of an hour-long discussion, he gets right down to the nuts and bolts of the series, provides awesome insight into its construction, tone and creative choices, as well as providing a few insights into what's to come.
Among the highlights:
- Knowing your demographics; promises of a "darker, grittier" Season Three, in keeping with Cartoon Network's overall "aging up" (previously comparable to Ben 10, now comparable to Clone Wars)
- The construction of "Garbage In, Garbage Out" - hear how that story was developed, and the inspirations drawn from Monty Python and the Marx Brothers
- The genesis of characters - Blitzwing intended to be Sixshot?
- Discussion of the series in comparison to previous shows - Isenberg discusses his hatred of G1 Starscream
All in all, a totally fascinating interview, both as a Transformers fan and as a general fan of animation. Do listen!
Very nice to hear that the series is going to get "older".
Just hope we won't lose 100% of the light-hearted moments.
Yay for mature season 3 to shush the Animated haters.
I hope it's more like 'Thrill of the Hunt'
Is really interesting and the creative procces, also.
And the Optimus Crew as a Family... I loved it.
I've always seen Prime and his crew as a family. I like that touch.
I also love the way Marty talks about Hasbro's "toy decisions", it is kinda funny.
"Sorry no Sixshot, too expensive to make, use a triple-changer!"
Also it kinda makes sense to mature the series with time, considering your kid-fans are getting older every year and you just gotta make sure they won't pull a "Dude Transformers is GAY now, NEWACTIONSHOW is the bomb"
Oh wow... O__O
Animated had a few "Mature" episode that came off really, REALLY well. I just don't want it to lose all of it's lighthearted charm.
I don't think it would be (its still CN after all), but probably less the lesson of the day, and more: we are in danger.
Heard this and it's amazing how Marty Isenberg is.
He belongs with writers like Bruce Timm, Paul Dini, Greg Weisman, Greg Johnson, and any other good cartoon writer.
Marty Isenberg stated that one of the themes is growing to what one is destined for is very intriguing.
That's awesome to hear. I really want to see Prime and his grow to become legends amongst Cybertron. Gosh I love this show and can't wait till season 3.
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