Botcon 2009 Animating Animated Panel Coverage

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  1. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    Animated – will not continue beyond season 3 in animation

    Video – the various shorts were shown.
    1 - School short up first.
    2 - the mime short we saw on youtube.
    3 – Grimlock fetch video
    4 – Prowl bike jump
    5 – Ratchet fixing Bulkhead
    6 – Starscream heckling Megatron
    7 – Starscream conquers the galaxy, other Decepticons sucking up, Blackarachnia slave girl, Megatron waiter, Starscream was dreaming
    8 – Lugnut POKE the Amazon, Blitzwing wanted a swimming pool
    9 – Blitzwing doing the classic scene change for hypnosis on Lugnut
    10 – Optimus bio video
    11 – Megatron bio video
    12 – Bulkhead bio
    13 – Bumblebee bio
    14 – Ratchet Bio
    15 – Prowl Bio
    16 – Starscream Bio

    Process starts with the creation of the series bible, characters, relationships

    Nanosec was the pilot episode that was created, the basic normal everyday episode.

    In production – starts with stories, 2-3 line story springboards, 15-16 stories to choose from for 13 episodes. Starts with something like “we’ll use Swindle”. Overall season arc is decided, changes as they go like how season 1 was originally written as 13 then expanded to 16 when pilot moved into a movie.

    Stories drafted over and over, drafted and redrafted.

    Actors all read together.

    Group session, group dynamic.

    Cast for versatility, aim was for a wide range of characters, about 1000 voices from the main cast alone.

    Scripts written, fleshed out into a show.

    Fleshed out with designs, day night colors. Designers for each different aspect of the show. Lots of little designs, stuff like back views, top of Fanzone’s head.
    Some of the backgrounds have a lot of depth, like Optimus’ room has a row of trailers including the G1 trailer.

    Storyboards – lots of post its. Notes on the script made, sent over to studio for the storyboard to be produced, reviewed and sometimes sent back.
    Long hours of phone conversations.

    Lots of people on the show on every level fans of Transformers.

    Edited and once timing was good, handed to Audio Circus who did the audio.

    Lots of SFX, lot of fun with new SFX for each episode. Huge sound for big robots biggest fun.

    Season 3’s opening was storyboarded in the US rather than overseas.

    Final episode used 260 channels of audio.


    Robot Sari was planned from the beginning

    Chins – Derrick has no idea ;)  real answer, to look more cartoony.

    Wanted to do Deathsaurus, more Dai Atlas.

    Team Charr and Rodimus – Spittor all SFX, Brawn would have been Corey Burton if he’d spoken.

    Transwarped planned as a two party not three.

    Warned early the series might end so wrapped it up as much as they could. Left some bits open to continue the story – they have the answers to the hanging questions.

    Originally, Constructicons and Wreck Gar were in Endgame Part 2, they were meant to survive. Dinobots were in the script, flying off into the ocean when the Lugnut Supremes crash landed.
     
  2. Scythe

    Scythe Future Foundation

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  3. realCliffjumper

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    Thanks for the info. Those two new shorts (the dream and hypnosis ones) sound cool, I bet they will be on the Season 3 DVD. Glad to know they planned for Wreck-Gar and the Dinobots and the Constructicons in "Endgame." Did they say why they didn't make it in?

    Wow, a lot of interesting stuff. Transwarped a two-parter??? I can't even imagine...
     
  4. blue death

    blue death TokuNation Staff

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    so you said it won be 'continuing in animation'. did they specifically state wether or not a comic series or anything else may follow it up? or wether the toy line is cancelled or just postponed?
     
  5. Coaxial

    Coaxial Hop on the beam

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    Thought so. Now I just can't wait to hear them! I'm sure it's all very interesting, especially concerning Sari, Sentinel and Magnus.

    That's about what I figured, since they were all likely too far out of range.

    So much for the Dinos having some last-minute super heroics in them, though - sounds like they just decided "F-this" and left when the Supremes landed, so probably better they didn't show them at all. Or am I missing the joke? By "flying off," does that mean the impact just sent them all Loony Toons style up into the air and then into the ocean? LOL
     
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  6. General Magnus

    General Magnus Da Custodes of the Emprah

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    I wonder of we will ever get closure to the Blackaracnia/Elita-1 story. Any info on that?
     
  7. Kando

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    Thanks for the info.
     
  8. Spongezilla

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    I hope all the unreleased shorts go to DVD.

    Still wish there was more Animated.
     
  9. mikeyfuzz

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    Good stuff, I wish I was at Botcon.
     
  10. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    No statement on toys, or a comic. If they'd said that I'd have let you know. Might come out tomorrow.

    Yeah, sounds that way. Don't think it even made it to storyboarding.
     
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  12. Mr. Sparklebot

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    Well, there's our nail in the coffin. Hope the next series will be at least 3/4 good as this...
    and as long as it doesn't go back to Unicron trilogy standards :puke2: 

    :rip  Animated
     
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    is this panel still ongoing? if so what episode was Beachcomber supposed to be in and what role did he play? (this said there are far more important questions that need answering like what happened to Ultra Magnus, is Blackarachnia back in time? why was femmescream appearing out of nowhere only to disappear again? why did sari's protoform look different fromt he ones in the ship if that's where she came from? etc etc)
     
  14. kylash327

    kylash327 TOOOOOOYS!

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    nice to know they have answers to the remaining threads, just hope they see the light of day somehow, someday.
     
  15. Coaxial

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    I think so. Be it a S3 DVD commentary for the finale, or even a special featurette on what might have been, had the series continued.

    I really think people can relax about S3 on DVD, too - we'll get it. It was by far the most popular season overall before the series ended. It will sell. They'll release it.
     
  16. DieMaus

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    Hmmm...I have to say, I'm really torn over the overhanging plot details? Do I want them to tell us? Or do I want them to hold them back, just in case there's ever a chance of this storyline ever continuing in some capacity?

    Whatever the case, it's a real shame that the show ended when it did, because there was very clearly a lot of juice left in the tank...
     
  17. Johnator

    Johnator 'Til All Are Gone!

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    So where are all those people who told me I was wrong when I stated months ago that the Animated cartoon was definitely ending with season 3? The toys didn't sell, the show didn't do as well as expected, and honestly the kids weren't interested in it. I have said this for months now but faced so much denial it was crazy. Simple economics really. Finally it is confirmed and honestly thank God. Hell Kickback had to change his signature just to stop the denial on so many levels. I am glad it failed and maybe we can move on to a cool-looking Transformers show. Finally some catharsis on this issue. :) 
     
  18. SPLIT LIP

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    DUDE, I want to see the Starscream conquers galaxy short and Blitzwing hypnosis short.
     
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    fuk CN
     
  20. AMG

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    Thanks for the run down.
     

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