Dan Gilvezan's "Bumblebee and Me: My life as a G1 Transformer"

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  1. HarryFA1

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    Dan Gilvezan, the voice of G1 Bumblebee launches his new book detailing the behind the scenes of the Transformers cartoon series.

    "In the spring of 1984 Dan Gilvezan walked into an audition for a half-hour animated TV series and walked out an hour later with a role in a show that would change the landscape of television in the late ’80s: A show called The Transformers. As the voice of Bumblebee, the little yellow Volkswagen, Gilvezan was there from the very start, witness to the birth of an entertainment industry phenomenon that continues to surprise and delight audiences to this very day. Bumblebee & Me takes you behind the scenes of the original Transformers television series for a first-hand look at the making of a classic. Experience the controlled chaos of the recording sessions, learn the secrets behind creating a character voice, get to know the members of the cast up close and personal. Chock full of stories, reminiscences, anecdotes and never-before-published photographs, Bumblebee & Me is sure to satisfy even the most knowledgeable and discerning Transformers fan. Includes cast list and complete G1 episode guide."

    The book is available on amazon: Amazon.com: Bumblebee & Me: Life as a G1 Transformer (9781467929561): Dan Gilvezan: Books
    And make sure to check out this short promotional video made by the NGSmoov team:
    Bumblebee and Me - Dan Gilvezan - YouTube
     
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    very cool-wonder why they changed BB's robot mode so drastically-probably because the chest design doesnt work as well without the G1 mass shifting
     
  3. netkid

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    I think Dan's BumbleBee voice would be great for an interpretation of the character where he is a seasoned veteran Autobot tasked with training new rookies.
     
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    This puppy just made my xmas list. Sounds like a fantastic read.

    That video is badass too!
     
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    Cover art was done by our very own Screamers, Ms. Rosemary Ward!
     
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    Ah, the nostalgia! Good to hear that G1 Bumblebee voice again.
     
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    Very sweet video, Mr. Gilvezan still pulls off Bumblebee flawlessly. I may have to pick this up! Can't wait to read about the good ol' days =)
     
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    Mannnn wouldn't it be nice to have Mr.Gilvezan do Bumblebee's voice for Tf:p rime? Would be a lot nicer than the Beep beeep noises he makes.
     
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    It's funny, but as much of a Transformers fan as I am, I still think of him first as Peter Parker from the 'Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends' cartoon.
     
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    Here's hoping he does a book signing at Botcon this year.
     
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    Downloaded it today for my kindle app - a fun, quick read. Some good stories about being a VA back in the day.
     
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    I am so happy now that I've have finally heard that bumblebee voice the way it was intended to be.
     
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    ah yes, the good old days when bee had a voice...
     
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    I'm going to need another shelf, heck, bookcase for all of my TF books, must add this one too!! :thumb 
     
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    Aw, book inst on ebay yet. But i try to buy it before NY.
     
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    How many books do you have?
     
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    I've managed to fill 3 book shelves so far...and probably a few lying around the house here and there. :thumb 
     
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    Did 'Bee always sound so old? I never noticed. I can imagine this voice for movie 'Bee though. The hugging that would be going on behind the scene will be record-breaking.
     
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    Or it has nothing to do with anything. They just used the unreleased (aka updated) Alternators concept design. That seems to be Smoov's preference with Autobot car characters - using their Alt designs.
     
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