How Long Do You Think Animated Will Last?

Discussion in 'Transformers Animated Discussion' started by Transbot90210, Apr 29, 2008.

  1. Transbot90210

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    This is sort of like a pool but with no prizes.

    Animated is going strong and personally I would love it to go on forever but we all know that ain't happening.

    So how many seasons do you think we will get?

    Counting these first 29 episodes as 2 seasons I'm going to venture, as with most shows, we will get 5 seasons from it to reach that magic syndication number.

    What do you all think?

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  2. knook

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    It will stay on for as long as it is profitable, so I assume it will be around for quite a while
     
  3. Prowl

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    That's one of the reasons why I will be buying these toys in June. I want Hasbro to know that a good show = good profit. For me anyways.
     
  4. Magelite

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    I'm personally worried that since most cartoons don't make it past even four seasons, and in one year TFA will have gone through three, TFA might not make it past 2009. Still, if TFA is doomed to a short life-span, it'll have left us some very happy memories.
     
  5. Grimlock_13

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    How long to I WANT it to last or how long do I THINK it will last? It seems to be pretty popular, so I think it will last awhile.
     
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    Realistically, probably 52-65 episodes.

    Ideally, forever. :D 

    Maybe not the exact same set-up, the same handful of Bots and Cons in and around Detroit, but definitely in the same continuity

    I'd for sure be in for an Animated equivalent to "The Unicron Trilogy" but, you know, good. :wink: 

    Like if they get to the point where Optimus ascends to Ultra Magnus' position as Supreme Commander ("Ultra Optimus", if you will) and the focus shifts a little onto some other Primes and their commands, namely Roddimus and Vector.
     
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    This.^
     
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    Like someone else said. For as long as it's profitable.
     
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    I would like to see Animated culminate to a feature length movie either in winter '09 or summer '10.
     
  10. Fort Max

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    Hasbro said at Botcon that it will run as long as it's profitable, so it's not an opinion.

    So buy all the toys, buy the dvd's, heck, buy the underwear. ;) 
     
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    Well, as some (and Hasbro) has mentioned...for as long as it is profitable. But unless they come up with alot of new characters which people (mainly kids) are interested in, it won't be profitable past a couple of years because then the line will just become repaints and premium repaints and reissues. The show is there to mainly support the toys. I wonder though, if CN still finds the show profitable on their end (viewers still high so advertisers still support it) but Hasbro sees the sales slowing down whether CN will continue with it independently. I doubt it.
     
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    DON'T MISS IT!
     
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    Don't forget 6 a.m. during the weekday. That's a hard one to catch unless you have to be up that early. :lol 
     
  14. razorchrist

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    I'm hoping for a good 5 seasons at least. The only thing that spooked me is how the Hasbro panel said "if Season 3 gets picked up..." at BotCon even though it's already currently in production. Just goes to show that it is, ultimately, out of their hands if Cartoon Network decides to pull the plug. But I can't see that realistically happening considering the amount of other inferior shows they keep running. That, and the fact that TF:A is getting glowing reviews across the board. Let's just hope it continues to get the ratings.
     
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    With another movie coming out generating interest in Transformers (like the last one did) what next year I'm sure there will be some sort of cartoon might as well be TFA. Gi Joe getting the cartoon treatment as well after the movie so they'll milk it as long as the movies are coming out I think.
     
  16. Doctor Ingenious

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    Ten years....




    ...if we're lucky.
     
  17. Fort Max

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    They've already generated a lot of new characters, Bulkhead and Lugnut are completely new and have already gone down well. Plus some "old" characters have been reimagined to the point where they could almost be considered new, Prowl for instance.
     
  18. SCPrime

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    Well, what I meant by "new" is new for animated. Bulkhead, Lugnut, Prowl are all old characters with toys already made. They can't keep selling these toys for the next 5 years. Similiar to how G1 new season had Galvatron, Ultra Magnus, Hot Rod, Blurr, etc as new characters thus a new line of toys.
     
  19. planetjacker

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    I'm realy hoping for at least 4 to 5 seasons. 16 eps seems short for a season but I'll take what I can get. This show has grown on me quickly.
     
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    3 years.

    Like BW and G1, and how BM was supposed to go.
     

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