New interview with Peter Cullen at The Oklahoman

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  1. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    Thats just touching...
     
  3. Weirdwolf

    Weirdwolf TFYLP Podcast Founder TFW2005 Supporter

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    Peter Cullen is awesome. Plain and simple.
     
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    wolfybulfy unethical proctologist

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    was i the only one who noticed the last part?

    optimus prime is becoming a little more human? peter cullen has to actually act? wtf?
     
  5. Slappytron

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    Excellent. Never thought of Prime as a Marine but that makes sense.
     
  6. Fort Max

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    Now that was an interview worth reading, he is indeed awesome!
     
  7. Automaster

    Automaster Eye Heart TF's!!

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    While I wasn't that kid, those are pretty much my feelings too.
     
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    Any word on Cullen actually voicing Ironhide too?
     
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    Great read. Cullen looks like such a great person. I'm really happy for him that he got the part for Prime in the movie.

    Even though the character designs are vastly different from anything we've had so far, it's nice to know that Cullen will voice Prime. We, as fans, will be able to say that Cullen is in the movie thanks to the fandom. That's pretty awesome if you think about it.
     
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    Wow, Prime was my hero growing up, and Peter based the voice on his brother Larry Cullen, a Vietnam Vet.

    (not the most appropriate smiley but) :drunk  here's to Larry Cullen! Cheers!
     
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    Great read. I have so much respect for this man. :) 
     
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    This bit was both hilarious and just plain awesome.


    Cullen was called in to audition for Michael Bay at his offices in Santa Monica, Calif.

    He was asked to read a scene with Optimus Prime and Ironhide, a gutsy Autobot who was a close friend of Prime's, also played by Cullen in the original series.

    "The script assistant was there, and she started reading for Ironside," Cullen said.

    "I said, ‘Excuse me, dear, do you mind if I read it?' Because I actually played this char
     
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    He read the part of the script with Ironhide ?!!! .... hmmm !!....I hope that's sign that he will be the voice of ol' Ironhide as well !!!
     
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    This was a good read.

    Its funny that Peter Cullen didn't realize the impact he had on us kids in the 80s.
    My dad abandoned the family around the time Transformers debuted. I looked at Optimus Prime as the way a father should be, too.

    The way he shielded Spike and Chip from the explosion with his own body -that moved me back then. I don't care how GHEY that sounds.

    I am not trying to dig on any series -I love them all in varying degrees.
    But I don't think any of the iterations of Optimus Prime have successfully been portrayed in such a heroic way as the original.

    When I think of hearing Peter Cullen's voice booming out of the speakers in the theater in a few months, my inner child gets a chill of excitement.
     
  15. IACON

    IACON "That's Vector Sigma?" TFW2005 Supporter

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    My words exactly.
     
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    Awesome interview, Cullen is the man!:thumb 
     
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    Cullen for Prime Minister/President! (delete as appropriate) :D 

    Seriously though, as lame as it may sound, Optimus was a major influence me as a child - honorable, altruistic, courageous - how could a child not look up to someone with those qualities?

    If we do hear his voice in the trailer (just a few weeks to go!) as predicted, that's going to send a shiver down my spine...
     
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    Peter Cullen is one absolutely amazing human being. It's incredible to have him back as Optimus Prime here 20 years later. I suppose it'd be too much to ask to have him be Ironhide too, huh?
     
  19. Ruination04

    Ruination04 8 Years Old Since 1984!

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    I remember him saying in some interview that he was only contracted to voice Optimus.
     
  20. IACON

    IACON "That's Vector Sigma?" TFW2005 Supporter

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    I sure hope that he'll be in the next Botcon, and that I'll be able to go. I want to be at the Q&A panel and maybe he'll sign my G1 Prime...
     

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