Peter Cullen on CNN?

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  1. TealShark

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    Maybe I'm going nuts, and sorry if this has been mentioned before ("CNN" is too short of a term to search for), but I swear I just heard a new promo for CNN voiced by Peter Cullen in a voice very near to that of Optimus Prime.

    Has anyone else seen this?
     
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    I wouldn't know, the last voice for the station promo was James Earl Jones, but I'll keep an ear out.
     
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    For as long as I can remember, the "This is CNN" sound byte has always been James Earl Jones' voice. Is that what you're talking about?
     
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    Oh sorry, I should have been more specific. It's a promo for one of their primetime specials, but I can't for the life of me remember what it is.

    The long version sounds a lot like Peter Cullen doing a near-Prime, but the short version is harder to tell. It's been running a lot today though.
     
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    But Peter Cullen I remeber he did a Seatbelt commercial law thingy
     
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    CNN. Turn to the Darkside.
     
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    Yes, I heard it several times over the past week. I can't remember what it was called but it sounded like Cullen. I don't watch the main CNN channel much but I do watch Glenn Beck on Headline News so that may be where I heard it, that or Fox News since they do advertise on there from time to time.
     
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    Did Cullen also do the Toonami Commercials on Cartoon Network? Y'know the ones like mobile suit gundam, gundam wing, naruto,etc.? The ones where they announce the times of the shows and tell alittle bit about them. Did he do those?
     
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    I seem to recall that rather ironically he did the announcement for the armada trailers...
     
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    I believe so. I think the Ronin Warriors commercial back in the mid-90's was his first for Toonami and Cartoon Network. I wasn't sure when the commercial started but when he said "the boys are back in town" it just clicked that it was Prime's voice (I didn't know Cullen's name at the time). I could be wrong but I truly believe it was him.
     
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    I don't know if it was CNN, but I could have sworn I heard his voice on a commercial. I was in another room, so I don't know what the commercial was for.
     
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    Yes I saw it too & swore it was Peter! :) 
     
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    I think he's also the voice in the "I can't believe its not buttah" commercials, IIRC.
     
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    I know that Cullen does do a lot of commericals and bumpers. He talked a bit about it at BotCon '04
     
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    The commercial in question is for the CNN show Special Investigations Unit which airs Saturday January 20th and appears to be a new regular show, not a special. I saw the commercial twice in the past 20 minutes or so on CNN, the last at about 9:10 P.M. and yes it does sound like Cullen.
     
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    didn't he also do the naration for voltron?
     
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    Yes, he did.
     
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    yes, he did. I think he was one of the characters as well, but, I can't remember the name.
     
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    Cullen is in so much stuff that if you actually knew how many times you heard him during the course of a day your head would asplode.
     
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    He definately did bumpers for Toonami. In fact, when I first watched the old cartoons (the movie, actually), his voice was already familiar to me. It frustrated me not being able to place it, though...
     

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