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Neil Kaplan Returns To Transformers!

Posted on 05-20-2009 at 09:45 PM by Shin Densetsu under Transformers Movie Toys & Products (All Transformers Movie News)
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Neil Kaplan, the voice of Optimus Prime from Robots In Disguise, is returning to Transformers! According to his facebook page, he will be voicing two characters in the Transformers Revenge of The Fallen video game:

I am THRILLED to announce my return to the "Transformers Universe". This summer you can find my work on "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen". This brilliant video game is from the geniuses at Activision. I play both sides of the fence as Decepticon - Long Haul and Autobot - Protectobot. So... I can help you save or destroy the Earth. Just try to let me know ahead of time... nothing worse then tearing down what was meant to be saved.

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Toxicon
Cool. Long Haul better have an epic voice.
Rumble02
Sounds like great news
Optimus1986
One word: YAAAAAYYYY!!!!

Glad to have you back in the TF universe Mr. Kaplan!
scalan15
this makes me think that maybe Long Haul does not speak in the movie
StarFire_MK2
That's neat. It would be really cool to have the guy who did BW and Armada Prime in the movie too!
Dinobot Nuva
Awesome! Wish he could snag a voice in the actual film.
shibamura_prime
Glad to have you back! :3
ORIO
Not my favorite Prime voice, but an amazing voice actor for sure. Awesome news!
jon
even more reason to get the game!
Solrac333
After Cullen, I like his Prime 2nd.
Brodimus Prime
I asked him if it meant he was going to voice Long Haul in the movie and he said "Just the video game. THIS time around " Here's hoping he'll get a gig for TF3. But kudos to Activision for getting one of the best VAs in the business, and one the nicest guys in the world!
Dropshot
I want to see Gary Chalk back
Enigma2K2
Wow... one of the few things about RID I actually LIKED!
Starscreamer95
Awesome.
Moonscream
After the unfortunate way he was treated, its really nice to see him back.

--Moony
Bahamut Prime
Interesting news - been a while since we heard Mr Kaplan in action!
Harbinger
i loved his version of Optimus Prime, after pretty much only ever having two voice actors before him. sadly i got 4 favourite VA that makes me think prime, mind you he is one of them. glad to have him back though.
Drake
Glad Neil is back in the Transformers World again. He's a super nice guy.
Starscreamer95
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Originally Posted by Dropshot View Post
I want to see Gary Chalk back
Him, and David Kaye, and the Game is complete
Takara_destron
Awesome news
Johnator
He isn't Peter Cullen but his Prime voice was pretty good. Much better than David Kaye.
Defenestrator
Guys some interesting and incredibly vague information, like, "i cant beleive how vague this interesting stuf is" kind of vague:

Mr Kaplan told me, that theres something extra awesome to be excited about, come august! OHMYGOD WHATCOULDITBEEEEEEEEEEE???
Rodimus Primal


Sweet! Now another reason to get this game. Neil Kaplan did a great job as Prime in RiD and now I think his Long Haul will be great.

I met him back at one of the Cybercon Expos a few years ago. Great guy and he's certainly full of energy.
Eric
Awesome sauce!
VAwitch
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Originally Posted by StarFire_MK2 View Post
That's neat. It would be really cool to have the guy who did BW and Armada Prime in the movie too!
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Originally Posted by Johnator View Post
He isn't Peter Cullen but his Prime voice was pretty good. Much better than David Kaye.

I love Gary Chalk... though I think his voice is rather... known. Kinda like Cullen's. (Isn't that funny how Prime-VAs have such distinctive voices?).

Kaplan & Kaye both seem to have more range than C & C... and while I like Kaye's Prime, it wouldn't work for a non-young Prime.

weird - noticed we've got some interesting correlations for Prime voices C&C then K&K
AniProwl
Kaplan is the second best Optimus voice after the great Peter Cullen in my opinion.
I hope Mr Kaplan will return voicing an Optimus soon.

I bet eveyone hates the Action Blast Optimus voice, right?
iceclimber
I don't like his voice. Give us Peter.
Shizuka
Sweet!
Shadow25
I've only watched a few RiD episodes and found his OP voice not very memorable compared to Peter Cullen and Gary Chalk, but nonetheless it's nice to see him back, and I think Long Haul is a character who suits him well. I hope Gary Chalk and David Kaye make VA appearances. In my opinion, they portrayed the best Prime-Megatron relationship.
Brawlastator
Bawwww Protectobot is one person raping my childhood.

Real cool to see the best prime ever returning to transformers.
Ravenxl7
That's awesome. He did a great Optimus Prime voice in RID. It's nice to know he's coming back to do two more voices, even if just for the game. Hopefully he does some more TF voice work in the future. Maybe even a voice or two for the next show
Kickback
Neo Prime Star must be thrilled.
iceclimber
chicken dong schrodo fong!
-Superion-
Are they going to give this "Protectobot" a name? Because Protectobot itself sounds rather lame and generic.
saberconvoy
I can only imagine

but can't wait to see how it works
Enigma2K2
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Originally Posted by Moonscream View Post
After the unfortunate way he was treated, its really nice to see him back.

--Moony

What you mean?
VoiceofRiDPrime
It's been a TOUGH secret to keep these last few months. There are some top notch people that worked on this game. I sure hope you like it. Personally, I'm looking forward to playing it, myself.

...just a few more years to "TF3". Hopefully, I'll get the chance to come back one more time. As who? Well... whoever they ask me to play.

Thanks for all of your kind words. I truly appreciate it. TFW2005, and it's members and I go WAY back!


Your Buddy,
Neil Kaplan
Enigma2K2
Quote:
Originally Posted by VoiceofRiDPrime View Post
It's been a TOUGH secret to keep these last few months. There are some top notch people that worked on this game. I sure hope you like it. Personally, I'm looking forward to playing it, myself.

...just a few more years to "TF3". Hopefully, I'll get the chance to come back one more time. As who? Well... whoever they ask me to play.

Thanks for all of your kind words. I truly appreciate it. TFW2005, and it's members and I go WAY back!


Your Buddy,
Neil Kaplan
HOLY SH*T!!!! He was here!!!

You guys had RID Prime here all along, and no one told me...

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