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Predacons Rising Movie to Air on Hub Network on October 4th

Posted on 08-30-2013 at 12:16 PM by Tim Formas under Transformers Prime
Predaking
Zap2It has posted a press release from the Hub Network announcing that the Transformers Prime: Beast Hunters - Predacons Rising movie will air on The Hub Network on October 4th at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT with an encore at 10:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. PT.

The network airing is four days before the release of the movie on DVD and Blu-Ray.

PLEASE BE WARNED THAT THE LINK ABOVE CONTAINS MAJOR SPOILERS ABOUT THE MOVIE. CLICK AT YOUR OWN RISK
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EnerJohn
I hope it comes to Netflix.
Atomatron
only 5 weeks!
MV95
Well that synopsis spoiled a lot.
Ramdomaccess
One last ride on the Prime train. Bet they are going to make some 86 movie jokes
reave
Wait. There's more after the three seasons that are on Netflix now? Seemed like the show had ended. What am I missing here?
chapsy
dem spoilers...ouch.

still looking forward to seeing this!
haloangel21
Totally can't wait to see it. I'm planning to get it for my birthday.
General Tekno
No, there's just the three seasons and this movie.
demonoid111
Bring it.
soundwave142
ah, that's great c:
bman29
I didn't get anything too spoilerish that couldn't be figured out by watching the promos that have already benn circulating online. Should be fun.
puma
When does the DVD come out again? Any word if that will be includes with season 3?
Transformed
Who clicks on press releases and doesn't expect to be spoiled? Journalist gotta report And with Hasbro being so talkative and showy at Botcon, you should know Hasbro is going to be giving up this goods here too

Can't wait to see this.

You know, if Transformers Prime Beast Hunters was a "popular" HUB program, why didn't Hasbro just continue it?

Sure, the next series could tie into it, but why not just leave things as they were?

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Originally Posted by puma View Post
When does the DVD come out again? Any word if that will be includes with season 3?
10/8/13
NathimusPrime
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Originally Posted by Transformed View Post
Who clicks on press releases and doesn't expect to be spoiled? Journalist gotta report And with Hasbro being so talkative and showy at Botcon, you should know Hasbro is going to be giving up this goods here too

Can't wait to see this.

You know, if Transformers Prime Beast Hunters was a "popular" HUB program, why didn't Hasbro just continue it?

Sure, the next series could tie into it, but why not just leave things as they were?

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10/8/13
hasbro needs a new cartoon so they can sell new toys.
Transformed
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Originally Posted by NathimusPrime View Post
hasbro needs a new cartoon so they can sell new toys.
They can sale new toys with the current show. Beast Hunter toys are selling. Takara's selling Transformers Go! without a cartoon airing on TV Yes, there is a cartoon, but you have to buy a magazine to get this short feature. The toys, however, sell without it. People that want Transformers are buying them because they are what they are.
soundwave142
Couldn't they just add more characters to the show..to sell more toys?
kaijuguy19
Glad to know that we finally have a relase date. Now for the wait to commence...
negamegatron
Seriously, what spoilers?

<but I'll use spoiler tag to be safe ::rolls eyes::>
  • Unicorn resurrects Megatron? Heard it.
  • Predaking and (ONLY) two new Predacons? Not so much much a spoiler as a disappointment.
    Guess all the other ones ARE zombified Terrocons/Predacons raised by Unicron/Megatron.
  • Autobots, Decepticons and Predacons unite? Duh.
Predicon
Everyone is saying big spoilers but it's the same thing we saw in the promo.
ZacWilliam
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Originally Posted by soundwave142 View Post
Couldn't they just add more characters to the show..to sell more toys?

Kids move beyond a show fast nowadays, and the new kids coming up want to watch their own New Cool Show, not that old show their older siblings watched and has a plot that's far enough along to be harder to get into.

The way to counter that is to renew your property with a new show every 3 or four years.


-ZacWilliam, same reason the toyline gets reinvented just with a slightly longer time frame before reset.
Beachscreamer
I look forward to it!
Keldroc
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Originally Posted by Transformed View Post
Who clicks on press releases and doesn't expect to be spoiled? Journalist gotta report And with Hasbro being so talkative and showy at Botcon, you should know Hasbro is going to be giving up this goods here too

Can't wait to see this.

You know, if Transformers Prime Beast Hunters was a "popular" HUB program, why didn't Hasbro just continue it?

Sure, the next series could tie into it, but why not just leave things as they were?
Because Prime hit 65 episodes, which is the number of episodes for a standard syndication package. It's the perfect number because it lets the channel paying for the package air the show five days a week for 13 weeks, which is exactly one quarter of the year. They can air the show in its entirety four times per year this way, which fits nicely into just about any scheduling plan. More than 65 disrupts this balance, and makes the show a tougher sell.

It's just business, and really doesn't reflect too much on the ratings or toy sales or the quality of the show itself. It's simply the most efficient way to make money off of the investment they've put into the show's production.
O.Supreme
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I hope it comes to Netflix.
I'm sure it will , just not sure when
gothsaurus
SPOILERS below


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So I'd MUCH rather have a Megatron resurrected (ie. Galvatron) rather than an Unicron possessed version. Unicron in a little robot suit is a LOT less epic than an actual planet sized Unicron... but Galvatron under the command of Unicron still commands a lot of respect and excitement.
O.Supreme
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Originally Posted by ZacWilliam View Post
Kids move beyond a show fast nowadays, and the new kids coming up want to watch their own New Cool Show, not that old show their older siblings watched and has a plot that's far enough along to be harder to get into.

The way to counter that is to renew your property with a new show every 3 or four years.


-ZacWilliam, same reason the toyline gets reinvented just with a slightly longer time frame before reset.
As much as I enjoy Transformers, this is the thing I hate most about it. if you have something that works keep it going, reinventing it every 3 +/- years really sucks IMHO. Hell even MLP gets a season 4 but Prime dosen't ? Sometimes I just want to leave this planet.
Brave Magnus
Oh, come on, guys, we already knew those spoilers. But its good to warn those who havent read/see them yet.^^
O.Supreme
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Originally Posted by Keldroc View Post
Because Prime hit 65 episodes, which is the number of episodes for a standard syndication package. It's the perfect number because it lets the channel paying for the package air the show five days a week for 13 weeks, which is exactly one quarter of the year. They can air the show in its entirety four times per year this way, which fits nicely into just about any scheduling plan. More than 65 disrupts this balance, and makes the show a tougher sell.

It's just business, and really doesn't reflect too much on the ratings or toy sales or the quality of the show itself. It's simply the most efficient way to make money off of the investment they've put into the show's production.
I've understood the 65 episode methodology for a long time, after all He-Man & the MOTU was the first animated show to do it back in 1982. Still most newer shows dont even reach that episode count. many are being cancled at 39 or even 26. Then you have shows like MLP & Clone Wars that are exceeding that number . Prime is so much better than either of those shows, there is just no justice in this world.
ChibiGingi
Not going to lie, was about to panic when I noticed a few names missing from that cast list, such as David Sobolov, Daran Norris, James Horan and whoever would voice the two Predacons...

But seeing as we know the Predacons are going to be in it, but aren't listed in that press release (and assuming that they're not just reusing the VAs they did list), I'm still holding onto hope that those three will appear in the movie.

Call it my inner Red Alert fangirl seeping out, but I am so paranoid/worried that they'll BS some excuse NOT to have either Shockwave or Knock Out in the movie. Surely not, I hope...
Colossus Prime
It's funny, I didn't know they were doing this and had just finished watching Prime on Netflix and (sarcastically) thought, "Man, good thing they ended it with no open plot threads." Really glad they're doing this. Just wish Animated had gotten a movie to really wrap things up with, too.
Bruticus927
That is the sames spoiler we already saw
BlueFire11
Are there any other voice actors missing from the cast list other than Darran Norris/Knockout? Cause if he's not in the movie I will cry.
ChromeBlade
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Originally Posted by BlueFire11 View Post
Are there any other voice actors missing from the cast list other than Darran Norris/Knockout? Cause if he's not in the movie I will cry.
I'm sure he'll be in it. It wouldn't be as fun without him.
kaijuguy19
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Are there any other voice actors missing from the cast list other than Darran Norris/Knockout? Cause if he's not in the movie I will cry.
I remember hearing about Josh Keaton being in the film from IMBD but then again it's likely false since this is IMBD we're talking about.
TK458
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Are there any other voice actors missing from the cast list other than Darran Norris/Knockout? Cause if he's not in the movie I will cry.
Oh I have no doubt he will be back.
Ritrax11
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Originally Posted by O.Supreme View Post
I've understood the 65 episode methodology for a long time, after all He-Man & the MOTU was the first animated show to do it back in 1982. Still most newer shows dont even reach that episode count. many are being cancled at 39 or even 26. Then you have shows like MLP & Clone Wars that are exceeding that number . Prime is so much better than either of those shows, there is just no justice in this world.
you know its odd seeing how prime, mlp and clone wars are my fave shows of all time (not including anime)

and now prime is ending


Disney were aholes and cancelled the clone wars (even after we saw clips of upcoming episodes)



so now I just have to deal with ponies now...........which is not too bad since I don't see this show ending very soon since animation is cheap and it makes lots of money heesh even guys like me like them.
Keldroc
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Originally Posted by O.Supreme View Post
I've understood the 65 episode methodology for a long time, after all He-Man & the MOTU was the first animated show to do it back in 1982. Still most newer shows dont even reach that episode count. many are being cancled at 39 or even 26. Then you have shows like MLP & Clone Wars that are exceeding that number . Prime is so much better than either of those shows, there is just no justice in this world.
Well, I would never ever call TFP better than Clone Wars, but the fact that TFP made it to 65 is the best evidence that it was a successful show in Hasbro's eyes. TFP will pay off for them for years to come as a result, and as you note, a lot of animated shows don't make it that far. It's frustrating to have to start over for such a business-oriented reason, but it's nothing but good news for the brand in the long term.
Autovolt 127
Not to mention there is no mention of James Horan or Gregg Berger, and we know Wheeljack is in the movie.
Transformed
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Originally Posted by Keldroc View Post
Because Prime hit 65 episodes, which is the number of episodes for a standard syndication package. It's the perfect number because it lets the channel paying for the package air the show five days a week for 13 weeks, which is exactly one quarter of the year. They can air the show in its entirety four times per year this way, which fits nicely into just about any scheduling plan. More than 65 disrupts this balance, and makes the show a tougher sell.

It's just business, and really doesn't reflect too much on the ratings or toy sales or the quality of the show itself. It's simply the most efficient way to make money off of the investment they've put into the show's production.
I know what they told us, about the magic number 65 and syndication, but there's more to it than that.

If the show is as popular as the article says it is, it should strike you as odd that Hasbro said you know what, F' it! This shows done. G1 went longer than this and Clone Wars went even longer
Megastar
I'm so ready for this!
King Kaiser
So it's not as much predacons rising as much as it is Galvatron and unicron rising?
Thundershot
Isn't that that same blurb that amazon had until they pulled it?
BScorpinok75
that long!
Chopperface
Ah, good to have confirmation that John Noble's back.
HoneyPrime
I am so ready for this. Going to be a long 5 weeks.
Transformed
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So it's not as much predacons rising as much as it is Galvatron and unicron rising?
Didn't see any of the short clips, huh?
Masterz1337
So... 8:00 to 10:30.... Is it 5 episodes long or is there something else shown between this and the encore presentation?
ChibiGingi
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Originally Posted by Masterz1337 View Post
So... 8:00 to 10:30.... Is it 5 episodes long or is there something else shown between this and the encore presentation?
Yes. Commercials.
Masterz1337
For every half hour we get about 22 minutes of show... Even with commercials your still getting around 100-110 minutes of show/movie. The question is are we getting 5 30 minute blocks or 4 with another 30 minute block of other programming that separates the encore presentation from the actual premier.
TFW10
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