First info about new Transformers cartoon courtesy of Michael Bell!

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Chris McFeely, Dec 8, 2009.

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    The question now is: how long must we wait?

    Really good to hear something about a new cartoon! And it'd be cool if David Sobolov could retrun to TFs. I loved his Depth Charge voice so much!
     
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    Yay more marketable toy merchandise on the way! Lets see 9 more renditions of Bumblebee!

    Honestly though, I am really glad that Hasbro and Hollyweird isn't going to let Transformers go. As a collector and fan, I think it's a good thing.
     
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    So much for the slow news week.
    I'm hoping that the people who say this won't hit until after tf3 are right. It would be awesome to get something sooner, but I hope that the new network will start showing re-runs, they'll put out the next chapter of universe/classics to coincide with that, and then tf3, then the new show. That way we get more Universe without having 3 lines competing with each other, and the new show won't be rushed. Actually, I'm still hoping that Hasbro is working on bringing the japanese shows over, so that after tf3 dies down, we'll have the new show and a whole bunch of reissues and classics.
     
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    You shut your whore mouth! Michael Bell is a prince among men! I will not hear ill spoken of the man who also voiced Raziel!

    Heh. Juuuust kidding.

    But it is interesting. Either he's just made a mistake, or they're not being so hard on this aspect of production to drum up some early buzz for the project. I wouldn't be surprised if it were the latter, due to wanting to keep brand momentum going until TF3 comes out.

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    ok, so what's new in the animation...?
     
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    Awesome, so maybe Arcee is a guaranteed cameo too.

    So far it seems all this information tells us (potentially at least) is that earth is involved.

    Wonder what style was chosen.
     
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    In Susan We Trust. ^^ I love that woman! XD
    Amazing news! I hope we get a kick ass show!
     
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    Um... where are you getting this from? Hasbro has never given an official reason why they wanted to end Animated. All you are doing is speculation. And if you are going to speculate, then you need to take into account the tidbits that HAVE been said. Eric Siebenaler said HAsbro LIKED Animated BECAUSE it WASN"T like the movie style. Hasbro (at the time) wanted diversity in the Transformers brand so that there would be something to appeal to everyone. Movieverse for some fans, Animated for others, and Universe for G1 diehards. And Derrick Wyatt has told us that Cartoon Network wanted another season of Animated.

    Most people agree after hearing Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner speak in a podcast (about the new network with Discovery) interview with investors that Animated was canceled because of its ties to Cartoon Network and that Hasbro wanted to put a Transformers show on their new channel. Animated would have been competition for this new show. If you go back and listen to the podcast, Goldner only implies why Animated was canceled. But it is very strong in lending credence to this argument.

    So your assertion that Hasbro canceled Animated because the "movieverse was a big hit" flies in the face of the facts. The measure of an entertainment medium being a "big hit" for Hasbro is how well it can sell toys. Animated is still being sold well enough that Hasbro has decided to put out new merchandise.
     
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    I just hope they get the basic essence right.

    Autobots being rebels trying to retake their homeland from their decepticon militia gone rogue.

    The autobots have almost always been scientists, worker bots, and other menial type bots besides the few soldiers who rebeled against megatron's new marshal law order of supremacy.

    Sometimes I worry that people lose sight of that, and keep wanting to make analogies for transformers being a military recruitment type show, which would make them war toys as opposed to just toys with a good fiction, and lush backstory. (This even includes animated, because they never cover how the first war started, just that the autobots became a military state after it.)
     
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    Will Susan Blu voice Arcee in this new cartoon i hope so...
     
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    Tom Kenny as Starscream please
     
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    Finally some updated news. Looking forward to more updates.
     
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    I'm not clear on why this upcoming show couldn't be a continuation of Animated then. Even if it has a modified animation style and a couple cast changes, it would probably be perfectly acceptable to most of us as long as the writing remained solid.

    I really don't feel like absorbing yet another reboot.
     
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    My god yes! :D 
    Animated Starscream had to be my favorite incarnation of his character ever and Tom Kenny's awesome voice acting really helped the developement of his personality, I hope the new Starscream is going to be as awesome as his Animated counterpart.

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    GAH! D: Need character designs!!
     
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    Who knows what the direction this new series will take, Perhaps it will take place within the continuity of the movieverse, But directly from the TF point of view.
     
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    :popcorn  I can't wait!!!!
     
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    I absolutely LOVE seeing all this love for "SpongeScream" now that we've seen the show. Just reminds me of how this fandom works. Anyways, I'm another for Tom Kenny as Starscream. Frankly just about anyone returning from the Animated cast would fill me with joy.