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BotCon 2008- Hasbro Animated Panel

Post by secretcode » Fri Apr 25, 2008 7:03 pm

http://tformers.com/transformers-2008-b ... /news.html

+ A lot more Decepticon action is coming in the series.

+ Megatron has a body of his own.

+ Season 2 features more Decepticons.

+ The cast is always expanding, so we will continue to see new additions like Jazz.

+ Other possible characters we might see are Swindle, Ratbat, and Galvaton.

+ They are excited about flushing out Cybertron as well as back stories of the characters in upcoming episodes.

+ The leader class Ultra Magnus toy is amazing, according to the art director . He looks just like the animation model and more tricked out then in the show.

+ Ratings for first season in the key demo 6-11 year olds have been good.

+ Nanosec will return. Bumblebee did not kill him.

+ Someone is NOT a girl. We will find out more about it as the series goes on. [Gee, what could that mean? -ed.]

FUTURE


+ The show's creators like like the name the fans came up for Lugnut's punch, "The Punch of Kill Everything," so much, they might work it into the show.

+ Things are looking good for Season 3, but nothing confirmed.

+ The art designer has been working with Hasbro on toys that are slated to show up in season 3 and are also looking forward to season 4.

+ Oil slick is a toy-only character but he is part of the lore and may show up down the road in the cartoon.

+ Full DVD sets are possible or maybe 3-episode DVD's. Nothing is confirmed as of yet other than the pilot, though.

+ They are hoping if they go to season 3 and 4, they want to work Rodimus in. The thought is there are other units with robots of Prime rank out there.

+ There are no plans for additional Dinobots at this point.

+ Arcee might show up again in the future, but not in season 2.

+ They cannot confirm nor deny Omega Supreme making an appearance in the series.

+ While they have talked about combiner teams, there are no plans as of yet.

+ No Unicron appearances in the series.

+ Frenzy might make an appearance again.

+ BIG plans for Soundwave for season 3.

+ While they have talked about the possibly of Optimus Primal coming around again, there are no plans to seem him again. If they did bring in Primal, he would be a new character and not a continuation from Beast Wars.

COMMENTS

+ All 3 panelists have been huge TF fans since they were kids. Derrik though, was in college when Generation 1 came out. His first experience was Beast Machines, where he was a story editor.

+ Bumper Robinson plays the voice of Blitzwing, who also happens to voice Bumblebee.

+ Wreck Gar came first and then they tried to get Eric Idol; however, he was busy so they got Weird Al to voice him.

+ Derrik worked on "Legion of Superheros" and "Teen Titans" and that is kind of how he draws. This is the main reasoning behind why the art style across all three of these shows are similar.

+ Fred Willard will be voicing a unnamed character.

+ The show is animated in widescreen HD files, but since Cartoon Network isn't a HD network and most of the US isn't used to watching stuff in widescreen, it's shown the way it is. The panelists noted that at some point, they would love to release it in its original format.

+ When asked whether or not the voice actors do a ad libs, the panelists said that the end of episode 29 has a lot of ad lib in it.

+ The panelists made a joke about a special musical episode with Sky-Byte (Robots In Disguise) making a appearance.

+ If they were to put Waspinator in the series, they would try and get Scott McNeil to voice the part, the voice actor of the character in Beast Wars.

+ When asked whose decision it was to make Sentinel Prime the biggest dick in the TF Universe, the reply was that it was the head writer's decision. Originally, they thought about making it Rodimus but they didn't want to make an established character tarnished.

+ When asked if there were anything off-limits, standards and practices had the team edit a scene in the Constructicon episode where the character said, "what the fork is that?"

+ Sometimes rights issues come up for names. Hasbro has been great to work with though.

+ Why is Soundwave a van? Because he looks the most like a cassette player.
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Post by Jaynz » Fri Apr 25, 2008 8:08 pm

They are excited about flushing out Cybertron
Now that can't be right...

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Post by AndyTurnbull » Fri Apr 25, 2008 9:23 pm

Maju Garzett wrote: + When asked if there were anything off-limits, standards and practices had the team edit a scene in the Constructicon episode where the character said, "what the fork is that?"
Damn you standards and practices!

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Post by xtc » Fri Apr 25, 2008 11:39 pm

secretcode wrote:+ When asked whose decision it was to make Sentinel Prime the biggest dick in the TF Universe, the reply was that it was the head writer's decision. Originally, they thought about making it Rodimus but they didn't want to make an established character tarnished.
Okay, where are you? I know you're here somewhere, not far away.. I can feel it... that's right, you... you know who you are... the nob who's going to say "not tarnished? you mean the guy who killed optimus prime?". A pox on you.

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Post by Bluecatcinema » Sat Apr 26, 2008 11:39 am

So, we might be seeing Ratbat, Galvatron and Rodimus, and Soundwave will be back in season three? Awesome.

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Post by inflatable dalek » Sat Apr 26, 2008 7:15 pm

Eric Idle said no to something? That can't be right surely...

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