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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 7:12 am
by unikrunk
Gheorghe Zamfir wrote:I don't really get the re-imagining as a superhero story? What were they before? Or does that mean they're just getting rid of the Cybertron backstory and creating some origin story for them (fire truck hit by meteor and given super powers...).

Hrm.



Pretty much - I think the deal is no Decepticons, and the Transformers are here to help us - the target audience is 5-8 year olds. Seriously.

No fighting. Just helping.

Someone hand me the bucket, please.

Even 4 year old kids are going to be all 'Where the fuck is Megatron Daddy?" and then I am going to say "The bad men took him away, and left us with this toothless drivel, son".

PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 9:26 am
by SilentBobX
That cartoon looks like something Rob Liefeld thought up after a coffee cup full of laxative and LSD, then shit it onto an animation cel.

Can't we get the fucking ORIGINAL G1 Transformers on HD DVD? For pity's fuckin sake, man. How long, O lord, how long?

First, I wake up after seeing the animated movie and he dies. That was enough to piss me off. THEN they bring him back...........in the LAST episode of the fuckin series. Then he's a gorilla. A fucking gorillla? Did I miss a meeting or something? After the pilot episode, I discontinued watching it. And then I hear about the Transformers returning, but seeing the pics in Wizard I wisely skipped every incarnation since.

Gimme my G1 on HD DVD you cocksucking swine!

Mahalo

PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 11:02 am
by Gheorghe Zamfir
To get extra geeky, since it seems like quite a few people are dissing on the gorilla, Beast Wars was actually really well done, and tied in very well to the G1 series, and to clarify, Optimus Prime was never a gorilla, Beast Wars was a whole different set of characters, new generation of transformers.

PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 11:53 am
by Zarles
Fried Gold wrote:He's been a truck, a fire-engine, an robot jet thing, and I think some kind of oil tanker.

But you're fine with a gorilla?


Well, shit, if they're obviously going to make this as ridiculous as possible, why NOT go with a gorilla? I think they should ALL be gorillas.

'Let's get down to brass tacks here. How much for the ape?'

PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 12:09 pm
by Chairman Kaga
Gheorghe Zamfir wrote:Optimus Prime was never a gorilla, Beast Wars was a whole different set of characters, new generation of transformers.

True but just for clarities sake they shouldn't have recycled names ie Optimus Prime and Megatron.

PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 3:46 pm
by Gheorghe Zamfir
Optimus Primal. Completely different. Like comparing oranges and orange.

PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 3:49 pm
by unikrunk
Gheorghe Zamfir wrote:Optimus Primal. Completely different. Like comparing oranges and orange.


IPAMP - I like this zoner.

PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 3:55 pm
by unikrunk
Go get'em Prime!

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Transformers (New 2-d cartoon)

PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 9:59 pm
by bastard_robo
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 10:06 pm
by tapehead
unikrunk wrote:
Gheorghe Zamfir wrote:I don't really get the re-imagining as a superhero story? What were they before? Or does that mean they're just getting rid of the Cybertron backstory and creating some origin story for them (fire truck hit by meteor and given super powers...).

Hrm.



Pretty much - I think the deal is no Decepticons, and the Transformers are here to help us - the target audience is 5-8 year olds. Seriously.

No fighting. Just helping.
*
Someone hand me the bucket, please.

Even 4 year old kids are going to be all 'Where the fuck is Megatron Daddy?" and then I am going to say "The bad men took him away, and left us with this toothless drivel, son".


They're never gonna get kids to join the army with that attitude.

*my italics.

PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 10:18 pm
by Fried Gold
Images of the what the toys look like:

http://tformers.com/ig.php?mode=album&album=8198&dispsize=800&start=0

And lo-fi footage shown at Comiccon:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVtVZP5tjWY

I don't think it looks that bad, probably just a little too light-weight. The animation seems fairly similar to the Teen Titans cartoon which I prefer to the recent anime-inspired stuff. Looks like the voice-acting might have improved too.

Transformers (New 2-d cartoon)

PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 10:21 pm
by bastard_robo
MOTHER OF GOD NO!

Theyve dragged GRIMLOCK IN TO THIS PILE OF SHIT!

PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 4:14 am
by buster00
Here's another preview shot.

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I don't think it looks very good at all.

PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 5:04 am
by Pacino86845
Fried Gold wrote:And lo-fi footage shown at Comiccon:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVtVZP5tjWY

I don't think it looks that bad, probably just a little too light-weight. The animation seems fairly similar to the Teen Titans cartoon which I prefer to the recent anime-inspired stuff. Looks like the voice-acting might have improved too.


Are you kidding me? When it doesn't look like a cartoon about guys in space suits, it looks like Worker and Parasite!! :shock: :vomit:

PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2007 6:37 pm
by TheButcher
Transformers 2008 tv show clip on YouTube.
It's looks like Teen Titans. It seems alright to me.

PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2007 5:16 pm
by buster00
TheButcher wrote:Transformers 2008 tv show clip on YouTube.
It's looks like Teen Titans. It seems alright to me.


It made me physically sick.

PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2007 5:35 pm
by Fried Gold
TheButcher wrote:Transformers 2008 tv show clip on YouTube.
It's looks like Teen Titans. It seems alright to me.

I dislike the Pokemon-style neon backgrounds they put behind the transformations. Can't they just animate them taking place in the location?
All the characters do seem to looks like Teen Titan villains.

Besides that, I'm willing to give it a look. It's not like it has much to live up to.

Transformers (New 2-d cartoon)

PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2007 6:11 am
by bastard_robo
Pacino86845 wrote:
Fried Gold wrote:And lo-fi footage shown at Comiccon:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVtVZP5tjWY

I don't think it looks that bad, probably just a little too light-weight. The animation seems fairly similar to the Teen Titans cartoon which I prefer to the recent anime-inspired stuff. Looks like the voice-acting might have improved too.


Are you kidding me? When it doesn't look like a cartoon about guys in space suits, it looks like Worker and Parasite!! :shock: :vomit:


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BTW... The shows pilot debuts on Wednesday... Looks like pure shit.

PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2007 6:16 am
by Crimson King
This looks completely fucking lame.

PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2007 11:18 am
by Bayouwolf
The Batman had one good thing going for it.
The original theme music was done by The Edge from U2. It rocked.


This steaming pile of Moo droppings however.... Even a John Williams score couldn't redeem.

Transformers (New 2-d cartoon)

PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 2:23 am
by bastard_robo
So I watched 10 minutes of this and felt Eye ball raped...

This was just...bad...plain and simple...

PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2007 4:36 pm
by mushookie
Hell, I thought it was great. A lot better than the 3 most recent series. Design wise, it sucks, but story and character wise, this might just be the best TF series since Beast Wars.

I mean, Starscream's portrayal alone is priceless - he's more of a calculating dick than he was in G1! The designs could be better, sure, but the story, characters, and voices are what makes this worth watching.

And if anyone says that AEC was better just because they were "designed" better, I punch them - there was no character in those, the stories sucked, and they almost killed the franchise for sucking so hard. The Decepticons are actually pretty damn evil in this series, there's G1 references everywhere, and there's not as many annoying humans - the token human that follows the Autobots around is actually quite livable.

A+ series, if you haven't seen the premiere episode fully, then shut up and go watch it.

PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2008 2:25 pm
by Bob Samonkey
They played robot twister....

No really. They really did.


























































I see this going for like 5 more seasons...

PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2008 11:30 am
by Ribbons
I caught like ten minutes of this show this morning while I was channel surfing. I have no idea what was going on, but there was some evil nerd in a robot that kept saying things like "n00b" and "pwnage." I assume that was the writers' way of showing how much they love their fanbase...

Transformers (New 2-d cartoon)

PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2008 6:12 pm
by bastard_robo
Ribbons wrote:I caught like ten minutes of this show this morning while I was channel surfing. I have no idea what was going on, but there was some evil nerd in a robot that kept saying things like "n00b" and "pwnage." I assume that was the writers' way of showing how much they love their fanbase...


Did you take the rape shower too?

PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2008 6:14 pm
by Ribbons
I don't think so, although I did feel slightly 'unclean' from the whole experience

Transformers (New 2-d cartoon)

PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2008 6:16 pm
by bastard_robo
Ribbons wrote:I don't think so, although I did feel slightly 'unclean' from the whole experience


That would be a small portion of your soul being violated with out lube...

Re: Transformers (New 2-d cartoon)

PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2009 8:18 pm
by MSJ
Bumped

Wow, that few people visit the Animation section of The Zone if one of the more famous and fanwank-iest cartoon on TV haven't got a post for over a year.

Alright, how many of you went from being silly hating this show to being silly crying about it supposedly getting canceled? I don't think anybody said it was getting canceled yet. It's probably being put on hiatus so that Hasbro/TakaraTomy can market the Revenge of The Fallen toys ('cause, you know, these cartoons and movies are made to sell toys anyway). Besides, they have already made some new toys like Arcee; they would have to sell that somehow to cover the cost of production.

Unless they are just going to put them under the Universe line. Which means the show is getting canceled after all. Man, that would suck; so many stories they haven't focused on properly yet.

I guess we'll find out during BotCon.

Re: Transformers (New 2-d cartoon)

PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 9:22 pm
by buster00
If the current Transformers series suddenly got cancelled, I wouldn't miss it one bit.

If it were replaced by a higher-quality Transformers cartoon, I would be delighted.

Re: Transformers (New 2-d cartoon)

PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2009 3:24 am
by MSJ
Higher quality would be good. But Animated is still loads better than any of the anime stuff they us after Beast Machines. It's almost Beast Wars quality, I'll say. Some have suggested that they should make a Justice League Unlimited style series that focuses on the background characters like Wheeljack or The Safeguard Twins.

UPDATE

Cancellation is confirmed.
Shit. Well, at least the toys would be going for cheap. And they better replace the show soon.

Re: Transformers (New 2-d cartoon)

PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2009 4:15 am
by MSJ
The series maybe gone (hopefully not for good), but the toys are still around at least. And I mean they made new ones:

http://tformers.com/transformers-sdcc-2 ... /news.html

Transformers: Prime

PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 3:27 am
by TheButcher
From Seibertron:
Next cartoon is called "Transformers: Prime" according to actor Jeffrey Combs
Real Devastator wrote:
Debuting later this fall Hasbro in conjunction with Discovery Communications Inc will release a new Transformers cartoon on a new TV channel currently called Discovery Kids called Transformers: Prime.

Jeffrey Combs will be the voice of Ratchet, a very well known character in the Transformers world. There are 26 episodes scheduled for the first season. Exact details of the show are currently unavailable but will be posted here as soon as they are made available.

Jeffrey is quite thrilled with the opportunity to be cast in the role of Ratchet. He's not able to talk too much about the show this early in the production but did have this quote: "What I can say is that it is an honor and a privilege to be a part of such a prestigious project."


From Seibertron:
Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci involved in Transformers: Prime
Dead Metal wrote:Seibertron.com members Sabrblade and Autobot032 inform us that the writers of Transformers The Movie (2007) and Transformers Revenge of the Fallen Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are involved in the upcoming cartoon series "Transformers: Prime". But that#s not all as we now have confirmation of the series being CGI.

Kurtzman and Orci, who are working on a "Star Trek" sequel and the Daniel Craig starrer "Cowboys and Aliens" on the feature side, continue to serve as consulting producers on "Fringe" and are executive producers on CBS/CBS Studios' "Hawaii 5-0," which they co-wrote with Peter Lenkov, and on the "Transformers" CG-animated series for upcoming Hasbro/Discovery channel the Hub.


From THR:
Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci ink TV deal
Nellie Andreeva wrote:Kurtzman and Orci, who are working on a "Star Trek" sequel and the Daniel Craig starrer "Cowboys and Aliens" on the feature side, continue to serve as consulting producers on "Fringe" and are executive producers on CBS/CBS Studios' "Hawaii 5-0," which they co-wrote with Peter Lenkov, and on the "Transformers" CG-animated series for upcoming Hasbro/Discovery channel the Hub.

Re: Transformers: Prime

PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 3:38 am
by Bob Samonkey
TheButcher wrote:From Seibertron:
Next cartoon is called "Transformers: Prime" according to actor Jeffrey Combs
Real Devastator wrote:
Debuting later this fall Hasbro in conjunction with Discovery Communications Inc will release a new Transformers cartoon on a new TV channel currently called Discovery Kids called Transformers: Prime.

Jeffrey Combs will be the voice of Ratchet, a very well known character in the Transformers world. There are 26 episodes scheduled for the first season. Exact details of the show are currently unavailable but will be posted here as soon as they are made available.

Jeffrey is quite thrilled with the opportunity to be cast in the role of Ratchet. He's not able to talk too much about the show this early in the production but did have this quote: "What I can say is that it is an honor and a privilege to be a part of such a prestigious project."


From Seibertron:
Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci involved in Transformers: Prime
Dead Metal wrote:Seibertron.com members Sabrblade and Autobot032 inform us that the writers of Transformers The Movie (2007) and Transformers Revenge of the Fallen Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are involved in the upcoming cartoon series "Transformers: Prime". But that#s not all as we now have confirmation of the series being CGI.

Kurtzman and Orci, who are working on a "Star Trek" sequel and the Daniel Craig starrer "Cowboys and Aliens" on the feature side, continue to serve as consulting producers on "Fringe" and are executive producers on CBS/CBS Studios' "Hawaii 5-0," which they co-wrote with Peter Lenkov, and on the "Transformers" CG-animated series for upcoming Hasbro/Discovery channel the Hub.


From THR:
Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci ink TV deal
Nellie Andreeva wrote:Kurtzman and Orci, who are working on a "Star Trek" sequel and the Daniel Craig starrer "Cowboys and Aliens" on the feature side, continue to serve as consulting producers on "Fringe" and are executive producers on CBS/CBS Studios' "Hawaii 5-0," which they co-wrote with Peter Lenkov, and on the "Transformers" CG-animated series for upcoming Hasbro/Discovery channel the Hub.

:?

buster00 wrote:If it were replaced by a higher-quality Transformers cartoon, I would be delighted.


So I guess that wont be happening...

Re: Transformers: Prime

PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 1:08 am
by TheButcher

Re: Transformers (New 2-d cartoon)

PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 10:44 pm
by Fried Gold
Buckminster just told me about this.

It should have it's own thread, as it's clearly not connected with that last crappy Transformers cartoon.

And Welker's back... (it's just a shame Chris Latta's not around anymore)


Re: Transformers (New 2-d cartoon)

PostPosted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 9:14 am
by MSJ
It's not connected to the previous crappy cartoon? Yeah, I don' t think it has anything to do with those anime shows (Armada, Energon and Cybertron), but calling them crappy isn't too accurate either. They had some redeeming qualities, and the toys were great. This new show has nothing to do with the Bay movies or the awesome Animated either. It seems to use a combination of designs from various series, and the story seems to be following the events of the game War for Cybertron.

The writers of Fringe and Star Trek without Bay interfering should be good, anyway.

Edit: I just found out that Jeff Kline is also involved. That guy made the Men in Black cartoon, that I really think was better than the movies, and Jackie Chan Adventures, which is more fun than it should be. This is going to be great!

I'm still pissed there's no Animated toys for the Constructicons and Omega Supreme, though.

Re: Transformers Prime

PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 7:51 pm
by TheButcher

Re: Transformers Animated / Abomination

PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 4:25 am
by TeddyNall
Imo this is nothing like the good-old Transformers we used to watch when we were kids.