The folks over on The Spacebrigde facebook page have put together two deleted scenes from the 1986's The Transformers: The Movie. The scenes have been reconstructed using the original storyboards. The first scene involves the Autobots rebuffing Devastator's attack on Autobot city. The second depicts the original and more graphic Ultra Magnus death scene. Check them out below.
Here is a video I made of one of the deleted scenes from the 1986 Transformers movie. It's made using a set of production used storyboards I own. I have included a section of the film either side so you can see where it would have fit in. I believe this scene was animated as it exists in very late production notes & music was written to accompany it. It was cut as Nelson Shin felt it ruined the flow of Primes attack leading up to his battle with Megatron. Ultra Magnus, Tracks, Sideswipe & Red Alert were picked to attack Devastator as they all have rocket launchers. It also explains what Megatron was looking at when Prime found him. Hope you like.
This is a deleted scene from the 1986 Transformers Animated movie, recreated from a set of production used storyboards. In the storyboards Ultra Magnus had a much more barbaric death at the hands of the Sweeps. As you can see in the video, he is literally pulled apart. This scene was animated but removed due to concerns over the violence. There are many clues in the film that this scene should still be there. The audio matches this version exactly, Magnus sounds like he is being pulled apart. You see the Sweeps fire out 4 solid beams towards Magnus. Finally Galvatron catches the Matrix when it falls perfectly into his hands from above.
Being adapted from an earlier draft of the movie, that's exactly how Ultra Magnus died in the Marvel Comics adaptation of the movie.
Darth Bombshell wrote:
agentk9 wrote:odd how these werent included as extra deleted scenes on the dvd.
The first one was. In fact, I'm pretty sure it's a direct rip from the DVD content.
Yeah, the old Rhino DVD had some gallery images of some (but not all) of these storyboards.
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Shadowman wrote:This is Sabrblade we're talking about. His ability to store trivial information about TV shows is downright superhuman.
Caelus wrote:My wife pointed out something interesting about the prehistoric Predacons. I said that everyone was complaining because transforming for them mostly consisted of them just standing up-right. She essentially said, 'So? That's what our ancestors did.'
Yeah, i think Dirge was supposed to sneak up on Prime and gets his face put into the floor. Also i remember something about someone (Brawn?) originally being torn apart and eaten by insecticons. Another was a battle with Trailbreaker and his forcefield protecting everyone while he qnd Wheeljack were trying to figure out how to defend the city. There was supposed to be an aerial battle with Powerglide supported by Warpath on the ground, and i think Windcharger got thrown up in the air and dissected. Its been so long since I read the original script.