EagleBot13 wrote:I think people are reading to much into this. No were dose it say that any past transformers cartoons were "too intense". I think that they are just trying to make sure people know that it will be "kid friendly". I mean,transformers are supposed to be for kids. Right?
But that's kinda my point, what wasn't/ isn't kid friendly about Prime?
Why do they feel the need to make that evident this time? He directly says something about a conscious effort to make sure younger audiences are not put off by it being intense, or something like that. I take that to mean they felt Prime was 'a bit intense for younger audiences'
Yeah, Transformers is for kids, but there is a difference between how TF is usually handled and 'kiddy' shows like rescue bots, right? Otherwise there is no need for the distinction and rescue bots might as well be the main line.
I don't feel this new show will be bad. Animated, the Unicron trilogy all fall under kid friendly in my book and do the job (not the biggest fan of Armada and parts of energon, but their flaws don't lie in what audience they target, I believe) I get what they are saying.
But this interview clearly makes it look like they feel Prime was 'too intense' Otherwise there's no need for this issue, discussion and interview to exist.
Transformers has never been Mickey Mouse and sugar fairies, it's allowed to have a bit of maturity, and some folk are just worried that will get lost.
Considering we are all adults or older teens loving and talking about this franchise on such a dedicated website I don't think it's such a problem to hope the new show will still have something that appeals to us
But none of us are expecting TF's to suddenly be about exploding heads, bot sex and substance abuse
So a few are over reacting about something that doesn't exist yet. 'Tis the internet. It happens