IGN: I don’t know if you’ve heard of cynical people on the Internet, but they do exist. You know that some adult fans will say, “Oh, they’re going to make it a total kid thing now. It’s going to just be for kids!" What would you say to that, as far as the balance you’re looking to strike?
Orci: I would say that clever wit always makes it something more adult. I think the look of it, you may find, is more kid-friendly. But we certainly don’t intend to be any less entertaining or any less Transformers. But there is a little bit of truth to that. I won’t deny that also, yes, we’re trying to make sure that younger kids who really love Transformers aren’t put off by its intensity.
^ This is important.
If they make anything like animated, I'll have to stop collecting transformers for another 4 years, like in 2006.
Make more violent transformers shows. I don't care about family entertainment, there needs to be more shows like prime, where heads go
I may be messed up, but wars are violent. People get their limbs blown off. Make it realistic.
Aaaaaaaand, this right here is exactly why you're not in the business of making children's shows.
If you admit that you're "messed up", then you admit that your ideas are in the wrong.
omega666 wrote:So these 2 are back and they want to dumb the next series down for kids. Great.
How can they "dumb down" what doesn't even exist yet?
hinomars19 wrote:But that's kinda my point, what wasn't/ isn't kid friendly about Prime?
The extreme violence and oversaturation of arbitrary death?
hinomars19 wrote:Yeah, Transformers is for kids, but there is a difference between how TF is usually handled and 'kiddy' shows like rescue bots, right?
I take it you don't watch Rescue Bots at all, do you?
Simply put, it's too intelligently written to be deemed as "kiddy" as most cartoons that are. Lot more sophisticatedly written than something like Spongebob, at least.
Only reason people hate on it is cuz it deviates from the war aspect. Newsflash, people, you do need a war to have good entertainment.
So a few are over reacting about something that doesn't exist yet. 'Tis the internet. It happens
Sad, but true.
TK415 wrote:Beast Wars and Animated were both very kid friendly and both enjoyable for Adults.
A LOT of people tend to forget that Beast Wars had a TON of jokey moments and slapstick comedy, as well as a lot of charm and heart to it. Anyone who thinks Beast Wars was nothing but hardcore adultness is fooling themselves.
And Animated, well, it is the living embodiment of the phrase "Don't judge a book by its cover."
SlyTF1 wrote:Well, this is going to suck... There will probably be no Decepticon wins whatsoever, and every episode will be just as predictable as every episode in TF Prime.
Says the boy who loves the highly kid-friendly Animated cartoon.
njb902 wrote:The one thing I do wish is for them to ditch the cgi. They could take the money spent on the cgi and give us a bigger cast.
Your wish shall be granted.
Metrosuplex wrote:The new cartoon will aim to capture kids like TMNT has, and I , quite frankly, hope it fails.
Baka! If the new TF cartoon is as any bit as good as the current TMNT cartoon, that would frankly be a godsend to the TF brand. That TMNT cartoon is so good it's universally beloved by Turtles fans of all ages.
chaosmage42 wrote:ok upgrade bad feeling to disturbance in the force. Seriously how can any one look at this and say ok we have good tv show has good rating but you know what we should dumb it down to the level of 1980 complexity and make it a really kiddy show -didn't work for toonami won't work here. I would say lower expectations.
Where in this interview does it say that they want to make the new show like a campy 1980's cartoon?
Kids are their real customers.
I expected you to say something a little better than that!
Why do you say kids are the real customer? Is it because Hasbro told you?
Always have been, always will be. That's just the way it is.
The adult customers just make up a fraction of their consumer market. The majority is made up of either kids or parents buying for their kids.
Doc bot wrote:I'm actually happy to hear this. I've lapsed on watching Prime since it's overall pretty boring. I actually don't like this rendition of Optimus. He's very one dimensional and just depressing to watch. He isn't allowed to have fun which I think puts off kids. Animated's Prime was far more interesting since we actually saw character growth and he had more emotion. Don't even get me started on the whole Bumblebee not speaking thing. What a bad idea. He was instantly turned into a minor background character.
Thinking about this topic makes me appreciate Animated more. It balanced kid-friendliness, storytelling, fan service and character development pretty well.
I didn't watch animated so take this with a grain of salt, but.... it sounds like you're complaining that BB and Optimus weren't the stars. Personally, I liked that - one of the only TF series with a focus on OTHER characters. But don't worry: Hasbro's got your back with the BB /Optimus fetish!
For me, it's not because they weren't the stars, it's that they simply were not interesting for the most part. In Animated, both were very fascinating characters full of so much life and energy, but they weren't the stars either. It was a group effort of Optimus, Bumblebee, Bulkhead, Ratchet, Prowl, and Sari who were all stars equally.
Megatron Wolf wrote:son of a bitch, the hope of finally getting a good TF series has been shot down yet again. Well lets just hope Prime gets a personality this time around and the kids arent annoying. Oh & for the love of god lose the bayformer look. But on another note why do we need a kid friendly transformers, isnt that rescue bots job?
Silly Wolf, TFs are for kids.
TimothyR wrote:are you ____ing kidding me? .. kids are put off by an "intense" cartoon.. are you serious?
there are enough stupid ass annoying kids shows on the air as it is. i think transformers can be geared more towards early teens rather than children.
i bet this will mean some pretty crappy toys.. and who knows.. in the near future you'll only be able to find transformers toys in the fisher price aisle. maybe generations will have one or two pegs.. but other than that. ..
it'll be sad. here's hoping that the movie line spits out some good toys. i'm sure it will. every movie line so far have had a few really great toys.
It's threads like this that seriously make me wish that Transformers: Prime never existed.