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Game Makers talk Transformers Animated

Transformers News: Game Makers talk Transformers Animated
Date: Saturday, October 25th 2008 7:22pm CDT
Categories: Cartoon News, Game News, Interviews, Media
Posted by: First Gen | Credit(s): Comic Book Resources

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Comic Book Resources got a chance to sit down and talk to Stephanie Marshall of developer A2M and John Sweeney, Associate Producer for Activision, and got the scoop on what we can expect from Transformers Animated the video game for the Nintendo DS.

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What is the main storyline of the game, and how does it tie into the "Transformers: Animated" series?



John Sweeney: The game ties directly into the "Transformers: Animated" series and takes place along the same timeline as Seasons 1 and 2. In the game, Megatron has taken over Sumdac factory in order to build an army of robots to invade Cybertron. In order to get to Cybertron, he has also been building a Space Bridge and is attempting to gather up the All Spark fragments in order to power it up. It's up to the Autobots to stop him.



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The interview goes on to discuss the game play and usual questions like transforming capabilities and characters available for play.

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Check out the entire interview by clicking here.

Jon Voight campaigns for Presidency in Revenge of the Fallen

Transformers News: Jon Voight campaigns for Presidency in Revenge of the Fallen
Date: Thursday, October 23rd 2008 11:41pm CDT
Categories: Interviews, Movie News, People News
Posted by: First Gen | Credit(s): MTV Movie Blogs

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In a previous report here at Seibertron.com, we informed you that Jon Voight, who played Secretary of Defense Keller in Transformers the Movie, had stated that he will not be returning for the sequel to the film.

MTV Movie Blogs sat down with the actor recently and caught Mr. Voight pushing for a cameo:

“I should be able to make a cameo,” Voight said. “That’s a good idea. Let’s talk to those guys about that.”

Mr. Voight then went on to tell MTV Movie Blogs that making Transformers was a lot of fun and that Director Michael Bay did a brilliant job. But as far as a return, it wouldn't come without benefit to the character Voight played:

“It all depends on the plot, of course,” he said, “and what the plot needs, you know. But the Secretary of Defense, we want to know what happens to him. Was there a new administration that came in? Maybe he ran for president. Maybe he became president.”

Jon Voight as President in the movie? Better yet, a Secretary of Defense running for office and winning? Well, anything's possible.

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Gregg Berger to answer questions via Chat Session

Transformers News: Gregg Berger to answer questions via Chat Session
Date: Tuesday, October 21st 2008 4:20pm CDT
Categories: Cartoon News, Interviews, People News, Press Releases
Posted by: First Gen | Credit(s): Voice Fans

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Allspark.com member Voice Fans is going to be hosting a live chat session with Transformers Voice Actor Gregg Berger via his Myspace page on October 26th, 2008.

You may remember Mr. Berger as the beloved Grimlock from the G1 series, along with voicing such characters as Skyfire, Long Haul and Outback, just to name a few.

The event is open to everyone. For full details on the chat session click here, and to check out Mr. Bergers own Myspace page, click here.

Amaury Nolasco: "Fig is still alive".

Transformers News: Amaury Nolasco: "Fig is still alive".
Date: Wednesday, October 15th 2008 2:10pm CDT
Categories: Interviews, Movie News, People News
Posted by: First Gen | Credit(s): MTV Movie Blogs

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MTV Movie Blogs has posted an interview with Transformers star Amaury Nolasco. In the interview, the actor states that he will not be able to appear in Revenge of the Fallen, but that his character, Fig, is still alive.

“I didn’t die,” the actor revealed to us this week when we asked about his character, ACWO Jorge “Fig” Figueroa.

And get this: His character is not only still alive, but Nolasco told us that the high-profile director of the “Transformers” series wanted to bring him back for an awesome re-emergence in the recently-wrapped sequel. “No [I’m not in ‘Revenge of the Fallen’], I wish I could say yes,” he explained. “I was shooting ‘Prison Break’ at the time so it was conflictive, the dates. Even though, I was asked to. Michael Bay called me and said, “You know what? You’re in Transformers 2’!” and I go, ‘I want to do it,’ but I wasn’t able.”


The interview then goes on to state that "Fig" could make a comeback in coming sequels the 2007 blockbuster movie. Great news for Fig fans and crocodile eaters.

To read the entire interview, click here.

Seibertron.com Interview with Neil Kaplan

Transformers News: Seibertron.com Interview with Neil Kaplan
Date: Tuesday, October 14th 2008 5:34pm CDT
Categories: Interviews, People News, Site Articles
Posted by: i_amtrunks | Credit(s): Raymond T, Neil Kaplan

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Seibertron's own Raymond T recently had a chance to interview Neil Kaplan, who provided the voices for Optimus Prime and Ro-Tor in the Transformers R.I.D series.

In the interview Kaplan discusses his past, present and future work as a professional voice actor in both the animated and video game industries, goes into depth about portraying Optimus Prime in R.I.D, his impressions on the new Animated series, his involvement with "Audio Theatre for the Troops" and his work on "I, of the Wolf".

The following are excerpts from Raymond T's full interview, to check out the full interview, please click here.

ST: Hey Neil! Thanks for doing this interview for Seibertron.com
NK: My pleasure. Anything for you and your readers, Ray.

ST: It has come to our attention that not everyone knows you or your work. So would you mind telling us who you are and what you've done before becoming a voice actor?
NK: I do voice work. These days most of my work is heard on video games and Anime. I am, proudly, best known for providing the voice of Optimus Prime on Transformers: Robots in Disguise. Other credits include Hawkmon on "Digimon", Diabolico on "Power Rangers: Lightspeed Rescue", "Justice League: Heroes", "Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic", "Star Craft II" and many, many others.

ST: What were the important traits for you doing the voice of Optimus Prime? How much did you want to remain true to the old Peter Cullen character and how much did you want your Optimus Prime to be Neil Kaplan?
NK: Well, everything I did on Robots in Disguise was based on the fabulous Peter Cullen. His work had stuck in my head for 15 years, so using that as a touchstone, I knew I'd be best served.

"R.i.D." was voice directed by TWO different directors, one of whom (The affable Michael McConnohie) had worked with Peter on G1, back in the 1980s. So, he would direct me to slow it down, play it more like John Wayne.

The other director, (The fantastic Steve Kramer) was the MAIN director on the show and he wanted to play Prime more as an action hero. So, you can hear the difference between their episodes.

Fortunately the character had a face shield, so we didn't have lip flaps to worry about. That alone made it incredibly easy to adjust. Oddly, neither director knew of that situation until the season had basically wrapped.


ST:Was there anyone or anything in particular you based your Optimus Prime on?
NK: Yes, I based it on Peter Cullen and then on my desire to portray a HERO in the post- 9/11 world.

ST: How is your Optimus Prime different than Primes of the past and future?
NK: Well it was the first time Optimus Prime was a Fire Truck, so this version was a FULL TIME hero. There was no down time, even when not in robot mode. Our first episode aired on September 8, 2001. Just a few days later, giving voice to a fire truck changed for me in ways I dared not to even imagine.


ST: Do you miss working on Transformers?
NK: Of course I do. But life moves on.

Would I like to do a guest role on Animated? Sure I would. Would I like to work on the live action movie? Certainly. But, I'm an actor, that is what I do and want to do.

I still am a voice actor, but I have also moved on to writing and creating.


ST: Have you had the chance to (really) meet any of the actors from other Transformers shows?
NK: Yes. David Kaye and I had a lovely chat at Comic Con a few years back. Jack Angel has become a good friend and mentor. and of course, meeting Dick (Rodimus Prime) Gauthier was HUGE thrill for me as both a professional and as a fanboy.

ST: Who does the best Prime? You (RiD), Peter Cullen (G1), Gary Chalk (Armada), or David Kaye (Animated)?
NK: Again another EASY question. Hands down, it's Peter Cullen.

ST: What has been your impression with Transformers fans, now some 7 years after doing Transformers?
NK: I my self am a fan of many, MANY things. They are basically the same as any other type of fan. Most of them are very, VERY nice people. Many are quite loyal and passionate about this universe that they LOVE! I am just happy to have been a part of it, if only for a little while.

ST: Can you tell us what you have been up to, since Robots In Disguise?
NK: WOW a LOT. I have voiced quite a few video games; Spider-Man Battle for New York (I was Green Goblin/Norman Osbourne), Spider-Man3 (Kraven the Hunter), John Woo's Stranglehold with Chow Yun Fat (Ty Lok), Conan the Barbarian (Bone Cleaver), Justice League: Heroes (Gorilla Grodd), Night at the Museum 2 (Ivan the Terrible), S.T.A.L.K.E.R., Command and Conquer 3, Bee Movie Game.

I�ve also worked on various anime series including Naruto, Tokyo Pig and Zatch Bell, among others.

Mostly though, I have been working on writing and creating my own material. Many fans had the chance to check out the pilot for the educational/sketch/history show I created called The Way it Wasn't which has found a home and is under development. I have a GREEN game show I am meeting with producers on so keep your fingers crossed.

On another note, based partially on meeting a firefighter named Mr. Optimus Prime. (Yes, THAT gentleman!) I have created an organization called "Audio Theater for the Troops". A not for profit organization, we use donated scripts, studio time and actors talents to (one day) create a huge library of entertainment for the brave men and women in uniform serving us.

After getting this organization up and running, I would love to spearhead the movement to do the same for the troops for our friends and allies. (Great Britain and Australia leap immediately to mind)


To check out Raymond T's full interview with Neil Kaplan, please click here.

For more information about Neil and his work, you can check out his following sites:
http://www.nekap.net/
http://www.myspace.com/neilkaplan
http://www.iofthewolf.com/

Transfans Interviews HASBRO's Global Brand Director

Transformers News: Transfans Interviews HASBRO's Global Brand Director
Date: Tuesday, October 14th 2008 12:04pm CDT
Categories: Interviews, People News
Posted by: First Gen | Credit(s): FighBird, Nordic Transfans Association

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Our friends over at the Nordic Transfans Association were fortunate enough to sit down and talk with HASBRO's Global Brand Marketing Director Michael Vibede Vanting recently.

Here's an excerpt from the interview:

NTFA: Was the Transformers brand a deliberate choice of yours, or were you assigned to that brand?

MVV: After a few months of being at Hasbro in the United State, I was asked to join the new Transformers global team. I was very pleased as, in my opinion, it is one of Hasbro’s “coolest” brands to work on. It is a pioneer for a lot of the things we are doing at Hasbro with re-vitalizing our brands via different modes of entertainment, I find that very exciting and a great opportunity. Finally the Transformers team of designers and marketing people are so talented that it is a privilege to work on the team.


The interview makes for a great read and lets us know that HASBRO worldwide cares about the faithful consumers that love the brands they bring to us. Getting a chance to talk to someone within the industry is an opportunity no News Crew member would pass up for any TF website. So HASBRO, if you're reading this, I'm ready when you are.

To read the full interview, please click here.

Transformers Hispanos Interviews Nick Roche

Transformers News: Transformers Hispanos Interviews Nick Roche
Date: Sunday, October 5th 2008 5:35pm CDT
Categories: Interviews, People News
Posted by: First Gen | Credit(s): Synapse

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Our friends over at Transformers Hispanos have gotten a chance to sit down and talk to Transformers artist Nick Roche recently.

The interview asks some of the more common questions about being a TF artist but does give us a good look into the mind of Roche and gives us his answer on how you deal with being a TF collector and having a girlfriend. :D

Check out the interview by clicking here.

Member Spotlight - Counterpunch Takes The Seat

Transformers News: Member Spotlight - Counterpunch Takes The Seat
Date: Wednesday, October 1st 2008 3:30am CDT
Categories: Interviews, People News, Site Articles
Posted by: Stormrider | Credit(s): Seibertron

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The voice of reality, Counterpunch, has been delving into the dark recesses of fellow Seibertron members - probing their secrets and revealing stories from their childhood. Tonight, the table has been turned and we sit down with Seibertron's own double agent and look into his past. We'll see how far we can push his mind to the knife edge.

Click here for the interview.

Shia talks about his hand and needs more surgery

Transformers News: Shia talks about his hand and needs more surgery
Date: Monday, September 15th 2008 9:00pm CDT
Categories: Interviews, Movie News, People News
Posted by: First Gen | Credit(s): Access Hollywood

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Access Hollywood got a chance to sit down with Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen star Shia Labeouf recently and discussed the severity of his July accident and just how bad his hand was hurt.

“I’m working right now,” Shia said during an interview to promote his upcoming thriller “Eagle Eye.” “We propped [my hand] together so I could get through ‘Transformers’ and then I’ll go have another surgery and be back to 100 percent.”

When asked about his hand and fingers current condition, this is what he had to say: “They’re good. They’re broken.”

Shia then went on to say of how production for the upcoming sequel really didn't suffer because of the incident and that he was back on set 2 to 3 weeks prior than anticipated. Shia then went on to say how grateful he was that it was just his hand and not more that was injured.

To view the full interview, click here.

ROTF Star Shia LaBeouf to appear on The Tonight Show

Transformers News: ROTF Star Shia LaBeouf to appear on The Tonight Show
Date: Monday, September 15th 2008 8:35pm CDT
Categories: Interviews, Movie News, People News
Posted by: First Gen | Credit(s): NBC.com

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The National Broadcasting Channel has listed the feature guest for Jay Leno's tonight show to be Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen actor Shia LaBeouf on Tuesday, September 16th, 2008.

The young star will be on the show promoting his new feature film Eagle Eye during the interview, but it may be of interest for Transformers fans as there is the possiblity of some word regarding the upcoming sequel. With principle filming set to end within the next month, there's no telling what information may be given away during the late night appearance.

To check your local listings for the time of the show in your area, click here.

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