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Transformers G1 Theme Tune featured in New Dutch Chrysler Radio Advert

Transformers News: Transformers G1 Theme Tune featured in New Dutch Chrysler Radio Advert
Date: Thursday, September 7th 2006 2:09pm CDT
Category: Media
Posted by: Alex Kingdom | Credit(s): Jasper, Chrysler

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Car Manufacturer Chrysler have begun to air a new radio advert in the Netherlands for their new Grand Voyager featuring a 'take off' of the orignial G1 Transformers 'More than Meets the Eye' theme tune!

As part of their advertising campaign for the Grand Voyager Chrysler are marketing the car as able to "easily "transform" into storage space. From MPV to van in a flash!". The theme has been rerecorded in dutch with new lyrics referring to the car and its features but it is clearly the Transformers theme tune and even features the classic G1 transformation sound!

Thanks to Jasper we can both hear the advert and read a translation of the lyrics below:

Grand Voyager

Seats in the floor

From MPV to van, transformed in a flash (transform sound)

The Grand Voyager

Seats in the floor

Grand Voyager

(voice: discover the new unique "stow and go" system at the Chrysler dealer. Cause seeing is believing. Chrysler. Inspiration comes standard)


You can download the audio to this file by clicking here: Grand_Voyager_Transformers_25.mp3.

Transformers The Movie 20th Anniversary DVD Lenticular Cover Revealed!

Transformers News: Transformers The Movie 20th Anniversary  DVD Lenticular Cover Revealed!
Date: Tuesday, September 5th 2006 5:51pm CDT
Categories: Cartoon News, Media
Posted by: Shinobi Rendar | Credit(s): SONY BMG Music Entertainment

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TRANSFORM AND ROLL OUT!!

SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT UNVEILS LENTICULAR COVER FOR TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE 20TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL EDITION DVD

Fan Favorite Artist Don Figueroa Crafts Special Collectible "Transforming" Cover

New York, New York, September 5, 2006 -- SONY BMG Music Entertainment today revealed the collectible, limited-edition lenticular cover for the TRANSFORMERS: The Movie 20th Anniversary Special Edition DVD on the DVD’s official Web site. Being released on November 7, 2006, this one-of-a-kind two-disc set has already become one of the most anticipated DVDs of the year.

SONY BMG revealed the first "transforming" image at Comic-Con 2006. When displayed, fans saw for the first time Optimus Prime appropriately situated in a position of prominence. Joining the Autobot leader are Megatron, Bumblebee, Starscream, Blaster and more of the most popular TRANSFORMERS characters. In August, SONY BMG released the second of two Figueroa images. In this piece, Hot Rod - as he transforms into Rodimus Prime - is grasping the Matrix of Leadership as it lights the Autobots’ darkest hour. Above, Unicron begins to destruct, while Galvatron, Arcee and Springer look on.

Since the publication of the two cover images, fans have been speculating about the collectible cover. Beginning today, SONY BMG is providing fans a preview of the lenticular cover on the official Web site of the DVD www.TRANSFORMERSthemovieDVD.com. The image will demonstrate the motion effect of the "transforming" images as the viewing angle changes.

For the 20th anniversary edition DVD, Sony BMG Home Entertainment completely re-mastered and color-corrected the film and will present Optimus Prime, Megatron and the rest of the star-studded Autobots and Decepticons in true splendor through three distinct versions: 16x9 Widescreen presentation, the Autobot Matrix of Knowledge presentation featuring trivia and fun facts about the movie itself; and a full-screen edition.

To further commemorate the 20th anniversary of the film, SONY BMG is providing fans with some extra-celebratory content that lets them track back to the true origins of the TRANSFORMERS. After careful consideration and preparation, Sony BMG has scoured the archives for the best TRANSFORMERS-related footage available, and the DVD will include the original commercials for the toy line and movie -- allowing viewers to see how and where the phenomenon began.

TRANSFORMERS: The Movie features the voice of Orson Welles in his final role, as well as stars Eric Idle, Judd Nelson, Leonard Nimoy, Casey Kasem, Robert Stack, John Moschitta, Peter Cullen, and Frank Welker. The DVD also features a winning soundtrack featuring the iconic theme "The TRANSFORMERS" performed by Lion, and the popular "The Touch," performed by Stan Bush. The movie, set in 2005, chronicles the efforts of the heroic Autobots to defend their home of Cybertron from the evil Decepticons and Unicron, a huge robotic creature that devours planets.

For more information and regular updates on TRANSFORMERS: The Movie 20th Anniversary Special Edition DVD log onto www.TRANSFORMERSthemovieDVD.com. New information will be posted each Tuesday leading up to the November 7th release as part of SONY BMG’s "Transformers Tuesday" campaign.

About SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT is a global recorded music joint venture with a roster of current artists that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars, as well as a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. SONY BMG is 50% owned by Bertelsmann A.G. and 50% owned by Sony Corporation of America.

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Transformers The Movie 20th Anniversary DVD Lenticular Cover Revealed!

Hasbro Helps Make A Kid's Dream Come True

Transformers News: Hasbro Helps Make A Kid's Dream Come True
Date: Sunday, September 3rd 2006 12:27pm CDT
Categories: Company News, Media
Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s): Turnto10.com and shortpacked.com

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A NBC news affiliate in Providence-New Bedford, Rhode Island has featured a segment in which the news team helps grant the wish of a needy or underprivileged child. Recenly they featutred a child named Austin. His wish was to visit the Hasbro offices and Aaron Archer. The Tuesday's Child team was able to make it happen. To see the story go to Turnto10.com.

Design Your Own Transfomers Teaser-Trailer Contest at VFXTalk

Transformers News: Design Your Own Transfomers Teaser-Trailer Contest at VFXTalk
Date: Sunday, September 3rd 2006 2:02am CDT
Categories: Movie News, Media
Posted by: Alex Kingdom | Credit(s): Raymond T, broadcastnewsroom.com, VFXTalk.com

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VFXTalk have announced a competition aimed at budding visual effects artists to design a teaser-trailer for the forthcoming Transformers Movie. First prize being the new Intel based Mac Mini! or $600 worth of VFX equipment of your choice!

broadcastnewsroom.com have posted an article here with a link to the competition thread at VFXTalk.com. They write:

Based on the globally popular toy franchise, Transformers has been generating intense pre-release buzz—especially in the visual effects community. VFXTalk is giving artists a chance to give the hype machine a helping hand by creating a teaser-trailer dazzling enough to rock global movie audiences (or at least impress their fellow members of the VFXTalk community).

Submissions must be no longer than 10-seconds, but otherwise there are no creative or technical restrictions. “We are handing artists a blank slate,” said Kelly Campbell, Content Manager of VFXTalk. “It is whatever your mind can conjure up. It can be simple or detailed. It can feature bots, or not. It can be set at the farthest fringes of the galaxy or right here on Mother Earth…but whatever it is, it should evoke the spirit and magic of Transformers…and it has got to be great!”

Video Interview with Tom DeSanto and Don Murphy on IESB.net

Transformers News: Video Interview with Tom DeSanto and Don Murphy on IESB.net
Date: Tuesday, August 29th 2006 2:32am CDT
Categories: Movie News, Media, Interviews
Posted by: Alex Kingdom | Credit(s): IESB.net

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IESB.net have interviewed both Tom DeSanto and Don Murphy together about the forthcoming Transformers movie and beyond.

Both go into some detail about thier efforts to stay faithful to the fan base but at the same time create something new that will work in live action and appeal to the wider movie going audience. Watch both parts of this interview here at IESB.net

Brian Goldner speaks out about the leaked Movie Images!

Transformers News: Brian Goldner speaks out about the leaked Movie Images!
Date: Friday, August 25th 2006 12:30am CDT
Categories: Movie News, Rumors, Media
Posted by: Bed Bugs | Credit(s): Brian Goldner

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Brian Goldner has been on damage control with the release of the leaked Transformers movie Megatron pictures. This is what he had to say on the Don Murphy Boards:

Good Afternoon--Let me answer your questions. Starscream is simply the coolest, most aggressive military jet in the skies. The military has given us unprecedented access to deliver this character to the audience in the most compelling way. He is Very much like G1. As noted to Nelson earlier in the week, the details, deco, weapons, and sculpt itself will change as we move from grey model to final form.

Megatron is an early style board. Without revealing too much of the story, there is a very important reason for his look to have evolved from pure G1; although the final look is a work-in-progress--ILM has just recently begun all their CGI development. Megatron has a iconic personality, and approach that dates back to G1. Throughout time he has had a very big gun....

Sony wants to know your favorite line from Transformers: The Movie

Transformers News: Sony wants to know your favorite line from Transformers: The Movie
Date: Tuesday, August 22nd 2006 10:39am CDT
Categories: Cartoon News, Media
Posted by: Seibertron | Credit(s): SONY BMG

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YOU CAN QUOTE ME ON THAT

SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT POLLS TRANSFORMERS FANS ON THEIR FAVORITE LINE FROM TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE


Voting Open On The Official Web Site For TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE 20TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL EDITION DVD Which Hits Retail November 7th

New York, New York, August 22, 2006 — The home entertainment group of SONY BMG Music Entertainment once again is reaching out to TRANSFORMERS fans around the world in preparation for the November 7th release of TRANSFORMERS: The Movie 20th Anniversary Special Edition DVD.

Beginning today, fans can log onto www.TRANSFORMERSthemovieDVD.com and vote for their favorite quote from TRANSFORMERS: The Movie. Fans will be able to cast their vote all week, choosing among a selection of memorable lines. The winning quote will be revealed Tuesday, August 29th as part of “TRANSFORMERS Tuesday” – and the release of the TRANSFORMERS: The Movie 20th Anniversary Special Edition DVD.

Every Tuesday, new information regarding the 20th Anniversary Special Edition DVD will be posted on www.TRANSFORMERSthemovieDVD.com. Fans will be able to keep tabs on all of the happenings with this special DVD, including details about the exclusive footage and interviews and other spectacular materials that will be included on this title.

For the 20th anniversary edition, Sony BMG Home Entertainment completely re-mastered and color-corrected the film and will present Optimus Prime, Megatron and the rest of the star-studded Autobots and Decepticons in true splendor through three distinct versions: 16x9 Widescreen presentation, the Autobot Matrix of Knowledge presentation featuring trivia and fun facts about the movie itself; and a full-screen edition.

To further commemorate the 20th anniversary of the film, SONY BMG is providing fans with some extra-celebratory content that lets them track back to the true origins of the TRANSFORMERS, including original commercials for the toy line and movie.

Sony BMG Home Entertainment is expanding the DVD’s collectibility to the packaging itself. The company has commissioned fan-favorite artist Don Figueroa to create the imagery for a special “transforming” cover.

TRANSFORMERS: The Movie features the voice of Orson Welles in his final role, as well as stars Eric Idle, Judd Nelson, Leonard Nimoy, Casey Kasem, Robert Stack, John Moschitta, Peter Cullen, and Frank Welker. The DVD also features a winning soundtrack featuring the iconic theme "The TRANSFORMERS" performed by Lion, and the popular "The Touch," performed by Stan Bush. The movie, set in 2005, chronicles the efforts of the heroic Autobots to defend their home of Cybertron from the evil Decepticons and Unicron, a huge robotic creature that devours planets.

For more information on TRANSFORMERS: The Movie 20th Anniversary Special Edition DVD log onto www.TRANSFORMERSthemovieDVD.com.


About SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT is a global recorded music joint venture with a roster of current artists that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars, as well as a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. SONY BMG is 50% owned by Bertelsmann A.G. and 50% owned by Sony Corporation of America.

Total Film Magazine's 15 Things You Need To Know about ... The Transfomers Movie

Transformers News: Total Film Magazine's 15 Things You Need To Know about ... The Transfomers Movie
Date: Monday, August 21st 2006 2:33pm CDT
Categories: Movie News, Media
Posted by: Alex Kingdom | Credit(s): Total Film, Shinobi Rendar

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UK Movie Magazine Total Film has published the following article about the forthcoming Transformers Movie. Most of these things we already know but it is great to see it in print.



Total Film also have a full transcript of the Webcast from with writers Alex Kurtzman and Bob Orci broadcast earlier this week at their website.

Rhino Will Release Transformers Armada Pt 2 DVD set

Transformers News: Rhino Will Release Transformers Armada Pt 2 DVD set
Date: Saturday, August 19th 2006 1:18pm CDT
Categories: Cartoon News, Media
Posted by: Seibertron | Credit(s): Lawson

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As Hotrod originally posted back on July 12th, Rhino will be releasing the long awaited 2nd part of Transformers Armada on DVD on September 26th. TVShowsOnDVD.com has confirmed this information at http://tvshowsondvd.com/newsitem.cfm?NewsID=6310.

Here's a small summary of the DVD set from TVShowsOnDVD.com.

Transformers: Armada - Season 1, Part 2 will feature 26 episodes, uncut and presented in chronological order, running about 600 minutes. 16 of these episodes have never before been released on DVD. There will also be an extra called "Interactive Transformations - animations that put you in control!" The cost on this will be $49.95 SRP. While Rhino hasn't shown off the cover art yet, they describe it as "highly collectible packaging".

Thanks to Lawson for sending us the new information!

Transfomers Movie Webchat from Writers: Transformers Characters Revealed and more! UPDATE: Full Webcast Now Online!

Transformers News: Transfomers Movie Webchat from Writers: Transformers Characters Revealed and more! UPDATE: Full Webcast Now Online!
Date: Friday, August 18th 2006 1:00pm CDT
Categories: Movie News, Event News, Media
Posted by: Seibertron | Credit(s): Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, TheMovieBlog.com, Shinobi Rendar, SEIBERTRON.com News Crew

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Hey everyone,

The SEIBERTRON.com news staff will be updating this news post with information as it becomes available over the next couple of hours. For those of you who don't know, there will be a webcast wtih Transformers movie screenwriters Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman at 1pm Central (11am Pacific, 12pm Mountain, 2pm Eastern). They will be announcing the official identities of the Autobots and Decepticons that will be in the movie.

Some of the Transformers names that have been announced so far were simply placeholder names and apparently only Michael Bay and the CEO of Hasbro were the only ones (until now) who knew the true identities. The current names currently believed to be already known are Optimus Prime, Megatron, Bumblebee and
Starscream. Various rumors have been circulating the past few days that even announced names like Brawl, Vortex, Jazz and Ratchet could be optional at this point.

Stay tuned Seibertronians ... it's going to be a wild afternoon!!!

Ryan


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: TRANSFORMERS Webmaster Program
Date: Aug 17, 2006 6:32 PM
Subject: TRANSFORMERS Announcement - Time and Link for Orci and Kurtzman webchat

Giant Freakin' Robots Are Coming!

Friday, Aug. 18th, at 11AM, Pacific Standard Time. Watch screenwriters Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman reveal the names of ALL the TRANSFORMERS appearing in the film at this link:

http://movies.yahoo.com/feature/transformers.html

The above link is the direct URL for 8/18's online event.

See you online, Webmasters. Roll out.


Don't forget to check out the teaser trailer at TransformersMovie.com.

Update:
The Autobots and Decepticons who will be in the Movie have been announced! here they are:

Autobots
Optimus Prime--The Valiant Leader, Described as noble and Shakespearian.
Bumblebee-- the Underdog/Scout First Transformer on Earth and most like Spike.
Jazz--Stylish guy, takes pieces of foreign cultures he likes the best and adapts to them. Described as Rock'n'Roll and loyal.
Ratchet--Medic/Science Officer Described as , the Smartest Autobot.
Ironhide--Autobot Muscle/Warrior, Described as the classic cowboy and Optimus Primes oldest friend

Decepticons
Megatron--His evil will be more in depth, a firm believer in survival of the fittest he believes it is his right as a superior being to rule.
Starscream--Backstabber, still questions what would happen if he were to lead, said to be engaged in a secret plot to dethrone Megatron but waiting for the right opportunity.
Brawl--New Character Mad all the time and always looking for a fight. Like Ironhide First non flying Decepticon,
Bonecrusher--New Character Closest thing to a Constructicon--Hates all other Decepticons other than Megatron, respects fascism only.
Barricade (Cop Car)--New Character The Decepticon Hunter/Tracker. Described as the camouflaged hunter
Frenzy--Originally going to be Soundwave, but changed to become a smaller stealth spy.
Blackout--Takes out Earth Defense Systems with an EMP. Also in charge of transporting Decepticons, has a large alt. mode.
Scorponok-- References were made to Beast Wars Dinobot, his alt mode will appear totally logical one you see the movie.

Contest!!!!!! There will be a contest for fans to submit a line that you feel that Peter Cullen must say as Optimus Prime!

The writers also did a Q&A session after announcing the movie roster:

Q: Were you fans of the franchise way back when?

A: Yes, they both grew up with the G1 Cartoon and wanted to do the movie right. The Cartoon was much more of an infulence than the toys.

Q: What’s the transformer to human screen time ratio?

A: The early versions of the script leaked onto the internet were misleading. Pages of Dialogue can vary in screen time massively. The Transformers to Humans ratio should be very close to 50/50 in terms of screen time.

Q:Why is the Camaro being used for Bumblebee?

A: "Clothes don’t make the man", the characters are still the same as they were in G1. For instance Bumblebee is still the same character we know and love from G1, just updated with a new Alt. mode.
The new Alt-modes, specifically Bumblebee, are a lot to do with what would be cool now to todays Spike. They also don't want to cheat in the transformation, meaning no size or mass shifiting. they wanted the transformations to be believable and new alt-mode were chosen for that purpose.

Q: How is this movie going to appeal to the female and non-Transformers Fan audience?

A: The story is designed to be understandable to all movie goers be they fans of the Transformers or not. References will be made that fans will understand but the moive will appeal to all. They see this as an amazing opportunity to do something on par with Jurassic Park!
Plus there will be hot guys and cool smart women for both the female and male fans alike.

Q: Will Megatron insult Starscream at least once in the movie?

A: Definitely yes. One thing they were clear about from the begining was the relationship between Megatron and Starscream will mirror that of the original G1 Cartoon.

Q: Why so few Autobots compared to Decepticons?

To outnumber the Autobots and put them at a disadvantage. Ths makes for very intense action scenes with the Decepticons firepower far outweighing that of the Autobots. This will also be telling of the larger Cybertronian War, these are the only Autobots availble to stop Megatron at that time due to the war raging elsewhere. The Autobots have to use their friendship to win.

Q:How close has Hasbro been involved?

Very close, they had a Hasbro adviser there as the wrote. They went to the Hasbro HQ to look through the design catalog. Hasbro were very clear about what the Transformers world meant to them and that it was Character, not toy, driven.

Q: Who would win in a street fight between Megatron and Optimus Prime?

A: Watch the movie and you WILL definately find out.

Q: Will the Transformers use Lazer weapons or more conventional weapons like Bullets and so on?

A: When in thier earth alt-modes to maintain thier disguise they will use Earth weapons like bullets and missiles. However in robot mode they will use Energy Blasts and more advanced/alein weaponary.

Q: Why not Shockwave?

A: Same reason many other major characters are missing they had to chose the right characters so that each had a designated purpose. However, the film has been written with story threads that will alow for further G1 characters to make an appearence in sequels.

Q: How do you feel about Michael Bay directing?

A: They feel Great. Bay was their first choice and definatly the right guy for the job. He to really wanted to know about the story and characters and trusted Orci and Kurtzman to remain faithful to the fan perspective. Whatever people have said about Bay not being a Transformers fan Bay knows vehicles like no other director.

Q: Can you tell us about any other voices?

A: Not yet. It is a 'work in progress' right now.

UPDATE

In case you missed the webcast you can see a full recording of it here coutesy of Yahoo.com

You can also view a video clip of John Campea of TheMovieBlog.com giving his views on the webchat here

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