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OT: Saddam Hussein executed earlier tonight

Transformers News: OT: Saddam Hussein executed earlier tonight
Date: Saturday, December 30th 2006 1:10am CST
Categories: Site News, People News, Media
Posted by: Seibertron | Credit(s): -Sandman-

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As many of you know, I like to provide you with major world events when they happen such as 9-11, Hurricane Katrina, the 2005 Christmas Tsunami and the deaths of American Presidents. I think it is important to share this information with the massive worldwide population of Transformers fans that visit SEIBERTRON.com. Yes, there are things that happen in the world that aren't Transformers related.

On that note, a political figure that was head of the country that serves as ground zero for the mid-east turmoil was executed earlier this evening. Weapons of mass destruction or not, ex-President Saddam Hussein is no longer among us.

For more information about this news event, please follow the story at the links below ...

  • Saddam Hussein on Wikipedia

  • CNN.com

  • Drudge Report

  • Saddam Hussein's execution article on MyWay.com

  • IDW Update: Transformers Spotlight: Ultra Magnus Wallpaper

    Transformers News: IDW Update: Transformers Spotlight: Ultra Magnus Wallpaper
    Date: Thursday, December 28th 2006 7:57pm CST
    Categories: Comic Book News, Media
    Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s): Idwpublishing.com

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    Does your computer have an old wallpaper that you no longer care for but you cann't deal with it now, because you do not have time to search for a new one? Well IDW's got you covered! IDW has updated their Wallpaper Gallery. This time they have added art from Transformers Spotlight: Ultra Magnus. So give your computer some style and head over to IDW's Wallpaper Gallery.

    New Transformer Book Listings on Amazon

    Transformers News: New Transformer Book Listings on Amazon
    Date: Tuesday, December 26th 2006 7:01pm CST
    Categories: Comic Book News, Movie News, Media, Store News
    Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s): Amazon.com and TFW2005

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    Some new Transformers books listings have appeared on Amazon.com. Many of the titles seem to be related to the upcoming Transformers Movie. Here are the new listings:

    Transformers: The Movie Guide (Hardcover)
    Transformers: The Movie Storybook (Transformers) (Hardcover)
    Transformers: Sam's New Car (Transformers) (Paperback)
    Transformers: The Quest for the Allspark (Transformers) (Paperback)

    New Transformers Movie Promotional Site: Sector Seven Online

    Transformers News: New Transformers Movie Promotional Site: Sector Seven Online
    Date: Wednesday, December 20th 2006 7:18pm CST
    Categories: Movie News, Media
    Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s): Scaleface and TFW2005

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    Our own Scaleface has noticed something in the trailer during the scene with the sound playing. At the top of the screen the following word appear "Sector Seven Org" and "Tkara83". Scaleface did a little search and guess what, there is a http://sectorseven.org/ and it is a promotional website for the upcoming Transformers Movie. At the password login enter the following:

    takara83

    The password is case sensitive. If you enter it in capital letters you will not be able to log onto the site.

    New Movie Teaser Trailer is Online NOW!!!

    Transformers News: New Movie Teaser Trailer is Online NOW!!!
    Date: Wednesday, December 20th 2006 2:57am CST
    Categories: Movie News, Press Releases, Media
    Posted by: Bed Bugs | Credit(s): Crimson Dynamo of DM.net & Kaiser Convoy

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    Crimson Dynamo of Don Murphy.net has found a sneak peak of the new Transformers Movie Teaser Trailer scheduled to debut online later today.

    Click here to see this cinematic marvel in the making (In French)!

    Update #1! An English version has been found on Yahoo UK thanks to Seibertron.com member Kaiser Convoy! Click Here to hear it in English!

    The Teaser Trailer will be officially be online at Yahoo Movies in less than 24 hours. You can check out the countdown here

    Remember to keep visiting SEIBERTRON.com for any updates on the Transformers Movie.

    Update #2! Transformers Movie.com has uploaded the new trailer, but this time with a small difference. At the end of the trailer, Peter Cullen voices Optimus Prime's motto, "Freedom is the right of all sentient beings".

    "Live Free or Die Hard" takes on Transformers next summer

    Transformers News: "Live Free or Die Hard" takes on Transformers next summer
    Date: Tuesday, December 19th 2006 4:00pm CST
    Categories: Movie News, Media
    Posted by: Seibertron | Credit(s): FirstShowing.net, TFW2005.com

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    Next summer's blockbuster Transformers movie just found itself some competition in the form of Bruce Willis' "Live Free or Die Hard" movie. Die Hard was originally supposed to open on June 29th but instead has been moved to July 4th. You can check out the "Live Free or Die Hard" trailer at http://movies.yahoo.com/feature/livefreeordiehard.html. The trailer debuted this past weekend with Eragon in theatres nationwide.

    New Transformers Inspired Stan Bush Song Reviewed!

    Transformers News: New Transformers Inspired Stan Bush Song Reviewed!
    Date: Tuesday, December 19th 2006 6:25am CST
    Categories: Movie News, Media
    Posted by: Alex Kingdom | Credit(s): Fan of Stan, mr_sinister_31

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    As revealed here exclusively at SEIBERTRON.com, Stan Bush has been working on a new Transformers inspired track possibley for use in the forthcoming live action Transformers Movie.

    mr_sinister_31 of the Don Murphy Message Board has been lucky enough to hear the new track first hand and has posted a small review of the song here. He writes:

    Put simply, this song rocks. I was pleasantly surprised. I'd describe it as a meshing of electronic and straight ahead hard edged rock. This is most definitely NOT 'The Touch -- Part Two'. It's starts off with roughly a minute or so of eclectic drums/electronic sounds. I closed my eyes and it felt like the type of ambient music you'd hear in the background of an expository scene. It reminded me of some of the music from 'The Island' actually.

    At around one minute in the song starts in earnest. Now, this is Stan Bush singing, and it sounds like Stan Bush singing. So if you're expecting something else than you'll be disappointed. I just felt the need to point that out. That being said, the dude sounds good. Really good. The lyrics evoke what the Transformers are about. What they are, what they represent, why they're here. Basically, it accomplishes what the lyrics to the original Transformers theme did, but in a fresh way.


    As yet there has been no confirmation that the track will appear in the Transformers Movie. or as part of the original soundtrack. The SEIBERTRON News Crew will keep you update with any futher developments.

    Open Letter from Anne Bryant, composer of original TF theme song

    Transformers News: Open Letter from Anne Bryant, composer of original TF theme song
    Date: Monday, December 18th 2006 10:34am CST
    Categories: Cartoon News, Media
    Posted by: Seibertron | Credit(s): Anne Bryant

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    I received an email from Anne Bryant this morning, who is the original composer of the popular Transformers theme song from the 1980s animated series. She wanted to express her thanks toward the show of support the Transformers community has shown her. Here is the letter that she wrote to all of you.

    An Open Letter from Anne Bryant

    Dear Transformers Fans,

    Thank you for your support of the Transformers over the years, and thank you for your support of my original Theme Music, which has become associated with the Transformers products and properties. Because of your support, "The Transformers" has truly reached a pop culture status.

    I also write to thank you for your many kind and supportive remarks regarding my exhausting, six-year litigation process. The blogs have been favorable, in the main, and I can tell you that your support means much to me in my David versus Goliath struggle to claim the royalties long due to me.

    To clear up any confusion here as to my motives and timing, I can say that my investigation into my pathetically negligible royalties for the TF theme began in 1994, six years prior to filing a formal lawsuit in 2000; including that in 1998, I contacted BMI, and then, as instructed, I repeatedly followed their formal inquiry procedures to the letter [for two years], without a single response from them. These big organizations have all of the records, so it is difficult for a composer to unravel problems, or perhaps even to identify honest mistakes, without their help; without their cooperation. As such, frustrated with the lack of response from BMI, I packed up all of my correspondence, proofs, contract numbers, original registrations and payment forms and went to see my attorney. He also tried to get satisfactory information from BMI for several months, but lacking any serious help, we moved to file a formal claim so that we could demand records from them. Concurrent with this, it became evident that my themes and songs [Transformers and others] were being used on a multiplicity of recording products licensed by Sunbow without any accounting statements or royalty payments to me, hence, the scope of this legal action.

    As indicated above, in no way was this lawsuit motivated by the new DreamWorks live action movie; the movie was not even a glimmer on the horizon when all of this began. I don’t know whether they plan to use my theme in the new movie, and of course, I would love it if they do, but this litigation is first and foremost about the past and present royalties due; the future for Transformers, Jem, ML Pony and GI Joe and the other themes, if there is one, can be handled when the case is decided or settled.

    Additionally, I can tell you that I have no rights to claim royalties for music composed by Ford Kinder, my former partner in our production company, except in any instances that our interests may overlap. We were separate writers -- not collaborators -- who jointly owned a production company we formed to take responsibility for all aspects of the full and final production of music that either he or I composed. As such, we credited any music that we produced through our company to both of us. This we did in order to build our company name. Ford and I wrote and produced several hundred pieces of music each year; this was our profession. Basic fees were paid to our companies for our services as producers, arrangers, *musicians and singers. And always, we were to be compensated, personally, as composers solely through our royalty payments. This is standard in the Commercial Music Business: writers write for royalties; professional writers always retain their royalties. So, this is what I am demanding in my court action: account for and pay the past and present royalties as agreed, and correct the records for the future.

    I sincerely hope this will clear up any misunderstandings any of you may have; and I hope you will continue to support my efforts to be fully compensated as I face this well-financed, brutal opponent that would rather pay millions in legal fees, than pay to settle this matter.

    See you at the movies: 7-4-7.

    With all good wishes,
    Anne

    * Additionally, you may be interested to know that no "Secondary Market Payments" have been made to union musicians and singers for the use of their performances on TF, JEM and other television themes originally produced for Sunbow and GBI. Sunbow simply lifted these performances onto recording products and licensed them to distributors without making those payments required in their Union Contracts. The Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Musicians are working to recover payment to the performers in actions separate from my lawsuit.


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    On the Web:
  • Anne Bryant on IMDB.com

  • Master Click Tempo Timing Software

  • TV Loonland Companies

  • Transfomers in Popular Science Magazine

    Transformers News: Transfomers in Popular Science Magazine
    Date: Friday, December 15th 2006 6:48pm CST
    Categories: Movie News, Media
    Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s): csusandman and Popular Science

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    Our own csusandman has brought us some interesting news about Transformers. In the latest issue of Popular Science there is an article about the upcoming Transformers Movie. Here is what csusandman posted from Popular Science:

    "Your Guide to the Year in Science 2007
    July-
    Transformers: The Movie
    Planet Earth is the front line in the epic battle between Autobots and Decepticons when director Michael Bay's live-action movie Transformers opens on July 4. Based on the animated series and popular action figures of the early 1980's, Bay's Transformers (brought to life by CGI) can change from, say, a 25-foot humanity-hating robot into a deadly jeet fighter in four seconds flat."

    The Ark: another new TF book from IDW featuring animation models

    Transformers News: The Ark: another new TF book from IDW featuring animation models
    Date: Wednesday, December 13th 2006 1:16pm CST
    Categories: Cartoon News, Media
    Posted by: Seibertron | Credit(s): Jim Sorenson

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    We just received a message from Jim Sorenson about an upcoming book that he's working on for IDW called "The Ark".

    From: Jim Sorenson
    Sent: Wednesday, December 13, 2006 1:14 PM
    To: SEIBERTRON.com News Staff
    Cc: Seibertron
    Subject: News & Rumors: New TF book coming out

    Thought you'd be interested - I've signed a deal with IDW to produce a book of Transformers animation models. It's called The Ark and will be shipping in late May 07. ISBN: 1600100805. The scope is the US cartoon, 1984 - 1987 with a possible 2nd volume covering Japanese material and US commercials from 1988 - 1990. Don Figueroa has done the cover.


    The SEIBERTRON.com News Staff will be sure sure to provide you with more details as information becomes available.

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