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"War Within Animated" Episode 1 Available for Download

Transformers News: "War Within Animated" Episode 1 Available for Download

Saturday, January 19th, 2008 5:11PM CST

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Seibertron's own Black Bumblebee has alerted us to the fact that "War Within Animated" Episode #1 has been finished and is now available for download from tfcog.com.

For those new to the project, it is an attempt to take a comic book series and "animate" it through use of photoshop and similar programs.

Black Bumblebee also notes that there is no set date for episode #2 as yet:

...and for those wondering when part two will come out, well, you may have to wait a while. These things take a "bit" of time...

To download the first episode of "War Within Animated", please click here.
Credit(s): Black Bumblebee, tfcog.com
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Re: "War Within Animated" Episode 1 Available for Download (608723)
Posted by Mkall on January 19th, 2008 @ 5:16pm CST
I remember seeing a preview for this sometime ago and it looked pretty sweet, downloading now.
Re: "War Within Animated" Episode 1 Available for Download (608747)
Posted by UltraPrimal on January 19th, 2008 @ 5:52pm CST
Pretty cool. Some of the voices are spot on too.
Re: "War Within Animated" Episode 1 Available for Download (608789)
Posted by Bouncy X on January 19th, 2008 @ 7:08pm CST
it be cool to see a fully animated version of this story. like since DTV animated movies are all the rage now, that be a perfect place. hell maybe they could get whatever G1 actors are still available to come back.

but one question, i never read this comic so is this some
"alternate reality" version of the backstory? like does this ignore the G1 cartoon because if not, how come Grimlock is there when he was created on earth on the show.
Re: "War Within Animated" Episode 1 Available for Download (608802)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on January 19th, 2008 @ 7:28pm CST
You know what, that was better than that crap they call Transformers Animated. Defiantly looking forward to the next one. Only thing i dont get, why does Prime always sound like Solid Snake when fans do voice over? Is it really that hard to do a John Wayne type voice?
Re: "War Within Animated" Episode 1 Available for Download (608828)
Posted by Black Bumblebee on January 19th, 2008 @ 8:08pm CST
Glad you guys are liking it so far :-)

To answer some questions that I see listed:

G1 continuity is "somewhat" ignored from the cartoon as it's taken from the comic book time line. Specifically, this is Dreamwave's version of G1, which differs from Marvel's version of G1.

The main thing you'll notice that's different from the cartoon is Grimlock: in the comics, he wasn't built on Earth, but instead is just like anyone else; he just has a stilted way of talking. He is not mentally challenged either--comic book Grimlock is more like a lone wolf Wolverine type character.

As you may see though, the artists did try to keep things close to the G1 cartoon by having the Cybertronian modes match what was scene in episode 1 of the cartoon.

The voice actor who does Optimus Prime can actually do a very good imitation of Peter Cullen (he does the Prime Time videos on youtube), but I specifically told him to alter it a bit. I didn't want people to identify with this as Optimus Prime right off the bat. This is an Optimus who is young, untested, and unsure of what he is doing. The Autobots don't quite trust him, and I don't want the audience to trust him either.

So if you're a bit critical of the voice, that's to fall on me, not the voice actor :-)
Re: "War Within Animated" Episode 1 Available for Download (608842)
Posted by UltraPrimal on January 19th, 2008 @ 8:17pm CST
Black Bumblebee wrote:The voice actor who does Optimus Prime can actually do a very good imitation of Peter Cullen (he does the Prime Time videos on youtube), but I specifically told him to alter it a bit. I didn't want people to identify with this as Optimus Prime right off the bat. This is an Optimus who is young, untested, and unsure of what he is doing. The Autobots don't quite trust him, and I don't want the audience to trust him either.

So if you're a bit critical of the voice, that's to fall on me, not the voice actor :-)

I think it was a good choice. Some of the others were very well too. Namely Ironhide and Jazz. When I heard them, I almost thought it was the real deal.

I thought the animation was very good too. Especially considering all you had to work with was static images. I didn't even expect the mouths to move.

The music was excellent as well.

Job well done. :APPLAUSE: Can't wait for the next installment. Hopefully we'll see it some time this year.
Re: "War Within Animated" Episode 1 Available for Download (608937)
Posted by Anonymous. on January 19th, 2008 @ 9:41pm CST
Wow.. what a grand idea.. and such a fantastic job. What can I say.. I'm hooked!
Re: "War Within Animated" Episode 1 Available for Download (608956)
Posted by Creature SH on January 19th, 2008 @ 10:01pm CST
I love it ! I'm very impressed by how the entire thing came together, and especially by how greatly the action scenes work. Given the source and methods, this exceeded expectations by far.

I'm also particularly impressed by the whole sound design and some of the voicing, especially on the Autobot side.

The guy who did Skywarp really had a lot of room for improvement, though... Serves him right to have his initials switched around in the credits ! :lol:
Re: "War Within Animated" Episode 1 Available for Download (609011)
Posted by Black Bumblebee on January 19th, 2008 @ 11:25pm CST
Eeek... did I have another error in the credits? :(

Sorry Creature...

I'll get it fixed for the youtube version, though :-)
Re: "War Within Animated" Episode 1 Available for Download (609108)
Posted by Creature SH on January 20th, 2008 @ 7:12am CST
No worries.
Re: "War Within Animated" Episode 1 Available for Download (609174)
Posted by Stormwolf on January 20th, 2008 @ 9:55am CST
Excellent, War Within would be the best TF show ever if it was fully animated by Hasbro.

Good work, I especially like Grimlock's voice.
Re: "War Within Animated" Episode 1 Available for Download (609185)
Posted by Dead Metal on January 20th, 2008 @ 10:21am CST
I'm angry right now.

I had to download the hig res one 4 times now, cos my father had to use the telephone everytime, now I managed to down it and I can't even enjoy it!
There are 4 really ugly fat lines running from the top of the picture ruining it, I can't watch it, my eyes can't take that effect it just hurts them, I'm not trying to be an ass, I know a lot of hard work and time went into this, the animation is nice from what I can see and the audio is just bad ass, my compliments to every body involved, I hope the youtube version won't have them stripes.
Re: "War Within Animated" Episode 1 Available for Download (609305)
Posted by Black Bumblebee on January 20th, 2008 @ 12:08pm CST
Dead Metal--Sounds like you need to update your codecs on your video player, haven't heard of this problem before.

BUT... to help you out, here's the much requested youtube version:

Part 1:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KN5RkRYsru0

Part 2:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2w8_37549M

Enjoy!
Re: "War Within Animated" Episode 1 Available for Download (609322)
Posted by Dead Metal on January 20th, 2008 @ 12:17pm CST
Black Bumblebee wrote:Dead Metal--Sounds like you need to update your codecs on your video player, haven't heard of this problem before.

BUT... to help you out, here's the much requested youtube version:

Part 1:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KN5RkRYsru0

Part 2:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2w8_37549M

Enjoy!

Dude thanks, can't wait till it's completly loaded, I love this. :mrgreen:
And I'll be updating my codecs too.
Re: "War Within Animated" Episode 1 Available for Download (609372)
Posted by Autobot Snake Eyes on January 20th, 2008 @ 1:03pm CST
Hmmmm...
Not likin it too much.
the music and sound effects made it somewhat hard to hear the voices. but its not like that matters i already have every line memorized from the comic LOL.
Re: "War Within Animated" Episode 1 Available for Download (609454)
Posted by partholon on January 20th, 2008 @ 2:30pm CST
that was the best thing ive seen in ages. seriously guys well done. considerng the effort gone in im sure it'll be ages before we see number 2 but i dont care as long as we get em all eventually.

for the life of me i dont know why hasbro hasnt done this themselves. is there anyone out there that WOULDNT want to see , say, target 2006 animated in geoff seniors style?

theyr sitting on a freekin goldmine here yet all we TF fans get is transformers animated. dear gods one episode and ww grimlock kicks the arse of TF animated.

heres hoping the buzz from this wakes a few people up.

again very very well done.
:grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin:
Re: "War Within Animated" Episode 1 Available for Download (609498)
Posted by Insurgent on January 20th, 2008 @ 3:33pm CST
:APPLAUSE:

Nuff said.
Re: "War Within Animated" Episode 1 Available for Download (609645)
Posted by skeletal13 on January 20th, 2008 @ 5:58pm CST
Turned out really well, guys! Probably one of the better fan productions I've seen!

Y'know, Marvel had some DVD's out a few years back that were called "Digital Comic Books" that were done in a similar format, taking several of their "Ultimate" books and mini-series and adding animation and voice-overs.
Re: "War Within Animated" Episode 1 Available for Download (610268)
Posted by imotron on January 21st, 2008 @ 10:05am CST
Very cool!
Re: "War Within Animated" Episode 1 Available for Download (610347)
Posted by MegaWarp on January 21st, 2008 @ 11:28am CST
Superb. Simply superb. Great job by all involved. I have wanted to see War Within turned into an animated series and this is great. I really hope this leads to something big.

Once again great work.
Re: "War Within Animated" Episode 1 Available for Download (610378)
Posted by First Gen on January 21st, 2008 @ 12:12pm CST
This thing friggin' ROCKS HARD!!! The animation is amazing, the music is PERFECT and the voices seem dead on.

Im looking foward to this whole series and am hoping you expand on afterwards.
Re: "War Within Animated" Episode 1 Available for Download (610544)
Posted by Pyrostrata on January 21st, 2008 @ 3:18pm CST
For some unknown reason, I cannot get this to DL right! I so wanna see it dernit! :sad:
Re: "War Within Animated" Episode 1 Available for Download (611406)
Posted by Insurgent on January 22nd, 2008 @ 1:09pm CST
Pyrostrata wrote:For some unknown reason, I cannot get this to DL right! I so wanna see it dernit! :sad:


There's always teh youtube links someone posted. That's the way I went for it.
Re: "War Within Animated" Episode 1 Available for Download (611979)
Posted by Pyrostrata on January 23rd, 2008 @ 12:11am CST
Thank you SO much, Insurgent, for making me look back through some posts and find the blessed soul who posted the YouTube links! I thoroughly enjoyed it, as I thought I would! I have not read the comics of the same name, but methinks I will now!! The animated version was simple fantastic! Thanks again!!
Re: "War Within Animated" Episode 1 Available for Download (612353)
Posted by ThunderThruster on January 23rd, 2008 @ 2:46pm CST
this rocks, cant wait to see the rest! so gimme!
Re: "War Within Animated" Episode 1 Available for Download (612683)
Posted by Pyrostrata on January 23rd, 2008 @ 7:59pm CST
ThunderThruster wrote:this rocks, cant wait to see the rest! so gimme!


I am with ya! I want the rest of it! :grin:
Re: "War Within Animated" Episode 1 Available for Download (612995)
Posted by Black Bumblebee on January 24th, 2008 @ 6:11am CST
Glad that my cartoon project is making you want to read the rest of the story. That was my main intention--to get those who don't usually read Transformer comics to take a look at them. There really is a HUGE amount of really good stories out there.

I will try to get episode 2 done as soon as possible, but please remember that these do take quite a bit of time. And just like with episode 1, I'd rather take my time and put out something that I think is good than to do a rush job and have people go "eh."
Re: "War Within Animated" Episode 1 Available for Download (613203)
Posted by Pyrostrata on January 24th, 2008 @ 10:53am CST
Black Bumblebee wrote:Glad that my cartoon project is making you want to read the rest of the story. That was my main intention--to get those who don't usually read Transformer comics to take a look at them. There really is a HUGE amount of really good stories out there.

I will try to get episode 2 done as soon as possible, but please remember that these do take quite a bit of time. And just like with episode 1, I'd rather take my time and put out something that I think is good than to do a rush job and have people go "eh."


I used to read TF comics back when Marvel owned the rights, but they got downright craptastic, so I stopped and never picked them back up again. Since I have jumped headlong back into TFs again, I am learning that I have missed skadoodles of goodies in comics since they have changed hands!

Oh, I understand that those eps take time to do! I am quite patient when it comes to art and will wait with patience for the next ep....After all, good things comes to those who wait, right? ;)
Re: "War Within Animated" Episode 1 Available for Download (613292)
Posted by ThunderThruster on January 24th, 2008 @ 12:58pm CST
apoloise if i came off as impatient, i was just trying to express how good i think your work is!
Re: "War Within Animated" Episode 1 Available for Download (613346)
Posted by Mechabreaker on January 24th, 2008 @ 2:14pm CST
Well then, I shall most definitely be checking this out!
Re: "War Within Animated" Episode 1 Available for Download (613877)
Posted by Pot Bot on January 25th, 2008 @ 5:54am CST
ive never read any of these, and the only tf comics ive read are the ones you get free with the dvd's and toys lol really enjoyed it though and am looking forward to the next one. Might go and pop down the shops and see if they have any comics in actually (although i doubt it, its a transformers black hole here :sad: ) bravo anyway. Just dont rush the next one, this one was great :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE:
Re: "War Within Animated" Episode 1 Available for Download (614319)
Posted by Mechabreaker on January 25th, 2008 @ 3:42pm CST
I am downloading it right now, can't wait to watch it!
Re: "War Within Animated" Episode 1 Available for Download (614321)
Posted by Pot Bot on January 25th, 2008 @ 3:44pm CST
Mechabreaker wrote:I am downloading it right now, can't wait to watch it!



i just watched it on you tube, i have a habit of being cut off when the phone rings, so downloading thigs is a chore lol. Still its a very good quality even on there
Re: "War Within Animated" Episode 1 Available for Download (614333)
Posted by Mechabreaker on January 25th, 2008 @ 4:05pm CST
Freaking awesome! Great job, can;t wait to see part two!
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Posted by Optimist_Prime on January 26th, 2008 @ 3:17pm CST
The best part of this is you guys are covering it from every angle. If I had never read the comic series and just watched this, you wouldn't get lost or confused. Grade A work guys keep it up :APPLAUSE: !
Re: "War Within Animated" Episode 1 Available for Download (645676)
Posted by Shadowman on March 2nd, 2008 @ 9:53am CST
Bit of a necro-bump, but I didn't see this sooner.

Hey hey, who's that sexy-sounding so-and-so doing the narrator? THIS GUY.

Though I do feel kind of bad that I wasn't able to perfect my clip, however short it was. :-(
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