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All Hail Optimoose!

Transformers News: All Hail Optimoose!

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008 3:40PM CST

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People who have watched the interviews on Rhino's 2002 DVD release of the G1 Transformers 2.1 box set, may remember voice actor Neil Kaplan talking about screwing around during the recording sessions of Transformers: Robots In Disguise, who voiced Optimus Prime on the series, and turn the character into Optimoose Prime, by speaking the dialogue of Optimus Prime with the voice of classic cartoon character Bullwinkle.

In the years since the interview, Neil Kaplan has often been asked about bringing Optimoose to life. Through the magic of the internet, that day has come. The writer/voice actor, who is currently also involved with the graphic novel I, of the Wolf, has opened a facebook group named All Hail Optimoose!, where the future adventures of the Transformers spoof will be brought to life.

Aside from Kaplan's writing, the artwork for the stories will be provided by acclaimed Welsh artist Simon Williams. Williams has worked on the UK Transformers: Armada comics and the current UK Transformers Movie comics as well as on IDW's Beast Wars Source book.

The following background info has been taken directly from the facebook group page.


"By the way, in the real world his sidekick is William "Bitter" Beaver. Yes, he IS a beaver and YES he is very, very bitter. His saying is "DAM IT!"

In "Life with Optimoose" he and Bitter live in our world. They are both actors, though Optimoose is FAR more successful and beloved. Which of course angers Bitter, as Optimoose started as a bit player on "The Beaver Show." In subsequent years the show was also called "Beaver and Friends", "Beaver and Moose Comedy Hour", "Optimoose and Billy Beaver Show" and finally "Optimoose and Friends."

There agent is Super Agent SIMON WILLIAMS a bit of a snooty priss from the UK. He busts his hump for "Opti" and is, frankly the textbook agent. On the other hand, Simon is more of a "booker" for Bitter. Simon will take the calls for Bitter, but he won't make them.

Bitter - though working - plays bit parts. He is one of the "go to" guys for terrorists, victims, liquor store cashiers. In other words... Bitter is treated just like most other minority actors. In fact, when "A Moose and a Beaver Walk Into a Bar: The Motion Picture" was written by Hollywood Legends Kurtzman and Orci, the role of Beaver was originally written with George Clooney in mind.

In "Optimoose Chronicles" and "The Adventures of Optimoose" things are a LITTLE different. These two "titles" take place in the Optiverse, where ANYTHING is possible.

Optimoose is an intergalactic SuperAgent.

Bitter, is his stumpy sidekick.

Simon? Well, he is Q & M, combined! He gives Optimoose his assignments, but he also designs all of his cool gadgets, weapons and transformations. In the Optiverse, Optimoose can transform into ANYTHING metallic. The one teeny tiny caviot is, the moose head will ALWAYS be there.

Their nemesis???

It's Fanboy/Skele-Fat.

In the real world, fanboy is that always impossible to please perfectionist that claims to be a fan, right before ripping someone or something to shreds. Although he claims to be Optimoose's BIGGEST fan, his goal is to get the world to see that Optimoose is not an ordinary actor.

In the Optiverse... he is Skele-Fat. He is a blob of a man that wears tights and a purple leather straps he hides his face under a skelton mask which barely hides his face, let alone his triple chins. His ego is HUGE and yet, he not only thinks he looks good, but will maim, torture and kill anyone that points out how truly ridiculous he looks.


Neil Kaplan
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Credit(s): Neil Kaplan
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Re: All Hail Optimoose! (836587)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on November 19th, 2008 @ 3:55pm CST
Dude
Re: All Hail Optimoose! (836601)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 19th, 2008 @ 4:12pm CST
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Re: All Hail Optimoose! (836708)
Posted by Blastback on November 19th, 2008 @ 8:19pm CST
I'm sorry, I have to say it.

I leave you now to your moosey fate! Bwahahahaha!! :lol:
Re: All Hail Optimoose! (836724)
Posted by Bumblebeast on November 19th, 2008 @ 9:05pm CST
Galvabunny's carrot is hilarious. :lol:
Re: All Hail Optimoose! (836725)
Posted by ThunderScythe on November 19th, 2008 @ 9:06pm CST
Wow...
Re: All Hail Optimoose! (836785)
Posted by God Magnus on November 19th, 2008 @ 11:18pm CST
This just goes to further prove my theory. Rabbits are evil.
Re: All Hail Optimoose! (836817)
Posted by Oilspill on November 20th, 2008 @ 12:50am CST
Lol, now I've seen everything :lol:
Re: All Hail Optimoose! (837629)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on November 21st, 2008 @ 12:31pm CST
God Magnus wrote:This just goes to further prove my theory. Rabbits are evil.


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Re: All Hail Optimoose! (837700)
Posted by TCJJ on November 21st, 2008 @ 2:38pm CST
Total ownage.
Re: All Hail Optimoose! (838122)
Posted by Saber Prime on November 22nd, 2008 @ 9:05am CST
Did anyone else notice the Optimoose in the small corner picture has a different design than the bigger one? Small picture looks more G1 except his hands still aren't blue. What's the big one modeled after?
Re: All Hail Optimoose! (838534)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 22nd, 2008 @ 10:59pm CST
Saber Prime wrote:Did anyone else notice the Optimoose in the small corner picture has a different design than the bigger one? Small picture looks more G1 except his hands still aren't blue. What's the big one modeled after?


Optimus Prime, of course. But with some added features courtesy of the artist's own imagination. :SMUG:
Re: All Hail Optimoose! (838553)
Posted by Saber Prime on November 23rd, 2008 @ 12:21am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Saber Prime wrote:Did anyone else notice the Optimoose in the small corner picture has a different design than the bigger one? Small picture looks more G1 except his hands still aren't blue. What's the big one modeled after?


Optimus Prime, of course. But with some added features courtesy of the artist's own imagination. :SMUG:


You vastly missunderstood the question.

The smaller corner image is of G1 Optimus Prime.

The larger image on the cover appears to be modeled after another version of Optimus and I was wondering what version that was.
Re: All Hail Optimoose! (838788)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 23rd, 2008 @ 12:18pm CST
Saber Prime wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Saber Prime wrote:Did anyone else notice the Optimoose in the small corner picture has a different design than the bigger one? Small picture looks more G1 except his hands still aren't blue. What's the big one modeled after?


Optimus Prime, of course. But with some added features courtesy of the artist's own imagination. :SMUG:


You vastly missunderstood the question.

The smaller corner image is of G1 Optimus Prime.

The larger image on the cover appears to be modeled after another version of Optimus and I was wondering what version that was.


There is no Optimus Prime that looks like that. Which is why I said that the artist added his own ideas to the look of the larger image of Optimoose.
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