Bumblebee to Speak in Transformers: Prime Beast Hunters

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Monday, July 15th, 2013 1:31PM CDT

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The official Transformers Facebook page has just let everyone know about something big and yellow to happen in the very near future: Bumblebee will speak for the first time in the Prime Beast Hunters series! Check out the news below, mirrored for your convenience, and discuss who you think will voice him or who you'd like to see in our Energon Pub forum.

Hasbro just announced that, for the first time ever in Transformers Prime, Bumblebee will speak in the episode airing July 26th! Fans at San Diego Comic-Con will get a sneak peek at Bumblebee's voice during the Transformers Prime Beast Hunters panel this Thursday at 11 am PT!
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Re: Bumblebee to Speak in Transformers: Prime Beast Hunters (1503390)
Posted by craggy on July 15th, 2013 @ 1:43pm CDT
any word on the VA? I know he's really difficult to track down and super shy about having been Bumblebee's iconic G1 voice, but after the fan service of Soundwave's line last week it'd be pretty awesome if they got Dan Gilvezan.
Re: Bumblebee to Speak in Transformers: Prime Beast Hunters (1503391)
Posted by craggy on July 15th, 2013 @ 1:44pm CDT
njb902 wrote:Bah he speaks all the time...... We just can't understand him.

sounding like a Bop-It is not speaking.
Re: Bumblebee to Speak in Transformers: Prime Beast Hunters (1503393)
Posted by Venowtron on July 15th, 2013 @ 1:49pm CDT
seriously the last episode
Re: Bumblebee to Speak in Transformers: Prime Beast Hunters (1503395)
Posted by Convotron on July 15th, 2013 @ 1:55pm CDT
I'm quite curious as to how the voice will turn out. I'm looking forward to it.

On a less serious note, I can imagine the studio hiring David Kaye to voice BB and he will basically use his BW Megatron performance.

"Raf! I can speak! Yeeeesssssssss!"
Re: Bumblebee to Speak in Transformers: Prime Beast Hunters (1503399)
Posted by Noideaforaname on July 15th, 2013 @ 1:59pm CDT
Meh. BB hasn't really been much of a major character in this show, nor has his beeping really been a hindrance since everyone understands him perfectly fine anyways, and Predaking and Soundwave just had big reveals of their own (both of which I felt were lackluster), so this is a bit... not really all that interesting.
Re: Bumblebee to Speak in Transformers: Prime Beast Hunters (1503400)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 15th, 2013 @ 2:02pm CDT
Frank Welker already does the prerecorded voice of Bumblebee before the beeps are added in, so I can see them using him.

Though, inner fanboy wish: Forget Dan Gilvezan! Gimme back JOHNNY YONG BOSCH! :michaelbay: :MR-T: :michaelbay:

JOHNNY YONG BOSCH! JOHNNY YONG BOSCH! JOHNNY YONG BOSCH! JOHNNY YONG BOSCH! :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK:
Re: Bumblebee to Speak in Transformers: Prime Beast Hunters (1503401)
Posted by njb902 on July 15th, 2013 @ 2:03pm CDT
craggy wrote:
njb902 wrote:Bah he speaks all the time...... We just can't understand him.

sounding like a Bop-It is not speaking.


How so? He makes noises that people/bots can understand. Isn't that all speaking is?
Re: Bumblebee to Speak in Transformers: Prime Beast Hunters (1503404)
Posted by Jack Hallows on July 15th, 2013 @ 2:08pm CDT
Samuel L. Jackson.
Re: Bumblebee to Speak in Transformers: Prime Beast Hunters (1503405)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on July 15th, 2013 @ 2:08pm CDT
njb902 wrote:
craggy wrote:
njb902 wrote:Bah he speaks all the time...... We just can't understand him.

sounding like a Bop-It is not speaking.


How so? He makes noises that people/bots can understand. Isn't that all speaking is?


Maybe it should be rephrased at "Bumblebee to finally speak in a language the audience can understand" :lol:
Re: Bumblebee to Speak in Transformers: Prime Beast Hunters (1503406)
Posted by VirusCarnage on July 15th, 2013 @ 2:14pm CDT
I hope to [strike]god[/strike] Primus that they don't make him speak in a flashback or something, then having his R2 D2 voice in the present.
Re: Bumblebee to Speak in Transformers: Prime Beast Hunters (1503417)
Posted by Dead Metal on July 15th, 2013 @ 3:12pm CDT
Jack Hallows wrote:Samuel L. Jackson.

"BLEEP BLOP MOTHERBOARD INTERFACER, DO YOU SPEAK IT?!"
Re: Bumblebee to Speak in Transformers: Prime Beast Hunters (1503418)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on July 15th, 2013 @ 3:12pm CDT
so they finaly realized that no one likes r2-d2 bumblebee, watch he'll have 1 line & itll be something stupid & in a flashback. Wonder who the VA is would be cool if its Dan Gilvezan, id tune in for that.
Re: Bumblebee to Speak in Transformers: Prime Beast Hunters (1503422)
Posted by PrymeStriker on July 15th, 2013 @ 3:36pm CDT
If they allow him to speak in the present, they better write it in better than the movies did. Maybe Ratchet or someone steals some high-tech equipment from the Nemesis?
Re: Bumblebee to Speak in Transformers: Prime Beast Hunters (1503426)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 15th, 2013 @ 3:46pm CDT
PrymeStriker wrote:If they allow him to speak in the present, they better write it in better than the movies did. Maybe Ratchet or someone steals some high-tech equipment from the Nemesis?
"The miracle elixir that is Synthetic Energon." - I can so see them going that route at the last minute. :roll:
Re: Bumblebee to Speak in Transformers: Prime Beast Hunters (1503432)
Posted by Mindmaster on July 15th, 2013 @ 3:59pm CDT
Interesting. I agree with the general population: I wouldn't like it if he speaks in a flashback, but it wouldn't be the end of the world if it was.

Dan Gilvezan, yes please! :x Oddly, I can see Prime Bumblebee sounding like his original Generation One predecessor.
Re: Bumblebee to Speak in Transformers: Prime Beast Hunters (1503433)
Posted by njb902 on July 15th, 2013 @ 3:59pm CDT
Since Welker voices him already I think an interesting take would be to do a less raspy younger sounding megaton voice.
Re: Bumblebee to Speak in Transformers: Prime Beast Hunters (1503444)
Posted by rekka on July 15th, 2013 @ 4:44pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Frank Welker already does the prerecorded voice of Bumblebee before the beeps are added in, so I can see them using him.

Though, inner fanboy wish: Forget Dan Gilvezan! Gimme back JOHNNY YONG BOSCH! :michaelbay: :MR-T: :michaelbay:

JOHNNY YONG BOSCH! JOHNNY YONG BOSCH! JOHNNY YONG BOSCH! JOHNNY YONG BOSCH! :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK:


Unfortunately Johnny will unlikely be the voice because he is a non-union voice talent and unable to do a union voice gig such as Prime. Which sucks because he was a great BB in War for Cybertron.
Re: Bumblebee to Speak in Transformers: Prime Beast Hunters (1503449)
Posted by ILL-Star on July 15th, 2013 @ 5:05pm CDT
I don't really look at episode 13 as the last episode given how the movie premiers in the fall and is 90 minutes long. That's about an additional four episodes. My point being if Bumblebee speaks in the present, he may speak in the movie.
Re: Bumblebee to Speak in Transformers: Prime Beast Hunters (1503451)
Posted by YRQRM0 on July 15th, 2013 @ 5:06pm CDT
Am I the only one that doesn't mind BB not speaking? Personally I found him kind of annoying in Animated, and the movies have established him as mute to a whole new generation. Plus the show has at least mentioned it on multiple occasions, addressing that it was Megatron who ripped his voice box out. It's served some emotional moments, not to mention that it's supposed to be cannon with WFC/FOC.

Prime has had a good amount of fanboy nods already. I like that there's some originality in things like R2 Bee (or at least a mix from different universes). I almost wouldn't want Dan, I don't like everything to just be a service to the fans, unless it just really fits. In 20 years half the fan base will be in nostalgic joy when a new series comes out with a beeping BB lol.

If it's a flashback, I guess that's fine. If his voice gets fixed, cool I guess. With Prime ending though his voice isn't really gonna stick with him being mute the entire series, unless it's just an amazing episode or the movie features him greatly (please no).
Re: Bumblebee to Speak in Transformers: Prime Beast Hunters (1503457)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 15th, 2013 @ 5:17pm CDT
rekka wrote:Unfortunately Johnny will unlikely be the voice because he is a non-union voice talent and unable to do a union voice gig such as Prime. Which sucks because he was a great BB in War for Cybertron.

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