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Offical Website of Transformers: Animated Online! Includes Preview Clip

Transformers News: Offical Website of Transformers: Animated Online! Includes Preview Clip

Monday, December 10th, 2007 2:22PM CST

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Cartoon Network has launched the offical website of the upcoming Transformers: Animated cartoon, and has posted a three minute preview clip. You can check out the site by clicking here. Please note that the clip can only be viewed in the US.
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Posted by E.P.Y.A.R.M.S. on December 10th, 2007 @ 2:38pm CST
I actually liked it...there seemed to be good animation, some cool story elements, and good voice acting
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Posted by Silent_Magnus on December 10th, 2007 @ 2:40pm CST
Finally glad they have a site.
I hope people stop mistaking Transformers@themoon's site as official now.


edit: Starscream seems to be as treacherous as ever.
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Posted by Megatron Wolf on December 10th, 2007 @ 2:49pm CST
Megatron: Badass, Starscream: Badass, Transformation sound, Badass, Story so far: Badass, Animation: horrid. If the series focuses on the bots 90% of the time then ill watch. But i know that wont happen. The damn meatbags are gonna ruin every thing i can feel it. I still say that this with either make or break Transformers. Its good timing to try crap like this out (seeing as how theres a new movie and a new classic line coming to salvage any mistakes) but they may be straying to far off. Even after seeing that clip im still fearing this show.
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Posted by Nekoman on December 10th, 2007 @ 3:05pm CST
This is the worst piece of crap I have ever seen, a fan dub could have been better, aside from the dub, the animation made me want to vomit, no problem with primes mouth, simply I hate what they’ve done to ALL the characters. Why cant we get something like Micron densetsu or Superlink? I hate this filth!
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Posted by Autobot032 on December 10th, 2007 @ 3:07pm CST
I'm so impressed!

I will definitely be watching this sucker.

I think we might actually the best incarnation of Megatron yet. This one actually does something.
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Posted by cybertronianjedi on December 10th, 2007 @ 3:09pm CST
this..will...be.....AWESOME!!
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Posted by Matrixv01 on December 10th, 2007 @ 3:24pm CST
Very cool vid clip.
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Posted by Silent_Magnus on December 10th, 2007 @ 3:32pm CST
Epsiode 13 is called Headmaster.
Too bad it probably won't have anything to do with the transforming kind.

Edit:

Slight Spoilers:
OH SNAP there are constructicons later in the season.
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Posted by Magnimus on December 10th, 2007 @ 3:39pm CST
I can't see the clip because it is for US Audiences only.

I did read through the episode summaries though. Sounds interesting.
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Posted by Roboto750 on December 10th, 2007 @ 3:45pm CST
Kick @SS!!! I haven't been a huge fan of any TF show since BW. Things might finally change!
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Posted by i_amtrunks on December 10th, 2007 @ 3:50pm CST
Awesomesauce. Pure unadulterated Awesomesauce.

Tom Kenny does a superb job giving Starscream a whiny raspy voice, I think many people will find it hard to believe he is both Starscream and Spongebob.
Megatron sounds different, and not in a bad way at all, he is now more of a growler than a gloater, a nice change from the Beast Wars and A/E/C series.

This series is going to be an absolute blast, I cannot wait!
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Posted by Autobot032 on December 10th, 2007 @ 3:51pm CST
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glpS72FXT0k

Somebody ripped a really low quality version to YouTube.
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Posted by microclone on December 10th, 2007 @ 3:54pm CST
thats really quite engaging, thats something i cannot say for cybertron. i like the dark purple colour scheme when mags and SS are interacting. Megs looks awesome. Great to see that clip ending on a cliff hanger of sorts. Transformers of not im not sure why anybody would suggest that this is dreadful, its appears to combine a serious feel with comedy quite successfully, overall i reckon this is a way better move than using CGI. thumbs up.

Haters, on 26th Dec 'just turn of your television sets and do something less boring instead' sorry, i had to say that, older UK fans will know what the hell thats about.
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Posted by Lunarabbit on December 10th, 2007 @ 4:01pm CST
Sentinel Prime in Episode 18, eh? Cool. Honestly speaking, this is the most excited I've been about a TF series in a very long time, and I hope that I'm not disappointed.
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Posted by Ultra Magnus on December 10th, 2007 @ 4:26pm CST
Satisfactory. I'm quite interested in seeing the rest of that episode. Feels like Justice League, but Justice League was cool. So's this.
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Posted by ShGarland_1383 on December 10th, 2007 @ 4:29pm CST
Jeysie wrote:
Dead Metal wrote:Oh this sucks, I can't watch the clip, cos I don't live in the US!


Buh, I can't watch it because it wants me to download ActiveX (sorry, not happening). Stupid IE-only web design.

But, personally I like what I've heard of Starscream in previous clips; reminds me of G1 Starscream.

Is ActiveX IE-only? Only reason I couldn't watch the clip is because cartoonnetork.com doesn't support Mac OS X. And I don't think that's limited to ActiveX or IE (which Microsoft doesn't make for Mac anymore). That's why I don't ever watch the toonami jetstream stuff, is because I'm on an iMac. Could always jump over to my sister's computer....but I'd rather do stuff on my own computer.
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Posted by bumblezzz on December 10th, 2007 @ 4:42pm CST
Man , Animated can't come any sooner. I can't wait to see what the haters say next it is really hilarious. Animated=Next G1 anybody!
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Posted by Fender Bender on December 10th, 2007 @ 4:45pm CST
Good news: Constructicons
Bad news: Only 2 of them :(

I'm going to guess that it will be Scrapper and Long Haul. They make the most sense to do together if they are only putting two of them in.

The backstory of the Dinobots is pretty interesting too, being park gimmicks gone haywire.
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Posted by Saberspark model H. on December 10th, 2007 @ 4:57pm CST
That looks good but my computer played it like a slide show I could still hear the noise just couldn't see the action. Primes mouth movements were hilarious whe he said Teltran-1. I did catch a little spongebob in starscream it sounded like he was angry or pirate spongebob. But overall I'm gonna watch it.
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Posted by cellshock on December 10th, 2007 @ 5:00pm CST
The biggest standouts were definitely the G1 transformation sound and Starscream's voice. Not a total Latta ripoff, but certainly a damn nice homage - the best so far. I love Cory Burton's voice work in G1 (Shockwave & Brawn were always two of my favorites) but I'm really not liking his Megatron. Sounds too human. Prime's voice is surprisingly boring. Bumblebee's is about what I expected, for better or worse.

I still think the whole aesthetic of Animated looks absolutely awful, but I will admit that the animation is better than I expected it would be. I might give the show a chance, but it's still going to take a LOT of convincing to ever get me to buy any of the figures.
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Posted by Rochade on December 10th, 2007 @ 5:05pm CST
Looks like it will be fun.
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Posted by Creature SH on December 10th, 2007 @ 5:06pm CST
Oooooh, I like this Starscream. Perfect backstabber, isn't he ?
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Posted by SolCross on December 10th, 2007 @ 5:11pm CST
Autobot032 wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glpS72FXT0k

Somebody ripped a really low quality version to YouTube.


Ugh, I was going to watch that since the video refused to load, but I think I would rather wait for it than watch a video of someone recording their computer screen. :lol:
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Posted by Briggs on December 10th, 2007 @ 5:12pm CST
ITS LIKE IM WATCHING G1!!! haha that is GREAT!
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Posted by MaikeruSama on December 10th, 2007 @ 5:12pm CST
Loved it! Im 100% in love with this series know! I cant stop watching the clip.
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Posted by Silent_Magnus on December 10th, 2007 @ 5:16pm CST
Creature SH wrote:Oooooh, I like this Starscream. Perfect backstabber, isn't he ?


I think he did more than just stab megatron's back.
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Posted by cellshock on December 10th, 2007 @ 5:18pm CST
Here's a higher res & larger version of the preview clip in Windows Media format:

http://tf.ihatetext.com/tf.html
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Posted by reanimate28 on December 10th, 2007 @ 5:32pm CST
ok i will concede Megatron looks great... prolly only becuz he has his BFG on his arm....the rest look so stupid...just look at the way bulkhead gets up and walks away the f@#$kin animation looks like shit...and most of them look like they are not even robots their legs and arms look like suits or somthin... too bad....it sucks that they dont look like machines anymore...no detail.... wtf..just look like generic super hero wannabees....bahhhhhhhh!
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Posted by Bouncy X on December 10th, 2007 @ 5:39pm CST
so what's with the bad lip sync?

i just watched the youtube clip so maybe its due to that...but i was under the impression this was an american cartoon..but that lip sync seems to imply its just dubbed over.

so what is it? was that just a bad clip or is this show actually dubbed for north america?
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Posted by gogleman374 on December 10th, 2007 @ 5:45pm CST
Hands down, best megatron in a long time.
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Posted by Silent_Magnus on December 10th, 2007 @ 5:59pm CST
Bouncy X wrote:so what's with the bad lip sync?

i just watched the youtube clip so maybe its due to that...but i was under the impression this was an american cartoon..but that lip sync seems to imply its just dubbed over.

so what is it? was that just a bad clip or is this show actually dubbed for north america?


Well technically ALL animated shows are dubbed not matter if it's the original language or not. Unless there is just no voice acting in the show, but yes English is animated's first language.

Yes I did notice Optimus's first line being a little off.
Everthing else seemed fine to me.
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Posted by nexisconvoy on December 10th, 2007 @ 6:11pm CST
Well at least the decipticons look cool mostly megatron i like the G1 consept

Oh and there are only 29 ep or is it just first seson :-? :???:
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Posted by Silent_Magnus on December 10th, 2007 @ 6:20pm CST
Just the first season I think.

Beats G1's first season of only 16 episodes.
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Posted by Liege Evilmus on December 10th, 2007 @ 6:49pm CST
Granted I can't hear anything so I'm leaving that in the air.

However what I've seen, I can't say agrees with me.
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Posted by Savage on December 10th, 2007 @ 6:51pm CST
I'm really starting to dig this. Still on the fence about the animation style as a whole, but Megatron looks better than he has in years. I love white/silver Megatrons with a cannon, cant help it. Change anything else you want except the colors and the cannon, and I'm happy. Starscream's voice isn't quite Latta, but it's just so simply Starscream. I love the Dinobots as a third faction.
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Posted by Liege Evilmus on December 10th, 2007 @ 6:52pm CST
Briggs wrote:ITS LIKE IM WATCHING G1!!! haha that is GREAT!


:???:
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Posted by Creature SH on December 10th, 2007 @ 6:58pm CST
Silent_Magnus wrote:
Creature SH wrote:Oooooh, I like this Starscream. Perfect backstabber, isn't he ?


I think he did more than just stab megatron's back.


Oh yeah... he actually succeeded ! How crazy is that ?

This actually also brought in another old mainstay of Transformers lore - Severed bodyparts lying around. Always been big in the comics. I'm actually surprised that they're getting away with it here.
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Posted by dragons on December 10th, 2007 @ 6:59pm CST
i like megatron and strascream voices starscream is big kissup to megatron anyone read some of the episodes on the site like the origin episode of the dinobots seems very realistc beleving
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Posted by Sabrblade on December 10th, 2007 @ 7:01pm CST
Now that was just... Prime!

I take back any/all negative opinions I had about this series. After seeing this, it looks really promising. I just hope the human interaction doesn't downplay the coolness.

And those voices, talk about talent! Megatron sounds like an eviler version of Brainiac from the DCAU. Starscream is right on. BA sounds like a much deeper version of Numbah 5's sister from KND. Bulkhead and Bumblebee sound decent. And Prime. Well, his name says it all. Prime was just Prime. Despite his younger persona, he was impressive.

I hope now that this has been seen, most/all the complaining will cease.
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Posted by Nemesis Cyberplex on December 10th, 2007 @ 7:03pm CST
Still think the animation is a bit too silly-looking, but it looks like they managed to keep the heart & soul of TF intact....Hell, the heart & soul of G1 even.
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Posted by Mandamus on December 10th, 2007 @ 7:17pm CST
Awesome. This can't get here soon enough.

Starscream's voice is great. I didn't like Megatron's voice as much, but that is a very small beef compared to all the goodness.
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Posted by esclavo on December 10th, 2007 @ 7:29pm CST
I like what I see so far. I won't wait for the human interaction to judge since i've never like the human interaction in a Transformers cartoon.
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Posted by Breeze on December 10th, 2007 @ 8:01pm CST
Definitely better story telling than the Cybertron series. I might actually like it...
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Posted by Nekoman on December 10th, 2007 @ 8:13pm CST
Breeze wrote:Definitely better story telling than the Cybertron series. I might actually like it...

Did you watch Galaxy force? I found it to be much better than its dubbed version.
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Posted by Geekee1 on December 10th, 2007 @ 8:20pm CST
I keep getting more and more excited for this show. I am loving pretty much everything so far.
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Posted by Shadowman on December 10th, 2007 @ 8:26pm CST
That was awesome.

A few thoughts:

1. Cree Summer pulled off Blackarachnia and then some. Tom Kenny kicked ass as Starscream, though when he says "Neither do I," you can just barely hear SpongeBob in his voice. Just enough to make him recognizable, not enough to bring it down. David Kaye as Prime didn't sound right. Although I have trouble placing the voice, he sounded a lot more like Michael Bell. (G1 Prowl)

2. Very clear usage of the old "Fusion Cannon" and "Transformation" stock sounds. A very good thing.

3. A possible reference to Beast Wars: Bumblebee said "We're all gonna die, aren't we?" Rattrap would be proud.

4. Goddamn this will rock.
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Posted by Thunder_breaker on December 10th, 2007 @ 8:43pm CST
So I can't really help, but think all these haters aren't true fans. I would think a true fan would love all the excellent homages despite the animation. This is just contemporary style but there is so much good stuff going on. This will easily be the best since BW and may even beat it out. I love the mix of G1 and Movie and brand new stuff.
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Posted by Savage on December 10th, 2007 @ 8:58pm CST
Episode 12. Dinobot Island, anyone?
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Posted by microclone on December 10th, 2007 @ 9:02pm CST
generally: i quickly scanned through the 86 tf movie (i handnt seen it before), the art is more detailed (although some is really bad like the dinobots)than the G1 series/ new animated stuff but for sure theres loads of goofy if not downright cheesy moments that I wasnt expecting esp with the negative comments initially thrown at the animation (which it is oft compared to). seems to me the comical aspects of animated are a blast from the past. The only aspect of the 86 movie i really cant stomach is that AWFUL music. i also think the new SS sounds better than than the 86 movie version. aside from the new art style the animated series really seems like its got a lot of the feel of G1 intact.
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Posted by dabattousai on December 10th, 2007 @ 11:40pm CST
The clip was indeed awesome, seeing Starscream just betray Megatron like that was interesting.

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