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Generation 1 Cartoon Writer David Wise has Passed Away

Postby D-Maximal_Primal » Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:06 pm

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We have sad news to bring to you on this Wednesday evening: David Wise, who wrote many of the Generation 1 cartoon episodes, has passed away. He died following a long battle with lung cancer, and passed away peacefully surrounded by family. The original news was written on his Twitter account by a family member.

David Wise was heavily involved with the original cartoon, and wrote more episodes than any other member of the show's staff. The episodes that he wrote included:

"Attack of the Autobots"
"Day of the Machines"
"Microbots"
"Make Tracks"
"The Secret of Omega Supreme"
"Kremzeek!"
"Auto-Bop"
"The Girl Who Loved Powerglide"
"The Key to Vector Sigma, Part 1"
"The Key to Vector Sigma, Part 2"
"War Dawn"
"Trans-Europe Express"
"The Rebirth, Part 1"
"The Rebirth, Part 2"
"The Rebirth, Part 3"

We remember David Wise this evening as a great writer and a huge contributor to the Transformers cartoon and the fandom. He will be greatly missed.

After a tough battle with lung cancer, David Wise passed away peacefully at home last night surrounded by family. Please feel free to tag this account to express your condolences. All are welcome here, just as they were in David's life: friend, family, peer, fan, all of you.


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Re: Generation 1 Cartoon Writer David Wise has Passed Away

Postby Rodimus Prime » Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:15 pm

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Re: Generation 1 Cartoon Writer David Wise has Passed Away

Postby Emerje » Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:25 pm

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That's very sad indeed. Looks like he wrote some of the most memorable episodes. He'll be missed.

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Re: Generation 1 Cartoon Writer David Wise has Passed Away

Postby 9adam83 » Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:25 pm

Thank you David for bringing such joy to my childhood. Growing up in the 80's with GI Joe and Transformers still has it's impact on my today. You will be missed. :BOT: :CON:
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Re: Generation 1 Cartoon Writer David Wise has Passed Away

Postby chuckdawg1999 » Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:57 pm

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Such a talent. I hope he and his family are at peace.
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Re: Generation 1 Cartoon Writer David Wise has Passed Away

Postby Wireless_Phantom » Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:09 pm

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Re: Generation 1 Cartoon Writer David Wise has Passed Away

Postby Sabrblade » Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:51 pm

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Though it isn't perfect, "The Rebirth" was my introduction to the G1 cartoon thanks to its Rhino VHS tape release.

"The Key to Vector Sigma" and "War Dawn" were also some of my favorites to watch on Rhino's VHS tapes.

RIP, Mr. Wise.
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Re: Generation 1 Cartoon Writer David Wise has Passed Away

Postby omega666 » Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:55 pm

Man. This sucks. :(
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Re: Generation 1 Cartoon Writer David Wise has Passed Away

Postby steve2275 » Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:58 am

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Re: Generation 1 Cartoon Writer David Wise has Passed Away

Postby sol magnus » Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:23 am

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Man, this is a blow. Wrote so many of the great ideas that continue to reverberate through the fiction. Godspeed, sir.
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Re: Generation 1 Cartoon Writer David Wise has Passed Away

Postby Tuned Agent » Thu Mar 05, 2020 2:29 pm

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David Wise, thank you for everything you contributed to Transformers and its lore. You will be missed. May you rest in peace, and may your family find peace and comfort in this time as well.
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Re: Generation 1 Cartoon Writer David Wise has Passed Away

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Re: Generation 1 Cartoon Writer David Wise has Passed Away

Postby partholon » Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:28 pm

Ah crap :(

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Re: Generation 1 Cartoon Writer David Wise has Passed Away

Postby cruizerdave » Thu Mar 05, 2020 5:31 pm

He seemed like a good dude. Here's an interview with him from a few years back:::: -
http://www.aalgar.com/morebits/morebits23.mp3
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Re: Generation 1 Cartoon Writer David Wise has Passed Away

Postby Bumblevivisector » Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:55 pm

The majority of his eps were so dang good, he arguably shaped the mythos of the Sunbow cartoon more than any other writer, which is remarkable considering he was never head writer or editor. Not surprising that he went on to become head writer for most of the original TMNT cartoon, meaning he might have been the biggest influence on late '80s and early '90s action cartoons in general.

Even the pilots he wrote for all-but-forgotten properties are worth a search on Youtube. Whether goofy as heck (Battletoads), or almost too dark for kids (Shadow Strikers, the only toy-commercial toon I've seen that immediately establishes the main villain having killed the lead hero's wife), it's like he just could not run out of story ideas for translating any toy or game brand into animation.

I've been enjoying his work since age 5, and can't think of any other scribe whose passing would sadden me more. My condolences to all his loved ones.
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Re: Generation 1 Cartoon Writer David Wise has Passed Away

Postby skywarp408 » Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:05 pm

He was far too young. RIP David and thank you for all the memories.
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Re: Generation 1 Cartoon Writer David Wise has Passed Away

Postby Regimus Prime » Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:17 am

Rest In Peace David Wise. Penned some of the most classic episodes that really had an impact on my childhood and my love of the Transformers. :RUBSIGN:
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Re: Generation 1 Cartoon Writer David Wise has Passed Away

Postby SideswipeSkywarp » Fri Mar 06, 2020 2:42 am

He died from lung cancer just like my dad did. Sad. I watched so many cartoons that he wrote for. He will be missed. :BOT: :CON:
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Re: Generation 1 Cartoon Writer David Wise has Passed Away

Postby It Is Him » Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:27 am

RIP. I’ve watched The Rebirth so many dang times. Thank you for bringing joy to our lives.
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