Released today: "Bumblebee & Me: Life as a G1 Transformer" by Dan Gilvezan

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Released today: "Bumblebee & Me: Life as a G1 Transformer" by Dan Gilvezan

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Bumblebee & Me: Life as a G1 Transformer
by Dan Gilvezan

In the spring of 1984 Dan Gilvezan walked into an audition for a half-hour animated TV series and walked out an hour later with a role in a show that would change the landscape of television in the late ’80s: A show called The Transformers. As the voice of Bumblebee, the little yellow Volkswagen, Gilvezan was there from the very beginning, witness to the birth of an entertainment industry phenomenon that continues to surprise and delight audiences to this very day.

Bumblebee & Me takes you behind the scenes of the original Transformers television series for a first-hand look at the making of a classic. Experience the controlled chaos of the recording sessions, learn the secrets behind creating a character voice, get to know the members of the cast up close and personal. Chock full of stories, reminiscences, anecdotes and never-before-published photographs, Bumblebee & Me is sure to satisfy even the most knowledgeable and discerning Transformers fan.

Includes cast list and complete G1 episode guide.


Product Details

Paperback: 104 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace (November 21, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1467929565
ISBN-13: 978-1467929561
Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 7.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
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Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,076,226 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

You can purchase this book from Amazon.com.

Bumblebee and Me features a pretty awesome cover with artwork by well known Transformers fan Rosemary Ward of "Baroness" and TCC fame. Read her write up about Bumblebee and Me here.

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About the Author

DAN GILVEZAN has been a working actor in Los Angeles for over thirty years. He currently resides in the San Fernando Valley with his wife, Joselle, his daughter, Allison, and several houseplants. In addition to Bumblebee & Me, Dan is also the author of Drowned in the Grenadine, a novel based on his experiences working as an actor in Hollywood. Both are also available in ebook and audiobook formats

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Re: Released today: "Bumblebee & Me: Life as a G1 Transformer" by Dan Gilvezan

Postby Mindmaster » Sat Dec 10, 2011 1:13 pm

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Re: Released today: "Bumblebee & Me: Life as a G1 Transformer" by Dan Gilvezan

Postby chuckdawg1999 » Sat Dec 10, 2011 1:38 pm

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And the reason Dan Gilvezan isn't doing bumblebee's voice anymore? Oh yeah, the movie :sad:
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Re: Released today: "Bumblebee & Me: Life as a G1 Transformer" by Dan Gilvezan

Postby Bumblevivisector » Sat Dec 10, 2011 2:10 pm

He also voiced Prince Dargon on Sectaurs and the Spider Man with Amazing Friends, plus quite a few I'm forgetting, so it'd be neat if the memoir got into the rest of his career as well.
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Re: Released today: "Bumblebee & Me: Life as a G1 Transformer" by Dan Gilvezan

Postby cotss2012 » Sat Dec 10, 2011 5:31 pm

chuckdawg1999 wrote:And the reason Dan Gilvezan isn't doing bumblebee's voice anymore? Oh yeah, the movie :sad:


No, the reason why he isn't doing Bumblebee's voice anymore is because Bee became Goldbug in "The Return of Optimus Prime".
I do not blame Michael Bay for crapping all over a huge part of my childhood. He just directed the scripts that were given to him. I blame Orci, Kurtzman, and Krueger, who seem completely incapable of concocting a story that even halfway makes sense.

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Re: Released today: "Bumblebee & Me: Life as a G1 Transformer" by Dan Gilvezan

Postby chuckdawg1999 » Sat Dec 10, 2011 5:34 pm

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cotss2012 wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:And the reason Dan Gilvezan isn't doing bumblebee's voice anymore? Oh yeah, the movie :sad:


No, the reason why he isn't doing Bumblebee's voice anymore is because Bee became Goldbug in "The Return of Optimus Prime".


Yes he did. For shame I forgot that as I wait to pop a new head on my shinny United Bee.
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Re: Released today: "Bumblebee & Me: Life as a G1 Transformer" by Dan Gilvezan

Postby Mat001 » Sat Dec 10, 2011 6:40 pm

cotss2012 wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:And the reason Dan Gilvezan isn't doing bumblebee's voice anymore? Oh yeah, the movie :sad:


No, the reason why he isn't doing Bumblebee's voice anymore is because Bee became Goldbug in "The Return of Optimus Prime".


Except he voiced Bumblebee in the Classic Pretenders commercial and one other commercial in 89. Oh and Bee did speak in "Animated", just not in the films and "Prime". So for whatever reason, he wasn't hired for "Animated".
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Re: Released today: "Bumblebee & Me: Life as a G1 Transformer" by Dan Gilvezan

Postby cotss2012 » Sat Dec 10, 2011 6:47 pm

Mat001 wrote:Oh and Bee did speak in "Animated"


Different Bee.
I do not blame Michael Bay for crapping all over a huge part of my childhood. He just directed the scripts that were given to him. I blame Orci, Kurtzman, and Krueger, who seem completely incapable of concocting a story that even halfway makes sense.

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Re: Released today: "Bumblebee & Me: Life as a G1 Transformer" by Dan Gilvezan

Postby Bouncy X » Sat Dec 10, 2011 6:52 pm

wow, his voice barely changed...thats pretty cool.

but the book is only 104 pages? thats pretty damn short.
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Re: Released today: "Bumblebee & Me: Life as a G1 Transformer" by Dan Gilvezan

Postby Rated X » Sun Dec 11, 2011 11:08 am

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Was hoping it was a DVD but dissappointed it was a book. Im not an avid reader. I barely read TF comics, but a book ? Pass.
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Postby Wheeljack35 » Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:04 pm

The artwork was done by my freind Rose she got a free book for doing it
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Re: Released today: "Bumblebee & Me: Life as a G1 Transformer" by Dan Gilvezan

Postby El Duque » Wed Dec 21, 2011 6:07 pm

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Dan Gilvezan's "Bumblebee & Me: Life as a G1 Transformers" is now available as an audiobook over on audible.com for $3.47. The 1 hour 20 minute audiobook is narrated by Dan Gilvezan himself! Click here to purchase and dowload.

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In the spring of 1984 Dan Gilvezan walked into an audition for a half-hour animated TV series and walked out an hour later with a role in a show that would change the landscape of television in the late ’80s: A show called The Transformers. As the voice of Bumblebee, the little yellow Volkswagen, Gilvezan was there from the very beginning, witness to the birth of an entertainment industry phenomenon that continues to surprise and delight audiences to this very day.
Bumblebee & Me takes you behind the scenes of the original Transformers television series for a first-hand look at the making of a classic. Experience the controlled chaos of the recording sessions, learn the secrets behind creating a character voice, get to know the members of the cast close up and personal. Chock full of stories, reminiscences, anecdotes and never-before-seen photographs, Bumblebee & Me is sure to satisfy even the most knowledgeable and discerning Transformers fan.
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Re: Released today: "Bumblebee & Me: Life as a G1 Transformer" by Dan Gilvezan

Postby Delicon » Wed May 23, 2012 3:05 pm

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Dan Gilvezan, who was recently one of the headliners at BotCon 2012 contacted us today to inform of us of some exciting news regarding his book "Bumblebee & Me: Life as a G1 Transformer." Dan is famous in Transformers circles for being the original voice of Bumblebee on the 1980's Transformers cartoon series that was produced by Sunbow.

Hi Ryan,

I hope this email finds you well and happy. I wanted to let you know that as of today, "Bumblebee & Me: Life as a G1 Transformer", as well as my novel, "Drowned in the Grenadine", are now both available in paperback in Great Britain via Amazon.uk and on the Continent through Amazon.de, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, and Amazon.es. This is the link to the book's amazon.uk page.

All books are being produced and shipped locally. No more heinously expensive shipping or outrageous prices via secondary-market retailers for our friends across the pond. This is important news for Trans Fans in Europe and the UK, so if you wouldn't mind putting up an announcement on the site I would truly appreciate it. ((You might also want to mention how much you enjoyed the book (you DID enjoy it, didn't you?) and encourage everyone, including folks in the US who haven't, to order a copy.))

Thanks, as always, for your support. Wishing you health, happiness and all good things.

Sincerely,
Dan
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For those of you in the US who still haven't picked up his book and would like to do so, you can find it here.
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