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Transformers Rescue Bots DC Douglas to Attend TFNation 2018

Transformers News: Transformers Rescue Bots DC Douglas to Attend TFNation 2018
Date: Monday, December 25th 2017 10:10am CST
Categories: Cartoon News, Event News, People News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): TFnation

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We have a gift to us all from the TFNation HQ - the biggest UK fan convention for Transformers, taking place in Birmingham once more this August 2018 - in the form of their first guest at the event: Transformers Rescue Bots voice actor (and major source of news about the show) DC Douglas!

Better known in Transformers for his work on Chase, he's covered many many roles in his career; take a look below at the announcement, and let us know if you'll be joining this summer!

Transformers News: Transformers Rescue Bots DC Douglas to Attend TFNation 2018


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The first reveal of this new season of TFNation comes from the voice acting world, for fans of all ages: introducing, D.C. Douglas!

Famous in the Transformers franchise for his role as Chase the Police Bot in Rescue Bots, Douglas has been a regular go-to resource for updates about the show itself and is also well known beyond the transforming robot world.

If you're a videogame aficionado, you will recognise him as Legion in the Mass Effect series - a gestalt artificial intelligence unit. Both Chase and Legion were similarly influenced by Leonard Nimoy's approach to Spock, in their respective ways.

He has also appeared in seven Resident Evil games as Albert Wesker, as Kamoshida in Persona 5, Pod 042in Nier: Automata, Azrael in Blazeblue, Zero in Zero Time Dilemma 3, Raven in Tekken 6, and foxy grandpa Gunter in Fire Emblem: Fates.

If cartoons and anime are more your thing, you will have heard him voicing X Drake in One Piece, The Professor in Cyborg 009, Jasley in Mobile Suit Gundam: IBO, Genji Kamogawa in Hajime no ippo, Shori Shibuya in God, Save Our King!, and Colonel Rawls on Regular Show, Superman on Family Guy.

His on camera roles include the seminal cinematographic masterpiece Sharknado 2 (Bud), plus Zepht in Star Trek: Enterprise, Pa Kettle in Z Nation, and Aiden Wexler in SyFy’s Isle of the Dead.

D.C. Douglas will be joining TFNation for the entire duration of the convention, offering autographs, photo opportunities where possible and joining panels over the weekend.

Launch tickets, bedrooms details, further guests and activities will be announced in the coming months. Keep monitoring this frequency.

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New Christmas Video From David Kaye: 'Where Are You, Optimus?'

Transformers News: New Christmas Video From David Kaye: 'Where Are You, Optimus?'
Date: Sunday, December 24th 2017 1:17am CST
Categories: People News, Digital Media News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): David Kaye

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Fellow Seibertronian Sabrblade has shared with us what has become the annual tradition for the holidays from voice actor David Kaye, famous in the Transformers community for the role of Beast Wars Megatron - but also Hardshell in Transformers: Prime, Optimus Prime, Grimlock and Lugnut in Transformers Animated, and MEgatron and Galvatron in the Unicron trilogy series: the David Kaye / Beast Wars Megatron Christmas video greeting!

This year, the song being parodied is Where Are you Christmas, which has become Where Are you Optimus - a good accompaniment to Gary Chalk's You're A Mean One Megatron (from You're A Mean One, Mr Grinch), which we covered here. Check it out embedded below, and happy holidays to all!

Sabrblade wrote:And here's David Kaye's video:


Even More Hailee Steinfeld on Bumblebee: The Movie

Transformers News: Even More Hailee Steinfeld on Bumblebee: The Movie
Date: Thursday, December 21st 2017 5:43am CST
Categories: Live Action Movie News, People News, Interviews
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Collider

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In another interview with actor interpreting the main character of the upcoming live-action Transformers spin-off Bumblebee: The Movie, Hailee Steinfeld talked to Collider about Charlie Watson, her relationship with Bumblebee and to other Transformers movies - in terms of relationships, production, and other aspects of the craft. Check out the relevant sections of the interview copied below, and the piece in its entirety right here!

What is that like going to this huge, big budget…

Steinfeld: It’s not even that. Going from a movie being one of ten females, one of a million cast members to like me and a tennis ball on a stick was quite a shock, but one of the challenges I was willing to accept. It was really incredible. I worked with Travis Knight, who directed [Bumblebee]. It was interesting – with his background in animation, he had a clear end result visually what this film could be. It was nice to have someone who had that because I could use my imagination until the end of the day but it could be something completely different than what they’re thinking. He created these pre-viz for every action sequence that involves the Transformers. I could see it out. He was amazing and the whole experience was really cool. I can’t wait to see it.

How does it compare to other Transformers movies?

Steinfeld: It takes place in the 80s, of course. And it’s very character and storyline driven, which is a bit different, but it still has the elements that Transformers fans love and will see in the movie.

Who do you play?

Steinfeld: I play a character named Charlie Watson, who is a mechanic. She’s in high school… [She’s] incredibly unique and strong and has – something I love about her is that a lot of people tend to underestimate her knowledge and she continuously proves herself and what she knows and creates this incredible relationship with this Transformer.

Is it similar to the relationship Shia LaBeouf had with Bumblebee in Transformers?

Steinfeld: It is in that Bumblebee is the same. He is who he is – that lovable, gentle giant who truly cares. I’m somebody who makes this discovery and is looking for someone to listen to me and to love me and to hear me and that happens to be where he fills the gap.



New Christmas Video From Gary Chalk, Voice of Optimus Primal: "You're a Mean One, Megatron"

Transformers News: New Christmas Video From Gary Chalk, Voice of Optimus Primal: "You're a Mean One, Megatron"
Date: Thursday, December 21st 2017 3:47am CST
Categories: Cartoon News, People News
Posted by: Bronzewolf | Credit(s): Youtube

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We have an especially cool piece of news for you today, Seibertronians, just in time to get you into the holiday spirit! Coming from a YouTube channel named Candice Santora, we have a brand new video of Beast Wars' Gary Chalk (Optimus Primal) performing a very special version of the classic Christmas song "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch", dedicated to his old nemesis Megatron. The performance is quite incredible, and the lyrics are extremely clever. It's definitely worth a watch, so you can find the video mirrored down below.

We faithfully await David Kaye's (who voiced Beast wars Megatron) response, and when that does happen, you'll hear about it here, on Seibertron.com!



TFcon Toronto 2018 Guest Update: James Roberts

Transformers News: TFcon Toronto 2018 Guest Update: James Roberts
Date: Wednesday, December 20th 2017 10:44am CST
Categories: Event News, People News
Posted by: D-Maximus_Prime | Credit(s): TFcon Toronto

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TFcon Toronto is proud to announce their next guest: IDW writer James Roberts! James Roberts has become a popular figure in the Transformers comics world, serving as the lead writer for both More Than Meets The Eye and the current Lost Light comics. He also worked on Last Stand of the Wreckers and with the Chaos Theory storyline from the 2009-2011 ongoing series, which helped set up his current stories. Roberts will be taking part in both Question and Answer panels and Autograph sessions, while also having several scripts for fans to check out.

TFcon Toronto is scheduled for July 13-15 of 2018 and is being held at the Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale, 6750 Mississauga Road, Mississauga, Ontario, L5N 2L3, Canada. You can go here for hotel block information for the event, which includes discounted hotel rooms for those attending the event.

Are you excited to see Roberts? Are you excited to spend a weekend with fellow Transformers fans? Let us know in the comments section below!

Transformers News: TFcon Toronto 2018 Guest Update: James Roberts

We are very pleased to welcome back James Roberts the writer of the fan favorite comic book series Transformers More Than Meets The Eye and Transformers Lost Light to TFcon Toronto 2018. Mr. Roberts will be taking part in Q&A panels and autograph sessions with the attendees of the world’s largest Transformers convention and will have select scripts available.

Hailee Steinfeld Talks Transformers Spin-Off 'Bumblebee: The Movie'

Transformers News: Hailee Steinfeld Talks Transformers Spin-Off 'Bumblebee: The Movie'
Date: Tuesday, December 12th 2017 1:24am CST
Categories: Live Action Movie News, People News, Interviews
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): IGN

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By way of online media and entertainment magazine IGN, we have an interview with the lead character and actor for the upcoming Bumblebee: The Movie - the prequel to the live-action series from Paramount featuring the Transformers, set in the 1980s and the first directed and written by an entirely different creative team (Travis Knight and Christina Hodson, respectively) - and her experience with the production and shooting, the latter of which has concluded.

While perhaps the most notable snippet from the piece, which you can read in full here, is a hint at this being a whole new franchise (read: series of movies, probably trilogy), there are some interesting nuggets throughout about both Steinfeld and director Travis Knight, some of which are copied below!

“It's very character-driven and storyline-driven, which is good. I think will be interesting to see it play out because you still get the action and the Transformers themselves. There's a whole lot in it for the Transformers fans that I think they'll love, but it's definitely about storyline and characters.”

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“It was definitely a process. With his background in animation, he was able to see, visually, a final product. It was nice to have somebody that could verbally translate what that was. But it was difficult. It was hard, I think, for both of us to sort of maneuver,” she explained. “Not only was this something completely new to me but it was something completely new to him and a different, you know, a different way. It was definitely a work in progress but I think we got a good thing going and hopefully, we'll see what happens.”


Transformers News: Hailee Steinfeld Talks Transformers Spin-Off 'Bumblebee: The Movie'

Netflix The Toys That Made Us Premieres on December 22nd, Feat. Bob Budiansky, Peter Cullen, Ryan Yzquierdo! #TTTMU Transformers

Transformers News: Netflix The Toys That Made Us Premieres on December 22nd, Feat. Bob Budiansky, Peter Cullen, Ryan Yzquierdo! #TTTMU Transformers
Date: Wednesday, December 6th 2017 4:38am CST
Categories: Toy News, People News, Digital Media News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): TTTMU Facebook

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We first reported on the new Netflix 80s nostalgia grab show The Toys That Made us back in January. The series will see 8 focused episodes, each on a different franchise from the last century (yep; millennium too) including Star Wars, Hello Kitty, Lego, Star Trek, GI Joe, Masters of the Universe, Barbie and of course, Transformers.

In June, we then reported that site owner Ryan Yzquierdo will be featuring in the Transformers episode, which will air at some point after the start of the series on December 22nd. Is this post bringing us any new information? Not really, no. Consider it a reminder of some expansion to the Seibertron.com presence in popular media, as Ryan will be featuring alongside comics creator Bob Budiansky, voice legend Peter Cullen, other collectors in the Transformers fandom, and many more! Will you be tuning in?

Transformers News: Netflix The Toys That Made Us Premieres on December 22nd, Feat. Bob Budiansky, Peter Cullen,

Transformers News: Netflix The Toys That Made Us Premieres on December 22nd, Feat. Bob Budiansky, Peter Cullen,

Transformers News: Netflix The Toys That Made Us Premieres on December 22nd, Feat. Bob Budiansky, Peter Cullen,

Transformers News: Netflix The Toys That Made Us Premieres on December 22nd, Feat. Bob Budiansky, Peter Cullen,

LA Times Interviews Peter Cullen: Optimus Prime, His Role in Machinima Transformers: Titans Return

Transformers News: LA Times Interviews Peter Cullen: Optimus Prime, His Role in Machinima Transformers: Titans Return
Date: Tuesday, November 21st 2017 6:26pm CST
Categories: Cartoon News, People News, Interviews
Posted by: Qwan | Credit(s): LA Times

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Not too long after the last interview with Peter Cullen about his role as Optimus Prime in Machinima's Titans Return animated series, we have another one with the great man, coming from the LA Times! The questions cover how he first landed the role back in the days of Generation One; the changes to the voice-acting process over time since he started his career; his bond with frequent (though not present in Machinima's series) voice of Megatron, Frank Welker; and even more!

The article doesn't touch too much on Machinima's series specifically, but it nonetheless contains a fair few interesting tidbits about Cullen's role, and his feelings on the current acting environment in animation. Check out a couple excerpts below, and of course read the full interview here! And as always, stick around Seibertron.com for more news and coverage of Machinima's series (like our review of the recently-released third episode) as it happens!

Did you ever think you'd see the Transformers characters as characters in a live-action/CGI movie?
No. Not really — especially after the 1986 [animated] movie because I was killed off. Frankly I didn't pay much attention to the show after that. I may have checked out a few [episodes] while I was doing it, but I had a family of my own. And my kids — my son — was not interested in cartoons and animation. He was a motocross and jet ski guy. He was not a sit-at-home-and-watch-TV kid. So I didn't get any feedback for years!

Your animation nemesis — voice actor Frank Welker — isn't in this latest Transformers iteration, but playing against his Megatron for so many years must have created a special bond.
A great bond. There's something about voiceover actors ... they're really underestimated and taken for granted. When I'm in a room with these talented guys ... they're really talented people and humble people. They're just marvelous people. Judd Nelson, who did Rodimus Prime or Hotrod in the newest series, what a great guy. Sensational human being and great talent. A great intellectual approach to a lot of his characters. And Frank — that's a bond that has lasted decades. It's such a privilege to be in a room with those people.

A lot of voiceover now is done, as you said, on a microphone in someone's home nowadays. Most would imagine that performing in-studio with other actors adds a different tone as opposed to being strictly digital.
The way I would express it would be like if you played on a football team and you weren't in the main locker room getting ready for a game around all the other players. You were just put in a room with your uniform and told to meet up on the field. You're missing 98% of the whole thing. You're missing the team, the camaraderie , the energy, the spirits, the willingness to combine efforts together and produce something good. When you're with a full group, you're inspired. And not only that, but the amount of laughter that ensued was just — you can't describe it. If it was school, we'd all be staying in detention.

Because it is so recognizable, have you ever thought of your voice as a liability in terms of getting other roles?
No. I never use Optimus Prime's voice for anything else. I studied voice, so I know I can get down and [lowers his voice] add the timber. It's just something I was capable of doing and I've never looked back.The voice is an instrument like any other. It's just about how you play it.

Transformers News: LA Times Interviews Peter Cullen: Optimus Prime, His Role in Machinima Transformers: Titans Return

Fan Interview with Peter Cullen, Voice of Optimus Prime in Machinima Transformers: Titans Return

Transformers News: Fan Interview with Peter Cullen, Voice of Optimus Prime in Machinima Transformers: Titans Return
Date: Wednesday, November 15th 2017 5:34am CST
Categories: Cartoon News, People News, Interviews
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Collider

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You should be aware by now that the second animated series from Hasbro and Machinima featuring the Transformers, Titans Return, is being released in the US on the go90 app platform - and surely soon to follow for non-US viewers by other means, like its predecessor Combiner Wars. Our review of the first episode can be read here, and a review of the second will be making its way to the front page later today, too.

With that covered, you may want some more behind the scenes material, and Collider is here to provide the content - namely, an interview conducted and coordinated via Twitter with the voice of Optimus Prime, Peter Cullen, returning to the franchise once more after the live-action movies and the animated shows Robots in Disguise and Rescue Bots. Check out some selected parts below, and read the whole piece here - which touches on a lot more than Titans Return, but always in a Peter Cullen and Optimus Prime shape!

It’s impossible to separate you from Optimus Prime, having voiced the character for over 30 years, but looking into the far-off future, what would make you step away from voicing Optimus?

Cullen: Yeah, well that’s been done before. I’ve already rehearsed that scene. [laughs] I’ve only done five movies since then, so it’s not like we’re talking, in terms of expansive years, since 1986, I’ve done a few games, Machinima, the second series now with them. Other than that, it’s been a very frugal way of making a living as Optimus Prime. What’s in store for him, I don’t know. But I’m not willing to give it up as long as it’s popular and people care for it. I would respect that part and continue on without much debate. But whether or he’s going to? I don’t know. I can’t speak for the multitude of people who are behind the steering wheel of this huge machine. If it all goes well, I’ll be doing it for years to come!

What was his reaction to being approached to play Optimus prime



Cullen: Elation, because I had waited a couple of weeks, which is not uncommon when you’re auditioning for a series and when they inform you that you have that role or that part. But more to the point, I had no idea who Optimus Prime was outside of the small audition that I did. In those days, back in the 80s, we were constantly doing cartoons, Frank Welker and I. We would meet at auditions sometimes or end up on a show and say, “Hey! You got a gig? So did I! That’s great!” That’s how we met by the way. Over the years, you try to add up all those feelings and say, “What actually happened?”

I remember the audition, I remember doing an impersonation of my brother who was a Marine, and heeding his advice, not to be an a-hole. Be real, don’t be Hollywood, that kind of thing. An audition that lasted perhaps a few minutes ended up changing my world, my life. That character has affected many different people’s lives in many different ways; I’m always overwhelmed by that, humbled by it, to tell you the truth.

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What’s his favorite moment or scene as Optimus

Cullen: I would probably have least-favorite scenes. [laughs] I would include, the most important one, when I did the death scene. The other ones are doing all the screaming, yelling, blood-throat scenes; those are my least favorite. My most favorite scenes, which they don’t do enough, are when he’s written to express compassion and understanding. They never really want to express that level of Prime, which I thought was his most important, valuable trait.


Transformers News: Interview with Voice of Optimus Prime Peter Cullen on Machinima Transformers: Titans Return

IDW Publishing Promotes Greg Goldstein to Publisher, Chris Ryall and David Hedgecock Receive Expanded Roles

Transformers News: IDW Publishing Promotes Greg Goldstein to Publisher, Chris Ryall and David Hedgecock Receive Expanded Roles
Date: Tuesday, November 14th 2017 7:43pm CST
Categories: Comic Book News, People News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): IDW

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A new press release from IDW Publishing brings us news of some reshuffling over at the company behind pretty much all major Transformers fiction from the past decade, with current President and COO Greg Goldstein being promoted to Publisher.

The news that affects us more directly however, as Transformers fans and Hasbro Universe (reluctant?) inhabitants, is that as a result, two household names are assuming new roles too: Chris Ryall and David Hedgecock! Ryall, current CCO, is returning to his Editor in Chief disguise - aka the Chrischarger of the days in the -ations letter pages (just in time for another coming of All Hail Megatron); Hedgecock, one of the people behind the Hasbro Universe Revolution and First Strike shenanigans, will assume the mantle of Associate Publisher; both can be heard in episode 170 of the Twincast Podcast too, right here! Read on below for more.


Transformers News: IDW Publishing Promotes Greg Goldstein to Publisher, Chris Ryall and David Hedgecock Receive Expande


IDW Publishing Promotes Greg Goldstein to Publisher
Chris Ryall and David Hedgecock Receive Expanded Roles


San Diego, CA (November 14, 2017) – Today IDW Publishing is pleased to announce the promotion of Greg Goldstein to Publisher effective immediately, as well as other staff changes.

“As company President, Greg has proven to be an invaluable asset to IDW and continues to put his heart and savvy into a company that is near and dear to me,” said Ted Adams, CEO of IDW Media Holdings. “His passion coupled with his intimate knowledge of the business will serve him well as head of publishing.”

Adams, who co-founded IDW Publishing, will continue as CEO of the parent company of IDW Media Holdings, which in addition to IDW Publishing, also includes IDW Entertainment and CTM Media Group as its subsidiaries. In addition to his continued management of IDW Media Holdings, he will be pursuing new business opportunities across the three divisions.

IDW will also see other shifts take place within its editorial staff. Chief Creative Officer Chris Ryall will once again assume the role Editor-in-Chief, too, working directly with the editorial department in continuing to advance the strategic and tactical abilities of the group. Additionally, David Hedgecock will take on the newly created role of Associate Publisher, further developing the company’s strategic goals by synergizing processes throughout the entire publishing division.

“I could not be more honored that Ted has put his trust in me to continue guiding the direction of IDW’s future in this expanded role,” said Goldstein. “Equally, I have tremendous faith in Chris, David, and the rest of the IDW team to help lead us to even greater success.”

In addition to adding Publisher to his title, Goldstein, who joined IDW in 2008 as Chief Operating Officer, will also retain the title of President.

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About IDW
IDW Media Holdings, Inc. (OCTQX: IDWM) is a fully integrated media company, which includes publishing, games, entertainment, and the San Diego Comic Art Gallery.

IDW Publishing’s comic book and graphic novel catalog includes some of the world’s most popular entertainment brands, including Transformers, My Little Pony, Star Trek, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Ghostbusters, and Disney’s classic characters. At IDW’s core is its commitment to creator-owned comics including 30 Days of Night, Locke & Key, Wormwood, Ragnarök, V-Wars, and Archangel by bestselling sci-fi author William Gibson.

IDW Publishing is also home to the acclaimed and award-winning imprints; Top Shelf, The Library of American Comics, Yoe! Books, and Artist Editions, showcasing the greatest original art ever published in American comic books.

IDW Games’ diverse line-up includes the international phenomenon Machi Koro, as well as hit licensed games such as X-Files, Back to the Future, The Godfather, and TMNT.

IDW Entertainment serves as the worldwide distributor of Wynonna Earp airing on the Syfy Channel in the U.S. and is producing BBC America’s Dirk Gently, based on the bestseller by Douglas Adams starring Elijah Wood and Samuel Barnett.


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