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Paramount Press Release: Shia LaBeouf is Set for Indiana Jones

Transformers News: Paramount Press Release: Shia LaBeouf is Set for Indiana Jones
Date: Friday, April 13th 2007 11:59am CDT
Categories: Movie Related News, Press Releases, People News
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Shia LaBeouf is Set for Indiana Jones
April 13, 2007

Shia LeBeouf can currently be seen in Disturbia from DreamWorks Pictures

Shia LaBeouf, one of the fastest-rising stars in the world of film, has now been set for the new Indiana Jones movie, it was announced today by Steven Spielberg and George Lucas.
He will join Harrison Ford who returns as the action hero, the man with the hat and the whip.

Production on this fourth installment of the Indiana Jones adventure is scheduled to begin this June in Los Angeles and will also film at undisclosed distant locations.

Produced by Lucasfilm Ltd., directed by Spielberg, and released by Paramount Pictures throughout the world beginning May 22nd, 2008, the screenplay has been written by David Koepp. Frank Marshall will produce the film with Lucas and Kathleen Kennedy serving as Executive Producers.

It will be the third film the charismatic Shia has done with a Spielberg connection, the first two being the DreamWorks Pictures productions Disturbia and Transformers.

"We are excited about bringing Shia into our Indy family," said Spielberg. "His talent has impressed not only his audiences throughout his young career but the directors, producers and fellow actors who have worked with him in his television career and now his film career."

"I was hoping the rumors were true, so I couldn't be more thrilled," said Shia. "To be cast in an Indiana Jones film is like grabbing the brass ring and holding on for the ride. I'll do my best to meet the high standards that Steven, George, and Harrison have set and I can't wait to take that giant step in front of the Indy cameras."

LaBeouf can be seen in this Friday's release, Disturbia, a DreamWorks Pictures production, distributed by Paramount Pictures. The film also stars Carrie-Ann Moss, David Morse, Sarah Roemer and Aaron Yoo and was directed by D.J. Caruso. He will also lend his voice as a surfing penguin in this summer's animated film, Surf's Up for Sony Pictures. Next up is the highly anticipated Transformers, a co-production of DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures. The action-adventure film is directed by Michael Bay and will debut around the world this July 4th.

LaBeouf's other film credits include Bobby, A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, The Greatest Game Ever Played, Constantine, I, Robot, HBO's Project Greenlight production The Battle of Shaker Heights, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, and Holes.

On television, LaBeouf garnered much praise from critics everywhere for his portrayal of Louis Stevens on the Disney Channel's original series "Even Stevens." In 2003, he earned a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in a Children's Series for his work on the highly-rated family show.

And this Saturday night he's live from New York hosting NBC's "Saturday Night Live."

Activision's Official Press Release Regarding Peter Cullen and Frank Welker

Transformers News: Activision's Official Press Release Regarding Peter Cullen and Frank Welker
Date: Friday, April 6th 2007 2:48pm CDT
Categories: Movie Related News, Press Releases, People News, Digital Media News
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PETER CULLEN AND FRANK WELKER REPRISE ROLES OF OPTIMUS PRIME AND MEGATRON IN TRANSFORMERS: THE GAME

Santa Monica, CA - April 6, 2007 - Legendary voice actors Peter Cullen and Frank Welker, the original voices of OPTIMUS PRIME and MEGATRON from the first TRANSFORMERS animated series, are set to star as the lead characters in TRANSFORMERS: The Game, from Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI), developed under license from HPG, the licensing division of Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE:HAS).

"As TRANSFORMERS fans, we knew the importance of having the well-known voices of OPTIMUS PRIME and MEGATRON in the game," said Laird Malamed, head of production, Activision, Inc. "Peter and Frank's signature voices bring the characters to life and will immerse a whole new generation of enthusiasts in the epic battle between the AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS."

Based on "TRANSFORMERS," the upcoming live-action feature film due out on July 4th from DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures, in association with Hasbro, TRANSFORMERS: The Game lets players choose to protect the Earth as AUTOBOTS or destroy it as DECEPTICONS. Playing as OPTIMUS PRIME, BUMBLEBEE, MEGATRON, BARRICADE and others, gamers will experience the unstoppable power and massive scale of their favorite ROBOTS IN DISGUISE as they battle for Earth.

TRANSFORMERS: The Game is in development by Traveller’s Tales for Xbox 360TM video game and entertainment systems from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, WiiTM, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and PC, and is rated "T" (Teen - Violence) by the ESRB. A PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system version is being developed by Savage Entertainment and is currently rated RP (Rating Pending) by the ESRB. Two unique games for Nintendo DSTM, TRANSFORMERS: AUTOBOTS and TRANSFORMERS: DECEPTICONS, are being developed by Vicarious Visions, and are rated "E 10+" (Everyone 10 and older - Violence) by the ESRB. For more information, visit www.transformersgame.com.

Transformers: The Game

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ABOUT HPG

HPG, the licensing division of Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE:HAS), translates one of the industry’s richest portfolios of brands into a world of fun and excitement for children and adults globally. Through a host of publishing, digital media, lifestyle and entertainment platforms, HPG is able to surround fans worldwide with consumer products that expand Hasbro’s core brands, such as TRANSFORMERS, LITTLEST PET SHOP, MY LITTLE PONY, MONOPOLY, G.I. JOE, TONKA and PLAYSKOOL.


About HASBRO

Hasbro (NYSE: HAS) is a worldwide leader in children’s and family leisure time entertainment products and services, including the design, manufacture and marketing of games and toys ranging from traditional to high-tech. Both internationally and in the U.S., its PLAYSKOOL, TONKA, MILTON BRADLEY, PARKER BROTHERS, TIGER and WIZARDS OF THE COAST brands and products provide the highest quality and most recognizable play experiences in the world.


About Activision, Inc.

Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products. Founded in 1979, Activision posted net revenues of $1.47 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2006.

Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Australia, Scandinavia, Spain, the Netherlands and South Korea. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company’s World Wide Web site, which is located at www.activision.com.

Transformers get a Thumbs Up!

Transformers News: Transformers get a Thumbs Up!
Date: Tuesday, April 3rd 2007 9:21am CDT
Categories: Movie Related News, Press Releases, Company News, Collectables
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

British gadget and novelty company Thumbs Up are celebrating as they have been secured the licence to produce Transformers the Movie light-up t-shirts, USB gadgets and Wheelie Glider shoe wheel attachments.

Set to hit the shops several weeks before the film’s launch in July, Thumbs Up’s licensed products feature logos and characters from the Transformers film, including the iconic Autobot and Decepticon insignias. These have graced t-shirts since Transformers debuted the first time around in the 1980s, but they’ve never been seen quite like this, as a light-up panel now brings these new t-shirts to illuminated life!

Speaking about the licence, Thumbs Up’s Business Development Director, Wojtek Kolan said: "We were delighted that Hasbro awarded us the ‘Transformers the Movie’ licence for our products. They were impressed with our unique and innovative technology and cutting edge designs. When we showed them the concepts, they were amazed!

"The team at Thumbs Up are very excited about the next few years, as we are set to take a revolutionary position in the gadget sector! Several major retail chains have already signed up to stock our Transformers lines, which will offer several unique selling points when compared to typical licensed items."

The Transformers products from Thumbs Up are set to be huge and are already causing a stir! When representatives of Thumbs Up attended a recent preview screening of footage from the movie wearing the light-up t-shirts, they couldn’t have got more attention, with journalists and Transformers fans alike asking about them.

The Thumbs Up office also received a flood of enquires about the t-shirts after this first public debut. Everyone wanted to know where they could buy them, and Empire magazine even put out a request on their website which said: "To the people in the light-up Transformers T-shirts: Where did you get those? We want them. Please email us."


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You can view more information about Thumbs Up by visiting their website at www.thumbsupuk.com.

Paramount Updates: Kick Some Ice, Watch a Far Far Away Featurette, and Become a Fanaticon!

Transformers News: Paramount Updates: Kick Some Ice, Watch a Far Far Away Featurette, and Become a Fanaticon!
Date: Thursday, March 29th 2007 9:27pm CDT
Categories: Movie Related News, Press Releases
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Blades of Glory

As of tomorrow, Blades of Glory is kicking some ice in a theater near you. To join in the ice kicking, check out the tickets and showtimes at one of the following links:

http://movies.aol.com/movie/blades-of-glory/24542/showtimes
http://www.movietickets.com/movie_detail.asp?movie_id=52707
http://www.fandango.com/MoviePage.aspx?mid=99305

For a little glory on your phone, check out the below for free mobile content:

Text BLADES to 33287 for mobile content. Standard messaging rates apply.

Kick Some Ice Tomorrow!
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Disturbia

Shia LaBeouf, Sarah Roemer and the rest of the cast welcome you to Disturbia with the EPK interviews, available to share with your users at the end of this email.

Shia LaBeouf is going to be applying some key house arrest skills in the Xbox Game with Fame, where he will take to the virtual battle field against fans on Xbox Live® playing Gears of War. To challenge Shia’s Xbox skills, sign up here:

http://www.xbox.com/en-US/community/calendar/gamewithfame/2007/0328-shailabeouf.htm

To enter the dark side of your phone text DISTURB to 33287 for free mobile content. Standard messaging rates apply.

Every killer lives next door to someone.
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Shrek the Third

Check out the new Shrek.com, where you can explore a world as vast and diverse as Far Far Away itself! There are special downloads and games for all ages and interests, a Shrek trivia quiz, and all the backstory on your favorite characters. See it all at www.Shrek.com!

For more Far Far Away fun, check out the new Shrek the Third featurette that takes you behind the scenes of the making of the film. Share it with your users via the streaming links below

On May 18th the wait is ogre
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Transformers

Think you’re the ultimate Transformers fan? Prove it.

Grab a camcorder and show the world that you’re not just a Transformers fan – you’re a Fanaticon. Three winners will get a trip for two to ILM Studios, the digital masterminds behind Transformers, to watch as they put the finishing touches on Transformers

Maybe you have the entire collection of Transformers action figures in a climate-controlled case. Maybe you quote Optimus Prime in everyday conversation. Or maybe you and your friends like to act out scenes from the Transformers cartoons in suits made of aluminum foil and popsicle sticks.

Whatever it is, film it and then submit your video to the link below starting March 26. The expert judges will review the videos and pick three true Fanaticons on May 14.

Become a Fanaticon Here:
http://promotions.yahoo.com/transformers

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Stardust

The official site for Stardust has launched at www.StardustMovie.com with downloads, trailer, a gallery and more. Keep an eye out for falling stars while you’re there, and keep visiting to see more magic unfold.

In theaters August 10th
www.StardustMovie.com

First Two Issues of IDW’s Movie Prequel Comic Completely Sold Out

Transformers News: First Two Issues of IDW’s Movie Prequel Comic Completely Sold Out
Date: Wednesday, March 28th 2007 2:43pm CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Movie Related News, Press Releases
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Transformers Prequel to the Upcoming Blockbuster Movie Looking Like a Blockbuster, Too

First Two Issues of IDW's Movie Prequel Comic Completely Sold Out

March 28, 2007, San Diego, CA - With the recent release of new one- sheets showing the first official poster images of OPTIMUS PRIME and MEGATRON, fan anticipation for the big-screen TRANSFORMERS movie opening on July 4 continues to grow. This interest is evidenced in another way, too -- the first two issues of IDW Publishing's Transformers: The Official Movie Prequel comic book miniseries are officially sold out through Diamond Comic Distributors.

The Movie Prequel comic book, co-written by longtime TRANSFORMERS scribe Simon Furman and IDW's Publisher/Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall and featuring art by fan-favorite artist Don Figueroa, offered fans the first official look at the characters and storyline to come in the summer movie release. This all-new, four-part storyline spanned centuries and planets, taking the story from the TRANSFORMERS' world of CYBERTRON through space to Earth, where players on both sides are gathering for a coming war. IDW released a special WizardWorld LA convention-exclusive edition of issue 1, limited to 1,000 copies, and will also distribute a special Free Comic Book Day version of the comic in May. But otherwise, that first issue, and issue 2, which features MEGATRON's arrival on Earth, have all been snatched up by anxious fans.

"This is especially gratifying to me," said co-writer Ryall, "since we've been doing Transformers comics for over a year now, and I've got to see from the start how fan interest in the movie has turned from wariness to absolute fervor."

Overall interest in THE TRANSFORMERS comics seems to be growing, too, as evidenced by other recent sell-outs, including:

  • The Transformers: Infiltration TPB. A second printing is on press right now.

  • Transformers Spotlight: Hot Rod

  • The Transformers: Escalation issues 2 and 4


  • Additionally, IDW has seen a spate of other titles sell out completely, too:

  • Zombies vs Robots issues 1 and 2

  • Ashley Wood's Grande Finale 1st and 2nd Printings

  • All issues of 24: Nightfall

  • Sparrow: Phil Hale


  • Issue 3 of Transformers: the Official Movie Prequel will be in stores on April 11. Issue 4 is set for May 2. Following that miniseries, IDW will release Transformers: The Official Movie Adaptation, by Kris Oprisko and Alex Milne, as a weekly comic book throughout the month of June. With both those projects in stores a month ahead of the movie itself, fans will find themselves fully armed as they head in to see the big-screen spectacle.

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    About IDW Publishing

    IDW PUBLISHING is a division of Idea and Design Works, LLC, a revolutionary creative service company with a wide range of clients. Among their best-selling titles are Hasbro's THE TRANSFORMERS; Fox's ANGEL, Konami's METAL GEAR SOLID, and FALLEN ANGEL. IDW's 30 DAYS OF NIGHT film is in development and will be released by Sony Pictures in October 2007. IDW has films in development at Dimension Films and Paramount Pictures, as well.

    About The Hasbro Properties Group

    The Hasbro Properties Group (HPG), the intellectual property development arm of Hasbro, Inc., (NYSE:HAS), translates one of the industry's richest portfolios of brands into a world of fun and excitement for children and adults globally. Through a host of publishing, digital media, lifestyle and entertainment platforms, HPG is able to surround fans worldwide with consumer products that expand Hasbro's core brands, such as TRANSFORMERS, LITTLEST PET SHOP, MY LITTLE PONY, MONOPOLY, G.I. JOE, TONKA and PLAYSKOOL.

    IDW at Wizard World Los Angeles

    Transformers News: IDW at Wizard World Los Angeles
    Date: Wednesday, March 7th 2007 10:01pm CST
    Categories: Comic Book News, Press Releases, Company News
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    IDW at Wizard World Los Angeles
    Everything you need to know about IDW's WWLA plans March 16-19, 2007.

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    Wizard World Los Angeles Con Exclusive

    Wizard World Los Angelese Con Exclusive

    Limited to 1,000 copies, IDW will be offering a special show-exclusive variant sketch cover version of TRANSFORMERS: The MOVIE PREQUEL #1. You won't find this one in stores! Grab your copy for $10 and then have it signed by Don Figueroa and Chris Ryall.

    Also, limited to 100 posters each, IDW will be selling exclusive posters featuring new characters and titles that will be announced at the show. As a bit of a tease, the posters feature all-new art by Todd McFarlane, Alex Garner, and Nick Simmons. Alex and Nick will be on hand to sign the posters during the show.

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    IDW Publishing Panel

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    IDW's panel is scheduled for 11 AM on Saturday, March 17 in room #511, the "Martin Nodell Room." In attendance at this panel will be IDW creators and editors, and the panel will be presided over by Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall. Want to hear about future plans for 30 DAYS OF NIGHT, SCARFACE, ANGEL, TRANSFORMERS, and more? Want announcements of new books and word on a certain beloved artist working for IDW? Come on by the panel!

    But get there early, because in addition to hearing about IDW's upcoming slate of books and an open Q&A, you might also notice the A&E cameras in the room. What are they filming? Read on...

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    IDW teams up with Gene and Nick Simmons to create new comics

    IDW teams up with Gene and Nick Simmons to create new comics

    The second half of IDW's panel will see the introduction of rock legend Gene Simmons and his son Nick Simmons. The two stars of A&E's GENE SIMMONS FAMILY JEWELS will be announcing a special partnership with IDW. And immediately after the panel, they will be headed down to IDW's booth to sign exclusive posters and meet the fans. And they just might be accompanied by one of Gene's characters (a character named Dominatrix) brought to life.

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    WWLA Signing Schedule (booth #715)

    FRIDAY 3/16

    2:00 p.m. - Steve Niles (30 Days of Night)
    3:00 p.m. - Dan Wickline (30 Days of Night: Spreading the Disease) and Dan Taylor (Hero Happy Hour)
    4:00 p.m. - Peter David (Fallen Angel)
    5:00 p.m. - Chris Ryall (Zombies vs. Robots) and Don Figueroa (Transformers: Stormbringer)

    SATURDAY 3/17

    11:00 a.m. - IDW Publishing Panel (room #511)
    12:00 p.m. - Gene Simmons and Nick Simmons, with Alex Garner (CVO, Dominatrix)
    2:00 p.m. - Steve Niles (30 Days of Night)
    3:00 p.m. - David Tischman (Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Space Between) and Casey Maloney (Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Space Between)
    4:00 p.m. - Scott Tipton (Angel: Auld Lang Syne)and Brian Lynch (Spike: Asylum)
    5:00 p.m. - Peter David (Fallen Angel) and Alberto Dose (Desperadoes: Buffalo Dreams)
    6:00 p.m. - Chris Ryall (Zombies vs. Robots) and Don Figueroa (Transformers: Stormbringer)

    SUNDAY 3/18

    12:00 p.m. - Chris Ryall (Zombies vs. Robots) and Don Figueroa (Transformers: Stormbringer)
    1:00 p.m. - David Tischman (Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Space Between) and Casey Maloney (Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Space Between)
    2:00 p.m. - Scott Tipton (Angel: Auld Lang Syne)and Brian Lynch (Spike: Asylum)
    3:00 p.m. - Dan Wickline (30 Days of Night: Spreading the Disease) and Alberto Dose (Desperadoes: Buffalo Dreams)
    Want more? How about postcards of upcoming books, and advance previews of upcoming titles like STAR TREK: KLINGONS: BLOOD WILL TELL #1, D'AIRAIN AVENTURE #2, TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE PREQUEL #3, SPIKE: SHADOW PUPPETS #1, and more!?

    *Times subject to change. A fully updated schedule will be posted in IDW's booth at the con.

    Fact Sheet of Activision's Transformers Game

    Transformers News: Fact Sheet of Activision's Transformers Game
    Date: Friday, March 2nd 2007 7:17pm CST
    Categories: Movie Related News, Game News, Press Releases, Digital Media News
    Posted by: Seibertron | Credit(s): Activision

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    TRANSFORMERS: THE GAME
    FACT SHEET FOR ALL VERSIONS (Gameplay information based on console and PC versions)

    PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:

    Based on TRANSFORMERS, DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures’ upcoming live-action feature film due out July 4th, and produced in association with Hasbro, TRANSFORMERS: The Game lets gamers control the outcome in the battle for Earth as they choose to protect it as AUTOBOTS or destroy it as DECEPTICONS. Players will also experience the unstoppable power and massive scale of their favorite ROBOTS IN DISGUISE such as BUMBLEBEE, BARRICADE and others.

    Actision's Transformers Game
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    KEY FEATURES:

  • Protect Or Destroy The Earth - As the TRANSFORMERS robot’s war comes to Earth, gamers make the choice to join the AUTOBOTS in protecting our planet or to join the DECEPTICONS in destroying it. With dual campaigns, the fate of the world is in players’ hands.


  • MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE - Instantly change from a larger than life robot to a high-powered vehicle such as a sports car, fighter jet or helicopter. Seamless transformations leave enemies in the dust or enhance players’ combat strategy with a range of options in both vehicle and robot modes that take full advantage of the characters’ dual forms.


  • The World Is Your Playground - Players crush, topple and wreck every object, including buildings and vehicles, in their path or use the objects as weapons. It is up to the gamer to decide how best to use their surrounding environment.


  • Freedom of Choice - An unprecedented line-up lets gamers experience the massive scale, unique abilities and sheer strength of an army of characters from the TRANSFORMERS universe when they choose to play as OPTIMUS PRIME, MEGATRON, IRONHIDE, STARSCREAM, BUMBLEBEE and more.


  • Variety of Combat - For head-to-head battles, fans engage in melee combat that reflects each TRANSFORMERS robot’s character, scale, weight and power along with melee weapons and special moves unique to each character. The game’s ranged combat offers a wide array of projective weapons designed to take out enemies from afar.


  • PlayStation® Portable Features - The PSP version features 20 playable AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS, from both the live-action film and previous generations, that battle through an enhanced version of the film’s storyline. Players can customize their character by choosing more than 10 different weapon types in both single and adhoc multiplayer gameplay.


  • Publisher: Activision, Inc.
    Developer: Traveller’s Tales (PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, PS2, PC), Savage (PSP), Vicarious Visions (NDS)
    Release Date: Summer 2007
    SRP: TBD
    ESRB Rating: "RP" (Rating Pending)

    Transformers on the GM Catwalk

    Transformers News: Transformers on the GM Catwalk
    Date: Wednesday, February 21st 2007 4:36pm CST
    Categories: Movie Related News, Event News, Press Releases, Digital Media News
    Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s): Grifter Prime and comics2film.com

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    Our own Grifter Prime has brought us some interesting news about an event that involved General Motors and Transformers. General Motors introduced upcoming Transformers Movie stars Bumblebee, Autobot Jazz, Autobot Ratchet, and Ironhide at its sixth annual "ten" pre-Oscar fashion event at Paramount Pictures in Hollywood. Here is a press release from the event:

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    From a press release

    Live-Action Movie's 'Heroes' Attend 6th Annual GM Ten Event; DreamWorks/Paramount Film Slated to Debut July 4

    LOS ANGELES – Four new movie stars – "Bumblebee," "Autobot Jazz," "Autobot Ratchet" and "Ironhide" – from DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures', in association with Hasbro's, forthcoming July 4th action-adventure release, "Transformers," were introduced this evening by General Motors Corp. (NYSE: GM) as it hosted its sixth annual "ten" pre-Oscar fashion event at Paramount Pictures in Hollywood.

    "Bumblebee" changes from the classic Chevrolet Camaro, and is a central character in the saga of aliens who take mechanical forms when on Earth "Autobot Jazz" converts from a Pontiac Solstice in a hardtop format. A Hummer H2, modified as a rescue vehicle, changes into "Autobot Ratchet" and "Ironhide" changes from a GMC TopKick medium-duty truck. They all star in this summer's live-action blockbuster, "Transformers," from DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures, in association with Hasbro, which will premiere July 4.

    Buzz about the roles that these vehicles play in the movie has been spreading since a quick glimpse of the new Camaro was spotted in Paramount's newest "Transformers" trailer, which began appearing in theaters on Dec. 20, 2006. This clip, which is currently the most-viewed movie trailer on Yahoo!, also contains images of the Solstice, H2 and TopKick for fans who were quick enough to have freeze-framed it.

    "'Transformers' is a compelling project and offers us a global platform for marketing GM products and building our brands," said Mike Jackson, GM North America vice president, marketing and advertising. "It represents the perfect intersection of entertainment, marketing and design."

    "The first time I saw the new Camaro, while touring the GM Design Center, I knew immediately that it would be the perfect 'Bumblebee,'" said Michael Bay, the film's Director. He continued, "It's got beautiful lines and a classic, timeless look. There were no other cars that came even close. I have had a great working relationship with GM for many years and am psyched to be working with them on 'Transformers.'"

    Gerry Rich, President of Worldwide Marketing at Paramount Pictures, added, "We are thrilled to be working with GM on this incredible and action-packed film. Having integrated the cars as characters in the film is truly an innovative concept that will help eventize this exciting 4th of July tentpole film."

    GM will roll out a fully integrated marketing and promotional effort around the film in the near future, including a major Chevrolet promotion, according to Jackson.



    To read the original press release click here.

    Hasbro has Highest Net Earnings Ever in 2006

    Transformers News: Hasbro has Highest Net Earnings Ever in 2006
    Date: Friday, February 16th 2007 5:31pm CST
    Categories: Toy News, Press Releases, Company News, Digital Media News
    Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s): Toynewsmag.com

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    Hasbro has yet again been making some news about its earnings in 2006. Toynewsmag.com posted an article about Hasbro earning more in 2006 then the company ever has. Read the full article by clicking here.

    Optimus Prime Selected as Spokesman to Promote Reading Newspapers

    Transformers News: Optimus Prime Selected as Spokesman to Promote Reading Newspapers
    Date: Tuesday, February 13th 2007 4:51pm CST
    Categories: Press Releases, Company News, Digital Media News
    Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s): Transformers.com

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    Optimus Prime is an icon. He has made his name by saving the day and beating back the Decepticons. Now Optimus has a new job as the Newspapers Association of America spokesman.

    "Newspapers: The PRIME Choice for Information

    The Newspapers Association of America (NAA) kicks off its literacy campaign with a selective list of celebrity talent. The legendary film and television star, OPTIMUS PRIME was chosen as a spokesman to help promote the importance of reading newspapers. This ad continues OPTIMUS PRIME’s rich legacy of public service – he regularly concluded his animated broadcasts with an intimate and encouraging public service message. To view the literacy campaign advertisement featuring OPTIMUS PRIME, or to download it as wallpaper, choose your resolution."


    To see links to the wallpapers click here.

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