Entertainment Rights secures rights to new Transformers Cartoon.

Transformers News: Entertainment Rights secures rights to new Transformers Cartoon.

Tuesday, May 8th, 2007 11:58AM CDT

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"Entertainment Rights (ER) has secured rights to the new Transformers animated television series from toy giant Hasbro, as well as agreeing a raft of international deals for its key properties following MipTV.

ER now has worldwide (excluding Latin America, North America and certain Asian territories) TV and video-on-demand distribution rights to Transformers (26x30') plus a 70-minute Transformers special. ER now represents four seasons of the show, totaling 154 episodes.

The new series has a good deal of talent onboard, including Sam Register, exec producer of Ben 10, Hi Hi Puffy Ami Yumi and Teen Titans; Vincent Aniceto, line producer (Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, Power Puff Girls); and Marty Isenberg, head writer (Danny Phantom, A.T.O.M., X-Men, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles). In addition, Derrick Wyatt, character designer for smash hit Teen Titans, will take the role of lead designer.

The new 2D style that will be the show's trademark harks back to the original 20-year-old cartoon, but according to ER, the new Transformers has a different audience in mind."
-C21 Media

The main new information is that there will 154 episodes, plus a 70 minute special.

The new cartoon will also see Worldwide distribution, but as of this point there is no target release date.

Check out the article here.

AS always, stay tuned to Seibertron.com for more of the new cartoon details as they come out.

EDIT: It was pointed out by SNIPER SAMURAI and BIGBOT that the 154 episodes and 4 seasons is misrepresented as only the new series. It supposedly meant to represent Armada, Energon, Cybertron, and the new series...

So everyone can wipe the surprised looks, off their faces. It is only 26 episdoes.
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Re: Entertainment Rights secures rights to new Transformers Cartoon. (113871)
Posted by emeraldbeacon on May 8th, 2007 @ 12:02pm CDT
154 episodes? That's quite a commitment! Most series are slated for 2 13-episode 'miniseasons', then extended for another two (or more) if all goes well.
Re: Entertainment Rights secures rights to new Transformers Cartoon. (113876)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on May 8th, 2007 @ 12:06pm CDT
Why do i forsee another crapy cartoon network kiddie cartoon?
Re: Entertainment Rights secures rights to new Transformers Cartoon. (113881)
Posted by Cheetron on May 8th, 2007 @ 12:10pm CDT
I'm just hoping Cartoon network doesn't put it on for 3 weeks on Toonami then dump it at the 6am spot. Like it's done before!

Or it'll be on one of those cartoon channels that I'm not willing to pay $30 more a month to get.

But on a positive note, I am looking forward to this. I want a good Transformers series again. The Classics line built me up, the Movie destroyed my hopes and hopefully, this will bring me back up again. :)
Re: Entertainment Rights secures rights to new Transformers Cartoon. (113882)
Posted by Prime Evil on May 8th, 2007 @ 12:10pm CDT
That's a lot of episodes and 4 seasons to boot!! Now let's just hope the series is actually good.
Re: Entertainment Rights secures rights to new Transformers Cartoon. (113883)
Posted by Chaoslock on May 8th, 2007 @ 12:11pm CDT
"The new series has a good deal of talent onboard, including Sam Register, exec producer of Ben 10, Hi Hi Puffy Ami Yumi and Teen Titans; Vincent Aniceto, line producer (Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, Power Puff Girls); and Marty Isenberg, head writer (Danny Phantom, A.T.O.M., X-Men, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles). In addition, Derrick Wyatt, character designer for smash hit Teen Titans, will take the role of lead designer."
- I have a bad feeling about this...

"The new 2D style that will be the show's trademark harks back to the original 20-year-old cartoon,"
- I have a good feeling about this

"but according to ER, the new Transformers has a different audience in mind."
-different than Cybertron, or different then the old cartoon or different than the 20-year old fans?
Re: Entertainment Rights secures rights to new Transformers Cartoon. (113887)
Posted by kirbenvost on May 8th, 2007 @ 12:15pm CDT
...sounds bad. Kiddie cartoon. Too bad, really. They should've stuck with an anime studio.

Perhaps this means I can save money by not having to buy figures for quite some time, and catch up on all the other stuff I want.
Re: Entertainment Rights secures rights to new Transformers Cartoon. (113907)
Posted by Anonymous on May 8th, 2007 @ 12:34pm CDT
I believe this series is a re-hash of the old G1 show with a better story to actually have some consistancy. At Transformerscon, Mike Bell said that the show was based on the old G1 toon. He even auditioned for the part of Prowl again, but didn't get it. Apparently all the old G1 voice actors who're still around auditioned also, but only one of them got it.
Re: Entertainment Rights secures rights to new Transformers Cartoon. (113913)
Posted by Alex Kingdom on May 8th, 2007 @ 12:39pm CDT
Of course it's a kiddies cartoon, it's for kids. If we ever see anything aimed at an older/more intelligent audience it wont be until well after the movie(s) are long gone. Hasbro are relaunching the brand with this movie, they'll go for the kids just like they did in the 80s. Maybe when those kids have grow up in 5-10 years time they'll do something like Beast Wars aimed at the fans who grew up with these Transformers. Either way I wouldn't hold your breath, my advice is get out while you can.

Yours AK
Re: Entertainment Rights secures rights to new Transformers Cartoon. (113914)
Posted by Talon523 on May 8th, 2007 @ 12:40pm CDT
Whatever it takes to keep the franchise name alive.
Re: Entertainment Rights secures rights to new Transformers Cartoon. (113916)
Posted by sniper_samurai on May 8th, 2007 @ 12:41pm CDT
[quote]ER now has worldwide (excluding Latin America, North America and certain Asian territories) TV and video-on-demand distribution rights to Transformers (26x30') plus a 70-minute Transformers special. ER now represents four seasons of the show, totaling 154 episodes[/quote]
If you read here it states that the series is 26 30 minute episodes and a 70 minute special.

The other seasons that are refered to are the Unicron trilogy to which entertaiment rights also have rights to(although the episode count is wrong as those three series already total 156 eps).
armada
energon
cybertron
Re: Entertainment Rights secures rights to new Transformers Cartoon. (113917)
Posted by BigBot on May 8th, 2007 @ 12:42pm CDT
Somebody has seriously misunderstood ER's press release. The 154 episodes is actually the total of Armada/Energon/Cybertron episodes. The 4 seasons is actually AEC plus this new series, which ER have TV distribution rights in most places in the world.

This NEW Transformers series is only 26 episodes long plus a 70 minute special.
Re: Entertainment Rights secures rights to new Transformers Cartoon. (113920)
Posted by Tigertrack on May 8th, 2007 @ 12:44pm CDT
Prime Evil wrote:That's a lot of episodes and 4 seasons to boot!! Now let's just hope the series is actually good.


I'm skeptical, but open... :-?
Re: Entertainment Rights secures rights to new Transformers Cartoon. (113932)
Posted by bionic_radical on May 8th, 2007 @ 12:51pm CDT
*praying that its based off of classics...*
Re: Entertainment Rights secures rights to new Transformers Cartoon. (113935)
Posted by Tigertrack on May 8th, 2007 @ 12:52pm CDT
BIGBOT and SNIPER_SAMURAI, I updated the news article with what you pointed out (but not the thread yet).

Thanks for the help!
Re: Entertainment Rights secures rights to new Transformers Cartoon. (113944)
Posted by Seibertron on May 8th, 2007 @ 12:59pm CDT
Just for clarification ... it's 26 NEW episodes. Entertainment Rights distributes Armada, Energon and Cybertron to countries outside of North (and South?) America. It's NOT 154 NEW episodes.

"ER now has worldwide (excluding Latin America, North America and certain Asian territories) TV and video-on-demand distribution rights to Transformers (26x30') plus a 70-minute Transformers special."

Stop. Breathe. Take that in. Ok, read it once more. Now proceed ...

"ER now represents four seasons of the show"

Stop again. Read carefully what it says. "ER now represents four seasons of the show." That means they are distributing 4 different seasons of the Transformers worldwide. I'm assuming this means that if a company wanted to come along and syndicate Armada, for example, they would go through ER or it would be a package deal. Get all 4 seasons to air on your television channel/station, blah blah blah.

Proceed ...

", totalling 154 episodes."

That might just be poorly worded. I imagine if you did a count of AEC (The Unicron Trilogy), you'd see that there is around 150 episodes. Throw in the new season and there would be a total of around 175 to 180 total.
Re: Entertainment Rights secures rights to new Transformers Cartoon. (113964)
Posted by Heavy B on May 8th, 2007 @ 1:20pm CDT
emeraldbeacon wrote:154 episodes? That's quite a commitment! Most series are slated for 2 13-episode 'miniseasons', then extended for another two (or more) if all goes well.


no transformers series got past 100. g1 came close with 98 (i count rebirth 1,2,3). this is cool

and as far as toonami, they will. probubly replace it with a cartoon from japan about TENNIS :SICK:
Re: Entertainment Rights secures rights to new Transformers Cartoon. (113972)
Posted by Tigertrack on May 8th, 2007 @ 1:32pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:Just for clarification ... it's 26 NEW episodes. Entertainment Rights distributes Armada, Energon and Cybertron to countries outside of North (and South?) America. It's NOT 154 NEW episodes.

"ER now has worldwide (excluding Latin America, North America and certain Asian territories) TV and video-on-demand distribution rights to Transformers (26x30') plus a 70-minute Transformers special."

Stop. Breathe. Take that in. Ok, read it once more. Now proceed ...

"ER now represents four seasons of the show"

Stop again. Read carefully what it says. "ER now represents four seasons of the show." That means they are distributing 4 different seasons of the Transformers worldwide. I'm assuming this means that if a company wanted to come along and syndicate Armada, for example, they would go through ER or it would be a package deal. Get all 4 seasons to air on your television channel/station, blah blah blah.

Proceed ...

", totalling 154 episodes."

That might just be poorly worded. I imagine if you did a count of AEC (The Unicron Trilogy), you'd see that there is around 150 episodes. Throw in the new season and there would be a total of around 175 to 180 total.


Changed the front page news to reflect that, but did not change the thread post yet... :oops:
Re: Entertainment Rights secures rights to new Transformers Cartoon. (113983)
Posted by osiricon on May 8th, 2007 @ 1:37pm CDT
All of those cartoons have similar styles. I REALLY hope they dont make a show with any of those styles! ECKKK!!! They work great with those cartoons NOT Transformers.
Re: Entertainment Rights secures rights to new Transformers Cartoon. (114020)
Posted by Roboto750 on May 8th, 2007 @ 2:42pm CDT
This all sounds good, so far. If the series is good, I would like to see it go past 26 episodes (plus the special). I know it's what most series go on now-a-days, but in truth, that seems a bit short for a series to me, unless it goes into spid off's like Armada (the Unicron Trilogy). I have to admit that "according to ER, the new Transformers has a different audience in mind," does raise some questions in my mind.
Re: Entertainment Rights secures rights to new Transformers Cartoon. (114040)
Posted by devil prime on May 8th, 2007 @ 3:12pm CDT
maybe it's the fans of G1 and such?

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