Botcon 2009: Confirmation that Transformers Animated is ending

Botcon 2009: Confirmation that Transformers Animated is ending

Saturday, May 30th, 2009 3:40am CDT

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In todays Botcon Transformers Animated discussion panel, the news that the cartoon series would be coming to an end after season 3 concluded was confirmed.

The panel discussed the creation and joys of working on the series and featured cartoon shorts and special bios for the characters of the series. Some spoilers of the seasons ending were revealed but you'll have to watch the final episodes to find those out Seibertronians.

Keep your optics locked right here at Seibertron.com for all the latest news from Botcon 2009.

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Re: Botcon 2009: Confirmation that Transformers Animated is ending (928800)
Posted by Dead Metal on May 30th, 2009 @ 3:47am CDT
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Re: Botcon 2009: Confirmation that Transformers Animated is ending (928804)
Posted by Burn on May 30th, 2009 @ 3:58am CDT
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Provided of course it leads to a series with a better style of animation, and hell, a more serious attitude.
Re: Botcon 2009: Confirmation that Transformers Animated is ending (928808)
Posted by Ravage XK on May 30th, 2009 @ 4:39am CDT
It is a shame but I will be interested to see what follows. I hope it does grow up a bit.

I enjoyed Animated for what it was and the healthy number of nods to fave g1 characters was appreciated.

I hope what follows has a better style, isnt a mix of cartoon and CGI and has some people who love the characters behind it.
Re: Botcon 2009: Confirmation that Transformers Animated is ending (928814)
Posted by Primus C-00 on May 30th, 2009 @ 5:11am CDT
:sad:
Re: Botcon 2009: Confirmation that Transformers Animated is ending (928818)
Posted by TheAllSpark on May 30th, 2009 @ 5:26am CDT
I'm sad :sad:
That series had all it take to go on for a lot of time.
It was the best series since Beast Wars. Sure they were a little childish some times and I wasn't too keen at the all TOON look they had but I always saw them has a good show for the new generation of transformers fans
Re: Botcon 2009: Confirmation that Transformers Animated is ending (928819)
Posted by Mechastrike on May 30th, 2009 @ 5:31am CDT
I bet somebody out there is saying "Always Predictable". I mean we saw this coming. It happened to G1 it could happen to any American made Transformers series. :sad: (Either that or recession really hit them hard)
Re: Botcon 2009: Confirmation that Transformers Animated is ending (928826)
Posted by Elita One on May 30th, 2009 @ 6:05am CDT
It's sad but for a show to last as long as it did is alot nowdays. I haven't watch them all yet but did it have a definate end or was it left open for future stuff?
Re: Botcon 2009: Confirmation that Transformers Animated is ending (928834)
Posted by Xanthos on May 30th, 2009 @ 6:42am CDT
i get the feeling now they know there is a big enough fanbase from kids to adults they can make a calculated risk on something more grown up......at the end of the day Animated was to get kids hooked on tf's. Now they are well maybe they can evolve the basic idea of animated....ie good storylines but combine it with decent animation.....as much as i love animated i hate the look of the dam thing lol
Re: Botcon 2009: Confirmation that Transformers Animated is ending (928835)
Posted by ShGarland_1383 on May 30th, 2009 @ 6:45am CDT
Elita One wrote:It's sad but for a show to last as long as it did is alot nowdays. I haven't watch them all yet but did it have a definate end or was it left open for future stuff?

Sounds like there will be a conclusion, as First Gen said "Some spoilers of the seasons ending were revealed but you'll have to watch the final episodes to find those out Seibertronians."

What I'd like to know is what's going to happen with the toy line? It will obviously end as well, but how? Will things mentioned here still happen?
Re: Botcon 2009: Confirmation that Transformers Animated is ending (928837)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on May 30th, 2009 @ 6:47am CDT
and still no constructicon toys! WTF!?
Re: Botcon 2009: Confirmation that Transformers Animated is ending (928840)
Posted by Zordon on May 30th, 2009 @ 6:51am CDT
it will be a shame to see animated finish :(

but i think the next cartoon will go down the lines of "clone wars" and give us a bigger longer story arc between movies 2 and 3. :grin:
Re: Botcon 2009: Confirmation that Transformers Animated is ending (928848)
Posted by Darth Trader on May 30th, 2009 @ 7:25am CDT
That really sucks! At first, I couldn't get past the animation style or the continuity issues. Optimus, a low level mining bot? Starscream getting killed like Kenny every episode. WTF??)
But, the show was developing and had potential.

Mostly, I'm pissed that I won't have a chance to buy Rodimus! It was a disappointment not seeing him in the season as promised.
Re: Botcon 2009: Confirmation that Transformers Animated is ending (928849)
Posted by mitchsantona on May 30th, 2009 @ 7:27am CDT
Seems to me Animated has a huge fan base. I guess that doesn't really matter much to Hasbro. I'll take the cartoony look of Animated over the backward, chicken legged, stocky, long armed, indestinguishable faced, bland color schemes that 90 percent of the movie line has any day. Way to go guys! :evil:
Re: Botcon 2009: Confirmation that Transformers Animated is ending (928850)
Posted by Xanthos on May 30th, 2009 @ 7:27am CDT
Galvatron Supreme wrote:Mostly, I'm pissed that I won't have a chance to buy Rodimus! It was a disappointment not seeing him in the season as promised.



he was in episode 1 of season 3 dude...albeit only briefly


an yeah as much as i love the movie the bots/cons look awful on a general basis
Re: Botcon 2009: Confirmation that Transformers Animated is ending (928853)
Posted by rpetras on May 30th, 2009 @ 7:39am CDT
I am a sad monkey.

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Re: Botcon 2009: Confirmation that Transformers Animated is ending (928854)
Posted by Primus1101 on May 30th, 2009 @ 7:42am CDT
one of the best series ever... :D

great plots and characters :)

had major potential 8)

AND THIS IS HOW THEY END IT??? :-( you've got to be kidding me. :sad:
Re: Botcon 2009: Confirmation that Transformers Animated is ending (928857)
Posted by Autobot13 on May 30th, 2009 @ 7:46am CDT
guys... they ended it cuz the ratings were low. that means... well

we really need to actually watch the next series on tv. not youtube.

YOUTUBE KILLS TV!!!
Re: Botcon 2009: Confirmation that Transformers Animated is ending (928862)
Posted by Primus C-00 on May 30th, 2009 @ 7:58am CDT
Elita One wrote:It's sad but for a show to last as long as it did is alot nowdays. I haven't watch them all yet but did it have a definate end or was it left open for future stuff?


There are enough open ends to spawn a good few fanfics and mosiacs, IMHO.

:-B
Re: Botcon 2009: Confirmation that Transformers Animated is ending (928864)
Posted by Primus C-00 on May 30th, 2009 @ 8:01am CDT
Zordon wrote:but i think the next cartoon will go down the lines of "clone wars" and give us a bigger longer story arc between movies 2 and 3. :grin:


Do we need that though?

Wouldn't it be just a hell of a lot like Transformers : Energon only with an Armada style Prime and Jetfire combo, and the movie style aesthetic.

Actually that doesn't sound that bad.

Still wish we had a fourth season of animated though.

:mrgreen:
Re: Botcon 2009: Confirmation that Transformers Animated is ending (928866)
Posted by Starscream103 on May 30th, 2009 @ 8:10am CDT
Noooooooo!!!! I still have so many questions!!! Whatever happened to Blackarachnia and Waspinator? Will Magnus get better?? :sad:

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