Generation 1 Cartoon Writer David Wise has Passed Away

Transformers News: Generation 1 Cartoon Writer David Wise has Passed Away

Wednesday, March 4th, 2020 9:06pm CST

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We have sad news to bring to you on this Wednesday evening: David Wise, who wrote many of the Generation 1 cartoon episodes, has passed away. He died following a long battle with lung cancer, and passed away peacefully surrounded by family. The original news was written on his Twitter account by a family member.

David Wise was heavily involved with the original cartoon, and wrote more episodes than any other member of the show's staff. The episodes that he wrote included:

"Attack of the Autobots"
"Day of the Machines"
"Microbots"
"Make Tracks"
"The Secret of Omega Supreme"
"Kremzeek!"
"Auto-Bop"
"The Girl Who Loved Powerglide"
"The Key to Vector Sigma, Part 1"
"The Key to Vector Sigma, Part 2"
"War Dawn"
"Trans-Europe Express"
"The Rebirth, Part 1"
"The Rebirth, Part 2"
"The Rebirth, Part 3"

We remember David Wise this evening as a great writer and a huge contributor to the Transformers cartoon and the fandom. He will be greatly missed.

After a tough battle with lung cancer, David Wise passed away peacefully at home last night surrounded by family. Please feel free to tag this account to express your condolences. All are welcome here, just as they were in David's life: friend, family, peer, fan, all of you.


Transformers News: Generation 1 Cartoon Writer David Wise has Passed Away

Credit(s): David Wise Twitter, TFwiki (picture)


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Re: Generation 1 Cartoon Writer David Wise has Passed Away (2055660)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on March 4th, 2020 @ 9:15pm CST
:( RIP Thank you for your part in bringing joy to my Saturday mornings.
Re: Generation 1 Cartoon Writer David Wise has Passed Away (2055661)
Posted by Emerje on March 4th, 2020 @ 9:25pm CST
That's very sad indeed. Looks like he wrote some of the most memorable episodes. He'll be missed.

Emerje
Re: Generation 1 Cartoon Writer David Wise has Passed Away (2055662)
Posted by 9adam83 on March 4th, 2020 @ 9:25pm CST
Thank you David for bringing such joy to my childhood. Growing up in the 80's with GI Joe and Transformers still has it's impact on my today. You will be missed. :BOT: :CON:
Re: Generation 1 Cartoon Writer David Wise has Passed Away (2055668)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on March 4th, 2020 @ 9:57pm CST
Such a talent. I hope he and his family are at peace.
Re: Generation 1 Cartoon Writer David Wise has Passed Away (2055672)
Posted by Wireless_Phantom on March 4th, 2020 @ 10:09pm CST
May he rest in peace.
Re: Generation 1 Cartoon Writer David Wise has Passed Away (2055678)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 4th, 2020 @ 10:51pm CST
Though it isn't perfect, "The Rebirth" was my introduction to the G1 cartoon thanks to its Rhino VHS tape release.

"The Key to Vector Sigma" and "War Dawn" were also some of my favorites to watch on Rhino's VHS tapes.

RIP, Mr. Wise.
Re: Generation 1 Cartoon Writer David Wise has Passed Away (2055679)
Posted by omega666 on March 4th, 2020 @ 10:55pm CST
Man. This sucks. :(
Re: Generation 1 Cartoon Writer David Wise has Passed Away (2055685)
Posted by steve2275 on March 5th, 2020 @ 1:58am CST
rest in peace and thank you mr. wise
Re: Generation 1 Cartoon Writer David Wise has Passed Away (2055721)
Posted by sol magnus on March 5th, 2020 @ 11:23am CST
Man, this is a blow. Wrote so many of the great ideas that continue to reverberate through the fiction. Godspeed, sir.
Re: Generation 1 Cartoon Writer David Wise has Passed Away (2055741)
Posted by Tuned Agent on March 5th, 2020 @ 2:29pm CST
David Wise, thank you for everything you contributed to Transformers and its lore. You will be missed. May you rest in peace, and may your family find peace and comfort in this time as well.
Re: Generation 1 Cartoon Writer David Wise has Passed Away (2055744)
Posted by o.supreme on March 5th, 2020 @ 2:54pm CST
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Re: Generation 1 Cartoon Writer David Wise has Passed Away (2055745)
Posted by partholon on March 5th, 2020 @ 3:28pm CST
Ah crap :(

Rip.
Re: Generation 1 Cartoon Writer David Wise has Passed Away (2055750)
Posted by cruizerdave on March 5th, 2020 @ 5:31pm CST
He seemed like a good dude. Here's an interview with him from a few years back:::: -
http://www.aalgar.com/morebits/morebits23.mp3
Re: Generation 1 Cartoon Writer David Wise has Passed Away (2055767)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on March 5th, 2020 @ 7:55pm CST
The majority of his eps were so dang good, he arguably shaped the mythos of the Sunbow cartoon more than any other writer, which is remarkable considering he was never head writer or editor. Not surprising that he went on to become head writer for most of the original TMNT cartoon, meaning he might have been the biggest influence on late '80s and early '90s action cartoons in general.

Even the pilots he wrote for all-but-forgotten properties are worth a search on Youtube. Whether goofy as heck (Battletoads), or almost too dark for kids (Shadow Strikers, the only toy-commercial toon I've seen that immediately establishes the main villain having killed the lead hero's wife), it's like he just could not run out of story ideas for translating any toy or game brand into animation.

I've been enjoying his work since age 5, and can't think of any other scribe whose passing would sadden me more. My condolences to all his loved ones.
Re: Generation 1 Cartoon Writer David Wise has Passed Away (2055776)
Posted by skywarp408 on March 5th, 2020 @ 9:05pm CST
He was far too young. RIP David and thank you for all the memories.
Re: Generation 1 Cartoon Writer David Wise has Passed Away (2055779)
Posted by Regimus Prime on March 6th, 2020 @ 12:17am CST
Rest In Peace David Wise. Penned some of the most classic episodes that really had an impact on my childhood and my love of the Transformers. :RUBSIGN:
Re: Generation 1 Cartoon Writer David Wise has Passed Away (2055785)
Posted by SideswipeSkywarp on March 6th, 2020 @ 2:42am CST
He died from lung cancer just like my dad did. Sad. I watched so many cartoons that he wrote for. He will be missed. :BOT: :CON:
Re: Generation 1 Cartoon Writer David Wise has Passed Away (2056365)
Posted by It Is Him on March 11th, 2020 @ 9:27am CDT
RIP. I’ve watched The Rebirth so many dang times. Thank you for bringing joy to our lives.

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