Reconstructed Deleted Scenes from The Transformers: The Movie
Friday, March 1st, 2013 9:28AM CSTCategory: Cartoon News
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Here is a video I made of one of the deleted scenes from the 1986 Transformers movie. It's made using a set of production used storyboards I own. I have included a section of the film either side so you can see where it would have fit in. I believe this scene was animated as it exists in very late production notes & music was written to accompany it. It was cut as Nelson Shin felt it ruined the flow of Primes attack leading up to his battle with Megatron. Ultra Magnus, Tracks, Sideswipe & Red Alert were picked to attack Devastator as they all have rocket launchers. It also explains what Megatron was looking at when Prime found him. Hope you like.
This is a deleted scene from the 1986 Transformers Animated movie, recreated from a set of production used storyboards. In the storyboards Ultra Magnus had a much more barbaric death at the hands of the Sweeps. As you can see in the video, he is literally pulled apart. This scene was animated but removed due to concerns over the violence. There are many clues in the film that this scene should still be there. The audio matches this version exactly, Magnus sounds like he is being pulled apart. You see the Sweeps fire out 4 solid beams towards Magnus. Finally Galvatron catches the Matrix when it falls perfectly into his hands from above.
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Posted by triKlops on March 1st, 2013 @ 10:06am CST
would love to know how the storyboards were obtained and compiled.
really interesting video regardless!
Posted by agentk9 on March 1st, 2013 @ 10:11am CST
Posted by The Arc on March 1st, 2013 @ 10:14am CST
Posted by Samsonator on March 1st, 2013 @ 10:16am CST
Posted by Darth Bombshell on March 1st, 2013 @ 10:43am CST
agentk9 wrote:odd how these werent included as extra deleted scenes on the dvd.
The first one was. In fact, I'm pretty sure it's a direct rip from the DVD content.
Posted by Sabrblade on March 1st, 2013 @ 10:58am CST
Darth Bombshell wrote:Yeah, the old Rhino DVD had some gallery images of some (but not all) of these storyboards.agentk9 wrote:odd how these werent included as extra deleted scenes on the dvd.
The first one was. In fact, I'm pretty sure it's a direct rip from the DVD content.
Posted by King Slick on March 1st, 2013 @ 12:18pm CST
Posted by Megatron Wolf on March 1st, 2013 @ 12:53pm CST
Posted by bionic_radical on March 1st, 2013 @ 4:34pm CST
Posted by Cyber Bishop on March 1st, 2013 @ 4:52pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:Being adapted from an earlier draft of the movie, that's exactly how Ultra Magnus died in the Marvel Comics adaptation of the movie.
I was just about to post this..
Posted by Bumblevivisector on March 1st, 2013 @ 5:38pm CST
bionic_radical wrote:Yeah, i think Dirge was supposed to sneak up on Prime and gets his face put into the floor. Also i remember something about someone (Brawn?) originally being torn apart and eaten by insecticons. Another was a battle with Trailbreaker and his forcefield protecting everyone while he qnd Wheeljack were trying to figure out how to defend the city. There was supposed to be an aerial battle with Powerglide supported by Warpath on the ground, and i think Windcharger got thrown up in the air and dissected. Its been so long since I read the original script.
Yeah, Dirge tackling Optimus actually did get animated; I remember seeing that at Botcon 2000 amidst all those extra storyboard sequences, shortened versions of which ended up on the Rhino DVD. I think Windcharger getting torn up by Cyclonus's armada in mid air first came to light when that early draft of the script was released through the Disciples of Boltax blog, but I'm not sure about the other stuff you mentioned in between, except that Wheeljack, Blaster and some other '84-'85 'bots stayed behind outside the ruins of the Autobot city after Galvatron's forces melted it down in that same draft.
Say, anyone know if that draft is still available anywhere online? It was stored on Megaupload, which naturally ended when the RIAA talked the feds into that illegal raid. (Sorry if I'm taking sides where I shouldn't, but no way did anyone have the right to crush their whole site, and we all united against SOPA/PIPA back then right?)
Much as I'd love to see more than just that one "lost" animation sequence turn up, I've got a feeling it's just our collective wishful thinking. Then again, that extended cut of Metropolis was found intact in a vault, so who knows?
Posted by Neurie on March 1st, 2013 @ 5:42pm CST
Not my place to say but it was above board.
Theres other tid bits in there which are interesting. The book is in pretty good condition and hopefully the other bits will come to light soon when the owner feels like sharing a bit more
Posted by sto_vo_kor_2000 on March 2nd, 2013 @ 3:40am CST
Yeah, Dirge tackling Optimus actually did get animated; I remember seeing that at Botcon 2000 amidst all those extra storyboard sequences, shortened versions of which ended up on the Rhino DVD.
can you prove that?
I dont mean to sound rude, but in the 20+ years, I've seen plenty of claims of animated scenes such as the one you pointed out, but no one can ever provide any proof.
[quote] I think Windcharger getting torn up by Cyclonus's armada in mid air first came to light when that early draft of the script was released through the Disciples of Boltax blog,[/quote]
are you sure you mean Windcharger, because he was intended to die earlier in the film.
[quote] but I'm not sure about the other stuff you mentioned in between, except that Wheeljack, Blaster and some other '84-'85 'bots stayed behind outside the ruins of the Autobot city after Galvatron's forces melted it down in that same draft. [/quote]
again, those shots took place durring Megatrons attack , not Galvatrons
Posted by Michael Alex Kawa on March 2nd, 2013 @ 4:42am CST
As for the Devastator scene ,it would of ruined the flow of the epic battle between Optimus and Megatron ,just an opinion .It would of been epic ,but not placed right .
As for the Ultra Magnus scene ,that would of been so much better ,wish they used it .
Posted by Red 50 on March 2nd, 2013 @ 5:04am CST
Actually I think those two scenes would have been quite logical to retain.
And Magnus's tearing can't be as horrifying as Optimus's death, right?
Posted by sto_vo_kor_2000 on March 2nd, 2013 @ 6:14am CST
Red 50 wrote:So, what? Magnus being torn up is too brutal, but a mass-genocide of Lithonians, execution by feeding to sharkticons and acid pool aren't?p.
well think about it.
Its not like we really saw those scenes.
We didnt "ACTUALLY" see any Lithonians die, we saw their planet eaten, we saw one of their people have his ship sucked into Unicron.
Same can be said for the one that got executed, we saw the Sharkticon leap twards him, but we didnt see him get ripped apart.
[quote]And Magnus's tearing can't be as horrifying as Optimus's death, right?[/quote]
a slow fade to death vrs being ripped to shreads..........sorry, being ripped apart takes the cake
Posted by Rodimus Prime on March 2nd, 2013 @ 8:13am CST
Posted by Cloudraker_Fastlane on March 2nd, 2013 @ 10:14am CST
Hope that helps
Posted by Mixsound on March 2nd, 2013 @ 7:01pm CST
Posted by XDMan on March 2nd, 2013 @ 7:52pm CST
Witnessin Manus's death: How graphic!
Now any word on Mirage's death?