The Hub to air Classic Transformers G1 Episodes, and Peter Cullen returns as Optimus Prime!

The Hub to air Classic Transformers G1 Episodes, and Peter Cullen returns as Optimus Prime!

Monday, May 17th, 2010 4:33pm CDT

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While it has been rumoured and wished for since its announcement; The Hub - a children's network co-founded by Hasbro and Discovery - will feature a block of vintage Hasbro Shows, including Transformers Generation 1 and GI Joe! Member Chaotix12345 points us to an article on Advertising Age that goes into great depth on the challenges and opportunities that The Hub will be facing. At the very bottom is the very interesting block
Vintage flashbacks
The Hub will exclusively re-air old episodes of the Jim Henson Company's "Fraggle Rock," and is also planning a late-night block of old "G.I. Joe" and "Transformers" episodes to attract parents and young adult males nostalgic for the '80s-era cartoons...


Next up is this block, which mentions an old favourite...
Hasbro franchises
Some of the Hub's most high-profile shows will be updated versions of well-known Hasbro programs from the 1980s, including "G.I. Joe," "Transformers" and "My Little Pony." The latter is being re-imagined for young girls by "Powerpuff Girls" creator Lauren Faust, while the new "Transformers Prime" will feature the voice of Peter Cullen, the original voice of Optimus Prime from the animated series as well as the Michael Bay-directed feature films. Additionally, "Transformers" feature screenwriters Alex Kurtzman and Robert Orci will act as showrunners. "G.I. Joe Renegades" will spotlight the Joes on the lam from government forces and the agents of Cobra, a storyline that echoes the recent feature film released by Paramount last summer.


This certainly lends credit to seeing the legendary Peter Cullan re-don the mantle of Prime in this new show.

Credit(s): Chaotix12345, Advertising Age


This article was last modified on Monday, May 17th, 2010 5:02pm CDT

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Re: The Hub to air Classic Transformers G1 Episodes, and Peter Cullen returns as Optimus Prime! (1075443)
Posted by Mindmaster on May 17th, 2010 @ 4:44pm CDT
Yay! :APPLAUSE: Again, can't wait to see ther upcoming commercials for the show. Any idea what channel it'll be on in Wilmington, NC? :???:
Re: The Hub to air Classic Transformers G1 Episodes, and Peter Cullen returns as Optimus Prime! (1075452)
Posted by Name_Violation on May 17th, 2010 @ 5:14pm CDT
The amount of WIN is off the charts!!!!!!!!
Re: The Hub to air Classic Transformers G1 Episodes, and Peter Cullen returns as Optimus Prime! (1075459)
Posted by Bed Bugs on May 17th, 2010 @ 5:32pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:Yay! :APPLAUSE: Again, can't wait to see ther upcoming commercials for the show. Any idea what channel it'll be on in Wilmington, NC? :???:


Depends on which cable/satellite provider you have.

The Hub is replacing Discovery Kids. I put in Wilmington, NC at TVGUIDE.com and this is what came up:

If you have Charter, it's channel 94. DIRECTV says channel 294. DISH NETWORK is 179.

Chances are, if you want to get The Hub, you are probably going to have to upgrade your package to a premium or upper tier programming package. If you already get Discovery Kids, you don't have to worry then.
Re: The Hub to air Classic Transformers G1 Episodes, and Peter Cullen returns as Optimus Prime! (1075466)
Posted by Mindmaster on May 17th, 2010 @ 5:56pm CDT
Fender Bender wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:Yay! :APPLAUSE: Again, can't wait to see ther upcoming commercials for the show. Any idea what channel it'll be on in Wilmington, NC? :???:


Depends on which cable/satellite provider you have.

The Hub is replacing Discovery Kids. I put in Wilmington, NC at TVGUIDE.com and this is what came up:

If you have Charter, it's channel 94. DIRECTV says channel 294. DISH NETWORK is 179.

Chances are, if you want to get The Hub, you are probably going to have to upgrade your package to a premium or upper tier programming package. If you already get Discovery Kids, you don't have to worry then.


Thanks, man. I owe you one! :lol: :APPLAUSE:
Re: The Hub to air Classic Transformers G1 Episodes, and Peter Cullen returns as Optimus Prime! (1075469)
Posted by Heavy B on May 17th, 2010 @ 5:59pm CDT
..... :BOOM:

that news was so epic my head exploded. I must find a new head
Re: The Hub to air Classic Transformers G1 Episodes, and Peter Cullen returns as Optimus Prime! (1075473)
Posted by Segor on May 17th, 2010 @ 6:04pm CDT
Dr. Heavy B wrote:..... :BOOM:

that news was so epic my head exploded. I must find a new head


Here! http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu ... ompany=887
You should try one of those!! :grin:
Re: The Hub to air Classic Transformers G1 Episodes, and Peter Cullen returns as Optimus Prime! (1075476)
Posted by Heavy B on May 17th, 2010 @ 6:12pm CDT
Segor wrote:
Dr. Heavy B wrote:..... :BOOM:

that news was so epic my head exploded. I must find a new head


Here! http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu ... ompany=887
You should try one of those!! :grin:


much obliged :grin:
Re: The Hub to air Classic Transformers G1 Episodes, and Peter Cullen returns as Optimus Prime! (1075477)
Posted by Forgotten on May 17th, 2010 @ 6:12pm CDT
Segor wrote:
Dr. Heavy B wrote:..... :BOOM:

that news was so epic my head exploded. I must find a new head


Here! http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu ... ompany=887
You should try one of those!! :grin:


Or if you don't want the robot route you can use The BALEMASTER. everybody that knows what i'm talking about laugh quitely. :-$
Re: The Hub to air Classic Transformers G1 Episodes, and Peter Cullen returns as Optimus Prime! (1075486)
Posted by MYoung23 on May 17th, 2010 @ 6:50pm CDT
If this show is set to debut in 5 months then where is the trailer or sneak peak or character designs?
Re: The Hub to air Classic Transformers G1 Episodes, and Peter Cullen returns as Optimus Prime! (1075490)
Posted by SwindleBot462 on May 17th, 2010 @ 7:11pm CDT
MY PRAYERS HAVE BEEN ANSWERED!!!!!! Literally. I commented on a G1 video on YouTube saying that Hasbro should play the G1 toons on the Hub. What more could a fan ask for?
Re: The Hub to air Classic Transformers G1 Episodes, and Peter Cullen returns as Optimus Prime! (1075509)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on May 17th, 2010 @ 8:09pm CDT
HASBRO I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!! much appreciated! i have not seen all the G1 episodes( i have the matrix box set, too lazy to watch em all) and this is a perfect way to see em all! EPIC WIN!!!!!!!!!! :BOOM: :KREMZEEK:
Re: The Hub to air Classic Transformers G1 Episodes, and Peter Cullen returns as Optimus Prime! (1075517)
Posted by Galvatron X on May 17th, 2010 @ 8:53pm CDT
Ho ho ho! Man, this is gonna be sweet! I can't friggin' wait!

New Transformers cartoon...win

New G.I.Joe cartoon...win!

Putting original Transformers and G.I.Joe back on? WIN!

This is turning out to be a good year for my favorite TV shows. They've even been showing Three Stooges episodes on AMC! :-B
Re: The Hub to air Classic Transformers G1 Episodes, and Peter Cullen returns as Optimus Prime! (1075520)
Posted by vegetacron on May 17th, 2010 @ 9:14pm CDT
Fender Bender wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:Yay! :APPLAUSE: Again, can't wait to see ther upcoming commercials for the show. Any idea what channel it'll be on in Wilmington, NC? :???:


Depends on which cable/satellite provider you have.

The Hub is replacing Discovery Kids. I put in Wilmington, NC at TVGUIDE.com and this is what came up:

If you have Charter, it's channel 94. DIRECTV says channel 294. DISH NETWORK is 179.

Chances are, if you want to get The Hub, you are probably going to have to upgrade your package to a premium or upper tier programming package. If you already get Discovery Kids, you don't have to worry then.



If i wanted to sell toys and i made cartoons to help sell those toys, i would go for the largest demographic i possibly could. That being said, not everyone pays for the upper tier packages. Once again, gg Hasbro. On the bright side, i'm just gonna download the entire series when it gets done anyhow. lol
Re: The Hub to air Classic Transformers G1 Episodes, and Peter Cullen returns as Optimus Prime! (1075527)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 17th, 2010 @ 9:50pm CDT
G1 cartoon reruns = very old news

Peter Cullen in Prime = recent old news

:roll:
Re: The Hub to air Classic Transformers G1 Episodes, and Peter Cullen returns as Optimus Prime! (1075540)
Posted by Terrorsaur_85 on May 17th, 2010 @ 10:57pm CDT
YAY! :3 TIME TO CELEBRATE! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gN2hntZBIUQ *GROOVES TO THE CELEBRATING MUSIC OF EPIC AWESOME*
Re: The Hub to air Classic Transformers G1 Episodes, and Peter Cullen returns as Optimus Prime! (1075547)
Posted by Varia31 on May 17th, 2010 @ 11:26pm CDT
That's great to hear, watch TF cartoons from "Then" and "Now". :)
Re: The Hub to air Classic Transformers G1 Episodes, and Peter Cullen returns as Optimus Prime! (1075578)
Posted by GEEWUN on May 18th, 2010 @ 5:07am CDT
"Nostalgic Adult Males?!?!?" Way to be sexist 8-} and inconsiderate of me. (I am not an adult. Me just thirteen) 8-}
Re: The Hub to air Classic Transformers G1 Episodes, and Peter Cullen returns as Optimus Prime! (1075640)
Posted by SlyTF1 on May 18th, 2010 @ 9:58am CDT
Hopefully this will get some of those angry G1ers off Hasbro's ass. It would be good for people like me too, people who where born far after G1 and want to relive some of the childhoods of the people who grew up with G1. Hooray for...things. :???:

And I hope they make a fkn Animated Season 4, now that they're re airing G1, this just proves that you can continue a show, thats been gone for a while.
Re: The Hub to air Classic Transformers G1 Episodes, and Peter Cullen returns as Optimus Prime! (1075764)
Posted by RK_Striker_JK_5 on May 18th, 2010 @ 4:27pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:G1 cartoon reruns = very old news

Peter Cullen in Prime = recent old news

:roll:


But still good news. ;)

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