Tranformers G1 Voice Actor Asking For YOUR Help
Saturday, June 6th, 2009 6:25am CDTCategories: Comic Book News, People News, Digital Media News
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"To all my Transformer buds,
I recently directed a demo for a series of motion graphic "Transformers" comics which could be downloaded via iPhone, iTouch, and other outlets. Many talented professional actors provided the voices for the characters in the demo including myself. The plan was to present it to IDW Comics who had shown more then a passing interest in this budding new concept. With a go ahead on producing the series, I would be employing the talents of as many of the original voices from the early series as possible. I had already cleared this with my fellow "Transformers" actors, and everyone was waiting in the wings for the response from the powers at IDW comics.
After months of mulling over it, they ultimately passed on the idea, and surprise surprise, decided to produce their own graphic motion novel without the voices or even the superbly heightened animation. So, essentially what you now have the ability to download is a plain old comic book.
Nothing new there.
SOooooo, I am taking my request to the troops. To all the die hard fans who I have met over the years at Botcon conventions, or who have written to me asking about my experiences working on one of the most inventive animated series in TV history- I need your help! I am requesting that you do something for me and my fellow actors, so we can in-turn do something really cool for you.
Please contact IDW and let them know that their concept of a series of comic books based on "Transformers" WITHOUT the talents of voice actors, especially many of the original voices, just doesn't cut it.
Please ask them to contract Creative Producers Chris Folino and William Katt, and make a deal for them to produce their concept of a downloadable graphic motion comic series of "Transformers" with - Hide quoted text - professional actors, progressive animation, and lotsa sound effects.
On behalf of all those actors, animators, and studio techs that will get an opportunity to carry on a great tradition,
I thank you,
Michael "Prowl/Swoop" Bell"
You can see the original request here, and check out the sample of the IDW motion graphic novel below.
Credit(s): Michael Bell, The Allspark
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Posted by Black Bumblebee on June 6th, 2009 @ 8:39am CDT
You can better believe that I'll send my support their way. I do, however, hope that they avoid using the "shadow" effect of object movement. A few moments of Photoshop can fill in the missing bits, after all...
Posted by karellan on June 6th, 2009 @ 8:41am CDT
Transformers: The Movie! Now available in Betamax!
Posted by Wheeljack35 on June 6th, 2009 @ 10:03am CDT
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Posted by Hard Hacker on June 6th, 2009 @ 12:42pm CDT
Anyway, so we'll have to download a comic over an animated feature with established talents...
I know which one I'd prefer.
Posted by Windsweeper on June 6th, 2009 @ 1:21pm CDT
Always liked his performance as Prowl. Had a certain calmness to it as befits his logical, patient tech Specs.
Really liked him as Raziel in the Soul Reaver/Legacy of Kain games.
Pity TFCog couldn't get him for their fandubs.
Anyway, would be great if IDW picked up on this although I'd recast Megatron. I can do a pretty good Welker-esque Megatron myself. Be cool if Bell could persuade IDW and then Welker to do it.
Posted by Megatron Wolf on June 6th, 2009 @ 2:26pm CDT
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Posted by Firebird on June 6th, 2009 @ 6:06pm CDT
I all of a sudden care about All Hail Megatron, It's amazing what some good voice talent can do. I would gladly buy this.
Posted by Vectorshot on June 6th, 2009 @ 10:40pm CDT
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