Transformers DVD Bonus Feature Revealed: "Animated" Version of the IDW Prequel Comic Series
Tuesday, August 14th, 2007 8:42am CDTCategories: Cartoon News, Comic Book News, Movie Related News, Company News, Digital Media News
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But most interesting is the fact that he has revealed what the bonus feature on the Transformers Movie DVD will be. The rumoured "additional footage" that voice-actor Mark Ryan had mentioned awhile back is in fact an animated version of the IDW Movie Prequel comic series, with Peter Cullen again reprising his role as Optimus Prime. According to Chris Ryall, this bonus feature will only be available with the Wal-Mart excusive version of the Transformers Movie DVD, no official release date has been set as of yet, so stay tuned to Seibertron.com for more info.
See the whole post by Chris Ryall here.
|Between Comic-Con, last weekend's Chicago con, and a trip to Hasbro, plus all kinds of general work overload, I know I haven't been around here much. But that doesn't mean I don't care... |
In fact, in that time away from here, I've been making plans. Big plans. And then off to Hasbro to run these plans by the Powers-That-Be. And lo and behold, they loved them and are into said plans. Which means that 2008 is going to be BIG. I don't say this with any hyperbole, but next year's going to really rock your worlds.
These plans include movie-related comics, multiple Spotlights, another crossover, a new mini- (or maybe maxi-)series that will really wow you and answer some old questions, and the big SOMETHING ELSE. I'm pretty excited.
I also watched the new Transformers Animated Movie, the kick-off of the upcoming series, and it's a blast. I actually thought it might be a bit too "young" since it's aimed at the 5-9 crowd, but I shouldn't have questioned Sam Register and his crew--it's a lot of fun, and the characters and voices are great. As are the new toys, that looks just like the designs. I know people have taken shots at it based on the little bit they've seen online, but it's gonna win people over. Especially that first scene.
Oh, one other TF thing--I watched the DVD extra that's going to be included on the Wal-Mart only Movie DVD release. It's an animated version of the entire Movie Prequel miniseries, with voicework from Peter Cullen and others. Good sound effects, cool movement of panels and voices... it's pretty awesome to see our comic turned into something like that. And having Cullen speak our words is an insanely exciting thing, too.
So, yeah, good times are ahead.
Credit(s): Chris Ryall, IDW Publishing
This article was last modified on Tuesday, August 14th, 2007 11:30am CDT
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Posted by Agent 007 on August 14th, 2007 @ 8:46am CDT
Posted by wavelength on August 14th, 2007 @ 8:47am CDT
Posted by Sherade on August 14th, 2007 @ 8:48am CDT
Can't wait to check it out.
Posted by DevastaTTor on August 14th, 2007 @ 8:48am CDT
Posted by RatchetMD on August 14th, 2007 @ 8:49am CDT
Posted by Auto Bot on August 14th, 2007 @ 8:55am CDT
Posted by Mulla on August 14th, 2007 @ 8:57am CDT
And like the Pit would it be American only.
Posted by Unicron Singularity on August 14th, 2007 @ 8:58am CDT
would defo wait several nights outside the shop, to get the dvd with the bonus features, IF it comes to Europe.
Posted by Ravage XK on August 14th, 2007 @ 9:00am CDT
We dont have Walmarts in the UK. We have Asda so maybe. Why make it an exclusive?
Posted by Wheeljack35 on August 14th, 2007 @ 9:04am CDT
I thought I heard that it would be a Target exclusive..
Eh The Walmart in my area usually sells their DVD's cheaper on new releases
Posted by Tigertrack on August 14th, 2007 @ 9:06am CDT
What are the other stores going to offer to keep up? I assume this will be a two pack type feature, like many releases Walmart has that pairs a new release with either a special content DVD or CD.
Posted by osiricon on August 14th, 2007 @ 9:07am CDT
Posted by Duke of Luns on August 14th, 2007 @ 9:08am CDT
Sounds like a nice free extra, but I'm still glad I got the paperback the other day.
Posted by Skowl on August 14th, 2007 @ 9:12am CDT
tigertracks 24 wrote:Hmm so it will be sort of flash type animation, or voices overlaying story book scenes is what it sounds like. No 'actual' fluid animation, so to speak, but still a cool bonus.
Oh crap! You're probably right! When I read "cool movement of panels", I thought they meant panels during transformation...
If it's just some stupid "read-along with Peter Cullen", where you just look at the panels of the Comics and hear the voice actors read them out loud, then that is well... pretty frikkin' lame. I could do that myself, what's the point?
I was all excited thinking it was a new cartoon or something, but the more I think about it, the more you're probably right. I guess this story doesn't deserve the breaking news banner anymore!
Posted by First-Aid on August 14th, 2007 @ 9:12am CDT
Posted by Seibertron on August 14th, 2007 @ 9:14am CDT
Posted by mexi-con on August 14th, 2007 @ 9:15am CDT
Posted by Auto Bot on August 14th, 2007 @ 9:15am CDT
Just like the GM-Bay tandem.
Posted by JazZeke on August 14th, 2007 @ 9:17am CDT
Posted by Skowl on August 14th, 2007 @ 9:18am CDT