Transformers DVD Bonus Feature Revealed: "Animated" Version of the IDW Prequel Comic Series

Transformers DVD Bonus Feature Revealed: "Animated" Version of the IDW Prequel Comic Series

Tuesday, August 14th, 2007 8:42am CDT

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Chris Ryall, the editor-in-chief of IDW Publishing has posted an update on the IDW forums where he talks about his recent work at the Comic-Con and Chicago convention and his future plans for IDW, including new Spotlights and new comic series. He also talks about his impressions of the new Transformers Animated series.

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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Re: Transformers DVD Bonus Feature Revealed: "Animated" Version of the IDW Prequel Comic Series (282437)
Posted by Agent 007 on August 14th, 2007 @ 8:46am CDT
nice
Re: Transformers DVD Bonus Feature Revealed: "Animated" Version of the IDW Prequel Comic Series (282442)
Posted by wavelength on August 14th, 2007 @ 8:47am CDT
great. american only. unless asda gets the same release, i will miss out on this nugget of awesomeness
Re: Transformers DVD Bonus Feature Revealed: "Animated" Version of the IDW Prequel Comic Series (282444)
Posted by Sherade on August 14th, 2007 @ 8:48am CDT
That's great.
Can't wait to check it out.
Re: Transformers DVD Bonus Feature Revealed: "Animated" Version of the IDW Prequel Comic Series (282445)
Posted by DevastaTTor on August 14th, 2007 @ 8:48am CDT
I'm excited but skeptical. Fingers crossed...
Re: Transformers DVD Bonus Feature Revealed: "Animated" Version of the IDW Prequel Comic Series (282449)
Posted by RatchetMD on August 14th, 2007 @ 8:49am CDT
I'm more excited to read his impressions on Transformers Animated. I have the Prequel comic so that extra is pretty meh.
Re: Transformers DVD Bonus Feature Revealed: "Animated" Version of the IDW Prequel Comic Series (282459)
Posted by Auto Bot on August 14th, 2007 @ 8:55am CDT
American only?
Re: Transformers DVD Bonus Feature Revealed: "Animated" Version of the IDW Prequel Comic Series (282461)
Posted by Mulla on August 14th, 2007 @ 8:57am CDT
See this? This is me having a fangasm.

And like the Pit would it be American only.
Re: Transformers DVD Bonus Feature Revealed: "Animated" Version of the IDW Prequel Comic Series (282464)
Posted by Unicron Singularity on August 14th, 2007 @ 8:58am CDT
it MUST come to Europe, or i'll go Auto-Berserk lol :P

would defo wait several nights outside the shop, to get the dvd with the bonus features, IF it comes to Europe.
Re: Transformers DVD Bonus Feature Revealed: "Animated" Version of the IDW Prequel Comic Series (282467)
Posted by Ravage XK on August 14th, 2007 @ 9:00am CDT
That sucks!

We dont have Walmarts in the UK. We have Asda so maybe. Why make it an exclusive?
Re: Transformers DVD Bonus Feature Revealed: "Animated" Version of the IDW Prequel Comic Series (282477)
Posted by Wheeljack35 on August 14th, 2007 @ 9:04am CDT
Hmmm...

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
Re: Transformers DVD Bonus Feature Revealed: "Animated" Version of the IDW Prequel Comic Series (282489)
Posted by Tigertrack on August 14th, 2007 @ 9:06am CDT
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.

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.
Re: Transformers DVD Bonus Feature Revealed: "Animated" Version of the IDW Prequel Comic Series (282493)
Posted by osiricon on August 14th, 2007 @ 9:07am CDT
Are they talking about the Bay movie dvd or a re-release of the 84 movie?
Re: Transformers DVD Bonus Feature Revealed: "Animated" Version of the IDW Prequel Comic Series (282496)
Posted by Duke of Luns on August 14th, 2007 @ 9:08am CDT
I see, so the "animation" is just them taking a camera to the comic panels, zooming in and out, moving the camera from panel to panel, and maybe taking an object in the frame(like say, a car) and moving it to make it look like motion. It sounds similar to what Marvel did with some of their "comic DVD's"(I have The Ultimates Vol. 1, not to be confused with Ultimate Avengers). Or am I mistaken?

Sounds like a nice free extra, but I'm still glad I got the paperback the other day.
Re: Transformers DVD Bonus Feature Revealed: "Animated" Version of the IDW Prequel Comic Series (282506)
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!
Re: Transformers DVD Bonus Feature Revealed: "Animated" Version of the IDW Prequel Comic Series (282509)
Posted by First-Aid on August 14th, 2007 @ 9:12am CDT
Could be interesting...we'll see.
Re: Transformers DVD Bonus Feature Revealed: "Animated" Version of the IDW Prequel Comic Series (282515)
Posted by Seibertron on August 14th, 2007 @ 9:14am CDT
AWESOME!
Re: Transformers DVD Bonus Feature Revealed: "Animated" Version of the IDW Prequel Comic Series (282516)
Posted by mexi-con on August 14th, 2007 @ 9:15am CDT
That just gave me goose bumps! CAN'T WAIT!!!
Re: Transformers DVD Bonus Feature Revealed: "Animated" Version of the IDW Prequel Comic Series (282518)
Posted by Auto Bot on August 14th, 2007 @ 9:15am CDT
Maybe Wal-mart boss is a buddy of Hasbro boss?

Just like the GM-Bay tandem.
Re: Transformers DVD Bonus Feature Revealed: "Animated" Version of the IDW Prequel Comic Series (282520)
Posted by JazZeke on August 14th, 2007 @ 9:17am CDT
Wal*mart only! DAMMIT!
Re: Transformers DVD Bonus Feature Revealed: "Animated" Version of the IDW Prequel Comic Series (282523)
Posted by Skowl on August 14th, 2007 @ 9:18am CDT
I wonder if Chris Ryall could clarify what he means by "animated"? Like Tigertracks said, it's probably just some lame scans of the static panels with the voice actors reading the speech bubbles...

... how...

... exciting.


... yawn.

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