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June 30, 2007
Transformers 'Animated' Cast and Show Information

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At Botcon during the David Kaye panel David Kaye himself gave away (what I imagine to be) the majority of the cast for the robots in the new 'Transformers Animated' series starting in early 2008 on Cartoon Network. (Should be noted David Kaye was Megatron in the Beast Era and Unicron Trilogy Transformer shows.)



Optimus Prime (David Kaye)

Bumblebee (Bumper Robinson, in a 'Chris Rock-like voice')

Prowl (Jeff Bennet)

Ratchet (Corey Burton)

Bulkhead (Bill Fagerbakke)

Jazz (Phil LaMarr)

Blurr (John Moschitta Jr., played Blurr in Generation 1)

Ultra Magnus (Jeff Bennet, imitating Robert Stack)

Arcee (Susan Blu, played Arcee in Generation 1)

Grimlock (David Kaye)

Blackarachnia (Cree Summer)

Lugnut (David Kaye)

Megatron (Corey Burton)

Starscream (Tom Kenney)

Shockwave (Corey Burton, played Shockwave in Generation 1)

"A Garbage Truck Transformer" (Weird Al Yankovic)


Waspinator may also make a cameo, but more then likely will not be Scott McNeil (Waspinator and Blackarachnia...makes you wonder if they are new incarnations of the characters, or if it has an odd crossover with Beast Wars...)

Outside of a few characters quite a few will be one episode characters apparantly.

They've already recorded the audio for 29 episodes and the 90 minute 'pilot' movie.

The nice thing to hear, any actors who had lines speaking to someone else recorded with them, which is done more and more rarely in animation these days. And with it all being prelay audio it means they aren't beholden to footage, they get to do the voice then the footage is lined up to what they say.

The original Prime picture had me worried, but the newer team shot after getting used to it and hearing about all the great voices makes me wonder if this might not be the return of good Transformers animation. First time I've been excited for new Transformers series in a long time.

I saw the news at multiple places, but I'm crediting the place I saw it first and got most of the information from.

{This article originally listed Jeff Bennet as Jeff Dennis due to a source error, WtW News regrets this error.)

-- godofchaos

Source: Transformers: Animated Cast News!, at The Allspark



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