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Transformers AnimatedBelow you will find two Japanese TV spots advertising the upcoming launch of Transformers Animated.­

Category: Transformers Animated | Submitted by: quartz - on: Saturday, 27th March 2010 at 10:23:04 GMT | Share: | Discuss: Read on

Transformers AnimatedTV-Aichi have now put their Transformers: Animated mini-site now live  The site contains Japanese synopsis, cast information, image galleries as well as the online broadcast of "From the Autobot Family (Otobotoke Yori).

Category: Transformers Animated | Submitted by: quartz - on: Saturday, 27th March 2010 at 10:19:06 GMT | Share: | Discuss: Read on

Transformers AnimatedIn an article on Hollywood reporter, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are named as producers for the upcoming computer animated Transformers series Transformers-Prime which will be airing later in the year on the new Hasbro - Discovery channel The Hub (at least within the US).

Category: Transformers Animated | Submitted by: quartz - on: Saturday, 6th February 2010 at 10:31:12 GMT | Share: | Discuss: Read on

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Livejournal user torikai has posted on details of the Japanese voice cast over on the Transformers Animated LJ community.

Optimus Prime will be voiced by Hiroki Takahashi (Beast Wars II Starscream/Hellscream, Mantis, Autolauncher and Car Robots Guildo and Build Hurricane.
Bumblebee will be voiced by Daisuke Kishio (Chad in Super Link [Kicker to Western viewers]
Sari will be voiced by Satomi Akesaka
Megatron will be voiced by Norio Wakamoto (Flame Convoy in Galaxy Force)

It's also worth noting that JAM Project will be performing the opening themesong.­

Category: Transformers Animated | Submitted by: quartz - on: Saturday, 6th February 2010 at 10:27:30 GMT | Share: | Discuss: Read on

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Actor Jeffery Combs has announced on his website that he will be voicing Ratchet in the next Transformers cartoon series Transformers: Prime.  According to Jeffery, the series will consist of 26 episodes and will air on the new Hasbro-Discovery channel The Hub in the Autumn.

TRANSFORMERS: PRIME

Debuting later this fall Hasbro in conjunction with Discovery Communications Inc will release a new Transformers cartoon on a new TV channel currently called Discovery Kids called Transformers: Prime.

Jeffrey Combs will be the voice of Ratchet, a very well known character in the Transformers world. There are 26 episodes scheduled for the first season. Exact details of the show are currently unavailable but will be posted here as soon as they are made available.

Jeffrey is quite thrilled with the opportunity to be cast in the role of Ratchet. He's not able to talk too much about the show this early in the production but did have this quote: "What I can say is that it is an honor and a privilege to be a part of such a prestigious project."

Category: Transformers Animated | Submitted by: quartz - on: Friday, 5th February 2010 at 08:38:47 GMT | Share: | Discuss: Read on

Transformers AnimatedHasbro Inc, have now launched their Transformers Cyber Missions webisodes which will featured characters from the Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen N.E.S.T. Battle subline. The first episode includes Infiltration Soundewave, Battlefield Bumblebee, Recon Ironhide and Decepticon Bludgeon.

Category: Transformers Animated | Submitted by: quartz - on: Friday, 22nd January 2010 at 19:33:11 GMT | Share: | Discuss: Read on

Transformers AnimatedTFW2005 have posted some information on what is in store for 2010 from Hasbro. Its likely that this information, along with samples will also be told to buyers at the British Toy Fair later this month and then to visitors at the US toy fair next month.  Here is a run down.

- Fall 2010 will bring the launch of the new packaging look.
- NEST National Redemption Program will run in the Spring with a Hunt for the Decepticons Promotion in the fall.
- 3 TV commercials focusing on A) Core B) Combiners C) Battle Ops Bumblebee
- New Hasbro network programming will begin
- Video game from Activision War on Cybertron
- 6 New Webisodes plus flash comics
- Core Play: 10 assortments, 4 of which are new - focus is on boys 5-9 and collectors using popular movie characters
- Young Kid Action: 2 assortments, 1 of which is new
- Role Play: 3 assortments, all 3 are new
- Deluxe Movie Figures: Melee Bumblebee, Ironhide, Ratchet and Sideswipe
- Deluxe Generation Figures from Activison 2010 game: Bumblebee, Optimus Prime, Megatron and Soundwave plus Autobot Drift
- Voyager Figures: Ratchet, Optimus Prime and Sea Spray
- Leader Class: Starscream with light up eyes and chest
- Battle Ops Bumblebee: Guardian duty and battle mode - lights, sounds and speech
- Power Core Combiners: Scout Robot, Mini-Con and Scout Vehicles interact
- Power Core Combiner 5-Pack combined in robot mode
- Activators: Bumblebee, Optimus Prime, Megatron, Starscream and Ironhide
- Role Play Masks: Bumblebee and Optimus Prime
- Role Play Weapon: Optimus Prime's Energon Sword with lights balttle and conversion sounds and phrases from Prime
- Role Play Costume: Characters like Optimus Prime in small and medium for kids

Update:It appears the TFW2005 didn't want to share this information with the public as the thread that it was originally published in has since been removed.  But do not fear, this news article will remain

Category: Transformers Animated | Submitted by: quartz - on: Thursday, 21st January 2010 at 18:53:56 GMT | Share: | Discuss: Read on

Transformers AnimatedFrom Discovery.com

Introducing THE HUB -- Discovery Communications and Hasbro Officially Unveil Children's Network Brand

-- Joint Venture Children’s Network to Launch in Fall 2010 --

January 14, 2010

(Los Angeles, Ca.) Discovery Communications-Hasbro Joint Venture President and CEO Margaret Loesch today unveiled the official brand and logo for the children's network, set to launch in fall 2010. Moving forward, the network will be known as "The Hub" and will reach approximately 60 million homes on what is currently the Discovery Kids network.

"A hub is a place where great things come together -- and that is precisely what The Hub network will be when it launches," said Loesch. "The Hub will be a fun and transformative destination that brings kids and their families together by presenting clever stories and engaging characters."

The Hub will offer young viewers and their families novel and compelling content, ranging from new comedies and animated adventures to live-action franchises and game shows -- all celebrating the core childhood concepts of fun and play. The network’s tone will be thrilling, modern and dynamic, both on-air and online. These qualities are represented by The Hub’s spiral logo, which symbolizes a catalyst of action and imagination. In addition, the network will benefit from the strong DNA of its two parent companies, Discovery and Hasbro, which share a 50/50 partnership in the venture.
“Under the leadership of Margaret and her team, The Hub will be the next great children’s media brand,” said David Zaslav, President and CEO of Discovery Communications. “The goal is to create a destination for quality content, and we are confident The Hub can become a strong home for an active and engaged audience.”

“Hasbro is a company built on play, and Discovery was founded on curiosity,” said Brian Goldner, president and CEO of Hasbro. “The Hub will have the resources of both partners as it goes about reimagining the future of children’s entertainment.”

Content on The Hub will feature rich storytelling with active, multidimensional characters and unexpected heroes. The network will tap into the best production talent in the industry for shows that will reinvigorate children’s programming. Additionally, The Hub will incorporate cherished Hasbro properties, including Transformers and My Little Pony, and popular Discovery Kids franchises such as Adventure Camp and Flight 29 Down as a part of a diverse and robust lineup of original and acquired programming. The Hub’s online home, hubworld.com, will become an entertainment destination in its own right, offering kids access to video clips, interactive games and community features that extend the experience of the network’s content.

About The Hub
Announced in April 2009, the Hasbro, Inc., and Discovery Communications multiplatform joint venture named The Hub will both entertain and educate, featuring content drawn from Hasbro's rich portfolio of entertainment and educational properties built over the past 90 years, including original programming for animation, game shows, and live-action series and specials. The Hub's network and online presence will also include content from Discovery's library of award-winning children's educational programming, as well as feature extensive programming designed to entertain, enlighten, empower and educate kids and families from leading third-party producers worldwide. The Hub is expected to launch in fall 2010, reaching approximately 60 million U.S. households on what is currently Discovery Kids channel. The online home of The Hub iswww.hubworld.com.

About Hasbro
Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE:HAS) is a worldwide leader in children's and family leisure-time products and services, with a rich portfolio of brands and entertainment properties that provides some of the highest quality and most recognizable play and recreational experiences in the world. As a brand-driven, consumer-focused global company, Hasbro brings to market a range of toys, games and licensed products, from traditional to high-tech and digital, under such powerful brand names as TRANSFORMERS, PLAYSKOOL, TONKA, MILTON BRADLEY, PARKER BROTHERS, CRANIUM and WIZARDS OF THE COAST. Come see how we inspire play through our brands atwww.hasbro.com. © 2009 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

About Discovery Communications
Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world's number one nonfiction media company, reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in over 170 countries. Discovery empowers people to explore their world and satisfy their curiosity through 100-plus worldwide networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Planet Green, Investigation Discovery and HD Theater, as well as leading consumer and educational products and services, and a diversified portfolio of digital media services including HowStuffWorks.com. For more information, please visitwww.discoverycommunications.com.

Certain statements contained in this press release, including statements related to the future expectations and timing for the rebranding of the network, the types of content which the parties currently plan to create and distribute via the network, and expectations for the performance of the rebranded network, constitute forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks and the actual actions or results may differ from these current expectations. Factors which might cause a difference between actual and expected events include: (i) greater than expected costs or unexpected delays associated with the steps necessary to rebrand the network, (ii) greater than expected costs or unexpected delays related to the creation and development of content for the network, (iii) changes in plans with respect to the future content to be created for the network or the timing for its development, or with respect to the branding and marketing for the network, (iv) consumer interest in and acceptance of the network and its programming, or in entertainment-related products associated with the network, (v) the financial performance of the network and other factors which impact the resources the network has available and/or determines to spend on programming, advertising and marketing, (vi) other factors which may lead to changes in the branding of the network and/or the content to be developed for the network, as well as (vii) other factors which are discussed in Hasbro's and Discovery's public announcements and SEC filings. Neither party undertakes any obligation to update these forward-looking statements for events occurring after the date of this press release.

Category: Transformers Animated | Submitted by: quartz - on: Thursday, 14th January 2010 at 21:25:07 GMT | Share: | Discuss: Read on

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Since its been a quiet few days I thought it was a good chance to bring you a round-up of this months Transformers related trademark applications made by Hasbro Inc.

We collate the information each day from the USPTO for thousands of applications made by Hasbro to ensure that the information is as up-to-date as has been legally published.  We now have 428 trademark applications within our database, with over 6,000 historic status records of those trademarks.

  1. ELITA-1 - Update December 7th, 2009 - This trademark has been extended for the fourth time.
  2. WARPATH - December 7th, 2009 - The Warpath application is still suspended.  But it has finally been updated to have the suspension checked and have now been sent to an attorney for actioning
  3. MIXMASTERS - December 7th, 2009.  The Mixmasters trademark is now in the same state as Warpath.  That is the suspension on the trademark is now with an attorney.
  4. SIDESWIPE - December 4th, 2009 - This mark has still not been registered, however Hasbro have filed an extension as they try to push it through.
  5. TRANSFORMERS - December 3rd, 2009. This mark, which is specifically within the category of "entertainment services, namely, production and distribution of movies and on-going animated television series" has been granted an extension, and should come through next year
  6. SPARKPLUG - December 2nd, 2009 - Hasbro recently filed a request to extend this mark.
  7. REVENGE OF THE FALLEN - December 1st, 2009 - Having rejected the opposition to this mark in October, the USPTO have not requested further documents from Hasbro.  This mark was submitted under the category of "Interactive entertainment software, namely, video game programs, computer game programs, computer game software; computer and video game apparatus, namely, video game machines for use with televisions; sunglasses".  Interesting that Sunglasses come under the same category as video games isn't it.

Category: Transformers Animated | Submitted by: quartz - on: Thursday, 10th December 2009 at 09:13:54 GMT | Share: | Discuss: Read on

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In an interview with Moonbase 2, Michael Bell revealed the first information regarding the next, and as yet unnamed, Transformers cartoon. The information mentioned was:

  1. Sue Blue is casting
  2. Michael Bell auditioned for Ratchet, as well as a character under the name "General Fowler"
  3. David Sobolov (Beast Wars' Depth Charge) also auditions.

Click here to listen into the podcast.

Category: Transformers Animated | Submitted by: quartz - on: Wednesday, 9th December 2009 at 08:59:19 GMT | Share: | Discuss: Read on

Transformers AnimatedJim Sorenson has updated blog, the Disciples of Boltax with an new Transformers Ark Addendum entry called Hardhead's Transformation.

Category: Transformers Animated | Submitted by: quartz - on: Wednesday, 7th October 2009 at 09:08:10 BST | Share: | Discuss: Read on

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Since its been a slow news day and today is the day that all Freeview boxes within the UK need to be retuned in order to pick up Channel 5 and a few other stations its appropriate the Mr Neurie has sent us an reminder that all Freesat customers, that the free-to-air satellite service within the UK, who like the original Transformers cartoon (Generation One) that it is still airing everyday at 6pm on Kix (channel 606). Sky customers can also pick up the station on Sky Channel 627.

Kix is a channel from the CSC Media group that is aimed at 8-15 year olds.  Their official spiel reads "Kix is the first UK digital channel to be devoted entirely to boys who love action, music and extreme sports. The channel will appeal to all young boys with a desire to be cool.".  Of course 80's retro is still seen as cool, so us older fans have an excuse to watch ... like we need it.

Category: Transformers Animated | Submitted by: quartz - on: Wednesday, 30th September 2009 at 17:10:11 BST | Share: | Discuss: Read on

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Hasbro have issued the following press release regarding Hasbro Studios which makes mention to new programming being planned for many of their brands including Transfomers right at the end of the release.  Of course it could just be that they wanted to throw in some of their biggest properties into the press release and, therefore, does not mean that its a 100% certainty that Hasbro Studio will be behind the next animated incarnation of the Transformers brand.

Hasbro, Inc. Announces Key Executive Appointments for Hasbro Studios

PAWTUCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE:HAS - News) announced today the appointment of key executives at the company’s newly formed Hasbro Studios, which is based in Los Angeles. Industry veteran Stephen J. Davis, President of Hasbro Studios, will lead the “virtual” studio, which will produce shows based on Hasbro’s world class brands, deliver new branded content and produce programs from top third party content creators. Many of these shows will run on the new television network created by the joint venture between Hasbro and Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA - News, DISCB - News, DISCK - News), that is planned to debut Fall 2010, as well as on multiple channels in international markets.

Davis has named the following individuals to take on key roles as part of the Hasbro Studios management team: Bob Boden currently Senior Vice President, Programming and Production Fox Reality Channel and former SVP of programming for the Game Show Network, will be Head of Reality and Game Show Development and Production. Michael J. Vogel, currently Director, Animated Programming, Sony Pictures Television, will serve as Head of Boys Animation. Brian Charles Lenard, Director, Scripted Development, RDF Media Group, Pangea Management Group and RDF USA, will take on the role of Head of Story Development. Mary Beth Bambridge, Head of Strategic Planning, William Morris Endeavour Entertainment, will be the company’s Head of Finance, and Kevin Healy, Head of Business and Legal Affairs, Hasbro Entertainment and Licensing will serve as Hasbro Studios’ Head of Legal and Business Affairs.

“There are a number of factors that makes heading up Hasbro Studios such an exciting opportunity,” Davis said. “First, great programming requires great content, and we have the unique opportunity to take an amazing portfolio of iconic brands into all new and creative places. Second, I have been given the green light to hire the best in the business, and the appointments we are announcing today demonstrates that Hasbro Studios will have the creative and intellectual firepower necessary to do great things. I am delighted with the team we are putting in place,” Davis concluded.

As previously announced, Hasbro Studios’ productions will feed all platforms, domestically and globally, including television, the Internet and mobile. New programming is planned based on brands such as ROMPER ROOM, TRIVIAL PURSUIT, SCRABBLE, CRANIUM, MY LITTLE PONY, G.I. JOE, GAME OF LIFE, TONKA and TRANSFORMERS, among many others.

Category: Transformers Animated | Submitted by: quartz - on: Tuesday, 22nd September 2009 at 19:13:20 BST | Share: | Discuss: Read on

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Seibertron.com member Editor reports that the Anime evolution convention that takes place this weekend in Vancouver, BC Canada will have quite a few guests who have worked on Transformers shows. Here is a quick list of who will be attending:

Gary Chalk (Beast Wars/Beast Machines Opimus Primal)
Brian Dobson (Cybertron Clocker/Red Alert)
Brian Drummond (Beast Machines Jetstorm, Transformers Armada, Energon,& Cybertron: Blurr, Shockblast, Jetfire & Jolt)
Gavin Blair supervising animator (Beast Wars)
Paul Dobson Sideways (Armada)

Credit to Seibertron.com

Category: Transformers Animated | Submitted by: quartz - on: Wednesday, 10th June 2009 at 09:45:06 BST | Share: | Discuss: Read on

Transformers AnimatedOur thanks go to Luffy for reporting that Season Three of Transformers Animated will debut within the UK on the 1st June at 5:30pm on NickToons.

Category: Transformers Animated | Submitted by: quartz - on: Friday, 29th May 2009 at 08:43:28 BST | Share: | Discuss: Read on

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