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Blu Review: Transformers Prime Season Two

12 December 2012 8:37 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

The Movie Pool rolls out for the Transformers Prime: Season Two Blu-ray set!

This review is based on the 4-disc Blu-ray set

The Set-up

Season two of the epic Hub TV show focuses on the battle between rival factions of an alien race of robots known as Transformers. Optimus Prime and the heroic Autobots take on Megatron and the evil Decepticons. Includes all 26 episodes of the second season.

The Delivery

There have been so many incarnations of Transformers over the years, but Generation One, the original series, still holds a special place in the hearts of hard core fans. Transformers Prime, however, may eventually become the definitive version of the brand. Combining the best aspects of the original 1980s animated series (including the voices of Peter Cullen as Optimus Prime and Frank Welker as Megatron) with the look and music cues of the modern films, Transformers Prime is a »

- bogus@nospam.com (Victor Medina)

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Blu Review: Transformers Prime Season Two

12 December 2012 8:37 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

The Movie Pool rolls out for the Transformers Prime: Season Two Blu-ray set!

This review is based on the 4-disc Blu-ray set

The Set-up

Season two of the epic Hub TV show focuses on the battle between rival factions of an alien race of robots known as Transformers. Optimus Prime and the heroic Autobots take on Megatron and the evil Decepticons. Includes all 26 episodes of the second season.

The Delivery

There have been so many incarnations of Transformers over the years, but Generation One, the original series, still holds a special place in the hearts of hard core fans. Transformers Prime, however, may eventually become the definitive version of the brand. Combining the best aspects of the original 1980s animated series (including the voices of Peter Cullen as Optimus Prime and Frank Welker as Megatron) with the look and music cues of the modern films, Transformers Prime is a »

- feeds@themoviepool.com (Victor Medina)

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We Got This Covered’s Blu-Ray Picks For Nov. 25 – Dec. 1

25 November 2012 9:20 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

I finally watched Brave and now I fully understand why it’s doing so well on the Blu-Ray sales charts. Instead of trying to convince you to add it to your collection, I’ll just point you in the direction of our Brave Blu-Ray review. Last week’s featured Blu-Ray, The Expendables 2, isn’t doing so well even though I thought it was a boatload of eighties-action awesomeness. Our own review was posted in our Blu-Ray reviews section yesterday for your reading pleasure.

This week, Men in Black 3 tries to make time travel even groovier,  ParaNorman takes you on a creepily-fun ride, and one of my favorite guilty pleasures gets its second season released on Blu-Ray.

Ready for this week’s top releases? Then read on.

Men in Black 3

Release Date: November 30th, 2012

Starring: Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin, Jemaine Clement, and Emma Thompson.

Director: »

- C.P. Howells

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'Aladdin': 25 Things You Didn't Know About The Disney Classic

20 November 2012 1:02 PM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

It's hard to believe it's been 20 years since Disney's "Aladdin" first opened. When it hit theaters back in 1992, it became the highest-grossing movie of the year. To celebrate the film's 20th Anniversary, we've unearthed 25 things you might not know about the Disney classic. From other actors who were considered for roles, to the rapper who inspired Aladdin's style, let's take a look back at some of the lesser known facts about the film. 1. John Candy, Steve Martin, Eddie Murphy, Martin Short, John Goodman, and Albert Brooks were all considered at one point to provide the voice of the Genie. 2. Voice actor Frank Welker provided the chattering sounds of Abu, just as he did for the Nazi monkey in "Raiders of the Lost Ark" and TV's Curious George. He also voices Scooby-Doo. 3. In early character sketches, Aladdin resembled Michael J. Fox. However, Disney honcho Jeffrey Katzenberg suggested they make Aladdin into more of a "hunk, »

- Sharon Knolle

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Blu-ray Review - My Neighbour Totoro (1988)

12 November 2012 4:38 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

My Neighbour Totoro (Japanese: Tonari no Totoro), 1988.

Directed by Hayao Miyazaki.

Featuring the voice talents of Dakota Fanning, Elle Fanning, Tim Daly, Lea Salonga, Frank Welker, Pat Carroll and Paul Butcher.

Synopsis:

Two young girls move to the countryside with their father where they discover friendly spirits living in the forest surrounding their house.

Type 'totoro merchandise' into Google and you'll uncover an abundance of toys, bags, mugs, costumes and hats all branded with the furry creature's face. Spirited Away may be credited with sparking Ghibli fever worldwide, but it's the cuddly Totoro who has truly curled up and left his mark in our hearts. The lovable Miyazaki character has transcended his neighbour role to become a cult figure, cropping up everywhere from hipster jewellery to a cameo in Toy Story 3.

Gorgeous, hand drawn animation has come to be expected of Hayao Miyazaki, and My Neighbour Totoro's storybook aesthetic doesn't disappoint. »

- flickeringmyth

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Exclusive: Transformers: Prime Season 2 Finale Clip!

2 November 2012 10:42 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Hub network has provided us with an exclusive clip from the Season 2 finale of Transformers: Prime, "Darkest Hour", airing Friday, November 2 at 7 Pm Et. Take a look at this scene from the Hasbro Studios series, featuring a greedy Megatron expressing his desire to rule two worlds. You can also read on for details on how to catch up with this animated show with a massive 26-hour marathon starting Thursday, November 1.

Transformers Prime - Exclusive Why Rule One World?

The Hub TV Network, the fastest growing basic cable network year-to-date, will devote its entire schedule to The Transformers: Prime 26-Hour Takeover, a full-day marathon of the Daytime Emmy Award-winning CG-animated series Transformers: Prime, beginning Thursday, November 1, 5:30 p.m. Et. All 52 episodes from the series' two seasons will run back-to-back leading up to the all new, season two finale which premieres Friday, November 2, 7 p.m. Et.

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- MovieWeb

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Mickey Mouse loves to catch free rides on Oswald’s helicopter ears in Epic Mickey 2 (Video)

1 November 2012 8:09 PM, PDT | BuzzFocus.com | See recent BuzzFocus.com news »

Who doesn’t love a free ride?

In Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two, Mickey Mouse will be hopping aboard the Oswald, Lucky Rabbit copter. It’s not an actual helicopter. Oswald can spin his ears like a helicopter and fly over treacherous terrain, much to the delight of Mickey. Everyone’s favorite Disney mouse can’t get enough of hanging onto The Lucky Rabbit’s feet.

Frank Welker – who voiced Megatron in Transformers G1 – gives Oswald a voice for the first time in Disney history in this upcoming game. Check out the gameplay trailer above.

Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two will be available on November 18, 2012. It will be available on Xbox 360, PS3, and Nintendo Wii.

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- Bags Hooper

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Frank Welker Talks Transformers Prime, Voicing Megatron Throughout His Career, How the Voice-Acting Industry Has Changed and Working with Peter Cullen

1 November 2012 3:56 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

I recently had the privilege to pose a number of questions to the inimitable Frank Welker.  While you may not know his name, you should know his voice.  In his continuing 45-year acting/voice-acting career, Welker's voice has brought Scooby-Doo's Fred Jones, Transformer's Megatron and countless other characters to life.  Welker is still going strong, voicing multiple characters in Transformers Prime, the title role in The Garfield Show, plus video games, movie work and more. In this recent interview with Welker, he talked about the changing landscape of the voice acting world over the years, how much time he spends in the studio, which voices give him the most trouble and which roles he'd like to see revisited.  He also commented on the recent remarks by Hugo Weaving, who voiced Megatron in Michael Bay's Transformers movies. Welker also reflects on his long-time working relationship with Peter Cullen, the on-going voice of Optimus Prime. »

- Dave Trumbore

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Transformers Prime: Darkness Rising DVD Review

22 October 2012 5:45 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

 

Directors: David Hartman, Todd Waterman, Shuant Nigoghossian, Vinton Heuck

Cast: Peter Cullen, Frank Welker, Ernie Hudson, Dwayne Johnson, Jeffrey Combs, Josh Keaton

Running time: 100 minutes

Certificate: PG

Synopsis: When Decepticon warlord Megatron returns to his forces hiding on Earth, he brings with him the power to raise a new army to conquer the galaxy. The heroic Autobots move to counter his plan, helped by a trio of human children…

Michael Bay, take note. This is how to do Transformers.

Whilst his three movies (thus far) have gotten a couple of things right, it’s amazing how much Transformers Prime manages in its first five episodes, collected here as a miniseries, that Bay himself couldn’t with three movies and an unimaginably greater budget.

Developed Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman – writers of the first two films, but don’t hold that against them – and produced by Hasbro itself, it’s a much tighter, »

- Rob Burch

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Exclusive: ‘Transformers Prime’ Explosive Clip (Season 2 Episode 22): Hard Knocks

3 October 2012 10:36 AM, PDT | BuzzFocus.com | See recent BuzzFocus.com news »

“We Decepticons now face our darkest hour.” – Megatron

We have an Exclusive clip from this week’s episode of Transformer’s Prime, “Hard Knocks,” featuring Bulkhead and Smokescreen. As we head into the Transformers Prime Season 2 finale, the rivalry between the Autobots and Decepticons is beginning to heat up and get more deadly.

Watch the Full Clip Below

If you’re a fan of Transformers G1, you’ll definitely want to tune into Transformers Prime, especially going into the Season 2 Finale. Both Peter Cullen and Frank Welker, who originally voiced Optimus Prime and Megatron in the 1980s cartoon, reprise their roles in this Hasbro Studios’ CG series.

In “Hard Knocks”:

As the race for the Omega Keys grows more desperate, Knock Out harnesses the power of sound, and Starscream the power of hyper-speed.

Hasbro Studios’ Transformers Prime airs Friday, October 5 at 7pm Et/4pm Pt on The Hub. »

- Bags Hooper

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Frankenweenie Releases Two New Clips and a Behind-the-Scenes Featurette

19 September 2012 4:20 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Director Tim Burton's Frankenweenie is set to open in theaters on October 5th, but we have some previews to share with you today.  Two new clips have gone online for Disney's stop-motion animated film that was based on Burton's original idea and 1984 short film.  One of today's clips shows young Victor Frankenstein (voiced by Charlie Tahan) in the process of resurrecting his deceased pet dog, Sparky (Frank Welker).  The second clip reveals that Victor's secret is out, when classmate Edgar (Atticus Shaffer) pops by to share in Victor's success.  The behind-the-scenes featurette is a bit spoilery and spotlights a good amount of plot points, but it does show some interesting puppetry work behind the camera.  Hit the jump to check it all out. The two clips from Frankenweenie as well as the behind-the-scenes featurette follow below.  Make sure to get caught up on previously posted clips, posters, trailers and »

- Dave Trumbore

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"Transformers Prime" Becomes Something Overly Complicated and Clunky

30 August 2012 7:25 AM, PDT | JustPressPlay.net | See recent JustPressPlay news »

Transformers Prime: One Shall Stand is a series of seven episodes from the Transformers Prime animated TV show that have been compiled into a feature-length film. Optimis Prime (Peter Cullen) has to team up with his fellow Autobots Arcee (Sumalee Montano), Ratchet (Jeffrey Combs), Bulkhead (Kevin Michael Richardson), and Bumblebee along with some new human friends Jack (Josh Keaton), Miko (Tania Gunadi), and Raf (Andy Pessoa) to defeat the Autobot's arch nemesis Megatron (Frank Welker) and a new villain Unicron (John Noble). Along the way, there are new revelations about Optimis Prime and his connection to Megatron, and Jack finds the courage to become a hero fighting alongside the Autobots.

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- Rachel Kolb

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Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Review

27 August 2012 7:26 AM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

I love Transformers. I always have. Since 1984, these "Robots in Disguise" have been a major part of my life. From the original toys and cartoon series, to the 80 issue Marvel comic series, and everything that came after, I immersed myself into all of it.

And because of this great lasting love, I've had to, more often than not, become a Transformers video game apologist.

There have been attempts to make a good game. The 2004 Atari game based off the Transformers: Armada line was not great, but it had the characters and it had transformations, so I argued for it. The game based off the first two Michael Bay Transformers films were terrible, but I could debate that it brought back Frank Welker to voice Megatron, so it was "okay." That great Transformers game alluded fans and gamers alike until 2010 when developer High Moon Studios brought the franchise back, by taking it back in time. »

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Cover art and specs for Shout Factory’s release of ‘Transformers Prime Season 2′

27 August 2012 2:15 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Shout Factory continues leading the way in home entertainment for fans of television and film new and old. They’ve got a Blu-Ray and DVD of season two of Transformers Prime coming to your homes in a short period of time and I wanted to give you the skinny on just what to expect.

Transformers Prime: Season Two contains all 26 captivating episodes in perfect high-definition picture and purest digital sound available. Special bonus content highlights include

Optimus Prime: Up Close and Personal Panel with Larry King and Peter Cullen from San Diego Comic-Con International 2012 and brand-new interviews with the series creative team!

This is an essential home entertainment collection for every Transformers fan, collectors and entire family. The 4-disc Blu-ray collection is priced to own at $ 59.99 Srp. The deluxe 4-dvd set is sold separately and has a suggested retail price of $29.93 Srp. Pre-order available now at Amazon.com or ShoutFactory. »

- Nathan Smith

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Transformers Prime: One Shall Stand DVD Review

9 August 2012 3:09 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

The Movie Pool rolls out the new Transformers Prime: One Shall Stand DVD!

The Set-up

Megatron joins forces with the Autobots to battle Unicron, whose presence threatens every life on Earth.

The Delivery

This epic story arc includes seven episodes of Transformers Prime, and is better than any of the plots for the Transformers movies. Incredibly well written, the storyline is intelligent and told with plenty of drama and emotion, something other incarnations of Transformers have failed to do.

CGI animation often feels a bit cold and calculated, devoid of a soul. When it comes to animated robots, the emotional disconnection can be even more apparent. The Prime incarnation manages to work thanks to combination of great writing and good voice acting. Sure, these are still a bunch of robots blowing stuff up, but you connect with their personalities and like them.

The One Shall Stand storyline spans the »

- feeds@themoviepool.com (Victor Medina)

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DVD Playhouse--August 2012

1 August 2012 1:11 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Interview | See recent The Hollywood Interview news »

By Allen Gardner

A Separation (Sony) This drama from Iran won the 2011 Best Foreign Film Oscar, telling the story of a couple who file for a legal separation, with the wife pushing for a divorce. He won’t leave his Alzheimer’s-afflicted father behind, while she is wanting to take their young daughter with her to the United States. After a series of misunderstandings, threats and legal actions, the couple find that there is more than just their marriage that’s on the line. Hyper-realistic to a fault, reminiscent of the neo-realist films that came out of post-ww II Europe, but also repressive and redundant in the extreme, with the characters seeming to throw the same temper tantrum for two hours straight while the story, meanwhile, seems stalled. Wildly overpraised film is a real litmus test, with viewers seeming to be staunch defenders or equally impassioned detractors. It did win an Oscar, »

- The Hollywood Interview.com

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Sdcc 2012: What I Learned From Warren Spector About 'Epic Mickey'

13 July 2012 3:30 PM, PDT | MTV Multiplayer | See recent MTV Multiplayer news »

The mastermind behind the upcoming Disney sequel was joined by comic writers Peter David and Marv Wolfman to talk about bringing Mickey back during this Sdcc roundtable discussion.

"Your play style is really, really going to matter." This from Warren Spector, who's been shepherding the sequel to consoles for its release this winter.

The last couple of months have kind of been a second coming out party for Epic Mickey. Spector, gaming legend and VP of Junction Point Studios, acknowledged that the audience for the Wii exclusive first game wasn't exactly large--that's why the Junction Point team created the newly-released intro video that elaborates on the story of the first game while setting up the second, which is coming to the PS3, 360, and Wii.

And that intro serves as a nice stylistic bridge between classic Disney (exemplified by the game's other hero, Oswald the Rabbit) and the musical stylings of »

- Charles Webb

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An Incredibly Early Piece of Promo Art for Michael Bays Transformers 4

20 June 2012 | Horror Asylum | See recent Horror Asylum news »

The Hasbro/Bay machine keeps on rolling as the first teaser art for 2014's 'Transformers 4' is revealed by the folks over at Cine1. Sadly we shouldn't probably expect any of the major players, such as Shia LeBeouf, from the previous sequels to make an appearance in the fourth installment. To be honest the only thing that made 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon' bearable was the inclusion of Brit model turned actress and all round eye-candy Rosie Huntington-Whiteley -below ('Mad Max: Fury Road') and even she won't be involved this time around. Bay with once again helm and from a script penned by Ehren Kruger. The voice talent of Brad Garrett ('Finding Nemo'), Frank Welker, Miguel Ferrer ('RoboCop'), Jeffrey Combs ('The Frighteners'), Mark Rolston, Brian Bloom, James Avery, Nick Chinlund, Kevin Grevioux, James Horan, Chris Cox are already lined up. »

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Classic Optimus and Grimlock Voice Actors Join "Transformers: Fall of Cybertron" Cast

14 June 2012 8:04 AM, PDT | MTV Multiplayer | See recent MTV Multiplayer news »

Peter Cullen (Optimus) and Gregg Berger (Grimlock) are joined by Nathan Drake himself, Nolan North as the Fall of Cybertron cast gets fleshed out.

The voice cast, which includes Ultimate Spider-Man and Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes voice actor Fred Tatasciore (Megatron, Ratchet, Metroplex) along with Guinness Record holder for most video game voice roles, Steve Blum (Shockwave, Swindle, Sharpshot), looks to have been filled out quite nicely with a selection of veteran voice actors. The only downside: Frank Welker, voice of the original Megatron and currently handling the character on the franchise's latest animated incarnation, Transformers: Prime, is nowhere to be seen (or heard, I guess).

The announcement promises that more names are on the way, but in addition to North as Bruticus, Cliffjumper, and Brawl, we've got Troy Baker as Jazz, Jetfire, and Kickback, as well as Isaac Singleton as Soundwave.

Transformers: Fall of Cybertron will be »

- Charles Webb

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Transformers: The Ride-3D Debuts at Universal Studios Hollywood

30 May 2012 4:01 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Transformers: The Ride-3D,” the first-ever theme park ride inspired by Hasbro’s successful Transformers toy line and Michael Bay’s films, has premiered at Universal Studios Hollywood, and is now open to the public. Among the guests in attendance at the premiere were Steven Spielberg; ‘Transformers’ star Glenn Morshower, who appears in the ride; Frank Welker, who voices the ride’s Megatron character and Peter Cullen, who is the voice of the ride’s Optimus Prime character. As Universal Studios Hollywood’s most ambitious ride, ‘Transformers: The Ride-3D’ incorporates original 3D-hd media with elaborate flight simulation technology and special effects. The ride also features action sequences and an inventive storyline. The 3D ride propels riders  [ Read More ] »

- Karen Benardello

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