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‘Carmen Sandiego’ Review: Exciting New Animated Version Stays Educational in Unexpected Ways

‘Carmen Sandiego’ Review: Exciting New Animated Version Stays Educational in Unexpected Ways
At first glance, Carmen Sandiego doesn’t seem like a character that needs an origin story. For anyone who’s played a version of the computer and video games that helped birth Carmen’s trademark red coat and fedora or ever watched one of the multiple TV shows those games eventually spawned, the iconography and the character went hand in hand.

In most of those versions, Carmen was the character disappearing around the corner before she could be caught. Some found her leaving tiny clues and messages for those trailing in her wake. So it makes sense then that for a new version of the title character with some fresh ambitions of her own, “Carmen Sandiego” would need a little bit of a reintroduction.

The first season of the new Netflix animated series opens up with a two-part story called “Becoming Carmen Sandiego,” which tracks Carmen’s (Gina Rodriguez) narrated
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Transformers: Power of the Primes launches online

Hasbro and Machinima have announced the launch of Transformers: Power of the Primes, the third and final chapter of the Transformers: Prime Wars Trilogy, on the go90 mobile video network. Check out the new poster artwork, synopsis, and an embed to watch the show below…

After Megatronus eliminates Optimus Prime and claims the Matrix of Leadership and Enigma of Combination for himself, the other Transformers robots look to Megatron to lead the charge against their diabolical foe.

Unbeknownst to them, Megatronus’ pursuit of the next ancient artifact, the Requiem Blaster, goes beyond his desire for power and the search will uncover mysterious secrets from Cybertron’s past. Before the Transformers: Prime Wars Trilogy concludes, a new Prime will ascend and all will bear witness to the true Power Of The Primes.

Transformers: Power of the Primes features a voice cast that includes Judd Nelson, Gregg Berger, Rob Dyke, Charlie Guzman,
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First trailer for Transformers: Power of the Primes rolls out

With just four days to go until its premiere, Machinima and Hasbro have released a trailer for the final chapter in The Prime Wars Trilogy, Transformers: Power of the Primes which features a voice cast that includes Judd Nelson, Gregg Berger, Rob Dyke, Charlie Guzman, Ron Perlman, Mark Hamill, Samoa Joe, Mikey Way, Jason Marnocha, Jaime King, Matthew Patrick, Wil Wheaton, Kari Wahlgren, Patrick Seitz, Frank Todaro and Abby Trott; watch it here…

After Megatronus eliminates Optimus Prime and claims the Matrix of Leadership and Enigma of Combination for himself, the other Transformers robots look to Megatron to lead the charge against their diabolical foe.

Unbeknownst to them, Megatronus’ pursuit of the next ancient artifact, the Requiem Blaster, goes beyond his desire for power and the search will uncover mysterious secrets from Cybertron’s past. Before the Transformers: Prime Wars Trilogy concludes, a new Prime will ascend and all
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The Prime Wars Trilogy continues with trailer for Transformers: Titans Return

Ahead of its premiere next Tuesday, Hasbro and Machinima have released a brand new trailer for Transformers: Titans Return, the new animated series which picks up from the hit Transformers: Combiner Wars and sees Peter Cullen reprising his role as Optimus Prime alongside The Transformers: The Movie’s Judd Nelson as Hot Rod and Rodimus Prime. Take a look at the trailer here…

Picking up right where the destruction of the Combiner Wars left off, Transformers Titans Return takes the action of the Prime Wars Trilogy to new ‘heights,’ and features return appearances from many fan-favorite Transformers characters as well as introduces new Autobots and Decepticons. In the series, enormous Transformers called Titans are awakened and these massive characters bring massive problems. Trypticon, a gigantic lizard-like Transformer, rises to wreak havoc on Cybertron, while Windblade and a rag-tag team of Transformers must resurrect an ancient ally. Not all Transformers will survive,
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Exciting First Trailer For The Transformers: Titans Return Animated Series

Hasbro and Machinima have released the first trailer for their upcoming new Transformers animated series, Transformers: Titans Return. This is the second chapter of the series that started with Transformers: Combiner Wars, which is a series you should watch, especially if you're a fan of the original 80s Transformers series!

This latest iteration of Transformers was made for all of us who grew up on the original Transformers because it captures the style and spirit of it. This new trailer definitely shows off some cool footage from the new series, and I'm looking forward to checking it out! Here are the details that have been released for Titans Return:

Picking up right where the destruction of the Combiner Wars left off, Titans Return takes the action of the Prime Wars Trilogy to new ‘heights,’ and features return appearances from many fan-favorite Transformers characters as well as introduces new Autobots and Decepticons.
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First Look at The Transformers: Titans Return Series

Hasbro and Machinima have released the first images from their upcoming new Transformers series Transformers: Titans Return! This is the second chapter of the series that began with Transformers: Combiner Wars. If you haven't watched this series, you totally should, especially if you're a fan of the original 80s Transformers series! This series is seriously made for all of us who grew up on Transformers. It's definitely better than the live-action Transformers movies! Here are the details that have been released for Titans Return:

Picking up right where the destruction of the Combiner Wars left off, Titans Return takes the action of the Prime Wars Trilogy to new ‘heights,’ and features return appearances from many fan-favorite Transformers characters as well as introduces new Autobots and Decepticons. In the series, enormous Transformers called Titans are awakened and these massive characters bring massive problems. Trypticon, a gigantic lizard-like Transformer, rises to wreak havoc on Cybertron,
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Transformers: Titans Return gets a new poster and images

A poster and four new images have arrived online for the second chapter of the Transformers Prime Wars Trilogy digital series Transformers: Titans Return, along with the announcement that it is set to premiere this November.

Picking up right where the destruction of the Combiner Wars left off, Transformers Titans Return takes the action of the Prime Wars Trilogy to new ‘heights,’ and features return appearances from many fan-favorite Transformers characters as well as introduces new Autobots and Decepticons. In the series, enormous Transformers called Titans are awakened and these massive characters bring massive problems. Trypticon, a gigantic lizard-like Transformer, rises to wreak havoc on Cybertron, while Windblade and a rag-tag team of Transformers must resurrect an ancient ally. Not all Transformers will survive, as beloved heroes are changed forever while others’ sparks are blown to oblivion. Like Combiner Wars, sophisticated storytelling reveals more than meets the eye for older
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Transformers: Michael Dorn and more join animated series

Rob Leane Jul 20, 2017

Transformers: Titans Return will unite geeky favourites Michael Dorn, Nolan North, Jason David Frank and Peter Cullen...

The latest Transformers movie may have received a critical drubbing, but that isn't going to stop Machinima's online-only animated output.

Transformers: Titans Return will be the next short series from Machinima. It will follow on from Combiner Wars, which has apparently garnered over 125 million views worldwide since its debut last year.

An impressive, geek-friendly cast has been assembled for the series. The original Optimus Prime voice actor, Peter Cullen, is joining the show, as is Judd Nelson, who voiced Hot Rod and Rodimus Prime in the 1986 animated movie.

Alongside these veteran Autobot voice boxes, fans will also get to hear Michael Dorn as Fortress Maximus, Wil Wheaton as Perceptor, Nolan North as Metroplex and Jason David Frank as Emissary. Exciting times!

Reprising roles from Combiner Wars will be
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Peter Cullen Joins The Second Chapter of The Prime Wars Trilogy: Titan Returns

Hasbro, a global play and entertainment company, and Machinima, the premiere digital video programmer of gamer and fandom-focused content, announced the launch of the second chapter of digital series, Titans Return. The companies have confirmed that Peter Cullen, who originated the voice of Optimus Prime in the 1980s animated Transformersseries, will be making his Prime Wars Trilogy debut in the upcoming installment as the voice of Optimus Prime. Cullen will be joined by a host of fan favorites including Judd Nelson, who is reprising his roles of Rodimus Prime and Hot Rod from the 1986 animated Transformers movie, Michael Dorn as Fortress Maximus, Wil Wheaton as Perceptor, Nolan North as Metroplex and Jason David Frank as Emissary.

They are joined by returning talent from Combiner Wars, including Abby Trott (Windblade), Jason Marnocha (Megatron), Frank Todaro (Starscream), Lana McKissack (Mistress of Flame), and DashieGames (Menasor), as well as a new set of
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Peter Cullen, Judd Nelson and more join Transformers Titans Return voice cast

Habsro and Machinima have announced the voice cast for Transformers Titans Return, the second chapter of the Transformers Prime Wars Trilogy digital series.

Set to reprise the role of Optimus Prime is Transformers legend Peter Cullen, while he’ll be joined by his The Transformers: The Movie co-star Judd Nelson, who reprises the roles of Hot Rod and Rodimus Prime from the 1986 animated classic.

Also set to feature are Michael Dorn as Fortress Maximus, Wil Wheaton as Perceptor, Nolan North as Metroplex and Jason David Frank as Emissary, while Abby Trott (Windblade), Jason Marnocha (Megatron), Frank Todaro (Starscream), Lana McKissack (Mistress of Flame), and DashieGames (Menasor) all reprise their roles from Transformers: Combiner Wars alongside a new set of influencers like MatPat (Computron), Rob Dyke (Devastator) and Tay Zonday (Chorus of the Primes).

Picking up right where the destruction of the Combiner Wars left off, Transformers Titans Return takes the
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Watch First Episode of Transformers: Combiner Wars

Transformers: Combiner Wars is perfect for the generation who grew up with the cartoons back in the 1980s.

In this more adult-oriented cartoon series, Transformers: Combiner Wars spins a new tale for the familiar Transformers in the future as they try to resolve the Combiners. The animated style matches the 1980s cartoons.

The first episode was released on Verizon go90 this week in the United States. It will be released on Sohu in China and Vimeo and YouTube for the rest of the world.

Here’s the synopsis:

Taking place 40 years after the great war on Earth, the eight-episode digital series introduces all-new characters that, combined with characters fans have known for decades, will tell the Transformers storytelling in an exciting new way.

The Autobots and Decepticons have disbanded and returned to Cybertron. With the days of Optimus Prime and Megatron over, Cybertron is now ruled by a triumvirate. However,
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"Transformers: Combiner Wars" Gets A Trailer

Following its panel at San Diego Comic-Con, Machinima and Hasbro have unveiled the full trailer for the upcoming digital series "Transformers: Combiner Wars" which premieres August 2nd on go90.

Set four decades after the great war on Earth, the Autobots and Decepticons have disbanded and returned to Cybertron. With the days of Optimus Prime and Megatron over, Cybertron is now ruled by a triumvirate. However, an ancient technology has enabled a new threat, the power for multiple Transformers to combine into one massive, dangerous form: Combiners.

Eric Calderon ("Afro Samurai") serves as executive producer with George Krstic ("Star Wars: The Clone Wars") as Head Writer and Fj Desanto as a series writer. Also today, the voice cast for the series has been announced:

Anna Akana ("Hello, My Name is Doris") as Victorion.

Jon Bailey ("EpicVoiceGuy") as Opt imus Prime.

Charlie Guzman ("DashieGames") as Menasor.

Ricky Hayberg (Host of Machinima's "Etc") as Computron.
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Kickass New Trailer For The Transformers: Combiner Wars Animated Series

Machinima and Hasbro have released an exciting new trailer their great-looking new animated web series Transformers: Combiner Wars. This sucker was made for the hardcore fans of the original series of the '80s, and it looks like it's going to deliver something that fans are going to love.

We've already seen four prelude episodes for the series that you can check out here featuring the characters Optimus Prime, Victorion, Starscream, and Windblade. Those were cool and all, but this trailer for the actual series is so much more exciting!

Taking place 40 years after the great war on Earth, the eight episode digital series introduces new lore and all-new characters that, combined with the characters fans have known for decades, will bring the Transformers storytelling in a new direction. The Autobots and Decepticons have disbanded and returned to Cybertron. With the days of Optimus Prime and Megatron over, Cybertron is now ruled by a triumvirate.
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Sdcc: First trailer for Transformers: Combiner Wars animated series rolls out

With Comic-Con now officially underway, Hasbro and Machinima have rolled out the first trailer for Transformers: Combiner Wars, along with an official synopsis and details of the voice cast. Check them out here ahead of the series’ debut on August 2nd…

Taking place 40 years after the great war on Earth, the eight episode digital series introduces new lore and all-new characters that, combined with the characters fans have known for decades, will bring the Transformers storytelling in a new direction.

The Autobots and Decepticons have disbanded and returned to Cybertron. With the days of Optimus Prime and Megatron over, Cybertron is now ruled by a triumvirate. However, an ancient technology has enabled a new threat, the power for multiple Transformers to combine into one massive, dangerous form: Combiners. Who will stand-up to this threat to ensure that the fragile peace that was 4 million years in the making remains?

Check out four prelude episodes here…
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