Play.com have decided to ship the three new DVD volumes of Transformers: Animated a week early in the UK.
Volume 2: Lost and Found, Vol 3: Megatron Rising and Vol: 4 Mission Accomplished all come curtiously of Paramount Home Entertainment, who have continued their lazy ways and have simply replaced parts of the packaging with new or reordered stock pictures of characters, static menus and absolutely no extra features, just like Vol 1: Blast From The Past.
Vol 2 contains episodes 5-8, Vol 3 episode 9-13, completing season 1, and Vol 4 episodes 14-17.
All three DVDs are rated PG by the BBFC and the Irish Film Censor.
The first panel at BotCon 2009 was on the creative process behind the Transformers: Animated show, with the subtitle, Animating Animated.
Lets start with the bad news, Transformers: Animated as a cartoon is finished! It was the first thing announced to prevent endless questions on the subject. The panel recorded all these types of questions being asked at Hasbro’s panel, which should now be even more entertaining.
Also shown were plenty of the Animated Shorts that have appeared on previous DVDs.
More details, including a full description of the creative process of the show, with pictures and videos, can be found at TFW2005 and Tformers.
NickToons are finally getting around to airing Transformers: Animated season 3 in the UK. The first episode will be airing on 1st June at 5:30pm, and will only be the first part of the 70 minute season premiere, Transwarped.
The Sky TV listings also reveal that there are more new episodes on Tuesday and Wednesday, same time, on Sky channel 606.
Paramount Home Entertainment have released 2 Transformer: Animated DVD packages in North America today.
Transformers: Animated Season Two contains all 13 episodes of the second season, with extra features consisting of 2 audio commentaries, photo gallery and 2 animated shorts. Transformers: Animated – Transform and Roll Out + Season One Combo is a combination of the animated movie special that kicked off the series and the first season, again consisting of 13 episodes.
Titan Comics have sent out letters to subscribers that their Transformers: Animated comic, exclusive to the UK, will be discontinued after issue #3, which was released last month.
Given the credit crunch, it appears to be very hard to sustain two Transformers comics in the UK. Subscriptions are being transferred to Titan’s Transformers movie comic, which is far more likely to survive.
The finale of Transformers: Animated season 2 revealed what had long been rumoured, that the little human known as Sari was actually a robot (in disguise). As a New Year gift, 52Toys have posted a design drawing of Sari in her new robot design for season 3.
It isn’t clear if this is extra armour, like Samurai Prowl, or her completely new design now that her human diguise isn’t needed.
Transformers: Animated season 3 is due to start airing in the Spring.
The last Transformers DVD of the year is released today, and is a budget release from Paramount Home Entertainment.
Transformers: Animated Volume Two – Lost and Found is the second volume from the first season, again containing 4 episodes. The disc contains no extra features and is rated PG.
The cover art can be found on our profile page.
S250 has posted the vehicle animation model for Strika on his blog. Strika is one of the new characters for Transformers: Animated season 3, and is making her first appearance since Beast Machines.
Derrick J. Wyatt has answered some more questions on his blog, this time giving some clues to returning characters in Transformers Animated season 3.
As well as discussing who designed who for the new characters appearing, he also states that there will be ore guest voice actors in the upcoming season, as well as a larger role for a former guest actor, which makes this character basically a show regular. Current betting is on either Susan Blu, who voiceed Arcee, Lance Henrikson as Lockdown, Fred Willard as Swindle, John Moschitta as Blurr or “Weird Al” Yankovic as Wreck-Gar.
He also talks about the design for Hot Shot, Red Alert, general character choosing and the fact that there are more Autobots than Decepticons.
Transformers: Animated character designer Derrick Wyatt has provided the tfwiki with the first look at a new season 3 character, Hot Shot. Hot Shot previously appeared in Armada, Energon and Cybertron.