History Trivia / Transformers

25th Apr '16 11:49:44 AM Metalhead14
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* DawsonCasting: Creator/ShiaLaBeouf was 19-20 while filming and Creator/MeganFox was 19, both playing high school juniors. Bay mentioned that he was initially not interested in [=LaBeouf=] because in his movies immediately prior he had grown a goatee, making him look too old to play a teenager. Seeing him clean shaven convinced him otherwise.

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* DawsonCasting: Creator/ShiaLaBeouf was 19-20 while filming and Creator/MeganFox both turned 20 the year the movie was 19, filmed, both playing high school juniors. Bay mentioned that he was initially not interested in [=LaBeouf=] because in his movies immediately prior he had grown a goatee, making him look too old to play a teenager. Seeing him clean shaven convinced him otherwise.
21st Apr '16 3:55:42 AM Viira
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* HeyItsThatVoice: [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Category:English_voice_actors Here]].
9th Apr '16 12:19:31 PM nombretomado
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* HeyItsThatVoice: Creator/TomKenny voices Skids and Wheelie (the latter with a somewhat modified [[WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants Spongebob]] voice). Also, Creator/GreyDeLisle voices Arcee. and Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson, Creator/RobinAtkinDownes and Michael York (Basil Exposition in the ''AustinPowers'' series, and [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries three]] [[WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries guest]] [[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited roles]] in the {{DCAU}}) voice [[spoiler:the spirits of the Primes that Sam sees during his brief death]].
** [[HugoWeaving Megatron]] is [[Film/TheMatrix Agent Smith]] and [[Film/LordOfTheRings Elrond]].
** Reno Wilson voices Frenzy, Mudflap and Brains. For you gamers out there, that's the [[MadWorld Black Baron]] (stop starin') and [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII Sazh Katzroy]].
** Creator/TonyTodd is The Fallen.
** In the Japanese dub, Skids is voiced by Creator/TomokazuSeki and Mudflap is voiced by Creator/KatsuyukiKonishi. That logically amounts to [[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam Domon Kasshu]] and [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Kamina]] joining forces and becoming wiggers.
** As we noted above, FrankWelker using his unmistakable [[InspectorGadget Dr. Claw]] voice for Soundwave once more (He also uses it in the French and Italian dubs of the film, confirmed by [[WordofGod Welker himself]]). He also plays Megatron in the first two movie games; Grindor, Devatator, Ravage and Reedman in ''Revenge of The Fallen'', and Shockwave (and through an audio/animation error, Barricade) in ''Dark of The Moon''. In ''Age of Extinction'', he reprises his role of Galvatron, [[spoiler:and since he's Megatron in a new body, he's technically also reprising Megatron in the films proper]]!
*** Also, as noted above, Creator/PeterCullen reprises the role of Optimus Prime.
*** Following Cullen in Japan, Creator/TesshoGenda once against voiced Optimus/Convoy.
** Though not as easily recognized as GreyDeLisle, André Sogliuzzo, [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender best known as King Bumi and Hakoda]], provides Sideswipe's voice. He was replaced in the follow-up (and the ride) by James Remar ([[Series/{{Dexter}} Harry Morgan]]).
** Creator/JessHarnell is Ironhide, using a voice similar to [[WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether Captain Hero]].
** As for the games:
*** The first one features [[{{WesternAnimation/Gargoyles}} Goliath]] as Barricade; [[WesternAnimation/BeastWars Depth Charge]] as Brawl; [[Film/JingleAllTheWay Turboman]] as [[ActingForTwo Bonecrusher and Shockwave]]; [[WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures Tohru]] as Blackout; [[Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen Jetfire]] as Ironhide and Creator/FredTatasciore as Ratchet.
*** The second one reunites most of the film's voice cast, and also includes [[Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack The Emperor]] as Jetfire; [[WesternAnimation/GIJoeRenegades Storm Shadow]] as Breakaway; [[WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes Vision]] as Soundwave; [[Anime/TransformersRobotsInDisguise Ro-Tor]] as Long Haul; Creator/NolanNorth as Sideswipe and Creator/JohnDimaggio as Sideways. Tatasciore returns as Grindor, Demolishor and Devastator.
*** The third one includes [[VideoGame/GearsOfWar Colonel Victor Hoffman]] as Wheeljack; [[WesternAnimation/ProStars Bo Jackson]] as Warpath; [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012 Fishface]] as Breakaway; [[VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3 Thor]] as Air Raid; [[WesternAnimation/TheSuperheroSquadShow a different Thor]] as Mixmaster; [[VideoGame/TransformersWarForCybertron Soundwave]] as... well, Soundwave (and Shockwave); [[WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck Stegmutt]] as Lockdown; Creator/SteveBlum as Starscream and Creator/DaveWittenberg as Mirage. Tatasciore returns (''again'') as Megatron, Bumblebee, Ratchet and Sideswipe.
** Italian dub: Sam is [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Frodo]], Ironhide is [[ThreeHundred Leonidas]], The Doctor and Ratchet are WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain, Skids and Mudflap are [[TheSimpsons Lenny and Milhouse]], Optimus Prime is Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger. Soundwave has his English actor for this dub as stated above.
** Brazilian dub: Optimus Prime is {{Superman}} from WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague and [[CampLazlo Raj]].
*** Megatron reprises his role from [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformers G1]] and [[Anime/TransformersArmada Armada]] cartoons and played [[Franchise/XMen Magneto]] in, coincidentally, [[WesternAnimation/XMen two]] [[WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution cartoons]] and the [[Film/XMen live-action film franchise]] (Ian Mc Kellen version).
*** Starscream also reprise his role from [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformers G1]] and [[Anime/TransformersArmada Armada]] cartoons, and was the narrator of WesternAnimation/{{Superfriends}} and WesternAnimation/YogisSpaceRace.
** In Mexico, Sam is Raj. So this Indian elephant witnessed the Latin American invasion. Mexican Optimus Prime is [[Franchise/WinnieThePooh Eeyore]], like [[Creator/PeterCullen his English actor]]
** Eddy from FamilyMatters (Darius [=McCrary=]) is Jazz.
** Another Japanese example: [[Creator/SanaeKobayashi Carly]] is [[Manga/ElfenLied Lucy]]!
** Hungarian dub:
*** Optimus (only movie 1) is MorganFreeman. Also [[WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries Lex Luthor]].
*** Megatron is [[WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends Eduardo]], and also [[WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow Cleveland's dad]]. He was also [[TransformersCybertron Overhaul/Leobreaker]].
*** Ironhide is [[Series/{{NCIS}} Leroy Gibbs]]
*** Jazz is [[WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}} Wolverine]]
*** Starscream is [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Orochimaru]], [[WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead Beavis]], and [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Gollum]].
*** Soundwave and Bobby Bolivia are [[TransformersCybertron Crumplezone]], [[WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks Uncle Ruckus]] and [[TheMarvelousMisadventuresOfFlapjack Captain K'nuckles]]. And yes, he was once [[InspectorGadget Dr. Claw]], too.
*** Sam is [[WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory Dexter]], [[TotalDramaIsland Noah]], [[WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents Cosmo]], JohnnyTest, [[Series/HowIMetYourMother Barney Stinson]]... and like every third fictional young male character you can imagine.
*** Mikaela is [[StarWars Padmé]].
*** Ron Witwicky is [[Series/MarriedWithChildren Al Bundy]], [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerPuffGirls Mojo Jojo]], and [[WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters Raymond]].
*** Agent Simmons is both [[WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters fellow Ghostbuster Winston]] and [[WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries Superman]].
*** Lennox is [[WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether Xandir]].
*** Que and John Keller are [[TransformersEnergon Optimus]] [[TransformersCybertron Prime]]. And [[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy Carter Pewterschmidt]].
*** Sentinel is [[Film/MenInBlack K]], [[PiratesOfTheCaribbean Captain Barbossa]] and [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Gimli]].
*** The Fallen is [[WesternAnimation/TheSpongeBobSquarePantsMovie King Neptune]].
*** Skids is AustinPowers, also [[TransformersEnergon Cyclonus]].
*** Mudflap is [[WesternAnimation/AdventureTime Lumpy Space Princess]], [[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy Peter Griffin]], Creator/JimCarrey, [[ManOfAThousandVoices and lotso' other guys]]. Among them, [[TransformersEnergon Cliffjumper]].
*** Wheelie is [[WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends Cheese]], [[Disney/LiloAndStitch Stitch]], and [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Rock Lee]].
*** Brains is [[TopGear James May]].
*** Leo is [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Bart Simpson]].
*** One of the Primes is [[TransformersArmada Armada Cyclonus]].
*** Wang is [[WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy Eddy]].
* HeyItsThatGuy:
** Danny [=McCoy=] from ''Series/LasVegas'' is Lennox. [[Series/TwentyFour Aaron Pierce]] is Col. Sharp in the first movie and [[TheDanza General Morshower]] in the second.
** Zach Ward played Sgt. Donolley, who you'd probably recognize from almost anything.
** [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Andrew Wells]] and Sasha Forbes work in the Pentagon as analysts.
** Lest we forget, [[Film/SmallSoldiers this isn't the first time that Sam's dad had to get paid off to keep his mouth shut after his house got trashed by rampaging toys]].
*** [[FridgeBrilliance That does help explain how he's so financially well off when he's never even gone to college]].
*** [[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} He also predicted that the world would end on New Year's Eve, which almost came true]].
** Also from ''Revenge of the Fallen'':
*** [[TheOffice Dwight Shrute]] as Professor Colan
*** The guy in Simmons' deli who wanted those new teeth? Dhalsim in ''WebVideo/StreetFighterTheLaterYears''.
*** The [[Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory Oompa-Loompa]] stationed at the border patrol.
** ''Dark of the Moon'' currently holds a record number of these:
*** Simmons managed to get [[{{Series/Firefly}} Wash]] / [[{{Series/Dollhouse}} Alpha]] on retainer. And apparently [[Film/ConAir Cyrus the Virus]] survived to become the head of a defense contractor.
*** [[Series/{{Chuck}} Jeff and that one fat pimply Buy More employee]] are two of Sam's coworkers in DOTM.
*** Jerry Wang in DOTM used [[Series/{{Community}} to teach at Greendale!]] (Or was it [[Film/VampiresSuck not-Forks?]])
*** [[Series/GreysAnatomy Patrick Dempsey]] is Carly's boss and [[Film/SpiderMan1 Mr. Ditkovich]] is the Russian informant.
*** [[Film/{{Fargo}} Frances McDormand]] is the new ObstructiveBureaucrat and one of her assistants was Creator/AdamSandler's [[GrownUps housekeeper.]]
*** Epps ensures that he and Sam have a smooth ride through Chicago by enlisting the [[GearsOfWar Cole Train]] himself for help. Woo~!
*** While it may be a blink and you'll miss it cameo, [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Naruto Uzumaki]] appears as an office worker.
9th Mar '16 10:25:36 AM Hossmeister
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*** Starscream is [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Orochimaru]], [[BeavisAndButthead Beavis]], and [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Gollum]].

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*** Starscream is [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Orochimaru]], [[BeavisAndButthead [[WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead Beavis]], and [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Gollum]].
28th Feb '16 11:40:33 AM nombretomado
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*** Soundwave and Bobby Bolivia are [[TransformersCybertron Crumplezone]], [[TheBoondocks Uncle Ruckus]] and [[TheMarvelousMisadventuresOfFlapjack Captain K'nuckles]]. And yes, he was once [[InspectorGadget Dr. Claw]], too.

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*** Soundwave and Bobby Bolivia are [[TransformersCybertron Crumplezone]], [[TheBoondocks [[WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks Uncle Ruckus]] and [[TheMarvelousMisadventuresOfFlapjack Captain K'nuckles]]. And yes, he was once [[InspectorGadget Dr. Claw]], too.
13th Feb '16 11:36:25 AM CaptainTedium
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* Creator/CoreyBurton was asked to audition for a role in the live-action film, but he declined due to not being interested in performing in mega-budget blockbuster movies.

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* ** Creator/CoreyBurton was asked to audition for a role in the live-action film, but he declined due to not being interested in performing in mega-budget blockbuster movies.
12th Feb '16 2:14:45 PM Berrenta
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* TheMerch: Aside from the toys, there's also OfficialCosplayGear.
26th Jan '16 8:23:45 AM CaptainTedium
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* Creator/CoreyBurton was asked to audition for a role in the live-action film, but he declined due to not being interested in performing in mega-budget blockbuster movies.
10th Jan '16 9:54:00 PM fusilcontrafusil
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* HeAlsoDid: Mark Ryan, the voice of Bumblebee, Jetfire and Lockdown, is best known for playing Nasir in the 1980s series ''Series/RobinOfSherwood'' (the first ever Middle Eastern Merry Man who became a FountainOfExpies).

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* HeAlsoDid: Mark Ryan, the voice of Bumblebee, Jetfire and Lockdown, is best known for playing Nasir in the 1980s series ''Series/RobinOfSherwood'' (the first ever Middle Eastern Merry Man who became a FountainOfExpies).FountainOfExpies, inspiring most famously Morgan Freeman's character in ''Film/RobinHoodPrinceOfThieves'' but also several other Sherwood bandits).
10th Jan '16 9:50:37 PM fusilcontrafusil
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* HeAlsoDid: Mark Ryan, the voice of Bumblebee, Jetfire and Lockdown, is best known for playing Nasir in the 1980s series ''Series/RobinOfSherwood'' (the first ever Middle Eastern Merry Man who became a FountainOfExpies).
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