History Trivia / TransformersAnimated

18th Aug '16 1:41:44 AM CaptainTedium
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* FakeBrit: Angry Archer's voice, provided by Creator/JeffBennett, has been admitted to be a parody of JohnCleese.
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: Whereas [[WordOfGod the lead character designer]] has stated [[http://derrickjwyatt.blogspot.com/2009/03/turn-back-now-spoilers-ahead.html that Blurr is pretty much]] UsefulNotes/SchrodingersCat at this point.

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* FakeBrit: Angry Archer's voice, provided by Creator/JeffBennett, has been admitted to be a parody of JohnCleese.
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: Whereas [[WordOfGod the lead character designer]] has stated [[http://derrickjwyatt.blogspot.com/2009/03/turn-back-now-spoilers-ahead.html that Blurr is pretty much]] UsefulNotes/SchrodingersCat at this point.
Creator/JohnCleese.
10th Aug '16 12:29:53 AM Chris116
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* ShrugOfGod: Derrick Wyatt himself prefers not think about what Slipstream represents. He's also keeping mum about how [[spoiler: Sari's protoform]] ended up in Isaac's lab - he feels that something like that should only be told in future TFA fiction. Fingers crossed...

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* ShrugOfGod: Derrick Wyatt himself prefers not think The whole point of the mystery about what side of Starscream Slipstream represents.represents is that '''''we are not supposed to know because it's just a joke'''''. Derrick J. Wyatt initially responded with this trope, and for a while would respond that ''anything'' was the side of Starscream that Slipstream represented (one notable example was the pain the Native Americans felt when they lost their buffalo herds). He's also keeping mum about how [[spoiler: Sari's protoform]] ended up in Isaac's lab - he feels that something like that should only be told in future TFA fiction. Fingers crossed...



** Hot Shot and Red Alert were meant to be part of the main cast, but were replaced by Bumblebee and Ratchet. Rodimus was first choice for the 'jerkass on the Elite Guard' character, but this was apparently nixed by Hasbro.
** Also, Hot Shot was going to receive a toy later in the toyline, along with a triple changing Megatron, but both only made it to the prototype stage before the series was nixed for ''[[TransformersFilmSeries Revenge of the Fallen]]''.

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** Hot Shot and Red Alert were meant to be part of the main cast, but were replaced by Bumblebee and Ratchet. Ratchet, the former due to the 2007 movie's popularity and the latter due to the name sounding more like the old warhorse that the character was going to be portrayed as. Rodimus was first choice for the 'jerkass on the Elite Guard' character, Sentinel Prime character mould, but this was apparently nixed by Hasbro.
** Also, Hot Shot was going to receive a toy later in the toyline, along with a triple changing Megatron, but both only made it to the prototype stage before the series was nixed for a number of reasons, including the release of ''[[TransformersFilmSeries Revenge of the Fallen]]''.



** The second Allspark Almanac goes in depth about what Season 4 would have been like - and it sounds like it would have been the best thing in the world, too. No, we aren't going to give the details, get the book yourself. [[note]]If you really want to know, we've got three words for you: [[ComicBook/TransformersShatteredGlass Shattered Glass Animated.]][[/note]]
** Season 4 was also going to make Sentinel Prime a villain. [[Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon Funny one should mention that]].

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** The second Allspark Almanac goes in depth about what Season 4 would have been like - like. While we'd love for you to try to find the books, compiled or otherwise, we'll give you some details.
*** Ironhide
and it sounds like it Jazz would've joined the main cast of Autobots, the former to replace Bulkhead who would have been be CommutingOnABus when his family Energon farms were attacked by Decepticons, the best thing in latter replacing [[spoiler: the world, too. No, we aren't going to give the details, get the book yourself. [[note]]If you really want to know, we've got three words for you: [[ComicBook/TransformersShatteredGlass Shattered Glass Animated.]][[/note]]
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deceased Prowl]].
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Season 4 was also going to make Sentinel Prime a villain. more antagonistic figure. [[Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon Funny one should mention that]].that]].
*** Soundwave would've [[AscendedExtra joined with Megatron full-time.]]
*** Dirt Boss would've been part of a BigBadEnsemble with Megatron, coming into conflict with him at least once.



** Megatron was originally to deliver a CurbStompBattle to the Dinobots to show how powerful he was, but WordOfGod stated that the idea was scapped to not upset Dinobot fans.
*** Also, Megatron's weapon was originally going to be a katana, as seen [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/9c/Megatron-animatedart.jpg here]], but it was changed to the traditional fusion cannon and a pair of twin swords.
** In the fourth season, Soundwave would've [[AscendedExtra joined with Megatron full-time.]]
** In the fourth season, Dirt Boss would've been part of a BigBadEnsemble with Megatron, coming into conflict with him at least once.

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** Megatron was originally to deliver a CurbStompBattle to the Dinobots to show how powerful he was, but WordOfGod stated that the idea was scapped to not upset Dinobot fans.
*** Also,
Megatron's weapon was originally going to be a katana, as seen [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/9c/Megatron-animatedart.jpg here]], but it was changed to the traditional fusion cannon and a pair of twin swords.
** In the fourth season, Soundwave would've [[AscendedExtra joined with Megatron full-time.]]
** In the fourth season, Dirt Boss would've been part of a BigBadEnsemble with Megatron, coming into conflict with him at least once.
swords.



** Some scenes also had to be cut for time or for other reasons, as revealed in [[http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/news/marty-isenberg-talks-dinobots-and-other-animated-tidbits/13665/ this interview.]] The most major one? [[spoiler: Megatron beating the tar out of the Dinobots.]]

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** Some scenes also had to be cut for time or for other reasons, as revealed in [[http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/news/marty-isenberg-talks-dinobots-and-other-animated-tidbits/13665/ this interview.]] The most major one? [[spoiler: Megatron beating the tar out of the Dinobots.]]Dinobots. The scene was going to show [[TheWorfEffect how powerful he was]], but the scene was nixed also due to a desire to not upset Dinobot fans and because the animation for the fight was deemed subpar.



** The series was originally titled ''Transformers: Hero'' and would have had a less stylized art style.

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** The series was originally titled ''Transformers: Hero'' Heroes'' and would have had a less stylized art style.
9th Aug '16 12:39:24 PM CaptainTedium
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** Jetfire and Jetstorm were originally going to be played by Creator/EricBauza instead of Tom Kenny and Bumper Robinson.
9th Aug '16 6:28:42 AM CaptainTedium
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** The third season was released by Creator/ShoutFactory in June 2014 along with a DVD set of the full series. Unfortunately, the Shout! Factory releases do not include any of the shorts by Studio 4°C and there are no scheduled individual rereleases of the first two seasons.

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** The third season was released by Creator/ShoutFactory in June 2014 along with a DVD set of the full series. Unfortunately, the Shout! Factory releases do not include any of the shorts by Studio 4°C Creator/Studio4C and there are no scheduled individual rereleases of the first two seasons.
6th Aug '16 12:39:24 AM CaptainTedium
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** The third season was released by Creator/ShoutFactory in June 2014 along with a DVD set of the full series. Unfortunately, the Shout! Factory releases do not include any of the short films and there are no scheduled individual rereleases of the first two seasons.

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** The third season was released by Creator/ShoutFactory in June 2014 along with a DVD set of the full series. Unfortunately, the Shout! Factory releases do not include any of the short films shorts by Studio 4°C and there are no scheduled individual rereleases of the first two seasons.
6th Aug '16 12:37:24 AM CaptainTedium
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* ExecutiveMeddling[=/=]NetworkToTheRescue: Twice. The network wanted a human sidekick. The second time, The humans got put OutOfFocus in season three.

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* ExecutiveMeddling[=/=]NetworkToTheRescue: Twice. ExecutiveMeddling: Twice, but [[TropesAreTools it wasn't so bad]]. The network wanted a human sidekick. sidekick, so we got Sari Sumdac, who proved to be more popular than any previous human ally in the franchise, [[spoiler:though she later turned out to be part Cybertronian.]] The second time, The the humans got put OutOfFocus in season three.three, which helped bring more attention to the conflict on Cybertron.


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** The Newsbot only appears in two episodes ("Headmaster" and "The Return of the Headmaster"), both of which give him a different voice actor. He is voiced by David Kaye in the former and by Townsend Coleman in the latter.


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** Both being voiced by Creator/CoreyBurton, "Garbage In, Garbage Out" has some interaction between Ratchet and Spike Witwicky (said episode being the only time in the series where the latter gets any dialogue).
31st Jul '16 6:55:14 AM CaptainTedium
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** The series was originally titled ''Transformers: Heroes''.

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** The series was originally titled ''Transformers: Heroes''.Hero'' and would have had a less stylized art style.
30th Jul '16 2:21:30 PM CaptainTedium
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** They originally wanted Creator/ScottMcNeil to reprise his role as Waspinator from ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'', but he was unable to work in the US without a permit.
24th May '16 2:12:41 AM CaptainTedium
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** Wreck-Gar (voiced by Music/WeirdAlYankovic) declares "I '''dare''' to be stupid!" in one episode, and pulls out an accordion in another. Weird Al sang Wreck-Gar's theme in TransformersTheMovie.

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** Wreck-Gar (voiced by Music/WeirdAlYankovic) declares "I '''dare''' to be stupid!" in one episode, and pulls out an accordion in another. Weird Al sang Wreck-Gar's theme in TransformersTheMovie.''WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie''.
24th May '16 2:10:27 AM CaptainTedium
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* DevelopmentGag: Team Rodimus is three-fifths scrapped ideas (see WhatCouldHaveBeen). Sari's scooter / jetpack is based on a transforming trike she had in a dropped version of the opening sequence.

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* DevelopmentGag: Team Rodimus Athenia (Rodimus Prime, Red Alert, Hot Shot, Brawn, and Ironhide) is three-fifths scrapped ideas (see the first entry under WhatCouldHaveBeen). Sari's scooter / jetpack is based on a transforming trike she had in a dropped version of the opening sequence.
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