Tarry for the Nonce

July 25, 2006

Robots In Disguise

Filed under: Entertainment — lmwalker @ 1:58 pm

Peter Cullen will be the voice of Optimus Prime.

When [producer Lorenzo] Di Bonaventura was asked what made them decide to go with Cullen as the voice, someone jokingly muttered, “Death threats,” referring to Transformers’ rabid fanbase and their demand to have the film remain true to the original animated series. The producer laughed and said, “Thatís not a bad motivator, if you think about it,”

“But no, if you really think about it, forget about how good [Cullen] is. I think a lot of people grew up with that voice as sort of the diviner of what is right and what is wrong, so itís so deeply ingrained in people, it would have been crazy not to think about [casting Cullen].”

There is always a risk when you undertake a classic, is there not? It would be so easy to get it wrong. In this case, they made a wise choice, I think.

(Hat tip to Tim Skirvin.)



  1. The trailer actually looks kind of cool…..

    Optimus Prime. Brian had Optimus Prime…..

    Comment by auntlori — July 25, 2006 @ 2:22 pm

  2. I will be viewing the film as completely separate from the original TV show.

    Comment by Matt — July 26, 2006 @ 12:10 pm

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