It was a surreal moment, watching Transformers the movie the other day on the big screen, and reliving those childhood memories again. Unlike having my sister Bonnie with me this time though, like I had during the opening weekend in 1986, I was seated beside Tony. Those moments when we watched our favorite characters fall, still had that same impact on me, as it did years ago.
My friend James shared this adorable picture of his son, wearing my Matrix, after the movie Thursday night!
It’s been thirty years, and the film still has an effect on me, and so I want to honor those great talents that were apart of this film. Starting with the late great Wally Burr, the voice director of the film. It was a thrill to know him and to hear his many stories.
As I list these actors below, I can say it’s been an honor to know many of these wonderful talents as personal friends, and I continue to chat with many of these actors when I’m not engaged in work.
The photo above was taken during the 25th Anniversary of Transformers the movie! [From Left to Right: Wally Burr, Neil Ross, Gregg Berger, Dan Gilvezan, Paul Eiding, and David Mendenhall.]
Watching Corey Burton work in person, years later!
This Blogger and her husband, with Peter Cullen and Paul Eiding!
Peter Cullen as Optimus Prime, Ironhide
Judd Nelson as Hot Rod/Rodimus Prime
Robert Stack as Ultra Magnus
Neil Ross as Springer, Slag, Bonecrusher, and Hook
Susan Blu as Arcee
Lionel Stander as Kup
Frank Welker as Wheelie, Megatron, Soundwave, Frenzy, and Rumble
John Moschitta, Jr. as Blurr
Buster Jones as Blaster
Paul Eiding as Perceptor
Gregg Berger as Grimlock
Michael Bell as Swoop, and Scrapper (Prowl was in it, but his voice was never heard)
Scatman Crothers as Jazz
Casey Kasem as Cliffjumper
Dan Gilvezan as Bumblebee
Corey Burton as Brawn, Shockwave, and Spike Witwicky
Leonard Nimoy as Galvatron
Roger C. Carmel as Cyclonus, and Quintesson Leader
Stanley Jones as Scourge
Chris Latta as Starscream
Arthur Burghardt as Devastator
Don Messick as Scavenger (Ratchet was in it, but his voice was never heard)
Jack Angel as Astrotrain, and Ramjet (Jack would voice Ultra Magnus after the movie)
Ed Gilbert as Blitzwing
Clive Revill as Kickback
Hal Rayle as Shrapnel
Orson Welles as Unicron
Eric Idle as Wreck-Gar
David Mendenhall as Daniel Witwicky
Norman Alden as Kranix
Victor Caroli as Narrator
Stan Bush sang the songs The Touch and Dare, each song had an emotional feel to it, for what was happening at the time. Instruments of Destruction was by NRG. Nothin’s Gonna Stand in Our Way and Hunger was performed and sung by Spectre General. The Transformers theme song was performed by Lion. Weird Al song Dare To Be Stupid when the Junkions attack.
Vince DiCola preformed: Unicron Attacks, Moon Base 2, Shuttle Launch, Space Attack, Fishing, Autobot/Decepticon Battle, Prepare For Extermination, Optimus Prime vs. Megatron, Megatron Departs, I Am Unicron, The Coronation, Moon Base 1 Destroyed, Escape, Closing In, Crash Landing, Twisted Planet, The Wrong Way, Destroy The Matrix, The Trial, Decepticon Attack, Unicron Transforms, The Matrix, Attack On Unicron, Reunited, The Fight Continues, and Legacy.
THE SCRIPT: Story was by Ron Friedman. Flint Dille was the story editor.
Autobot City’s under attack in Transformers the movie, pictured above: HotRod, Arcee, Kup, and Springer.
Now fans can learn the story behind this incredible talent! Neil’s written a book, and I highly recommend it! Purchase a copy HERE! Above is a photo of Neil Ross, Corey Burton, Myself [I should have been wearing a transformer t-shirt at the time!], and Gregg Berger!
Again purchase this amazing book at www.neilbook.com
Another must BUY BOOK! Learn what it was like to be G1 Bumblebee! Purchase this amazing book at: Bumblebee & Me: Life as a G1 Transformer
PS: The Art on the cover was done by your’s truly!
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