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Perceptor at 2006-08-16 12:33 am
Check out the all new "Rodimus Prime Cover" art for the TFTM 20th Anniversary Edition as well as the complete press release below:

SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT UNVEILS SECOND COVER ART IMAGE FOR TFTM: 20TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL EDITION DVD.  Second Image of "Transforming" Cover by Legandary Artist, Don Figueroa Revealed for the first time. 

NY, NY, August 15, 2005— Since SONY BMG Music Entertainment announced the November 7th release of TRANSFORMERS: The Movie 20th Anniversary Special Edition DVD¸ fans have been buzzing with anticipation about the details of the two-disc set.  

At Comic-Con 2006, fans were told that the DVD’s collectibility would extend to the packaging itself with a “transforming” image.  SONY BMG commissioned fan-favorite TRANSFORMERS artist Don Figueroa to create the imagery for the special cover, and displayed for the first time the art featuring Optimus Prime appropriately situated in a position of prominence.  Joining the Autobot leader are Megatron, Bumblebee, Starscream, Blaster and more of the most popular TRANSFORMERS characters.

Today, SONY BMG is revealing the second Don Figueroa image that will comprise the “transforming” artwork.  In this image, Hot Rod – as he transforms into Rodimus Prime – is grasping the Matrix of Leadership as it lights the Autobots’ darkest hour.  Above, UnicronGalvatron, Arcee and Springer look on. begins to destruct, while

For the 20th anniversary edition DVD, Sony BMG Home Entertainment completely re-mastered and color-corrected the film and will present Optimus Prime, Megatron and the rest of the star-studded Autobots and Decepticons in true splendor through three distinct versions: 16x9 Widescreen presentation, the Autobot Matrix of Knowledge presentation featuring trivia and fun facts about the movie itself; and a full-screen edition.

To further commemorate the 20th anniversary of the film, SONY BMG is providing fans with some extra-celebratory content that lets them track back to the true origins of the TRANSFORMERS.  After careful consideration and preparation, Sony BMG has scoured the archives for the best TRANSFORMERS-related footage available, and the DVD will include the original commercials for the toy line and movie -- allowing viewers to see how and where the phenomenon began.

TRANSFORMERS: The Movie features the voice of Orson Welles in his final role, as well as stars Eric Idle, Judd Nelson, Leonard Nimoy, Casey Kasem, Robert Stack, John Moschitta, Peter Cullen, and Frank Welker.  The DVD also features a winning soundtrack featuring theiconic theme "The TRANSFORMERS" performed by Lion, and the popular "The Touch," performed by Stan Bush.  The movie, set in 2005, chronicles the efforts of the heroic Autobots to defend their home of Cybertron from the evil Decepticons and Unicron, a huge robotic creature that devours planets.

For more information and regular updates log onto www.TRANSFORMERSthemovieDVD.com.  New information will be posted each Tuesday leading up to the November 7th release as part of SONY BMG’s “Transformers Tuesday” campaign.


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Perceptor said,  - 2006-08-16 00:44:06
I love the art. Typical Don Fig greatness, but don't you have to be dead to be "Legendary". :) Hope he's okay!
Don Fig said,  - 2006-08-16 01:57:11
man, that's almost as bad as being called 'Superstah!' I'm glad they liked my work, but that title's a bit much:)

-DON
Brian said,  - 2006-08-16 08:57:17
Don, thanks for stopping by! I think you just justified my allowing comments on news posts. :)
TriPredRavage said,  - 2006-08-16 11:02:49
Holy cow! I didn't know the big wigs looked at the site. If I had known that I'd have probably tried to act a little less nerdy... Mr. Figueroa, you do awesome work!
Michael010188 said,  - 2006-08-16 12:55:14
Mr. Figueroa,

I was wondering if there could be a Optimus Prime with the beast form of Godzilla, which would be known as "GODZILLA PRIME".
Don Fig said,  - 2006-08-16 17:04:11
Nah! :)
Knightwing said,  - 2006-08-16 17:45:48
Don,
You do fantastic work. I can't wait to get the new DVD.
Michael010188 said,  - 2006-08-16 23:30:39
Why not have a Godzilla Prime
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