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*UPDATED* Michael Bell Needs Your Help!

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Sabrblade at 2009-06-08 9:46 am
The Allspark -- G1 veteran voice actor Michael Bell (known as the voices of Prowl, Swoop, Scrapper, Bombshell, First Aid, Sideswipe, and more) is asking the fans for some assistance in helping the start a new Transformers comic project:

To all my Transformer buds,

I recently directed a demo for a series of motion graphic "Transformers" comics which could be downloaded via iPhone, iTouch, and other outlets. Many talented professional actors provided the voices for the characters in the demo including myself. The plan was to present it to IDW Comics who had shown more then a passing interest in this budding new concept. With a go ahead on producing the series, I would be employing the talents of as many of the original voices from the early series as possible. I had already cleared this with my fellow "Transformers" actors, and everyone was waiting in the wings for  the response from the powers at IDW comics.

After months of mulling over it, they ultimately passed on the idea, and surprise surprise, decided to produce their own graphic motion novel without the voices or even the superbly heightened animation. So, essentially what you now have the ability to download is a plain old comic book.

Nothing new there.

SOooooo, I am taking my request to the troops. To all the die hard fans who I have met over the years at Botcon conventions, or who have written to me asking about my experiences working on one of the most inventive animated series in TV history- I need your help! I am requesting that you do something for me and my fellow actors, so we can in-turn do something really cool for you.

Please contact IDW and let them know that their concept of a series of comic books based on "Transformers" WITHOUT the talents of voice actors, especially many of the original voices, just doesn't cut it.

Please ask them to contract Creative Producers Chris Folino and William Katt, and make a deal for them to produce their concept of a downloadable graphic motion comic series of "Transformers" with - Hide quoted text - professional actors, progressive animation, and lotsa sound effects.

On behalf of all those actors, animators, and studio techs that will get an opportunity to carry on a great tradition,

I thank you,
Michael "Prowl/Swoop" Bell

You may see a demo version of this animated comic here on YouTube.

* Also, on a more personal note, today (Monday) is my 19th B-day.

Here's the email address to contact them:

Blasten Blaster said,  - 2009-06-08 13:46:55
Blasten Blaster said,  - 2009-06-08 13:52:58
That sound so cool maybe it'll be just what i need til the next TF carton hits the air
Jumpercliff said,  - 2009-06-08 17:40:04
Happy Birthday, Saberblade! (Insert Beatles song "Birthday" here.)

Now to me, this is unexpected from a voice actor, especially Michael Bell. I grew up hearing him as Drew Pickles and Chaz Finster on Rugrats.
Grass-Roots Movement Guy said,  - 2009-06-08 18:21:47
I'm game. Can anyone get us an E-Mail address or something to which we can send our support for Mr. Bell?
Agent X said,  - 2009-06-08 19:40:52
give us the address and you have your army
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