In what appears to be last minute deal, Tranformers and other Hasbro shows will be staying on with Netfilx. As we reported previously, Hasbro and Netflix were to go their own way last month when a new deal fell through. However, without disclosing the terms of the detail. USA Today reports Netflix let be known that Hasbro Studios shows aren't going anywhere. Good news for Netflix customers who need their Transformers fix.
has posted an article about Hasbro's TV strategies that goes into of detail about The Hub - and what went wrong. The short version is that Discovery was admirably hands-off with the network, leaving Hasbro almost solely in charge of programming... and a combination of slow profits, the proliferation of on-demand viewing, and the departure of President & CEO Margaret Loesch led Hasbro get out of the network-running business. Keep reading for more details on all that and a link to the full article where you can see My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic
described as "creepily beloved"!
While we'd previously heard a cutoff date of January 1st for G1 and other Hasbro shows, The Wrap reports that Hasbro and Netflix have been unable to come to terms - a situation more or less confirmed by a Tweet from @HasbroNews. So if you really want to catch up on Transformers Prime, Pound Puppies, or My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, you'd best get to watching now. Keep reading for more details!
Variety reports that the Hub will, as previously rumored, become the Discovery Family Channel on October 13th. Discovery will be taking a majority share in the network, but Hasbro will retain a daytime block of programming for its shows such as Transformers Rescue Bots, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, and presumably the upcoming Transformers Robots In Disguise. Keep reading for more details!
Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun reports that Polygon Pictures has walked away from the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards with four awards, two for Transformers Prime Beast Hunters. The other two were for Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and between the two series Polygon has taken the Outstanding Special Class Animated Program award for the past three years running. We'll see if Robots In Disguise 2015 will help them maintain their lock on the category, but for now keep reading for an excerpt from the article and a link to full details!
Jagex has released the second episode of Under The Hood
, their web series detailing the making and refinement of the Transformers Universe MOBA. This episode focuses on Peter Cullen and Frank Welker's voice recording sessions for the video game as Optimus Prime and Megatron. Keep reading to see!
BaCon's gotten video footage of the preview of Robots In Disguise 2015! The new animation style is looking good, and we get good looks at Bumblebee, Sideswipe, and the Elite Guard and Dinobot members of the team who are as-yet unnamed. Keep reading to see!
The 2005 board has posted an image from the recent Las Vegas Licensing Expo of Bumblebee, Sideswipe and Mini-Con Fixit from the upcoming Robots In Disguise cartoon. More will presumably be revealed in the coming week at SDCC, but for now 2005 has assembled an overview of what we know from all available news sources, some dating back to late 2013. Keep reading for a mirrored sample image and a link to the article.
Jagex has announced that due to unexpectedly high server loads, they will be extending the open beta and holding another Double XP Weekend this week. In addition, the cash-prize contests for the highest skill score and the most friends recruited to the game have been extended. Click through for details and a link!
At the core of the Aligned Continuity was the Binder of Revelation,
a story bible which laid out the universe that would be riffed on in Transformers Prime, War For Cybertron and Fall of Cybertron, the tie-in novels, and many other pieces of fiction. The version of Megatron that appeared in that binder was designed by Emiliano Santalucia, who has now shared both his colored final illustration and the original pencils. Keep reading for mirrored images and the story behind them!
Polygon Pictures International's President and CEO Shuzo Shiota has announced on Twitter that PPI will be responsible for the animation of next year's Robots In Disguise cartoon. In addition to the animation for Transformers Prime, Polygon has worked on a variety of TV shows and games including Star Wars: The Clone Wars
and Tron: Uprising.
Click the title for the quote!
Deadline reports that Margaret Loesch, founding CEO and President of the Hub Network, will leave her position at the end of the year. What this means for the Hub is unknown at the moment, but Deadline offers plenty of rumor and speculation as to what could happen. More details in the full article!
Facebook user Kiya Hayashi has posted a back-of-package image of a new Protectobots 3-pack which also
shows a second set featuring the other 2 Protectobots. We've got Prime Ratchet as First Aid, Cyberverse Arcee as Groove and Beast Hunters Smokescreen as Streetsmart AKA Streetwise. The second set features Grappel in Inferno colors as Hot Shot, and Revenge of the Fallen Blazemaster as Blades. Click the title for the image!
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