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First Insights on New Transformers Cartoon - Michael Bell as Ratchet
MISP Steve - Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Our good friends over at Moonbase 2 Podcast have revealed some secret tidbits in an their recent interview Michael Bell. The voice actor has revealed the next Transformers cartoon is presently being cast by Susan Blu who handled the casting for Transformers Animated, Beast Wars, and was the voice of Arcee in G1. Bell says he has auditioned for the role of Ratchet and a character that goes by the name "General Fowler." Bell also stated that David Sobolov, who played the voice of "Depth Charge" in Beast Wars, is another actor up for audition. Check out the full interview now at Moonbase 2.

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9:25 pm

He's just meaning the new animated series, they clarify that with him. 
12:25 am

Is that the show with the bruiser and smart kid who drive a car that becomes the HEAD of the robot?? Becuase i vaugley remember something to do with Starscream i think.  
12:07 am

I'm actually hoping that the people that animated megas XLR will get to animate it this time round. If anyone has ever seen Megas, it's greatly animated. And a few episodes actually had very transformer-esque looking characters in it too. One ep even had starscream and Alpha Trion looking ch... read more 
11:59 pm

The acuracy was a step up then from Energon and Armada. Even Cybertron. And by stylized engineering i mean, for example, Blurr's transformation with no kibble. Slim down sleak transformations that just work. NOW they COULD do this with a different style but keep those transformations. Thats wha... read more 
11:50 pm

I read in another site that if you listen to the podcast (which i plan to do later) he mentions the words "they have to get someone else to play ratchet for the new Animated Transformers show" this could just mean animated transformers, or it could mean the new update for Transformer... read more 
5:15 am

Yeah, he mentions it in the interview. 
4:26 am

Possible whoops somewhere? According to Topless Robot (SFW) (link) Bell interviewed for "General Hawk" on G.I. Joe in addition to Ratchet for Transformers. 
Liege Evilmus
12:57 am

I'm sick to death of hearing about the acuracy in animated. It was all simple undetailed design, whats so dam hard to pull off!?! Everyone talks like Animated was the first show to strive for acuracy. In reality, with an exception or 2 hear and there (even Animated wasn't on the bal... read more 
12:40 am

But even for being "weird", they did a good job pulling off the acuracy of the fluid designs in plastic form. The engineering was outstanding!, imo. And i would like them to make a mix of Animated and Classics style. More of the ANimated transformations, with G1 origin looks cartooniz... read more 
12:34 am

Ah yes, i did do thAt. You were just as correct with their names, i was just picking on you as a friend. I will be more aware, and i get ya. No worries man. Im glad you dont see me as a trash talker anyway, i kinda hate that in members most of the time. 
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