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Peter Cullen to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award from National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

The man who needs no introduction to Transformers fans, Peter Cullen, will be receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences at the 2nd Annual Children & Family Emmy Awards on December 17, 2023.

Very few actors have created so many characters that touched so many lives. We all know him as the voice of Optimus Prime, but he's also brought to life many other notable characters such as K.A.R.R., Eyore, Mario, Voltron, and so many others. This incredible recognition of his vast work in animation, movies and television is long over due for the icon of popular culture.

Nov. 15 (UPI) -- The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced Wednesday that voice actor Peter Cullen will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award. Cullen will receive his award at the Children & Family Emmy Awards on Dec. 17.

Cullen has been a voice actor since the '70s. He is most famously the voice of Optimus Prime in the animated and live-action Transformers, Eeyore in Winnie the Pooh and Zandar in G.I. Joe.
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Cullen has also done various voices for Scooby-Doo, assorted Mogwai in Gremlins, Duck Tales, The Real Ghostbusters, Sesame Street and more.

In a statement, Cullen joked, "Are you sure they have the right Cullen? I spell it C-u-l-l-E-n. Seriously though, I am humbled to be recognized by the Academy with this great honor."

Jojo Siwa and Jack McBrayer hosted the first Children & Family Emmy Awards last year. NATAS has not announced this year's hosts yet.

Watch Hasbro's interview with Peter Cullen at SDCC 2022 below to see the man discuss is long career with Robots In Disguise!

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