SDCC 2015 - Transformers Robots In Disguise Panel Live Report With Special Video
BaCon - Thursday, July 09, 2015
Tformers is reporting LIVE from the SDCC 2015 Transformers Robots In Disguise panel that is about to start soon. Please be sure to keep checking this post and reloading from time to time as we are adding news and updates live from the panel at San Diego Comic-Con. UPDATE: Panel is over.
On the panel:
Adam Beechen - Producer
Jeff Kline - Exec Producer
Mitchell Whitfield - Minicon Fixit
Khary Payton - Grimlock
Constance Zimmer - Strongarm
Will Freidle - Bumblebee
Transformers Robots In Disguise is One of the Top rated shows on Cartoon Network.
The second half of the first season is now on the air.
Video preview: new allies, new villians, new threats, new enemies...fallen hero.
Transition from Prime to RiD: wanted Bumblebee to be center. They didn't want Optimus Prime and other major characters because they are too god-like. Wanted it to be a continuity of PRIME and have a G1 similar look with lighter show, not as dark as PRIME
Constance, her first voice acting role.
They are blessed to have fantastic writing for the show.
(long general discussion about acting)
Questions and Answers
+ Continuing developing new Autobot characters. New Dinobot might show up, it was in the clip shown.
+ Kids from Prime was originally written in at one point but decided to leave them out. Would have been older version of Jack, etc.
+ We will see some familiar faces from PRIME in Season 2.
+ No official word on season 2 happening, or not.
+ Special clip showing at the end of panel - SPOILER!!!
PANEL OVER - Thanks for reading!
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