Friday, May 13, 2011

Transformers: Prime, Peter Cullen Get Emmy Nods

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Transformers: Prime's first season has scored 4 Daytime Emmy Award nominations and two wins today from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The show accounts for six of the eight nominations The Hub received in its first year of broadcasting. I also believe that it is the first Emmy nomination for the legendary Peter Cullen whose long history of voice work should have garnered more than just Emmy mod. Below is the press release from the Hub. Congratulations to Peter Cullen and the cast and crew of Transformers: Prime. Hopefully they will add a few trophies when winners are announced at the live ceremony on June 19th.

Outstanding Performer In An Animated Program - Peter Cullen as Optimus Prime
Outstanding Directing In An Animated Program
Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction And Composition
Outstanding Writing In Animation

Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation - Vince Toyama (WINNER)
Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation - Christophe Vacher (WINNER)



Los Angeles, May 11, 2011 – Hasbro Studios’ shows today collected eight Daytime Emmy® Award nominations from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). Transformers Prime garnered two wins for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation and a total of six nominations. Family Game Night and Pictureka! earned one nod each.

“We are so honored to have the Academy recognize our shows with these eight Daytime Emmy nominations and two wins,” said Stephen Davis, President of Hasbro Studios. “To be singled out by our industry peers during just our first year of producing shows for the The Hub is a proud achievement, and a testament to all of the incredible hard work put in by our very talented producers, writers and their teams.”

Creative stewards Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, along with showrunner Jeff Kline, are the executive producers of Transformers Prime, and Mike Vogel and Brian Lenard are the development executives who helped bring the show to life.

Todd Newton, Barry Poznick and Charles Steenveld (Family Game Night) and Rob George and Linda Ellman (Pictureka) serve as executive producers of the nominated game shows, supported by development executives Bob Boden and Kevin Belinkoff.

Hasbro Studios shows received nominations and/or wins in the following categories:

Outstanding Game Show Host
Ben Bailey, Cash Cab
Todd Newton, Family Game Night
Wayne Brady, Let’s Make A Deal
Meredith Vieira, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

Outstanding Performer In An Animated Program
Bill Farmer as Goofy, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
Danny Jacobs as King Julien, The Penguins of Madagascar
Tom McGrath as Skipper, The Penguins of Madagascar
Martin Short as The Cat in the Hat, The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!
Peter Cullen as Optimus Prime, Transformers Prime
Steven Tyler as The Mad Hatter, The Wonder Pets!

Outstanding Directing In An Animated Program
Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil
Fanboy & Chum Chum
Martha Speaks
The Penguins of Madagascar
Toot & Puddle
Transformers Prime

Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation – WINNERS
“Diamond” Dave Merritt, Toot & Puddle
Vince Toyama, Transformers Prime
Christophe Vacher, Transformers Prime
Kaz Aizawa, T.U.F.F. Puppy

Outstanding Achievement in Main Title and Graphic Design
Dora the Explorer
The Electric Company
FETCH! With Ruff Ruffman
Team Umizoomi
Today Show

Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction And Composition
Between the Lions
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
The Garfield Show
The Penguins of Madagascar
Transformers Prime
The Wonder Pets!

Outstanding Writing In Animation
Back at the Barnyard
Dinosaur Train
The Penguins of Madagascar
Transformers Prime


  1. The series is really great without a doubt,it really deserves an award. And I agree that Peter Cullen should have garnered more than Emmy nods.

  2. Yay! A proof of what a great show it is. :3 Hope it will win something.

  3. ...there has been lots of really good optimus and megatron voice work over the beastwars/beast machines etc...

    but as I grew up in the G1 era, for me frank welker will always be the man for megatrons voice, and what can I say about peter cullen?...he "is" optimus prime ! lol

    So good to see some recognition going to cullen for his amazing work spanning multiple generations.

    When I heard peter was coming back to voice optimus in the movies back in '07 I was wondering how he would sound after getting older, and if he still "had it"
    ...and boy was I happy when I first heard his voice again as is every bit as amazing as it was back in the 80's
    And both cullen and welker also happen to have wonderful personalities in real life...

    Smartest thing Bay ever did, was listen to the fans, ...and get peter cullen back a optimus prime !!

    And if you ask me, frank and peter voicing megatron and optimus in transformers prime
    is just as sweet !! The new generation will get to hear the pro's at work, just like we did in the 80's G1 ;)

    Gotta love it !

  4. New autobot profiles and tech specs

  5. No, the series sucks and it doesn't deserve any awards. Very bad cheap CGI worse than '90s production, childish storyline for very little kids just like the awful Transformers Animated.
    This series is a real shame. Beast Wars was way better than this although it's now very old.


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