Saturday, July 14, 2012

SDCC 2012 Day 2: Peter Cullen, Official Images

Day 2 of the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con has drawn to a close. The main panel for the day was "Optimus Prime: Up Close and Personal" where Larry King interviewed Peter Cullen. The interview acted as a kind of retrospective on Cullen's career as the voice of Prime. In addition, Hasbro released official images (links below) of all the toys they announced and had on display at SDCC. The last major Transformers related panel is the Activision Panel with FoC Voice Talent. Schedule | Day 0 | Day 1

Optimus Prime: Up Close and Personal highlights
- Radio job in Montreal doing commercials and characters led to TV jobs.
- First big break was "Sonny and Cher" show.
- Inspiration for Optimus' voice was his brother Larry due to his "honest, truthful" personality.
- Believes Prime has matured over the years and Peter fights any attempts to push Prime in direction that doesn't fit the character.
- Favorite Optimus quote: "Hold onto your dreams, the future is built on dreams."
- Did agree that Dark of the Moon line, "We will kill them all" was out of character but was overruled.
- Said working with The Hub has been best experience so far in regards to voicing Prime.
- Mel Blanc was his hero, watching matinees when young. Blanc is the greatest voice actor of all time, if don't know his name, hit link to learn.

Official Hasbro Images
Fall of Cybertron | Import Generations | TF Prime Dark Energon | TF Prime Voyagers | TF Prime Cyberverse | Exclusives | Kre-O Microchangers | Bot Shots | Rescue Bots | Display Cases

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