Friday, July 21, 2006

Optimus Prime is ... Peter Cullen!

Oh Yeah!

Just heard the Buzz at Aintitcool over HERE!!
Peter Cullen the original voice of Optimus Prime is the voice of Optimus Prime in Michael Bay's "Transformers" movie expected summer 2007!!

This doesn't mean this movie is on track, but for the fans, it's a wonderful gift!
Here's the announcement live on G4 from earlier Today!

Wiki, order us up some Cullen!

Peter Cullen, a member of the first graduating class of the National Theatre School of Canada, is a voice actor who has provided the voices for Optimus Prime, Ironhide and Slugslinger in Transformers, Eeyore in Winnie the Pooh, KARR in Knight Rider, Antor and Bomba in Dino-Riders. He also appeared in Gremlins where he did the voice of one of the gremlins.

In the 1980s and the 1990s, Cullen appeared on other shows, his credits including My Little Pony, Filmation's Ghostbusters, The Smurfs, Dungeons & Dragons, The Snorks, The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo, Tom and Jerry Kids, DuckTales, The Challenge of the GoBots, Rude Dog and the Dweebs, Rainbow Brite, The Biskitts, Robotix,Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers and The Jetsons.

Among many other television shows and movies, he has also lent his basso voice to many movie trailers and television commercials, including announcing for Toonami on the Cartoon Network, along with the opening credits to Voltron: Defender of the Universe. He also voiced Nintendo's mascot Mario in the Donkey Kong segments on Saturday Supercade, making him the first person to ever provide a voice for the character. In a fit of irony, he also voiced Dr. Robotnik, the nemesis to Sega's mascot, in the 1998 series Sonic Underground.

Cullen has also recently done voicework on drum and bass dj Dieselboy's last two studio mix albums, Project Human, and The Dungeonmaster's Guide. He also does voice work for Blizzard Entertainment. It has been confirmed that Peter Cullen has auditioned for the role of Optimus Prime in the 2007 Transformers movie.

(I really am a big geek, but then again so are you!)

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