Thursday, 17 September 2020

Transformers deleted dialogue recordings

 Uploads by Transformers At The Moon

MP 4023 The Transformers - Day 1 (in five parts)







MP 4024 The Transformers - Day 2

MP 4025 The Transformers - Day 3

MP 700

01 Transport To Oblivion

02 Roll For It

03 Divide And Conquer

04 Fire In The Sky

05 S.O.S Dinobots


06 Fire On The Mountain

07 War Of The Dinobots

08 The Ultimate Doom, Part 1

09 The Ultimate Doom, Part 2

10 The Ultimate Doom, Part 3

11 Countdown To Extinction

12 A Plague Of Insecticons (including Insecticon Body English for sound library)

13 Heavy Metal War

Laserbeak ADR session - Chris Latta and Wally Burr


Ravage ADR session - Frank Welker and Wally Burr



Friday, 28 August 2020

August 2020 update

This month has seen some obscure rarities come to the archive.

MP 200 Pandamonium

Added model sheets, height comparison charts and background layouts for Pandamonium.  One of two co-productions in 1982 between Marvel and Intermedia Entertainment (on behalf of MGM/United Artists).

The series revolves around an alien artifact, sought by the sorcerer Mondraggor, which falls to Earth and breaks into pieces.  American brother and sister Pete and Peggy observe the piece which makes planetfall in Tibet.  Upon flying out to examine it, they discover three pandas have been turned into talking bipeds: Chesty, Timothy and Algernon.  The siblings and the pandas are now in a race against Mondraggor to reunite the pieces of the artifact.

The series was presented as a comedy with the panda's personalities being expys of The Three Stooges.  It and fellow Marvel/Intermedia show Meatballs & Spaghetti were among the last US animated shows to include a laugh track.  Both were cancelled after one season and have had no modern home release.



MP 700 Transformers

The Hasbro briefing binders, originally purchased from the Ron Friedman auctions, have been uploaded to the archive.
These include binders for the initial 1984 cast, including early names and designs.  As well as separate briefing material covering Shockwave, Jetfire, the Dinobots, Insecticons and Constructticons.



Air Raiders

Added the Sunbow press kit for what would have been the next Sunbow/Marvel co-production for 1987.  Development work by Doug Booth and Ron Friedman during the summer of 1986 led to a three-part pilot script written by Friedman and ready by January 1987.
Unfortunately, low retail orders of $30 million at Toyfair in February, combined with Hasbro's decision to abandon funding for full-length animation once the existing contracts were fulfilled, led to the pilot being cancelled.





Wednesday, 12 August 2020

Marvel Productions Behind The Scenes

A documentary made in 1981 during the production of Spider-Man And His Amazing Friends.  Spider-Man On The Move, presented by Stan Lee.  According to documentary producer Arthur Greenwald, Stan's star turn on this programme led to NBC requesting he record narration for seasons 2 and 3 of Amazing Friends, as well as narration retroactively added to repeats of season 1 and to The Incredible Hulk.




Sadly, the main production office (flat-topped, single story building) featured in this documentary burned down in March 1984.

8mm home video of Marvel Productions' head office, filmed in 1984 and uploaded by Bryce Malek, as he and Dick Robbins worked as story editors on The Transformers

Recently recovered from a dumpster.  A floor plan of the head office from February 1986 (recovered by https://www.reddit.com/user/Urban_Archeologist/)

1st floor

Ground floor

More of Bryce Malek's home video, this time of the office Christmas Party in 1986.  Putting faces to a lot of the names on the above floor plans.




Tuesday, 11 August 2020

Friday, 7 August 2020

Air Raiders 1987 (Sunbow Productions/Marvel Productions)

In early 1987, plans were in place for the next co-production between Sunbow and Marvel to support a Hasbro toyline: Air Raiders.  Development work by Doug Booth and Ron Friedman had taken place over the summer of 1986, with a three-part pilot miniseries written by Friedman and ready by January 1987.

Unfortunately due to low retail orders of £30 million at Toyfair '87.  As well as a general slump on all toylines caused by over-saturation of the market.  All plans for an Air Raiders cartoon were dropped and Hasbro were not willing to fund any more shows beyond the existing contracts, the last of which was taking Jem to 65 epusodes, fulfilled on May 2nd 1988.

Sunbow press kit



The following are preview photos by Heritage Auctions, who sold off the available material for Air Raiders on behalf of Ron Friedman in 2010.


Product information book

Hasbro briefing book


Show bible and story summary - Ron Friedman and Doug Booth

Three-part pilot - Ron Friedman
Outlines, scripts and notes - Ron Friedman

Thursday, 30 July 2020

July 2020 update

This month has seen some housekeeping at the archive.  The "Productions" links have been moved to the top of the page for easier navigation between the various shows

MP 600 G.I Joe

Due to the official Hasbro YouTube channel releases reaching 50 out of 95 full episodes.  The GI Joe section of the archive has been split into two parts, in the same manner as Transformers.
For production material from season 2, as well as the full script and storyboard samples from GI Joe The Movie.  Update your bookmarks to: https://sunbowmarvelarchive.blogspot.com/2020/07/mp-600-gi-joe-real-american-hero-1983.html

MP 900 Defenders Of The Earth

To streamline the DoE page, only full episodes which are supported by available production material will be uploaded.


MP 5205 Jem

A trio of music video storyboards have been made available to the archive:

First up we have There's A Melody Playin' by future Shrek director Vicky Jenson, from the episode In Search Of The Stolen Album.  Jenson took visual ideas from Madonna's Papa Don't Preach video, the single for which was only released less than two months before these storyboards were finalized.


Next is the original version of Love's Not Easy, by comics legend Romeo Tanghal.  This music video was slated to be the third video for the episode Island Of Deception.  Due to the issues which affected many shows sent out to overseas animators by Marvel Productions in the summer of 1986.  This episode along with 6 others in season 1 were cut down to 19 minutes of original animation.  The time being made up with music video replays and Superstar PSAs.
The video below is of a fanmade animatic using colourised versions of the storyboards.  This was premiered at Jemcon 2018:


Finally, there is Gettin' Down To Business, version 2.  Drawn by Marvel Comics and Productions artist Mike Vosburg for the season 2 episode The Bands Break Up.  Unusually for the time, the storyboards were drawn on 3-panel pages (left over from GI Joe The Movie), versus the usual 6 panels.  Viewers are encouraged to compare the storyboards with the finished video as major changes are made to the first five pages:




Tuesday, 21 July 2020

MP 600 G.I Joe: A Real American Hero 1983 - 1987 (Sunbow Productions/Marvel Productions) part 2

Season 2

Alternate title sequence 
Full storyboard - Mike Vosburg

54 Sink The Montana! - David Carren
Model sheets - USS Constitution, Destroyer (in service)

62 The Million Dollar Medic - Carla And Gerry Conway
Storyboard samples - 6 pages

65 Glamour Girls - Beth Bornstein
Natasha (Baroness) model sheet

73 Arise, Serpentor, Arise part 1 - Story by Buzz Dixon, Teleplay by Ron Friedman




74 Arise, Serpentor, Arise part 2 - Story by Buzz Dixon, Teleplay by Ron Friedman
Ghost model sheet


75 Arise, Serpentor, Arise part 3 - Story by Buzz Dixon, Teleplay by Ron Friedman



76 Arise, Serpentor, Arise part 4 - Story by Buzz Dixon, Teleplay by Ron Friedman


77 Arise, Serpentor, Arise part 5 - Story by Buzz Dixon, Teleplay by Ron Friedman



MP 4057  G.I Joe: The Movie

February 26th, 1986 final draft 
Full script

Storyboard Directors:
Larry Houston
Boyd Kirkland
Will Meugniot
Frank Paur

Assistant Storyboard Artists
Bill Barry
Warren Greenwood
Jim Shull
Dave Simons
Romeo Tanghal
Mike Vosburg

Storyboard samples (deleted/changed scenes, 20 pages)
Pages 427-434 - Boyd Kirkland


Post-cartoon

Battle-Force 2000 commercial (1988 toyline)
Full storyboard - Will Meugniot

MP 1199-408 Imp/Swampmasher commercial (Marvel Productions)
Storm Shadow v2 model sheet

8710-GIJ-1 Rolling Thunder commercial (TMS)
Storm Shadow v2 model sheet