As their contents are now duplicated on the show pages, linked on the left. The original show blog posts will be checked and then deleted over the next week.
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Linked via the Hasbro Pulse YouTube channel. All 65 episodes of The Transformers season 1 and 2 are now available to view in full, next to their respective scripts and other production material.
With thanks to Jim Sorenson and Nathan Stacy, full storyboard sets for The Evil Eye and Primal Passions are now available for viewing.
It should be noted that The Evil Eye contains some scenes that were not deleted by Marvel producers, but were removed from the finished episode in post-production. These scenes were clearly deemed as going too far, even by the standards of Inhumanoids.
The episode was also one of many across multiple shows being produced in mid-1986 that had it's runtime cut to around 19 minutes. We can now see that this decision was taken by Marvel in LA, before the episode was sent to Toei.
For the 35th anniversary of The Transformers: The Movie. I have analysed and typed up Ron Friedman's 179 page draft script. As it was marked "completed" on April 27th, 1985, not including any duplicate or additional pages from the May 2nd revisions.
This is not the actual outline that existed before writing of the main script commenced, that is linked here:
Rather, this condenses the actual story told within the script down to 20 pages.
Full Script (linked for reference)
From Will Meugniot's facebook: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=3127071174246062&id=100008296299260
Marvel Productions alumni Don Jurwich has passed away at the age of 87. Among his many credits in a career spanning nearly 50 years, he was:
Various odds and ends added to the archive this month
Added a new section covering animated commercials that don't come under the umbrella of properties with full-length shows. Including Battle Beasts, Ninja Warriors, Secret Wars and a Captain America PSA produced on behalf of the US Department Of Energy in 1981
Thanks to contributor Ransack The Elder, the archive now hosts on-set photos and storyboards for Griffin-Bacal's production of the 1992 GI Joe toy commercials.
After 1990, the agency dropped animated short-length advertising (at the same time as returning to full-length animation with Bucky O'Hare) in favour of serialized, live-action storytelling. For 1992, the plot centered around a scheme by Destro (voiced by Arthur Burghardt for the final time) to kidnap and brainwash Duke into serving Cobra.
Added model sheets covering Expressions, Attitudes and Mouth Guides for the main cast members, Dungeon Master, Venger and Tiamat's Heads
Also, added model sheets for episode no.2 Eye Of The Beholder (Sir John, Sir John's Son, Blue Dragon, Escargyte and the Hyena-Like Creatures).
Added the Construction Model sheets for all main cast members, as revised at the start of season 2. Consisting of five or six sheets per character: Front (some with A and B views), Front 3/4 view, Side, Rear, Rear 3/4 view.
Also replaced the existing sheets for Mouth Guides, Expressions, Attitudes, Turnarounds and Construction with better quality copies
There is a new page at the archive for contemporary shows produced by other companies, not affliated with Sunbow or Marvel Productions. Containing miscellaneous items, as well as production timelines I have put together as something of a hobby. The page will also be a place for websites specializing in other franchises and companies to be linked. If anyone knows of a website based around archiving animation production material that they feel should be linked, drop me a line on the Blogger contact form.
Shows/companies currently covered by the page are:
All main show blog posts on the archive have been copied and transferred to blog pages, accessible via the tabs above. The original posts will remain as they are for the time being, but all new updates will be added to the new pages only. Please update your bookmarks.