Thursday, 4 November 2021

November 2021 Update

870108 Visionaries: Knights Of The Magical Light

With thanks to the Mapes brothers, the archive now hosts the following material for Visionaries:

  • The show bible
  • 3 unproduced scripts by Flint Dille, for an intended 5-part miniseries (later cut down and adapted to three parts)
Produced scripts for
  • The Age Of Magic Begins
  • The Dark Hand Of Treachery
  • Quest For The Dragon's Eye
  • The Overthrow Of Merklynn
  • Trail Of The Three Wizards
  • Honor Among Thieves



Website update

Site maintenance update affecting the following pages:

MP 600 GI Joe part 1 

MP 600 GI Joe part 2

MP 700 The Transformers part 1

MP 700 The Transformers Part 2

MP 900 Defenders Of The Earth

For ease of navigation and page loading.  All episodes of the above shows that have been officially released on YouTube - by Hasbro and King Features Entertainment respectively - will be linked via central playlists for each season or miniseries.  Where possible, these playlists will be maintained in production order.

Wednesday, 27 October 2021

October 2021 update

 

Other companies

Another item found by Flint Dille during clearout of his storage last year and auctioned off.  Now permission has been granted to post by it's new owner.  His first script for animation: Mystery Of The Forbidden Monastery, an episode of the Mr.T animated series produced by Ruby-Spears in 1983.  Co-written with future Sunbow alumni Steve Gerber and Martin Pasko.



Saturday, 11 September 2021

Housekeeping note 09/11/21

 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.

Please make sure to update your bookmarks.

Saturday, 28 August 2021

September 2021 update

 

MP 700 The Transformers. part 1

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.

MP 5206 Inhumanoids

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.





Tuesday, 17 August 2021

Story outline of Ron Friedman's The Transformers The Movie script

 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:

Outline (Revised 29/03/85)



Rather, this condenses the actual story told within the script down to 20 pages.

Full Script (linked for reference)


Script Outline - 20 pages, compiled by Simon Letch





Wednesday, 14 July 2021

Don Jurwich 1934-2021

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:

Director
G.I Joe The Movie

Supervising Director
Spider-Man And His Amazing Friends

Producer
The Incredible Hulk (1982)
Robotix
Bigfoot And The Muscle Machines

Supervising Producer
G.I Joe: A Real American Hero (all 95 episodes)

Voice Director
The Incredible Hulk (1982)
G.I Joe: A Real American Hero (The M.A.S.S Device and Season 1)

The Sunbow Marvel Archive wishes to offer condolences to all who knew him and all who enjoyed his work.


Saturday, 12 June 2021

June 2021 update

 

Various odds and ends added to the archive this month

Commercials

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






Adding model sheets from various episodes from the 1988 season.  Will likely be expanding throughout the month.




Added ten pages of storyboard from the first episode of the main series, Cobra's Creatures (formerly known as Hi-Freak).



Added a new section covering MLP, containing the press pack for the anthology series My Little Pony N' Friends




Added 22 pages of turnaround sheets for the main Moondreamer and animal cast