I still have no faith. The same creative team (largely), the same style character design, only even MORE illogical.
Not exactly a stellar plot concept, either.
It says that there's also a minicon and a dinobot rounding out the main cast. And a chick named Constance Zimmer has announced she's voicing a TF. How much you wanna bet they're NOT going to break any molds by making the dinobot a girl? Money's on the minicon.
I dunno, those pics are more reassuring than what I have seen so far, and it doesn't sound like "G1 rehashed AGAIN" but even so... the fact it will be a mix of CGI and animation sends shivers down my spine, I really hate that look.
I'm not sold on this art style. I got excited for a moment by that Warrior class figure but this promo video looks like Animated put through an Energon/Cybertron filter. Why is the car motion smooth and then as soon as they convert to robot it goes all jerky like it's supposed to be hand drawn?
If this is an animation style which is quicker to produce, then that may mean more episodes of this one, but I think the stories are going to have to be sensationally good for me to really get into this. But then obviously this isn't aimed at people like us. This is for kids who've outgrown Rescue Bots. We've got the comics for our fiction.
Ben 10's new season has been banished to weekday mornings (5 am). Ben 10 is about the biggest hit they ever had, next to adventure time (i still dont understand why that show is so popular).
More and more Cartoon Network is being taken over by Adult Swim. AS has taken over the entire evening block, and leaks further and further into the mornings. So at this point, literally half the day (11 hours, specifically) is Adult Swim.
And for regular CN programming, it's being taken over by AS styled shows. Teen Titans Go, Gumball, Steven Universe, Adventure Time, Clarence, Uncle Grampa, and (-vomit-) Regular Show. All 10 minute programming, taking up 15 minute blocks. This literally is 90% or more of what they air a day, here. Weekends, they add movies to that.
Just seen on a US site that Americans are complaing that UK gets RID first - but one thing TFP PR that the US got Oct 2013 - we still have not had it in the UK - we might at the end of this year so 2 years after the US.
But the only way us in the UK are going to get to see it is online posting because it is highly unlikely we'll get it shown on tv now. But DVD release might be in Dec15. SO US fan can't complain when RID follows on from Prime & we haven't had the end of Prime yet. But I don't expect RID to related back to events in PR.
So, I have Cartoon Network. Am I going to get up for 6.30am to watch this. Er, I can safely say that is a "no". It'll eventually be on CN Too at some point I'm sure and I'll catch an episode or two that way in due course.