Peter Cullen, the voice of Optimus Prime is a prolific voice actor and has lent his smooth voice to plenty of other characters in plenty of different television shows and movies. Some of his various voice credits include Eeyore in the numerous Winnie the Pooh movies and the narrator from the Voltron TV series.

Cullen has played Optimus in most of the character’s appearances since the the character’s debut in the 1980s, with his voice appearing in television shows, movies, video games, and more. In addition, Cullen also was the original voice of Prime’s comrade, Ironhide.



The Americanization of the Transformers in the movies was a result of the Bay approachingAmerican auto makers and reaching a partnership as a way to save money. In later movies, you’d see the cast expand to more international auto makers, as Audi, Ferrari, and Mercedes would jump on the Transformers bandwagon to get their cars in the films.


During the production of the first movie of the current Transformers franchise, Michael Bay used the official website to allow fans to suggest lines of dialogue to be used in the film. Bay promised that at least one line would somehow be worked into the film’s script and appear onscreen. Among all the submitted lines, the chosen one ended up being: “Freedom is the right of all sentient beings.”


Before they were the Transformers that we know and love, they were actually two different toy lines: Diaclone and Microman. Hasbro would buy American distribution rights to the two lines from Japanese toy company Takara, using their molds to produce the figurines.
在《变形金刚》成为我们所知和喜爱的变形金刚前,他们其实是两条不同的玩具系列: 戴亚克隆队(Diaclone)和微星小超人(Microman)。美国的孩之宝公司(Hasbro)想日本玩具公司Takara那买下这两个玩具系列在美国的经销权,从而用其模具来生产各种人形机械玩具。

After securing the rights, Hasbro had Marvel writer Bob Budiansky create most of thebackstory and history for the resulting Transformers, giving us many of the characters that we know today. After the Transformers proved popular, Hasbro would eventually buy all the rights to the Transformers line, making them sole owner of it.


All those soldiers you see running around in various shots from the film? A lot of those were real soldiers. Those jets involved in many scenes? Real military jets flown by real military pilots. Bay reached an agreement with various branches of the US military to feature real soldiers and real aircraft in the film, making for one of the closest partnerships with the military and a modern film production.


Despite being the hero and leader of the Autobots, Optimus Prime has a tendency to die a whole lot. Across all the different versions of film, comics, and television, Optimus Prime has died approximately 25 times. He’s been blown up, shot, torn to pieces, and a whole lot more.


Among the Transformers toys of various generations, there’s a defect that certain figures exhibit where the metallic painted pieces, and the gold ones in particular, have a bad tendency to break and crumble. Among avid collectors of the toys, the defect has become well-known and is often more commonly known as “Gold Plastic Syndrome”.


The Transformers first saw the big screen in 1986, when it was adapted into a feature film aptly titled Transformers: The Movie. Among the multiple battles between the Autobots and Decepticons, they find the planet-destroying sentient cyber-planet Unicron, who would serve as another villain in the movie.