There were a few of years during which the cast of Transformers cartoon will be crammed into a studio and recording scenes but Peter Cullen misses these days.
During a conversation about Transformers: Titans Return, the voice actor had recalled his wild days of Transformers seasons when the cast were not sure if anyone was actually watching.
“I’m a Generation One fan, always have been for many reasons, obviously,” Cullen told ComicBook.com. “It’s the beginning and a successful beginning and a continuing journey of success. Generation One, to see it all happening that way again, reminds me sentimentally of the old days. The only thing missing is the cast; I don’t work with the full cast the way that we used to. I miss the days when we would have laugh attacks and production would shut down for five or six minutes due to everyone laughing so hard they couldn’t stop. Those were the days that I cherished.”
He then added that during those days, working with Mel Blanc and Frank Welker was floored by talent which he was working with, even if the animation was considered acting ghetto during that time.
“These creative minds, these vocal geniuses playing multiple characters, inventing them, there’s no greater thrill to be sitting and recording with people who are that capable. You’re just in awe; it’s jaw-dropping,” Cullen said. “I have great appreciation for them; and it’s great to get someone like Judd Nelson back. What a great, talented person and a special kind of human being. His approach to acting is a great, great asset to the franchise. We don’t have much opportunity to work with too many other people, but Frank Welker I do. We convene together at conventions, et cetera, and we get an opportunity to back and forth with each other, which is laugh-attack-ville.”
Transformers: Titans Return stars Cullen and Judd Nelson, (who will reprise his roles of Rodimus Prime and Hot Rod), Michael Dorn (Fortress Maximus), Wil Wheaton (Perceptor), Nolan North (Metroplex) and Jason David Frank (Emissary).
This series features appearances from many Transformers characters and introduces new Decepticons and Autobots. Titans are awakened and they bring huge problems. Trypticon, a huge lizard-ish Transformer wreaks havoc on Cybertron and Windblade and the team must resurrect their ancient ally.