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Thursday, May 14, 2009

Cool Shite Interview



Yes, another interview! What other possible info could you glean from the mind of myself? Why not head over to CoolShite.net and check it out.

http://www.coolshite.net/feature/2009/05/14/transformers-animated-interview-derrick-wyatt/

65 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

derrick-wyatt how did sari end up on earth ?

1:26 PM  
Anonymous PsiWraith@aol.com said...

I agree, Carl Sagan voice for Cosmos would be awesome. *nods*

5:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

mr wyatt how would transformer animated end

6:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice design for Steeljaw, I also would love to see Rampage and Sky-Byte. Great show sad to see it end. Hope Starscream gets his body back.

6:43 PM  
Blogger antarctic said...

Not a lot we who come here regularly (and/or have read your other interviews) haven't already heard, but still fun stuff. Plus we got to see Bumper and Steelnose—I mean, Steeljaw—from the front! And a full-body shot of the Au(to)trooper! (I'm not sure Ratchet would approve of his frame design being kiped if he knew where the Autotroopers originated.) I'm still a little disappointed you're so down on Beachcomber, who was given a place of respect in my roster ever since "The Golden Lagoon". (Granted, he didn't do much else of note, but that was par for the course for many supporting G1 characters.)

As for TF characters you've yet to design (that we know of), aside from those you mentioned I bet you'd do a wicked Dinobot, Derrick. You might have fun too with the Sonic Assault Mini-Con Team from the "Linkage" comics, Sky Byte, Rhinox, Skids...well, heck, you get the idea.

8:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesome interview.

So is "Ramjet" official now?

Also, any chance of you confirming or completing the cameo list for "Decepticon Air" and "This Is Why I Hate Machines" at tfwiki?

10:43 PM  
Blogger Oilspill said...

Nice to see a clearer pic of Steeljaw (and others!). Cheers DJW :)

4:01 AM  
Blogger monkeytoad said...

Great interview! Always love hearing more about your design process. Do you do expression model sheets to?

Also, big question:

How come Steeljaw no have lion nose and have exact TFA Grimlock face?!!! Still looks awesome, just wondering.

2:05 PM  
Blogger Derrick J. Wyatt said...

Steeljaw has no nose because he is still in Cybertron form, he's not an Earth lion yet. You should go back and look at the Grimlock model, he doesn't really look anything like that.

4:04 PM  
Blogger monkeytoad said...

Okay, me = dumdum. I love the Steeljaw model BTW. It is a thing of beauty. Shere awesomeness.

Question: are they animals (he and bronto) or are they "intelligent" humanoid?

7:33 PM  
Blogger R.J. said...

Animated Cheetor? 0_0

Just for fun, can we see what your animated designs for Cheetor and Rhinox would look like?

3:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, what are the Lugnutty Omega Supreme clones meant to be called, Mr Wyatt? :)

7:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ouch! Starscream why? You all finally gave his body back just to mutilate him again. Like I said earlier you guys really hate Starscream's character. I just hope there is some justice and Megatron gets what he deserves.

8:56 AM  
Blogger Derrick J. Wyatt said...

Animals.

10:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For Steeljaw and Saur - were there ever any plans for an alt-mode for them? Like maybe get into percussion instruments, or a whole new gag?


God, I would like an episode focusing on Casettebots. Even if it's animated in Flash, or drawn on the back of napkins, I would want to see it.

10:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Man, I am just loving this so far. Three Omega clones with Lugnut at the helm? bound to be trouble. But i do have a question or two Mr. Wyatt, that as a lover of Transformers and a firm supporter of Sari, that i feel i am bound BY moral code to ask.

In your personal way, how would you make a Evil Sari? i know it might have been asked before, but i just love the idea of good guys (Girls) Gone bad. Maybe its because i read the shattered glass trans-comics, but i still love the idea, What with good-guy Decepticons and evil Autobots. I would pay money if i had to to see a Episode like that, with Sari or bumblebee traveling through the warpgate and ending up in Shattered glass version of TF:A or even both of them.

Thats all, and i hope i did not ask anything too awkward.

1:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Derrick J. Wyatt how do you think tranformer animated season 3 will end

1:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That was a good interview, I'm also hoping for a 4th Season if not for more Decepticon Cameos. I'm also curious to see if you'll try your hand to Animate some of the Revenge of The Fallen Designs. Personally, the only ones I really, really like in the next movie are the Constructicons.

Also, I wonder how hard we will have to push Hasbro to get a toy for Lugnut Supreme.

2:30 PM  
Anonymous Jeysie said...

Yes... confirming the "Decepticon Air"/"This Is Why I Hate Machines"cameo list would be very awesomely helpful if it's possible. *pleading look*

I always like reading your various interviews... it's interesting getting all of these behind-the-scenes looks at things and little extra outside-the-show details.

And, more cassettibots! My inner fangirl is in gleemode. :)

3:42 PM  
Anonymous PsiWraith@aol.com said...

So hypothetically speaking, should something happen and Animated were to end without Sari's full origin being given, would you perchance let us (the fans) know via other means (such as this blog or your Twitter) what the intention would've been?

Again, purely a hypothetical question. Not suggesting that such a thing may potentially occur... *cough*

9:18 PM  
Anonymous Trevor said...

Derrick,

Kudos to you and your team on the designs of the tformer robots. It's been over 20 years and I've taken a liking to the figures once more. They remind me of the cool Japanese toys of the 70's and 80's and I dig the simplicity of the design.

Previous incarnations of Tranformers like Energon or Beast Wars were a turn off for me because they got overly complicated. Thanks for getting back to basics.

I started collecting them again after seeing the Hasbro figures at my local store. I hope the series continues on and that there are more action figures to come.

Any chance they we do a figure of Omega Supreme?


Cheers,
Trevor
(From one fellow designer to another. www.neostardesign.com)

6:21 AM  
Anonymous katie said...

Derrick J. Wyatt in end game part 2 will allspark will end up been whole again

1:44 PM  
Blogger RazorFire said...

Since Cliffjumper's now head of Cybertron Intel, does that mean he's Cliffjumper Prime?

4:24 PM  
Blogger Cyberspace Paladin said...

Hey, I got a different question this time. Ten days ago I asked about Sari's battle mode, but now I'm wondering about a small continuity error. When Prime was shown getting Omega Supreme, Bumblebee and Bulkhead were there. Shouldn't they have been training under Sentinel AFTER that? Or was Sentinel already Sentinel Minor when Magnus found out about Elita-1? I just think it should be cleared up, and thank you for your respone, Mr. Wyatt.

4:25 PM  
Blogger Derrick J. Wyatt said...

No, I think you are just a little confused about the timeline. As implied by Ultra Magnus's speech it took Optimus some time to earn his Prime title, and his ship.

6:37 PM  
OpenID Nocturne no Kitsune said...

Mr Wyatt, i am kinda curious myself to the question raised awhile ago by a Anonymous about how you feel about a Evil/Dark Sari? Just wondering that is. if you can't tell then that's ok.

With that aside, i was also wondering if we as the veiwers can expect any more "Upgrades" in Sari's future? i was kinda expecting to see what she would look like as a Full Cybertronain in the episode Human Error, so much so that i was almost on the edge of my seat to see it she did end up like one in a reverse of what happened to the Autobots.

Anyways, if you can tell then that would be great. If not then its cool, at least i got to say hi to one of the great guys behind TF:A.

4:22 AM  
Blogger Amer H said...

Derrick, i was wondering, is Season Three really the last one?

I mean, we got a lot of loose ends here, like Ultra Magnus life status, the Decepticon attacks on space bridges an the mistery of protoform Sari showing up on Isaac's lab.

Honestly though, i just don't want to lose my weekly doses of Transformers Animated, so...

If you can find the time to answer me, i would be most grateful.

Cheers!

2:59 PM  
Anonymous GUIGUI said...

Sorry, it is not really a related question, but what happens if a transwarp gate is connected to Swindle pocket-dimension, and Swindle go though it?
What happens if he tries to get out the Way Optimus did?

7:24 AM  
Blogger Caitlin said...

Hey Derrick, looks like your favorite TFW2005 forum posted is up to thier old tricks again...spoiling us with tiny pictures of tinyness

12:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Derrick, do you hate questions?

12:02 AM  
Anonymous TFA fan girl said...

Derrick, I must know, have we seen the end of transformers animated? Cause if this is the end, you've left us with many cliffhangers. What happened to Waspinator? How did Sari get to earth? Have we seen the last of Blurr, Prowl, Screamer, and megs? I'll be devistated if TFA stops right here. I say we at least need a season 4, and even a 5 if you get the chance.

1:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, Mr. Wyatt, that energon-cicle from the spoilers you showed us was not in season 3 at all! What happened to it?

1:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First- I think that since you did Ironhide and Arcee earlier you NEED to do Chromia.
I agree with the
Second- punch the guy who put my favorite character on Earth (Jazz) only to kill off my OTHER favorite character (Prowl) for me will ya? He deserves it. Bringing one cyber-ninja in to kill off another one? Shameful... At least I know there's gonna be a season 4 because you evil people wouldn't replace a character like that UNLESS you were going to make another season. :P

5:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi, Mr Wyatt, sir.

I saw the end of animated but was totally bad that you never bring back Blurr, kill Starscream and not put the twins on the episode :(

and well now I'm sad about all of that end and I have so many questiosn without answers that never I'm going to know T_T

what happened to Blurr, now he is dead or still alive in his cube form?

and what with Jetfire and Jetstorm, where were they while the end of Animated? and Skywarp, Thundercracker and the others clones come offline like starscream without his allspark fragment?

10:51 PM  
Anonymous The Krypt Angel said...

I'm hoping as most of us apparently are that CN comes to their senses and realizes how bad a move ending the show with endgame is gonna be. Theres just so many loose ends and wasted potential (mainly waspinators planzzz) that ending it now just seem criminal :(

I haven't been this depressed since they canceled Teen Titans but at least when that happened there was some degree of closure unlike animated :-/

12:02 PM  
Anonymous Natherion said...

Great Show Derrick. I really hope this isn't it. The way you ended this season really has the show posed for the most epic season ever. I especially liked the matrix hanging around prime's neck, wonderful touch. The show has been just absolutely wonderful and it would be just a damn shame to see it go. Thx Derrick for giving so graciously to the transformers fandom.

11:03 PM  
Blogger Caitlin said...

Ok so animated is officailly over, anychance you can spoil us with a concept artwork blitz?
or some info about things you wanted to do but now won't get the chance to?

5:58 PM  
Anonymous Save TFA said...

Wyatt, Please tell use that Hasbro is Joking.

How Could Transformers animated see it's end? You guys are leaving use hanging. I'm drowning in all of these cliffhangers! Please tell use that There will be a season 4!

3:34 PM  
Anonymous Flashdisk said...

....I feel depressed. Animated has been canceled and I didn't get all the answers I was looking for...


For one thing. How did Sari get to earth and why was she chosen by the allspark? Why is she smaller than the normal protoforms etc.

What will happen to Ultra Magnus? How will Cybertronians react to Sari when she's technorganic? What will happen to Optimus and the rest of his crew? etc etc.

I'm going to miss them all. Sari, Optimus, Bulkhead, Bumblebee, Ratchet, Prowl and Jazz.


Poor Prowl!..........


But anyway. Thanks for all your hard work, Mr Wyatt.

7:36 AM  
Anonymous Crystal_Lucario said...

Wyatt--

Love Animated, anyway,

--Any chance you can show us some unused character art, or a cameo list?

--Next, are you sad to see Animated go?

--Astrotain?

--Last, (Sorry This Is Taking So Long) what would Zaur, Steeljaw, turn into? Zaur has cassette wheels on him, why?

----Love the Show.

1:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks to all you guys for the best TF series to date. TFA will be sorely missed...

4:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello, Derek, sorry to hear that TF:Animated seems to be over, so in memory of a great series, I'm busy grabbing every Transformers Animated toy I can find. Just got hold of Blurr, Skywarp and Swindle this week.

1:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

mr wyatt , since the recent cancellation of transformers animated will you be anwsering more questions on the show on recent cliffhangers in season 2 and some unexplained sitiations in season 3 , such as , how did sari get to earth? , where is meltdown?, what has ever happened to rodimus's primes team ?, will blackaracnia and wasp ever get of that island ? did ultra magnus make a full recovery ?, these questions still remain and no season 4 to anwser them all. please try your best mr wyatt to anwser these questions and even more to come. :) thank you .

2:16 PM  
Blogger Derrick J. Wyatt said...

No, I won't be answering any of these questions here.

4:57 PM  
Blogger Cyberspace Paladin said...

Cool seeing you at Botcon, Mr. Wyatt. But I still have a couple questions. Was Devastator ever in the plans for the show? And was Sari's battle mode Masterforce inspired?(Okay, I asked that already, but I'm still curious.)

6:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ooh look, more questions. I'm sure after a refusal to answer 8 posts of questions, yours will get special treatment.

I sound really angry because I am, these comment pages have become a derelict place of badly typed comments going ooonnnn and ooooon...

11:30 AM  
Blogger Caitlin said...

If not here, will you be answering them some place else?

7:50 AM  
Blogger Derrick J. Wyatt said...

Yikes! It's a cranky blogosphere over here!

No, I won't be answering those questions at all, anywhere. I am keeping those revelations to myself. The ONLY proper place to answer those type of questions would be in further TFA fiction, written or overseen by Marty Isenberg.

11:00 AM  
Blogger Spin-Out said...

Are you hinting at something?

6:04 PM  
Blogger Cyberspace Paladin said...

Yeah, Mr. Wyatt's pretty much right. We can't ask questions relevant to the plot of TFA without getting them unanswered. And I can see exactly why.

6:56 PM  
Blogger Caitlin said...

Very Fair answer. Looking forward to seeing whats in that Allspark Almanac.

On a different, non TF, subject now, any word on when you might be able to show some of what you're currently working on? Its been a few months since you posted anything non TF related, anything new appeared on your shelves you want to share?

9:05 PM  
Blogger Robert said...

Well, in contrast to everyone's complaints while I too would love more Animated I just wanted to say thank you for helping contribute to it. I know it's a team effort, but the designs and characterisation are an important part of making a cartoon so thank you again for helping to make Animated a fantastic experience I enjoyed; and thank you to the others involved as well. Sadly being in Australia and a student I have no chance to visit the US and go to conventions to say thank you in person!

2:35 AM  
Blogger GUBER said...

Hey Derrick! It was awesome seeing ya at TFcon this year! Hope you can make it an annual thing! If you're on Facebook, look me up under "Paul Gubernachuk". Or Twitter under "4eyedbuggawug", although I am new to twitter and still figuring it out!
Seeya!
GUBER

11:11 AM  
Anonymous Victor Hernandez said...

Hi, Mr. Wyatt, I'm a real fan of your work (Teen Titans and TFA, though I also liked Legion of Super Heroes) and I have one big question, don't be offended, Is Cliffjumper a Prime now?
Thank you for your time and patience.
(seriosly I have the T-Sub and the T-Robo, I never got Raven nor Starfire)

6:51 PM  
Blogger Derrick J. Wyatt said...

Yeah, I have all those TT toys too. They were really great.

As of the end of season 3, Cliffjumper had not been promoted to Prime, but he is the acting head of intel.

10:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello, Derek,
were robot modes of Fortress Maximus and Metroplex ever designed? Just curious - They're two of my favourite characters (in the UK comics) and I was expecting them to play a bigger part at the end of Season 3.

11:27 AM  
Blogger Derrick J. Wyatt said...

Who are you asking?

10:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry, I was asking you about Transformers Animated Metroplex and Fort Max. But if it's a question that will spoil future Animated stories, I'll leave it alone.

1:23 PM  
Blogger RSantosJr said...

So uh... how long till production on Mighty Orbots Animated gets underway? :3

3:00 AM  
Anonymous Victor Hernandez said...

Thank you.

12:27 PM  
Blogger monkeytoad said...

LOL Anonymous ;-) Derrick said "who you are you asking?" because you compleetly mispeld his name
:-P

Of course, Derrick I'd love to know the answer too... I couldn't help notice a distinctive looking head top on the Metroplex building in the show..

10:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

QUOTE 'Derrick said "who you are you asking?" because you compleetly mispeld his name
:-P'


Seriously, I have to learn to read more carefully.

6:32 AM  
Anonymous Aitor I. Eraña said...

I'm sorry to know the show has been cancelled, Mr. Wyatt. Your designs refreshed this great idea and I was enjoying every new character like I never did since the saturday mornings back in the 1980s. Greeting from a spanish c.designer-wannabe and fan of your work so far.

8:20 AM  
Blogger Setinal-Pax said...

hey derrick you know the cool avatars you made for kickback and peaugh well can i have one please

12:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Derrick J. Wyatt did you design sari traform base on mebot metalbee

5:28 AM  

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