Brace yourselves, G1 Transformers fans: Hasbro and the Machinima Network are teaming up to bring us a BRAND NEW, animated Transformers series titled Transformers: Combiner Wars! YES! Debuting August 2nd, Transformers: Combiner Wars will stream triumphantly on Facebook, Youtube, and new social entertainment platform go90; this includes a four episode prelude debuting on the same platforms. Oh! The studio also premiered images from the show at the Cannes Lion Festival! Observe!
The announcement included a statement from Stephen Davis, Chief Content Officer for Hasbro.
“Machinima is known as a leader of the digital content space and has tremendous creative talent within their network. We are excited to partner with them to tell a new kind of Transformers story for the digital generation. The writers, artists and voice actors working on this series are all true fans of the franchise, and their love for these characters really shines through in Combiner Wars.”
Chad Gutstein, CEO of Machinima, chimed in, sharing the same level of enthusiasm regarding the jointly created project.
“Transformers is one of the most beloved franchises in the world and Machinima is thrilled to work with Hasbro to bring Transformers: Combiner Wars to today’s social video platforms. Our audience loves these characters and Combiner Wars has been a true ‘for the fans, by the fans’ effort. We can’t wait to give fans a preview of the series during Cannes.”
A “for the fans, by the fans effort?” The fact that it’s G1 means this statement may carry some weight. So, what do you think? Does this look….promising?