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micah007



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:22 pm Reply with quote
He's certainly earned this achievement. Congrats!!!
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Beatdigga



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:57 pm Reply with quote
If anyone deserves the award, it’s him.
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Sandstar



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:16 pm Reply with quote
Beatdigga wrote:
If anyone deserves the award, it’s him.


He does, but Frank Welker probably deserves it a bit more.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:59 pm Reply with quote
Something must be wrong with me, because the first thing that crossed my mind as soon as I saw his name, without finishing reading the title, was "Oh god what happened?!" I've just come to expect bad news anymore.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:13 pm Reply with quote
His performance as Optimus Prime is arguably one of the most iconic vocal performances for any American property; it always made an impression on me for how gentle and controlled a voice it was for a deep-throated super-hero, and I remember that when the trailers for the first live-action Transformers movie came out, I practically cheered upon hearing that voice again. He also voiced a lot of Toonami and Cartoon Network advertising bits and was the voice of both KARR (from the Knight Rider franchise) and main villain Venger from the '80s Dungeons and Dragons series. I was also surprised to learn that he provided the first English vocal performance for Mario.

Definitely an honor well-deserved.
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Scion Drake



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:01 am Reply with quote
“Peace is the right of all sentient beings” - Optimus Prime/Peter Cullen
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:16 am Reply with quote
I always felt his Toonami promo narrations deserved some type of award. Glad to see he's finally getting acknowledged for it, in a sense. Congrats.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:50 am Reply with quote
May this be the start of proper recognition for voice actors. I've always felt that they're never recognized in proper awards.
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LiteMangime



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:23 am Reply with quote
Nyren wrote:
Something must be wrong with me, because the first thing that crossed my mind as soon as I saw his name, without finishing reading the title, was "Oh god what happened?!" I've just come to expect bad news anymore.


Dude, it's the times we're in. I mean, there's never been any shortage of bad news in any era, but like you said, you get used to hearing the worst. I'm with you there in where my heart sank with I saw his face as the thumbnail not even reading the headline my first thought was he said something "bad", getting sued, or dead.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:09 am Reply with quote
Sandstar wrote:
He does, but Frank Welker probably deserves it a bit more.

They both deserve it equally.
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Stampeed Valkyrie



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:48 am Reply with quote
I have a Transformers 1986 movie poster signed by several movie cast members that was given to me when I was a child and still have.
Frank Welker, Judd Nelson, Leonard Nimoy, Peter Cullen are just a few of the signatures on it.

I also have a Vehicle Voltron DVD set signed by Peter Cullen, as he voiced a character or 2.


Good times..
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kakoishii



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:55 am Reply with quote
I like to believe that Peter Cullen doing the voice over for the Toonami promos of the late 90s early 2000s is part of the reason why anime on Toonami got to be so popular, but if nothing else, he definitely helped to make that block feel more epic!

I know Steven J. Blum does the Toonami voice overs now (I'm thinking Cullen is either too busy or no longer affordable now) and he is certainly a voice among voices, but he is no Peter Cullen.
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trask



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:49 pm Reply with quote
Given his talent, he deserves this award.
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