Transformers: The Movie (1986) Animated Storyboards of Deleted Scenes

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And now for something a bit old-school, thanks to The Spacebridge Facebook page, who has taken the storyboards used in the production of the 1986 Transformers movie and created animated storyboard videos from them, showing off two deleted/rewritten scenes.

Video 1: Devastator falls- “I have included a section of the film either side so you can see where it would have fit in. I believe this scene was animated as it exists in very late production notes & music was written to accompany it. It was cut as Nelson Shin felt it ruined the flow of Primes attack leading up to his battle with Megatron. Ultra Magnus, Tracks, Sideswipe & Red Alert were picked to attack Devastator as they all have rocket launchers. It also explains what Megatron was looking at when Prime found him.”

Video 2: Ultra Magnus’s original death- “In the storyboards Ultra Magnus had a much more barbaric death at the hands of the Sweeps. As you can see in the video, he is literally pulled apart. This scene was animated but removed due to concerns over the violence. There are many clues in the film that this scene should still be there. The audio matches this version exactly, Magnus sounds like he is being pulled apart. You see the Sweeps fire out 4 solid beams towards Magnus. Finally Galvatron catches the Matrix when it falls perfectly into his hands from above.”

Big thanks to The Spacebridge for sharing these videos with us!

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  1. TheSpacebridge's Avatar TheSpacebridge says

    Hello!

    I've finally started publishing some of my collection here on my facebook page

    http://www.facebook.com/TheSpacebridge

    PLEASE LIKE MY PAGE!

    I have put on youtube a couple of videos I created from the original production used story boards

    Video 1 - Devastator Falls

    I have included a section of the film either side so you can see where it would have fit in. I believe this scene was animated as it exists in very late production notes & music was written to accompany it. It was cut as Nelson Shin felt it ruined the flow of Primes attack leading up to his battle with Megatron. Ultra Magnus, Tracks, Sideswipe & Red Alert were picked to attack Devastator as they all have rocket launchers. It also explains what Megatron was looking at when Prime found him.

    Transformers The Animated Movie 1986 - Deleted Scene Devastator Falls - YouTube

    Video 2 - Ultra Magnus's original death

    In the storyboards Ultra Magnus had a much more barbaric death at the hands of the Sweeps. As you can see in the video, he is literally pulled apart. This scene was animated but removed due to concerns over the violence. There are many clues in the film that this scene should still be there. The audio matches this version exactly, Magnus sounds like he is being pulled apart. You see the Sweeps fire out 4 solid beams towards Magnus. Finally Galvatron catches the Matrix when it falls perfectly into his hands from above.

    Transformers Animated Movie Ultra Magnus Original Storyboarded Death Deleted Scene 1986 - YouTube

    Hope you enjoy & please like my Facebook page!

    Cheers
    Hitch

  2. scubaboy31's Avatar scubaboy31 says

    Thanks so much for this Hitch, it's amazing to see these and imagine what might have been... very cool of you to start opening the doors to that vault you must own by now.

  3. mrfang2's Avatar mrfang2 says

    These are awesome, but i swear i have seen the magnus pulled apart scene on a dvd, i swear i have...

  4. siccoyote's Avatar siccoyote says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by mrfang2 View Post
    These are awesome, but i swear i have seen the magnus pulled apart scene on a dvd, i swear i have...
    No you haven't.

    it's nice seeing these recreated scenes it's just a shame we will probably never see any more finished versions of these scenes if they existed.

    The death seems more vicious seeing it animated with the sounds than when I imagined it or saw it in the comic.

    I'm still trying to see the actual animated cut bit of footage of Kup running over the someone that was on one of the dvds. There was a clip of it on youtube but it has since gone the way of all things.

  5. blackout501st's Avatar blackout501st says

    wow, these are amazing! thanks so much for sharing them! I would have loved to have seen that scene with devastator in the final movie, but I can also see why they cut it. still, very cool all the same.

  6. Hook's Avatar Hook says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by mrfang2 View Post
    These are awesome, but i swear i have seen the magnus pulled apart scene on a dvd, i swear i have...
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by siccoyote View Post
    No you haven't.
    I beg to differ. Yes you've seen it, in the Marvel Comic's TFTM movie adaptation. The comic book art is almost identical to the storyboard, including the odd egg shape the Matrix has. Frm the wiki: "A three-issue mini-series adaptation of the feature film, with no continuity ties to the regular comic series. Differences to the animated feature include the original designs for the Autobot Matrix of Leadership and Ultra Magnus' original death at the hand of Scourge and his Sweeps."

  7. DrGrim's Avatar DrGrim says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by mrfang2 View Post
    These are awesome, but i swear i have seen the magnus pulled apart scene on a dvd, i swear i have...
    There's a way to see that on the 20th anniversarry DVD. Watch it with the pop-up info stuff, and during Magnus' death scene there's a pop-up saying he was originally gonna die another way. Click on that pop-up with your remote and it plays the story boards as a video.

  8. The Crow's Avatar The Crow says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Robogeek28 View Post
    That Devestator scene was used in a TFCC comic wasn't it?
    Yes it was!

  9. madhatprime's Avatar madhatprime says

    These are really cool videos! I would like to see how Hot Rod and crew got underwater...
    Thanks for creating and sharing these!!

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