Prime: The Rock As Cliffjumper?19/09/2010
We learned earlier today from the folks at The Hub that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will be lending his voice to the new “Transformers: Prime” animated series set to debut next month on The Hub, a brand new joint venture network between Hasbro and Discovery Communications.
He will be voicing the Autobot known as Cliffjumper in the series. Although little is known about this particular incarnation of the character, Johnson isn’t the first famous person to voice the character.
In the original 80’s Transformers series, known to many as G1, the character of Cliffjumper was voiced by legendary radio disc jockey and voice actor Casey Kasem.
Here is a brief synopsis for the new series:
The Transformer saga continues as Optimus Prime and the Autobots battle the evil Decepticons, led by Megatron. With the future of the human race hanging in the balance, three young teenagers become critical in helping the Autobots prevent the Decepticon Army from conquering Earth. Prepare to experience the world of Transformers like never before.
The Transformer franchise sees the triumphant return of the Autobots characters to television in cutting edge computer-generated animation. The series both deepens the epic mythology of Autobots and Decepticons, while starting fresh for a new generation of viewers and future Transformers fans. With a bold and modern new look, Optimus Prime, Bumblebee and others are back to roll out against Megatron’s latest plots to conquer Earth.
The Autobots may be few against the Decepticons menace, but they find increased strength here on their home away from home via bonds they’ve forged with three human teenagers. Make no mistake, the Transformers series will deliver heavy metal action and nail-biting suspense.