Summary

In the spring of 1984 Dan Gilvezan walked into an audition for a half-hour animated TV series and walked out an hour later with a role in a show that would change the landscape of television in the late ’80s: A show called The Transformers. As the voice of Bumblebee, the little yellow Volkswagen, Gilvezan was there from the very beginning, witness to the birth of an entertainment industry phenomenon that continues to surprise and delight audiences to this very day.
Bumblebee & Me takes you behind the scenes of the original Transformers television series for a first-hand look at the making of a classic. Experience the controlled chaos of the recording sessions, learn the secrets behind creating a character voice, get to know the members of the cast close up and personal. Chock full of stories, reminiscences, anecdotes and never-before-seen photographs, Bumblebee & Me is sure to satisfy even the most knowledgeable and discerning Transformers fan.
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.
©2011 Dan Gilvezan (P)2011 Dan Gilvezan
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5 out of 5 stars
By Thermonuclear on 21-06-16

Second listen!

A very short but sweet look at the life of a voice actor, which is made even better by the fact that it is a Transformers voice actor! Very good. could even have been a little longer, but if you have a deep interest in Transformers then this is for you!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Matthew on 28-04-14

Excellent account of a classic series.

What did you like most about Bumblebee & Me?

It is an honest account of a kids show that was based on a popular toy line, full of anecdotes and reverence for the characters and people who worked on the show. The actors working on the show clearly respected their characters and their audience so it's understandable that any changes to the show just to sell more toys would irritate the cast. Dan Gilvezan shares his views openly about what worked and what didn't but doesn't comes across as critical which is refreshing.

The short run time makes you wonder if there are more stories that could be told about the G1 television show but it is a fun audiobook that makes the listener want more.

This audiobook comes highly recommended.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

The audiobook is full of interesting moments as Dan recalls personality traits and fun moments of his co-stars and their antics which makes their stories just as enjoyable as the stories they performed. Clearly, the voice actors of the G1 show were a great team to be a part of and the listener will get as much enjoyment hearing about them as Dan obviously gets as he narrates his story.

The anecdote regarding Peter Cullen and Frank Welker at his birthday party was particularly good!

Any additional comments?

Overall, a fun audiobook that is worth the money, do purchase this audiobook!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Christine Klunder on 23-02-15

Bumblebee...In His Own Words :)

I listen to it quite often. Dan Gilvezan's voice is normally pleasant to the ear, but hearing the emotion and *joy* he clearly has for having been so lucky to be a part of something that's meant so much to me and thousands of others just gets me RIGHT in the feels. :) :) :)

There is more than Transformers in the book, mostly about the business of voice acting and what has happened to voice acting in the years since, but I cannot lie, I bought it because of being a Transformers fan. Everything else - icing! :)

I also have the Kindle book, and as far as content there's no difference. But if you want the FULL experience, GET THE AUDIO!!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 05-05-18

funny and we'll read.

loved it was funny and fact filed !! ! ! !! ! ! ! !

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