Bumblebee & Me

  • by Dan Gilvezan
  • Narrated by Dan Gilvezan
  • 1 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's 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.


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Customer Reviews

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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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- Christine Klunder

A must for any fan of early 1980's cartoons

If you could sum up Bumblebee & Me in three words, what would they be?

Informative, Clever, Highly Entertaining

What did you like best about this story?

"No bars held" feel

What does Dan Gilvezan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

First hand experience. Hearing his story in his own voice brings with it a greater understanding.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Near the end of the book when Mr. Gilvezan talks about the last Transformer episode.

Any additional comments?

I would recommend this read to not only Transformer fans but anyone who considers themselves a fan of the early 1980's cartoons. It would also benefit anyone interested in becoming a voice over actor as the story is part of the history of voice over acting

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- Julie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-21-2011
  • Publisher: CreateSpace