What a way to kick off the 40th anniversary of the Transformers franchise. Thank you, Peter Cullen, for your 39 years of service (and counting) as the iconic voice of Autobot leader Optimus Prime. During the 2nd annual Children’s & Family Emmys that took place on 17 December at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, Cullen received a long overdue Emmy Lifetime Achievement Award.
The award was presented by none other than his longtime friend and colleague, Frank Welker (voice of Megatron).
“And now, a time to thank my many Transformers fans and friends…with all my heart. We… are one.”
It was indeed a well-deserved honour and tribute to Cullen’s life-long acting career and being the voice of a generation. Here’s to many more years of Optimus Prime voiceover!