Anyone who has gone to the G.I. Joe Conventions over the past few years has probably been introduced to the idea of the Code Name: Blast Off documentary, which features some never before seen footage and behind the scenes looks at the creation of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero 30 years ago.
Putting a large focus on Ron Rudat (with the documentary being produced by his son Tristan), Code Name: Blast Off really explores the deep and rich history of the G.I. Joe brand, offering some awesome details from Rudat, one of the key masterminds behind the creation and evolution of the line back in the day.
A trailer for the documentary is now available on YouTube, which you can see below:
Also, over at Cinematical, they have posted a great interview with Tristan, and also have provided an exclusive “Outtake” from the documentary, showcasing Ron Rudat’s opinion on G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra immediately following his first viewing of it. Check out the interview here, and the video below.
A very cool way to celebrate JoeCon 2011, to be sure. To stay on top of all the latest news about Code Name: Blast Off, check out their Facebook page.