Transformers 3 Official Logo and Behind-the-Scenes Footage

Michael Bay and the boys have released the official logo (above) for “Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon” (yes, that really is the official title, in case you were wondering), and Entertainment Tonight followed that up with an 8-minute behind-the-scenes look at the sequel.

The best part of the ET video? Watching and listening to star Shia LaBeouf trying to explain why this sequel is better than the last one. I love the kid’s enthusiasm. Either he’s full of it or he really, really believes it. Either/or, it’s incredibly amusing, and you gotta give it to him for selling the soap with gusto.

Starring Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Josh Duhamel, Patrick Dempsey, John Malkovich, Ken Jeong, Frances McDormand, Alan Tudyk, Tyrese Gibson, John Turturro, Frank Welker, James Avery, Peter Cullen, and directed by Michael Bay.

The explosions commence July 1, 2011.