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Animated
Transformers: Animated Episode Guide
bwbm - Monday, December 10, 2007


The following is the episode list of Transformers: Animated episodes with show synopses and links to each episodes' review and screen captures gallery, where available.

Episodes air Saturdays at 8:00 A.M. ET/PT on Cartoon Network!


Sections:
Official Show Description | Production Run | Voice Actor and Production Crew

Seasons:
Season 1 | Season 2 | Season 3

OFFICIAL SHOW DESCRIPTION
On their home planet of CYBERTRON, OPTIMUS PRIME and his crew AUTOBOTS are not heroes, they are loyal, dedicated, resourceful, hard-working, fun-loving “regular bots.”

OPTIMUS PRIME dreams of excitement, adventure and somehow making a difference in the galaxy. Given his first command in an unremarkable sector of CYBERTRONIAN space over a ragtag crew of misfits including: BULKHEAD a lovable, gentle-giant “strong-bot”; BUMBLEBEE a wise-cracking, over-eager “hyper-bot; PROWL an instinctual, intense “ninja-bot”; and RATCHET a crusty, battle-hardened “medi-bot.”

OPTIMUS PRIME gets more than he bargained for when the AUTOBOTS answer a routine distress call and suddenly find themselves in possession of CYBERTRON’s most precious and powerful artifact, the ALLSPARK. The ALLSPARK is being pursued across the galaxy by the megalomaniacal MEGATRON and his army of ruthless DECEPTICONS, a brutal race of war-mongering robots who seek to use the ALLSPARK as their ultimate weapon of destruction.

It’s a struggle for the plucky and unseasoned band of AUTOBOTS, but despite overwhelming odds, OPTIMUS PRIME and his crew manage to obliterate MEGATRON’s ship and save the ALLSPARK, only to have their own battle-damaged ship crash land on a remote backwater planet known as Earth.

Responding to an industrial disaster, the AUTOBOTS “blend-in” with their new surroundings by scanning and assuming the form of the local emergency vehicles. But it doesn’t take long before they’re changing back to robot mode and utilizing their unique individual powers: OPTIMUS PRIME’s versatile gadgetry, BULKHEAD’s strength, BUMBLEBEE’s energy stingers, PROWL’s stealth, and RATCHET’s magnetism to save the day.

The AUTOBOTS unlikely guide through human society is a brash, energetic 8-year-old girl named Sari Sumdac, the adopted daughter of a robotics magnate. Setting the AUTOBOTS up with their headquarters in an old abandoned auto plant on the outskirts of town, Sari not only becomes an “honorary AUTOBOT” by enlightening them on such mysteries of Earth life such as megamalls, holovision, hoverboards, junk food, and basic hanging out, but also becomes a vital component of the team in their adventures. For the ALLSPARK endows Sari with a very special power, one the DECEPTICONS would love to get their hands on, not to mention the ALLSPARK itself.

And before they know it, the AUTOBOTS are not just heroes in the eyes of the humans, they’re superheroes! Sworn to protect the ALLSPARK and their newly adopted home, the AUTOBOTS now have a huge responsibility to CYBERTRON and a super reputation to live up to on Earth.

PRODUCTION RUN
Original First Airing: December 26, 2007
Original Last Airing: May 23, 2009
Seasons: 3
Episode Run: 42

VOICE TALENT AND PRODUCTION CREW

OPTIMUS PRIME: David Kaye
BUMBLEBEE: Bumper Robinson
BULKHEAD: Bill Fagerbakke
PROWL: Jeff Bennett
RATCHET: Corey Burton
MEGATRON: Corey Burton
Sari: Tara Strong
Sumdac: Tom Kenny
STARSCREAM: Tom Kenny
Det. Fanzone: Jeff Bennett
ULTRA MAGNUS: Jeff Bennett


Executive Producer: Sam Register
Supervising Director: Matt Youngberg
Head Writer: Marty Isenberg
Character Designer: Derrick Wyatt

SEASON 1

Episodes 1-3: Transform & Roll Out! | Review
Optimus Prime & his small crew of Autobots come into possession of the AllSpark, a powerful Cybertronian artifact that actracts the attention of their long-forgotten enemies the Decepticons and sends them crashing to a strange & distant planet known as Earth.

Episode 4: Home is Where the Spark is | Screens
The Autobots settle into their new home base - an abandoned automobile manufacturing plant but the ancient assembly line machinery seems to have developed a mind of its own.

Episode 5: Total Meltdown | Screens
A bio-engineering genius experiments with some of Bumblebee's hydraulic fluid & accidentally transformers himself into Meltdown, whose corrosive touch can melt anything - including Autobots!

Episode 6: Blast From the Past | Screens
Professor Sumdac Upgrades a trio of animatronic dinosaurs from a local theme park, but the creatures develop minds of their own & become rampaging Dinobots, bent on destroying the Autobots.

Episode 7: Thrill of the Hunt | Screens
While Autobots encounter a mysterious muscle car creating havoc in Detroit, Ratchet keeps flashing back to his "tour of duty" in the Great Autobot-Decepticon Wars.

Episode 8: Nanosec | Review | Screens
Bumblebee's self-proclaimed title as "fastest thing on wheels" is threatened by Nanosec, a super speedster crook on a deadly mission that could destroy all of Detroit.

Episode 9: Along Came a Spider | Review
Bumblebee & Bulkhead's first Halloween turns even spookier when they encounter a giant spider that turns out to be the deadly Decepticon Blackarachnia.

Episode 10: Sound & Fury | Review | Screens
Sari's new toy musical robot seems to have an evil streak - and the ability to control other machines - but Bulkhead is the only on who sees it.

Episode 11: Lost & Found | Review
The Autobots clash with Decepticons Lugnut & Blitzwing, who come to Earth searching for their missing leader Megatron.

Episode 12: Survival of the Fittest | Review | Screens
Sari is kidnapped & the evidence points to the Dinobots. So Prowl & Bulkhead head to a mysterious island to investigate - with a highly suspicious Captain Fanzone on their tail.

Episode 13: Headmaster | Review | Screens
A disgruntled Sumdac employee seeks revenge & profit by taking control of one of the Autobots & sending him on a rampage.

Episode 14: Nature Calls | Review | Screens
Prowl, Bumblebee and Sari get more than they bargained for when they head out to the remote woods to investigate a mysterious energy signal.

Episode 15: Megatron Rising, Part One | Review | Screens
Prime begins to doubt his leadership abilities as the Decepticons mobilize for a big invasion of Earth.

Episode 16: Megatron Rising, Part Two | Review | Screens
The Autobots are decimated by the Decepticon invasion, but still must rally to prevent the AllSpark from falling into their clutches.

SEASON 2
Episode 17: The Elite Guard | Review | Screens
The Cybertron Elite Guard arrives on Earth to retrieve the AllSpark & relieve Prime & his crew of their post, but they prove less than adept at blending in with the human world.

Episode 18: Return of the Headmaster | Review | Screens
Optimus Prime is forced to team up with his rival Sentinel Prime after Sentinel has a humilliating - & potentially fatal - encounter with the Headmaster.

Episode 19: Mission Accomplished | Review
Convince there are no Decepticons left on Earth, the Elite Guard prepares to take Optimus Prime & his crew back to Cybertron - unaware of the increasing Decepticon activity taking place uner their very noses.

Episode 20: Garbage In, Garbage Out | Review
AllSpark energy turns junk pile into a sentient robot who tries to help the Autobots, but ends up doing more harm than good.

Episode 21: Velocity | Review | Screens
Investigating a mysterious race car, Bumblebee gets involved with an illegal underground street racing circuit, which also captures the attention of the Decepticons.

Episode 22: Rise of the Constructicons | Review | Screens
Bulkhead befriends a pair of construction vehicles brought to life by AllSpark energy. But the Decepticons have their scanners set on the duo for their latest construction project.

Episode 23: A Fistfull of Energon | Review | Screens
Prowl goes off on his own to capture the fugitive Starscream, but finds some competitions in the form of a Decepticon bounty hunter.

Episode 24: S.U.V. - Society of Ultimate Villainy | Review | Screens
Aided by a mysterious benefactor, Detroit's B-level villains team up to take down the Autobots once & for all.

Episode 25: Autoboot Camp | Review
On the trail of an escaped Autobot traitor, Bumblebee flashes back to a previous encounter with the traitor when he first met Bulkhead in Autobot Boot Camp.

Episode 26: Black Friday | Review | Screens
Blackarachnia enlists Prometheus Black - aka Meltdown - to aid her with a dangerous experiment, while Prime & Dinobot Grimlock are forced to team up to stop them.

Episode 27: Sari, No One's Home | Review
Left along in the Autobots' home base, Sari must defend it against an intrusion by the Constructicons.

Episode 28: A Bridge Too Close, Part One | Review | Screens
The Decepticons kidnap Bulkhead to aid in Megatron's ultimate plan to take over Cybertron.

Episode 29: A Bridge Too Close, Part Two | Review | Screens
The fates of Cybertron & Earth lie in the balance as Optimus Prime & his Autobots battle Megatron & his Decepticons in a fight to the finish.

SEASON 3

Episode 30 - 32: TransWarped | Review
As Sari and Sumdac deal with the fallout from her shocking discovery, the Autobots try to contact Cybertron to warn them of the traitor in their midst. Meanwhile, Megatron inadvertently stumbles upon a new plan to take over Cybertron, where an increasingly desperate Longarm attempts to cover his tracks.

Episode 33: Three's A Crowd | Review | Screens
Professor Sumdac and Bulkhead attempt to rebuild the space bridge but run into a new character that distracts them. Meanwhile, Optimus Prime and the other Autobots attempt to capture the remaining Decepticons.

Episode 34: Where is Thy Sting? | Review
A crazed Wasp finds his way to Earth to exact his revenge on Bumblebee... but he doesn't count on the Elite Guard following him.

Episode 35: Five Servos of Doom | Review
Sentinel has incredible success capturing fugitive Decepticons, leading Prowl to suspect he's getting help.

Episode 36: Predacons Rising | Review
When last we left Wasp, he was still on the run from the Autobots, even though he was (for the most part) cleared of wrongdoing. Now, it would seem someone else has taken a shine to Wasp. Where has Wasp been taken? And can Optimus Prime and Sentinel Prime stop arguing long enough to get to the bottom of things?

Episode 37: Human Error, Part 1 | Review
It's Christmas time and the Autobots are celebrating. However, Soundwave's return may spell the end to the jolly celebrations. Can they break his bad music and sing Christmas carols together?

Episode 38: Human Error, Part 2 | Review
Human Error Part 2 picks up exactly where Part 1 left off last week: Soundwave continues his mega plan of brainwashing the Autobots into becoming Decepticons. He starts branching out into other areas, though, including the brainwashing of all organics, dubbed “Operation Organic Control.” When he finds that Sari cannot be controlled, he must destroy her. Will he succeed?

Episode 39: Decepticon Air | Review

So Sentinel Prime has 'captured' several Decepticons. Fine, but can he keep them captured? What would happen if the Decepticons somehow were freed and took over the ship? How does Optimus Prime figure into all this?

Episode 40: This Is Why I Hate Machines | Review
This was a great episode that builds up for the upcoming two parter season (series?) finale of Transformers Animated. As the name of the episode doesn't really give it away, this episode (finally!) stars Dennis Fra-uh, Captain Fanzone. But, the episode throws in some rather good surprises, too.

Episode 41: Endgame Part 1 | Review
Megatron has Arcee and Omega Supreme and is now taking refuge on the moon. What plans does Megatron have? Do they have anything to do with the Earth, or the Autobots that are stationed there? Can Shockwave extract the activation code from Arcee and turn Omega Supreme against the Autobots?

Episode 42: Endgame Part 2 | Review
Megatron's Omega Supreme clones had landed on Earth and promised to make a racket. The Autobots have multiple problems on their hands. One, the clones. Two, Arcee and Omega Supreme are still on the moon. Can the Autobots rescue their comrades on the moon, disable the three clones and finally put the Decepticons to rest? The story comes to a close, like it or not, in this final episode.

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