has posted the first details about Machinima's Titans Return
series, and they're encouraging. Joining the original series' cast of internet celebrities are some established voice actors - most notably Peter Cullen
himself stepping in as Optimus Prime and Judd Nelson
returning as Hot Rod/Rodimus Prime! The series - slated to begin in November - will also feature more and longer episodes than its predecessor, Combiner Wars.
Keep reading for the specifics!
Actor D.C. Douglas, voice of Chase The Police-Bot on Transformers: Rescue Bots
- currently the single longest-running Transformers television series - has announced that he will not be returning as Chase for the followup series, Rescue Bots Academy.
Neither will anyone else, not even Peter Cullen, as the studio has chosen to recast the entire show using nonunion labor while moving production from Los Angeles to New York. Keep reading for more details.
G1 Bumblebee voice actor Dan Gilvezan has reported on Facebook that Wally Burr, the voice director for the original The Transformers
animated series, has died at the age of 91. Burr was well-known as a director who knew exactly what he wanted, leading to friction among those he directed at times. But nearly every actor who worked with the man had a humorous Wally Burr story to tell. TFormers offers its heartfelt condolences to Mr. Burr's family and friends.
Time Warner Cable's online episode guide has been updated with two new episodes of Robots in Disguise. Combiner Force, which is either season 3 or 4, depending who you ask, already has had its first 7 episodes become generally available via on demand and official streaming, and today we've found out about the next two unreleased episodes, which focus one each on Drift, and Strongarm. No airdates are offered, but we have the summaries in the full post below. Keep reading!
Robots in Disguise
writer and producer Adam Beechen has posted some valuable info to Twitter! The third season of RID, rebranded as "Combiner Force," is confirmed to be 26 episodes long when counting the 2-part opener that aired this weekend. Beechen also confirms that the block of Starscream-centric episodes Cartoon Network labeled as "Season 3" was considered to be a part of Season 2 on the production side. Keep reading for confirmation!
Cartoon Network have made the first 7 episodes of Robots on Disguise Combiner Force available online starting now through June 6th. The Season kicks off with the two part King of the Hill episode. These are FULL episodes that may or may not be available in other countries. Hasbro recently said they would be doing more online streaming of their shows, and here we are. Read on for more details.
Via multiple reports, it seems Hasbro is sending out advisories to fans subscribed to one mailing list or another that the new season of Robots in Disguise will be starting on April the 29th on Cartoon Network in the US. Included is a promo graphic with an unfortunate naming error showing Menasor and Ultrabee. However, right now advance TV listings do not seem to agree with the contents of the e-mail, instead showing the 6 episode run previously called "season 3" starting over in that day's slot. At the moment, it looks like we'll have to wait and see what the DVRs have to report two Saturdays from now!
Streaming website C21Media has posted the first episode of the most recent season of Robots In Disguise
, "History Lessons"! Whether the episode is region-locked is unknown, but for those who don't subscribe to cable TV this is a good opportunity to get a look at RID. Keep reading for a link!
The Guardian has posted an article entitled "How We Made Transformers,"
featuring the recollections of writer Bob Budiansky and TV series editor Bryce Malek. Much of it we've heard before, though Malek provides some new insights. But it's an interesting inside look at how Transformers took shape, and worth reading. Keep reading for excerpts and a link!
Dr. Tess Hightower, wife of actor Richard Gautier, has reported to Facebook that Gautier passed away quietly last night at the age of 85. Gautier was likely best known to readers of this site as the voice of Rodimus Prime in the third season of the original The Transformers
cartoon as well as Serpentor on GI Joe: A Real American Hero
. He also had a long career of onscreen performances - most notably Hymie the robot on Get Smart
- and was among his other talents a gifted caricaturist as evidenced by his website. TFormers offers its sincerest sympathies to his family, friends, and fans for their loss today.
Transformers Rescue Bots Season 4 comes to Netflix Canada. Follow the adventure of four young transformers, Heatwave, Chase, Blades and Boulder, and their human counterparts: a family of emergency responders.
The people on this island need help fighting off disasters and an evil scientist. Time for some robot power! The Rescue Bots are Transformers that work with a family of heroes to rescue humans from disasters.
These non-violent Transformer stories are aimed at preschool viewers. See the Transformers Rescue Bots Season 4 page at newonnetflix.ca
Following the massive worldwide interest in Transformers: Combiner Wars, Machinima, the first Many2Many programming service focused on fandom and gamer culture, and Hasbro, Inc., a global play and entertainment company, announced today that they will join forces to develop Titans Return and Power of the Primes, the final two installments of the animated Prime Wars trilogy.
USA fans who have been anxiously awaiting the completion of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Season 2. Will be glad to know the other half has been listed to begin October 22nd according to TV Listings on Zap2IT.
The listing titled "History Lessons" find Bumble and the team discovering something interesting on the first Autobot Earth base. Read on for the complete details with Voice cast members.
The official Transformers Instagram page has posted a new Transformers Combiner Wars video clip feature the Construction Combiner team, Devastator. See this preview for the Machinima produced cartoon series that will begin August 8, 2016 exlusively on the go network. Read on to watch the video below.
We are just out of the Transformers Animation panel where we have learned that Transformers Robots in Disguise cartoon will be joined by none other than Starscream voiced by Steve Blum. We have the exclusive sizzle reel for your viewing pleasure posted below.
Hasbro has sent us a press release detailing the Combiner Wars animated series co-production with Machinima! In addition to general details we get some info on the voice cast - yes, that was
Jon "EpicVoiceGuy" Bailey in the Optimus Prime Prelude - and we discover that Japanese company Tatsunoko Productions was involved in the creation of the series. Keep reading to see the trailer and read the full press release!
On the heels of the first of the "prelude" chapters of the Combiner Wars animated series, Machinima has posted new promotional art for the show featuring - alongside the previously shown Optimus Prime and Menasor - none other than the upcoming Computron! Expected mid-September, Computron should likely hit pretty close to the release of the series, exclusive to the go90 platform. Nice move, Hasbro! Keep reading to see the image.
The official Transformers Facebook page has posted the prelude to the Machinima Combiner Wars animated series! Employing what appear to be soundalikes for Peter Cullen and Frank Welker, the animation is... somewhat limited, as we perhaps expected from a web series. Keep reading to watch the video! UPDATED
with an embed from official video from Machinima YouTube channel.