has posted an article about Hasbro's TV strategies that goes into of detail about The Hub - and what went wrong. The short version is that Discovery was admirably hands-off with the network, leaving Hasbro almost solely in charge of programming... and a combination of slow profits, the proliferation of on-demand viewing, and the departure of President & CEO Margaret Loesch led Hasbro get out of the network-running business. Keep reading for more details on all that and a link to the full article where you can see My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic
described as "creepily beloved"!
In case you had any doubts as to why Hasbro chose to try and make their own kids' network in the first place, TV Insider reports that we finally have a premiere date and regular timeslot for Robots In Disguise: the show will premiere Saturday, March 14th at 6PM,
a month or so after the rest of the world gets it, and the regular timeslot will begin the following Saturday, March 21st at 6:30AM
, before you get up. This is the extent of our opinion of Cartoon Network we can share on a SFW website, but suffice to say it's in line with their normal behavior ("bad") towards properties they don't own outright. Keep reading for more details!
Thanks to Firestorm of the Ozformers forums we know that Cartoon Network Australia has set a premiere date for the 2-part Robots In Disguise pilot, and also a date for the third episode. If you're in the neighborhood, February 21st and 22nd will be when you can catch the episodes. Keep reading for more details!
The Children's Museum of Indianapolis have announced on their site they will be featuring a Transformers: Robots in Disguise 2015 Exhibit March 7 through July 26, 2015. The event that is part of their Inside Hollywood series will offer a lokg at the new cartoon series with what appears to details on the making of the Transformers toys and characters. Read on for the full details now.
While normally the Rescue Bots Reminder is for same-day airings, it felt like an additional heads-up would be handy for this one! Tomorrow morning, with no fanfare, Discovery Family will air the previously unseen "Chief Woodrow" in the middle of a block of Rescue Bots reruns. Keep reading for the synopsis and a link to the Discovery Family Channel schedule!
TVTropes have posted a list of what may be a list of the many Transformers Robots in Disguise 2015 Decepticon Characters that we will be seeing in the coming shows. For this who have been wondering there bad guys are. This list suggests there will be a lot of them to come, interestingly all in what appear to be beast forms of different natures and few throwbacks. The names are a bit zany and maybe questionable. So take all this with a grain of salt till we hear the official word.
We got some news just in from "Addicted To The Series," a French news site that is reporting the Canal J TV Network are going to debut the new Transformers: Robots In Disguise in February of next year, 2015. The translated report says " currently no release date has been announced but the series will air in February." Which seems a bit contradictory, but we are taking it to mean the show will Debut as a possible special event. Read on for the full translated report.
Looking forward to the introduction of the rest of the Rescue DinoBots? Today's your day! Season 3 Episode 10, "Quarry Vs. Quarry" airs at 1:30 today EST. Keep reading for the official synopsis plus links to the preview video clip and the Discovery Family Channel TV schedule!
It's Saturday again! And Saturday means Transformers Rescue Bots. This week's episode, "Bot-tastic Voyage," centers on the Bots' efforts to clean Kade's system of cleaning nanobots. Click here
to see the preview clip, and keep reading for the episode synopsis and link to Discovery Family's schedule page!
Gothamist reports that Transformers Generation One will be taken out of circulation on Netflix on January 1st 2015. If you've yet to (re)watch the series and have a Netflix subscription, you've got two weeks to get some friends together and catch it while you can! GI Joe is also on the chopping block, so consider setting aside some time to recreate your weekday afternoons before the turn of the year. Keep reading for the full list of shows and films leaving Netflix next year!
It's once again Saturday, which means a new episode of Transformers Rescue Bots! This week we get "Switcheroo," a good old-fashioned personality-swap episode. Every saturday morning cartoon should have one! Keep reading for the episode synopsis plus a link to a clip and to Discovery Family's schedule page!
It's that time again: Rescue Bots airs later today! This week's episode - the seventh of season 3 -is titled "Bugs In The System" and focuses on... well, bugs.
You can click here to see the two preview clips for the episode,
and keep reading to see the official synopsis and Discovery Family Schedule!
It's that time again! In a couple of hours from this posting, Rescue Bots will air the sixth episode of its third season, "No Place Like Dome," on Discovery Family! We've got a synopsis and a clip for you, and of course the customary link to the ex-Hub's schedule page. Keep reading to see it all!
In roughly 45 minutes, Episode 4 of Transformers Rescue Bots Season 3, "Phantom Of The Sea," premieres on Discovery Family! You can check out the promotional clips on Discovery Family by clicking here,
and you can keep reading to get the episode synopsis and schedule page for Discovery Family!
Don't forget that today is Saturday, and that means new episodes of Rescue Bots on Discovery Family! If you missed episode 2 "Big Game" last week, you can catch it at 1PM Eastern US Time. Which will be immediately followed by episode 3, "Too Many Cades" at 1:30PM EST. Keep reading for a link to Discovery Family's schedule page and the episode synopsis for this week's Rescue Bots!
Returning for an action-packed third season of new adventures is "Transformers Rescue Bots," the animated series created for younger TRANSFORMERS fans, on Saturday, November 1, with two back-to-back episodes at 1 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. ET/10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. PT, on Discovery Family Channel. The series is produced by Hasbro Studios.
Each week will be centered on a different theme, such as car character designs, which will tie in to the release of the new Michael Bay movie Transformers: Age of Extinction; body shape design, which will have the designers turning a Chevy SS into a NASCAR racing machine; and custom car designs, which will involve a Hot Wheels tie-in. Themes will also focus on different areas of car design, including technology, interior, body trim and functionality. The series will even touch on the automotive needs of busy parents and small business owners.
Buddy System When the Rescue Team pairs up with randomly selected partners for a nature hike, each pair finds themselves magnetically shackled and stuck together after an accident crushes the keys to the shackles. Later, after escaped poisonous snakes begin to overrun Griffin Rock, the team must learn to work with their partner to save themselves and the rest of the town. Actress Danica McKellar (The Wonder Years; Dancing with the Stars) guest stars as Hayley, a botanist to whom Kade takes a special liking and who Frankie learns has more to offer than her good looks.