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The Transformers: The Movie (1986)

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The Autobots must stop a colossal planet consuming robot who goes after the Autobot Matrix of Leadership. At the same time, they must defend themselves against an all-out attack from the Decepticons.

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Credited cast:
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Kranix (voice)
Jack Angel ...
Astrotrain (voice)
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Prowl / Scrapper / Swoop / Junkion (voice)
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Grimlock (voice)
Susan Blu ...
Arcee (voice)
Arthur Burghardt ...
Devastator (voice)
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Spike / Brawn / Shockwave (voice)
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Victor Caroli ...
Narrator (voice)
Regis Cordic ...
Quintesson Judge (voice) (as Rege Cordic)
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Jazz (voice)
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Bud Davis ...
Dirge (voice)
Walker Edmiston ...
Inferno (voice) (scenes deleted)
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Perceptor (voice)
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Storyline

It is the year 2005. And the battle between the heroic Autobots led by Optimus Prime and the evil Decepticons led by Megatron. Two warring factions of transforming robots from the planet Cybertron. The Autobots must save their homeworld from an evil entity known as Unicron, who's ready to consume anything that stands in its way. At the same time, they must defend themselves against an all-out attack from the Decepticons. Along the way, lives are lost, battles are fought, and a new Autobot leader is born as another dies. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Beyond good. Beyond evil. Beyond your wildest imagination.


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8 August 1986 (USA)  »

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Transformers: The Movie  »

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$5,849,647 (USA)
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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

During production, the idea of transforming the planet Cybertron into a robot to battle against Unicron came up, but was quickly dismissed. Interestingly, the Marvel Transformers comics (which told a separate storyline from the cartoon) did regard Cybertron to be the planet-form of the Transformer god Primus, whose backstory likewise involved warring against the evil Unicron. There was no connection between the discarded script and the comic series - different authors simply came up with the same general idea independently. See more »

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When the Decepticons attack the Autobots at Autobot City, Snarl, the Stegosaurus Dinobot appears out of nowhere, and suddenly Swoop, the Pteranodon robot disappears. See more »

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[first lines]
Kranix: Arblus, look! It's Unicron!
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Followed by Chô semeitai Transformer: Beast Wars Neo (1999) See more »

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Hunger
Performed by Kick Axe (as Spectre General)
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User Reviews

 
great film
24 March 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Transformers the movie is a brilliant animation with an epic storyline, great cast and great characters. War is shown as it is with death, despair and hope. Some memorable quotes and decent soundtrack. Transformers is indeed a great film, but under rated unfairly by many due to it's toy connections. Those that watch the cartoon series will appreciate it more as characters are well developed in the series, although the film is of much better quality. The fact it is still on sale today, shows clearly, that class will eventually come through in the end, as it's box office record was surprisingly poor. Well worth a watch.


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