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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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This movie chronicles the epic battle between the Autobots and the Decepticons in their mission to defend Earth against Unicron and one day restore their homeworld Cybertron.

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Stars: Peter Cullen, Frank Welker, Steve Blum
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Cast

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Kranix (voice)
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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)
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Quintesson Judge (voice) (as Rege Cordic)
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Jazz (voice)
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Dirge (voice)
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Inferno (voice) (scenes deleted)
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Perceptor (voice)
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Storyline

This theatrical movie based on the television series (which was also based on a popular multiform robot toyline) did not go over very well at the box office. The movie takes place in 2005, twenty years after the television series, and chronicles the efforts of the heroic Autobots to defend their homeworld Cybertron from the evil Decepticons. Both factions are seething with anger, and that hatred has blinded them to a hideous menace headed their way. That hideous menace is the colossal planet known as Unicron, who has been ready to consume anything that stands in its way. The only thing that can stop Unicron is the Autobot Matrix of Leadership, which is possessed by the Autobots and which the Decepticons, through Unicron's orders, plan to take away from them. Written by Christopher E. Meadows <cmeadows@nyx.cs.du.edu>

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Beyond good. Beyond evil. Beyond your wildest imagination. See more »


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8 August 1986 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,779,559, 10 August 1986, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$5,849,647
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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The film takes place 20 years after the end of The Transformers (1984) animated series' second season. See more »

Goofs

When Bonecrusher balks, "Who are you calling inferior?" his chin guard is colored grey when it should be black. Also, the "eyes" on Hook's Decepticon symbol are missing at the beginning of this scene. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Kranix: Arblus, look! It's Unicron!
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Connections

References 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

The Transformers (Theme)
Written by Ford Kinder, Anne Bryant, Norman Swan and Douglas Aldrich
Performed by Lion
Produced by Richie Wise
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Great to the last frame.

Transformers the movie is a retro 80's cult classic that not only took the original series forward in the animation department but also took the story forward in to the future with the next generation of Transformers. The plot is a recreation of the King Arthur legend of a young man trying to find his way with out knowing that he is destine to rule his tribe one day. All the fan favorites are here with new ones to be cherishing, and the soundtrack to this movie is probably one of the best sounding albums to come out of the 80's. This movie still holds up as one of the best TV to Movie translations of all time, and it still kicks major league butt as well. The only drawback that it has that they did not make a sequel to this classic in animation.

a must own for all animation fans.


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