The Transformers' war continues in an older time, through a new generation. On pliocenic Earth, the heroic Maximals and the evil Predacons battle for survival against each other and against a violent planet.
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Scott McNeil ...
 Rattrap / ... (52 episodes, 1996-1999)
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 Optimus Primal / ... (51 episodes, 1996-1999)
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 Cheetor / ... (50 episodes, 1996-1999)
Richard Newman ...
 Rhinox / ... (50 episodes, 1996-1999)
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 Megatron (49 episodes, 1996-1999)
Venus Terzo ...
 Blackarachnia (40 episodes, 1996-1999)
Alec Willows ...
 Tarantulas (36 episodes, 1996-1999)
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 Inferno (27 episodes, 1997-1999)
Don Brown ...
 Scorponok (25 episodes, 1996-1997)
Doug Parker ...
 Terrorsaur / ... (25 episodes, 1996-1997)
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Two spaceships, one manned by benevolent Maximals, the other by evil Predacons, crash-land on a pre-humanoid planet while en route to Earth. Their crews assume indigenous animal forms to protect themselves from an overabundance of natural energy, transforming into robots to do battle. Thus, the Beast Wars have begun... Written by Aaron Teitlebaum <arteitle@engin.umich.edu>

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The Transformers story continues in the acclaimed sequel!


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(52 episodes)

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Trivia

"Transformers" comic writer Simon Furman would unite the Beast Wars characters from all the three shows (Beast Wars, II and Neo) into his comic series 'Beast Wars: The Gathering'. See more »

Goofs

An interesting, yet erroneous design feature of Dinobot are his double-thumbs. He has five fingers on his robot hands, yet his beast-feet only have three toes, even though during transformation, his feet become his hands. In real life, raptors only had four toes. It has to be mentioned, that the toy his cartoon appearance was based on came with six toes/fingers. See more »

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Blackarachnia: Another insect? How depressing.
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Followed by Super Life-Form Transformers: Beast Wars Neo (1999) See more »

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Beast Wars Theme
Performed by Leslie West and Joe Lynn Turner
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WOW!!
4 May 2000 | by (Columbia, SC) – See all my reviews

I absolutely love this show! It has everything going for it: top-quality animation from Mainframe, an excellent voice cast, great music, and the most intricate story lines I've seen in a while. This should be a reference guide as to how a quality TV series should be done. I must state that my favorite character by a longshot is Dinobot. The animators did a wonderful job on him. His facial expressions combined with Scott McNeil's incredible performance drive home the point that he is a complex character. He is cunning, yet noble and in deep thought. Even thought he leaves the Predacons for the Maximals, you are never quite sure what he is going to do next. In a sense, he is neither Maximal nor Predacon; he fights on his own side. I thought the "Code of Hero" episode was sad, yet fitting for him.


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