Beast Wars: Transformers (1996–1999)

TV Series  -   -  Action | Fantasy | Animation
8.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.2/10 from 5,488 users  
Reviews: 54 user | 6 critic

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.

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

Favorites of FantasticFest 2014

FantasticFest is the largest genre film festival in the U.S., specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, and action movies from all around the world. Here's a list of some of our favorite movies at FantasticFest.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 44 titles
created 04 Jun 2011
 
a list of 42 titles
created 25 Sep 2011
 
a list of 35 titles
created 10 Jul 2012
 
a list of 25 titles
created 19 Aug 2013
 
a list of 38 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Beast Wars: Transformers (1996–1999)

Beast Wars: Transformers (1996–1999) on IMDb 8.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Beast Wars: Transformers.

User Polls

Episodes

Seasons


Years



3   2   1  
1999   1998   1997   1996  
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Animation | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

With the aid of the Headmasters the mighty Cybertrons (Autobots) continue to wage war against their evil counterparts the Destrons (Decepticons). But with Convoy (Optimus Prime) now gone ... See full summary »

Stars: Hiroko Emori, Masashi Ebara, Banjô Ginga
Animation | Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

When Scientists discover Sun Spores, an alien plague that instills a hatred so overwhelming that anyone infected won't stop until everything in their path is destroyed. Soon, the scientists... See full summary »

Directors: Andy Kim, Ray Lee
Stars: Scatman Crothers, Peter Cullen, Dan Gilvezan
Transformers Prime (TV Series 2010)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

In this new set of adventures the Autobots live on Earth and maintain their secret identity. They are joined by 3 teens as they battle the Decepticons.

Stars: Peter Cullen, Sumalee Montano, Jeffrey Combs
Zoids (TV Series 2001)
Action | Animation | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The Zoid Battle Commission seems to be a significant power on Planet Zi, fielding a considerable arsenal of armed Zoids... See full synopsis »

Stars: Takahiro Sakurai, Alaina Burnett, Lisa Ann Beley
ReBoot (1994–2002)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

In the inner computer world of Mainframe, a guardian program sprite and his friends defend the system from threats from viruses and the User.

Stars: Michael Donovan, Kathleen Barr, Garry Chalk
War Planets (1998–1999)
Animation | Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

The inhabitants of four mutually hostile worlds must unite their forces to face the grave menace of an invading planet & population.

Stars: Paul Dobson, Enuka Okuma, Tasha Simms
Action | Animation | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The Maximals awaken on their home planet of Cybertron and are chased by mindless Vehicons created by Megatron. The Maximals must free the planet from Megatron and restore it to its real way of living.

Stars: Garry Chalk, Ian James Corlett, Scott McNeil
Animation | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Stars: Takehito Koyasu, Shigeru Chiba, Chafûrin
Transformers: Cybertron (TV Series 2005)
Animation | Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The Autobots embark on a quest to locate mystical artifacts to save their homeworld of Cybertron from being sucked into a black hole. But the Decepticons want to get their hands on those artifacts too.

Stars: Garry Chalk, Sarah Edmondson, Sam Vincent
Animation | Action | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Big Convoy leads rookie Autobot Maximals against Magmatron and his Decepticon Predacons who are after energy source called Angolmois. However, when ancient evil transformer Unicron and his Blendtrons appear, everything changes.

Stars: Hozumi Gôda, Junichi Inoue, Jun Uemoto
Transformers: Zone (Video 1990)
Animation | Short | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Its a Transformer battle royale when a evil demon named Vullinjir recreates six Destron gestalts (Giant robots composed of smaller ones) and pits them against the Cybertron Micromasters ... See full summary »

Director: Hiromichi Matano
Stars: Yûsaku Yara, Kaneto Shiozawa, Eiko Yamada
Transformers: Go! (TV Mini-Series 2013)
Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Two teams of Autobots arrive on Earth with the mission of hunting down Predacons around the planet.

Stars: Atsushi Imaruoka, Tohru Inada, Masami Iwasaki
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Scott McNeil ...
 Dinobot / ... (52 episodes, 1996-1999)
...
 Optimus Primal / ... (51 episodes, 1996-1999)
...
 Cheetor / ... (50 episodes, 1996-1999)
Richard Newman ...
 Rhinox / ... (50 episodes, 1996-1999)
...
 Megatron (49 episodes, 1996-1999)
Venus Terzo ...
 Blackarachnia (40 episodes, 1996-1999)
Alec Willows ...
 Tarantulas (36 episodes, 1996-1999)
Jim Byrnes ...
 Inferno (27 episodes, 1997-1999)
Don Brown ...
 Scorponok (25 episodes, 1996-1997)
Doug Parker ...
 Terrorsaur / ... (25 episodes, 1996-1997)
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The Transformers story continues in the acclaimed sequel!


Certificate:

TV-Y7 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

6 August 1996 (Canada)  »

Also Known As:

Transformers: Beast Wars  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(52 episodes)

Sound Mix:

(1997-)| (1996-1997)

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Every year, David Kaye (Megatron) sends his Holiday greetings to Transformers fans through YouTube videos, in which he reads poems or sings songs in Megatron's voice. 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 »

Quotes

Rattrap: We're all gonna die...
[everyone glares at him]
Rattrap: Yeah, yeah, I know... "shut up, Rattrap!"
See more »


Soundtracks

Beast Wars Theme
Performed by Leslie West and Joe Lynn Turner
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

More than meets the eye... in the 90s and in CGI
7 July 1999 | by (Ardmore, PA) – See all my reviews

Beast Wars updated the classic 80s cartoon series and made it CGI. Beast Wars was filled with great stories, an interesting plot that connected it to the 80s cartoon, superb characters and so much more. Also the voices were very good and the characters were so diverse, that contributed to it's greatness.


26 of 27 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
2 Sparks In 1 Body caabrae
If BW becomes a movie do you think it should be live action or CGI SJGrocks
Does this show stand out more in light of recent ones? trekkie_knight
Toys quinn-mach
So who do you think the ancestors are? yamidarknessarchfiend
A BW Fan's Ode to He-Man caabrae
Discuss Beast Wars: Transformers (1996) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page