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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3
Release Date:
6 August 1996 (Canada) See more »
Tagline:
The Transformers story continues in the acclaimed sequel!
Plot:
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. Full summary »
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Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
The best show to see See more (54 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 10 of 19)
Scott McNeil ... Dinobot / ... (52 episodes, 1996-1999)

Garry Chalk ... Optimus Primal / ... (51 episodes, 1996-1999)

Ian James Corlett ... Cheetor / ... (50 episodes, 1996-1999)
Richard Newman ... Rhinox / ... (50 episodes, 1996-1999)

David Kaye ... Megatron (49 episodes, 1996-1999)
Venus Terzo ... Blackarachnia (39 episodes, 1996-1999)
Alec Willows ... Tarantulas (36 episodes, 1996-1999)
Jim Byrnes ... Inferno (26 episodes, 1997-1999)
Don Brown ... Scorponok (25 episodes, 1996-1997)
Doug Parker ... Terrorsaur / ... (25 episodes, 1996-1997)
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Series Directed by
Steve Sacks (7 episodes, 1997-1999)
Colin Davies (5 episodes, 1996-1998)
John Pozer (4 episodes, 1996-1999)
J. Falconer (4 episodes, 1996-1998)
Owen Hurley (4 episodes, 1996-1998)
Steve Ball (4 episodes, 1996-1997)
Cal Shumiatcher (4 episodes, 1997-1999)
Ezekiel Norton (3 episodes, 1996-1999)
Trent Carlson (3 episodes, 1997-1999)
James Boshier (2 episodes, 1996-1997)
Jonathan Goodwill (2 episodes, 1997-1998)
William Lau (2 episodes, 1999)
 
Series Writing credits
Bob Forward (17 episodes, 1996-1999)
Lawrence G. DiTillio (12 episodes, 1996-1999)
Greg Johnson (4 episodes, 1996-1999)
Ian Weir (4 episodes, 1996-1998)
Jesse Winfield (2 episodes, 1996)

Series Produced by
Christopher J. Brough .... executive producer (46 episodes, 1996-1999)

Barb Dawson .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
Steven DeNure .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Asaph Fipke .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
Jonathan Goodwill .... producer (unknown episodes)
Ian Pearson .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Stéphane Reichel .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Robert Buckley (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
James Boshier (2 episodes, 1996-1997)

Patrick Carroll (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting by
Doug Parker (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Design by
Clyde Klotz (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
Kim Dent-Wilder .... production manager (unknown episodes)
James Lawson .... production manager (unknown episodes)
Erin Smith .... production manager (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Robert Pratt .... storyboard artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Marcel Duperreault .... sound editor (52 episodes, 1996-1999)
Jason Frederickson .... sound editor (52 episodes, 1996-1999)
James Fonnyadt .... sound designer (38 episodes, 1996-1998)
Iain Pattison .... additional re-recording mixer / sound re-recording mixer (20 episodes, 1997-1999)
Todd Araki .... sound editor (13 episodes, 1998-1999)
Kris Fenske .... sound effects editor (13 episodes, 1998-1999)

Kelly Cole .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Jim Corbett .... machine room supervisor (unknown episodes)
Kelly Frey .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
Kirk Furniss .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
Dean Giammarco .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Jeff Hook .... adr recordist (unknown episodes)
Miguel Nunes .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Sina Oroomchi .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Paul A. Sharpe .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Shane Shemko .... foley artist (unknown episodes)
Cal Shumiatcher .... sound designer (unknown episodes)
Issac Strozberg .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
Kerry Uchida .... sound designer (unknown episodes)
Cam Wagner .... foley artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Jason Gross .... digital effects artist (4 episodes, 1997-1999)

Frank Belina .... modeling director (unknown episodes)
Herrick Chiu .... supervising modeler (unknown episodes)
C. Michael Easton .... supervising animator (unknown episodes)
Donna Maxwell .... modelling tracker (unknown episodes)
Michael Mussellam .... animation and digital visual effects (unknown episodes)
 
Series Animation Department
Chris Buckley .... animator (12 episodes, 1997-1999)
George Samilski .... senior animator / animator (7 episodes, 1996-1997)
Jeffrey Cappleman .... senior animator (3 episodes, 1996)

Rex Ahn .... computer animator (unknown episodes)
Mashi Akiyama .... computer animator (unknown episodes)
Russel Ang .... computer animator (unknown episodes)
Tyson Arazewski .... computer animator (unknown episodes)
Jean-Yves Audojard .... computer animator (unknown episodes)
Ken Ball .... computer animator / supervising animator (unknown episodes)
Steve Ball .... supervising animator (unknown episodes)
Scott Baltjes .... computer animator (unknown episodes)
Corey Barnard .... computer animator (unknown episodes)
Frank Belina .... computer animator (unknown episodes)
Gavin Blair .... supervising animator (unknown episodes)
Rod Bland .... computer animator (unknown episodes)
Deanna Booth .... animation coordinator (unknown episodes)
Nina Bowkett .... animation tracker (unknown episodes)
Christopher Brawn .... computer animator (unknown episodes)
Sebastian Brodin .... computer animator (unknown episodes)
Neil Bruder .... computer animator (unknown episodes)
Jeffrey Burt .... computer animator (unknown episodes)
Chris Cairns .... computer animator (unknown episodes)
Paul Cech .... computer animator (unknown episodes)
Anne Davis Chan .... computer animator (unknown episodes)
Mabel Chan .... computer animator (unknown episodes)
William Chan .... computer animator (unknown episodes)
Herrick Chiu .... computer animator (unknown episodes)
Terri-Kim Chuckry .... computer animator (unknown episodes)
Cory Churko .... computer animator (unknown episodes)
Michelle Conto .... computer animator (unknown episodes)
Katrina Conwright .... senior animator (unknown episodes)
Stephen Cooper .... senior animator (unknown episodes)
Kevin Culhane .... computer animator (unknown episodes)
Virgine d'Annoville .... computer animator (unknown episodes)
Barb Dawson .... animation coordinator (unknown episodes)
Andrew Doucette .... senior animator (unknown episodes)
C. Michael Easton .... supervising animator (unknown episodes)
Elizabeth Embling .... animation coordinator (unknown episodes)
Scott Farquhar .... computer animator (unknown episodes)
Michael Ferraro .... computer animator (unknown episodes)
Carl Fletcher .... computer animator (unknown episodes)
Shona Galbraith .... computer animator (unknown episodes)
Kevin Gamble .... animation coordinator (unknown episodes)
Rob Gandell .... computer animator (unknown episodes)
Andrew 'Spanky' Grant .... supervising animator (unknown episodes)
Rob Hansen .... senior animator (unknown episodes)
Alan Harrison .... computer animator (unknown episodes)
Andrew Harvey .... computer animator (unknown episodes)
Conrad Helten .... computer animator (unknown episodes)
Ken Henderson .... computer animator (unknown episodes)
Kris Howald .... computer animator (unknown episodes)
Wade Howard .... computer animator (unknown episodes)
Walter Hsieh .... supervising animator (unknown episodes)
Daniel Ife .... computer animator (unknown episodes)
Brett Ineson .... computer animator (unknown episodes)
Chuck Johnson .... computer animator (unknown episodes)
Jared Johnson .... computer animator (unknown episodes)
Ali Kojori .... computer animator (unknown episodes)
Casey Kwan .... computer animator (unknown episodes)
Martin L'Heureux .... computer animator (unknown episodes)
Carleen Lay .... computer animator (unknown episodes)
Allen LeCorre .... computer animator (unknown episodes)
Mark Lemon .... senior animator (unknown episodes)
Wilson Leung .... computer animator (unknown episodes)
Jiri Licenik .... computer animator (unknown episodes)
Debra Liptak .... computer animator (unknown episodes)
David Liu .... computer animator (unknown episodes)
David Martin MacLeod .... computer animator (unknown episodes)
Jeremy McCarron .... computer animator (unknown episodes)
Barry McDougall .... computer animator (unknown episodes)
Philip Mitchell .... animation director (unknown episodes)
Beatrice Moritz .... computer animator (unknown episodes)
Jonathan Moyes .... computer animator (unknown episodes)
Eric Murray .... computer animator (unknown episodes)
Michael Mussellam .... computer animator (unknown episodes)
Peter Nash .... computer animator (unknown episodes)
Arodi Navarro .... computer animator (unknown episodes)
Gino Nichele .... supervising animator (unknown episodes)
Ezekiel Norton .... computer animator (unknown episodes)
Andrew Ogawa .... computer animator (unknown episodes)
Leslie Oldham .... computer animator (unknown episodes)
Jason Osipa .... computer animator (unknown episodes)
John Parent .... computer animator (unknown episodes)
Fernando Pazos .... computer animator (unknown episodes)
Mike Pieczonka .... computer animator (unknown episodes)
Jeff Poole .... computer animator (unknown episodes)
Andy Poon .... computer animator (unknown episodes)
Morgan Ratsoy .... computer animator (unknown episodes)
Eric Reynolds .... computer animator (unknown episodes)
Ram Sandhu .... computer animator (unknown episodes)
Steven Sauers .... computer animator (unknown episodes)
Mark Schiemann .... senior animator (unknown episodes)
Jeffrey Scott .... computer animator (unknown episodes)
P. Kevin Scott .... senior animator (unknown episodes)
Todd Sherrard .... computer animator (unknown episodes)
Blair Simmons .... senior animator (unknown episodes)
Robert Skiena .... senior animator (unknown episodes)
Michael Skorey .... computer animator (unknown episodes)
Ron Sombilon .... computer animator / supervising animator (unknown episodes)
Stefaan Sorensen .... computer animator (unknown episodes)
Ken Steel .... supervising animator (unknown episodes)
Angela Stevenson .... animation coordinator (unknown episodes)
Rakhsha Taforodi .... computer animator (unknown episodes)
Scott Thompson .... computer animator (unknown episodes)
Eric Torin .... computer animator (unknown episodes)
Trevor Traub .... computer animator (unknown episodes)
Dustin Trenton .... computer animator (unknown episodes)
Jennifer Twiner McCarron .... animation tracker (unknown episodes)
Kelsey Wagner .... computer animator (unknown episodes)
Shawn Walsh .... animator (unknown episodes)
Dominic Webber .... animation coordinator (unknown episodes)
Mathew Wilcox .... computer animator (unknown episodes)
Yanick Wilisky .... computer animator (unknown episodes)
David Williscroft .... computer animator (unknown episodes)
Adam Wood .... supervising animator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
Anne Hoerber .... on-line editor (23 episodes, 1996-1999)

James Boshier .... off-line editor (unknown episodes)
Johnny Darrell .... off-line editor (unknown episodes)
Colin Davies .... off-line editor (unknown episodes)
Andy Duncan .... off-line editor (unknown episodes)
Lori Hutton .... off-line editor (unknown episodes)
William Lau .... off-line editor (unknown episodes)
Craig McEwen .... off-line editor (unknown episodes)
Steve Sacks .... off-line editor (unknown episodes)
Dermot Shane .... on-line editor (unknown episodes)
Kerry Uchida .... off-line editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
Mike Beckett .... music editor (11 episodes, 1998-1999)
 
Series Other crew
Sarah Wall .... modeling coordinator (24 episodes, 1997-1999)
Gordon Farrell .... software technical support (13 episodes, 1998-1999)
Karen Austin .... production accountant (9 episodes, 1999)

Terry Bates .... system engineer (unknown episodes)
Tim Belsher .... software developer (unknown episodes)
Giuliana Bertuzzi .... production controller (unknown episodes)
Guliana Bertuzzi .... corporate controller (unknown episodes)
Sylvain Blais .... production assistant / videodisc operator (unknown episodes)
Susan Blu .... voice director (unknown episodes)
Larry Bodnar .... systems engineer (unknown episodes)
Nina Bowkett .... assistant to producer (unknown episodes)
Troy Brooks .... software developer (unknown episodes)
Adria Budd .... executive assistant (unknown episodes)
Chris Cairns .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Jim Corbett .... video production supervisor (unknown episodes)
Kelly Daniels .... director of technical operations / vice president technical operations (unknown episodes)
Lawrence G. DiTillio .... executive story editor (unknown episodes)
Michael Dyck .... software developer (unknown episodes)
Earl Fast .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Nicole Forest .... production accountant (unknown episodes)
Bob Forward .... story editor (unknown episodes)
Jonathan Fowlie .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Ellie Fox .... assistant production accountant (unknown episodes)
David Fracchia .... software developer (unknown episodes)
Sharon Fraser .... assistant to executive producer (unknown episodes)
Shona Galbraith .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Rick Glumac .... software developer (unknown episodes)
Andre Guilbeault .... video production technician (unknown episodes)
Tyler Haider .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Colleen Heenan .... executive assistant (unknown episodes)
Albert Ho .... software developer (unknown episodes)
Owen Hurley .... creative consultant (unknown episodes)
Lori Hutton .... production assistant / videodisk operator (unknown episodes)
Jean Ireland .... video production technician / videodisk operator (unknown episodes)
Jared Johnson .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Barnaby Killam .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
William Lee .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Donna Maxwell .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Jacquie McCarnan .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Jeremy McCarron .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Murray McCarron .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Bracken New .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
John Nicholson .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Andrew Ogawa .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Tony Pelle .... software developer (unknown episodes)
Phil Peterson .... software developer (unknown episodes)
Valerie Phillips .... executive assistant (unknown episodes)
Denise Pierre .... software technical support (unknown episodes)
James Pratt .... production accountant (unknown episodes)
Russ Ptolomey .... systems engineer (unknown episodes)
Peter Sander .... executive: Alliance (unknown episodes)
Jennifer Scherer .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Beth Stevenson .... executive: Alliance (unknown episodes)
Greg Story .... chief engineer (unknown episodes)
Carol Taverner .... unit publicist (unknown episodes)
Trudi Thorwaldson .... assistant production accountant (unknown episodes)
Eric Torin .... software technical support (unknown episodes)
Trevor Traub .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Marco Tremblay .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Jennifer Twiner McCarron .... production office assistant (unknown episodes)
Christian Varin .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
James Verbicky .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Kelsey Wagner .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Chris Welman .... director of software development / vice president of software development (unknown episodes)
Mairi Welman .... director of communications / unit publicist (unknown episodes)
Amy Wilding .... videodisk operator (unknown episodes)
David Wong .... software developer (unknown episodes)
Adam Wood .... software developer (unknown episodes)
Benson Yee .... transformers consultant (unknown episodes)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Beasties: Transformers" - , Canada (English title)
"Beasties" - Canada (English title)
"Transformers: Beast Wars" - USA (last season title)
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Runtime:
30 min (52 episodes)
Country:
Language:
Color:
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Dolby (1997-) | Matrix Surround (1996-1997)
Certification:
Australia:G (some episodes) | Australia:PG (some episodes) | Singapore:PG | USA:TV-Y7

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Every year, David Kaye (voice actor of 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:
Continuity: In the episode "Fallen Comrade", during the fight over the bridge, Waspinator is missing his stripes on his posterior. They are missing again when he and Terrorsaur are attempting to open the stasis podSee more »
Quotes:
Blackarachnia:Sorry, chunk-style, but I like being a bad girl. And you know something else? Somewhere, deep beneath this squeaky-clean armor plating of yours... I think you like it too. Hmmm?See more »

FAQ

Are these the original Transformers characters, specifically Optimus and Megatron?
What's the difference between a Transmetal and a Transmetal 2?
Why animals instead of vehicles?
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12 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
The best show to see, 18 May 2005
Author: Timothy McKann (Wingzero586@aol.com) from United States

When I first watched this series on television, it was pretty cool. This series takes place on prehistoric earth before the great war of the Autobots and Decepticons. I know the first episode, there are 4 maximals against 6 Predacons, and then Dinobot left the predacons to join the maximals. Then in episode 2, it was 5 against 5 and then later in episodes 7 & 8, one new Maximal and one new Predacon (Note): The maximal is Tigertron, and the Predacon is Blackarachnia. The episode,"Gorilla Warfare" reminds me of the story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Optimus in that episode got hit by Scorponok's cyber bee, and he was bad to the bone. I think the other episodes get more interesting, like the episode "Double Dinobot", (Note): Here are some lines that will make you laugh: (Dinobot: "I'm afraid he is no longer with us. A shame really. He was quite a handsome creature... and quite tasty." Flicks a piece of the clone from his teeth and belches. The Maximals look on in horror and confusion. Optimus: "You're disgusting." Dinobot: grins). Those were the most funniest lines in the show. In some of the episodes, Rattrap always calls Dinobot :"Chopper Face",and sometimes "Scale Belly" As you know, he and Dinobot never get along. It wasn't long till a new maximal and Predacon arrived, and it was seven against seven. (Note): The new maximal is Airazor, and the new Predacon is Inferno. Inferno always says to Megatron: Yes,my queen. That was the most funniest line I've heard in the entire series. But sadly, at the end of the first season. Optimus Primal was destroyed. That scene almost looked like a scene from Gundam Wing, where Heero destroyed his Gundam.

Season 2 gets better,it was the birth of the Transmetals, and the coming of the Fuzors, and the return of Optimus Primal. It was pretty cool that Cheetor,Rattrap, and Optimus Primal went Transmetal. The trans metals were powerful to withstand the Energon. I also like when Quickstrike has this western accent. Of course, both forces were decreased. 2 Predacons gone, and later 2 maximals gone. Then later a new Predacon called Rampage. But the best episode to see in this season is: "Code Of Hero" That is the most popular episode of this season to see. It was very sad to see Dinobot sacrificing himself to save the valley and to die a hero. Then later,it was 5 maximals against 7 Predacons. It was cool, at the end of this season when the maximals discovered the AutoBot spaceship, the Ark.

Season 3, it the last and final season of Beast Wars. It pick up after the last episode in season 2. New things happen in this one, Optimal Optimus Primal is born with the power of Prime's spark, Blackarachnia joins the maximals. (Note): Silverbolt was the one to convinced her to join. And boy do they make a cute couple. And they got live in the Ark.(Note): The maximal spaceship, the Axalon, was destroyed. But it cool to see the new maximal Depth Charge, he is very cool. Of course, Dinobot is back, and now he is a Transmetal 2. Also, Cheetor becomes a Transmetal 2 as well. The rest of the series gets more interesting, Blackarachnia also goes Transmetal, and Megatron also becomes a whole lot powerful with the original Megatron's spark. And of course, Tigerhawk is born. But by the end of the series, Depth Charge and Tigerhawk were destroyed. I know it was dreadful to see them get destroyed. And it was funny at the end of the series. (Note): Here is a line.(Waspinator: "Waspinator happy at last.") That was the final line in the series.

The show also features the voices of:Susan Blu ,Donald Brown , Jim Byrnes , Gary Chalk ,Ian James Corlett (famous for MegaMan, and DragonBall Z) , David Kaye , Campbell Lane , Blu Mankuma , Scott McNeil , Colin Murdock ,Richard Newman ,Pauline Newstone , Doug Parker , Elizabeth Carol Savenkoff , David Sobolov , Venus Terzo ,and Alec Willows .

So in closing, get all the collections on DVD. You will see what I mean.

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