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6 August 1996 (Canada) See more »
The Transformers story continues in the acclaimed sequel!
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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 (Series Cast Summary - 10 of 19)
Scott McNeil ... Rattrap / ... (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)

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 (18 episodes, 1996-1999)
Lawrence G. DiTillio (13 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)

Barbara 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 (1 episode, 1999)
Series Film Editing by
James Boshier (2 episodes, 1996-1997)

Patrick Carroll (unknown episodes)
Series Casting by
Elizabeth Carol Savenkoff (1 episode, 1999)

Doug Parker (unknown episodes)
Series Production Design by
Clyde Klotz (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Brett Gannon .... executive in charge of production (1 episode, 1999)
Barbara Zelinski .... production manager (1 episode, 1999)

Kim Dent-Wilder .... production manager (unknown episodes)
James Lawson .... production manager (unknown episodes)
Erin Smith .... production manager (unknown episodes)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kevin Gamble .... assistant director (1 episode, 1999)
Series Art Department
Herrick Chiu .... supervising modeller (1 episode, 1999)
Tyler Haider .... modeller (1 episode, 1999)
Clyde Klotz .... design supervisor (1 episode, 1999)
Doug MacKay .... modeller (1 episode, 1999)
John Parent .... modeller (1 episode, 1999)
James Stewart .... modeller (1 episode, 1999)
Rak Tafarodi .... supervising modeller (1 episode, 1999)

Robert Pratt .... storyboard artist (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Marcel Duperreault .... sound editor / audio supervisor (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 (1 episode, 1999)
Kirk Furniss .... sound effects editor (1 episode, 1999)
Issac Strozberg .... supervising sound editor (1 episode, 1999)
Cam Wagner .... foley artist (1 episode, 1999)

Jim Corbett .... machine room supervisor (unknown episodes)
Kelly Frey .... 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)
Kerry Uchida .... sound designer (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)
Frank Belina .... modelling director (1 episode, 1999)
Katrina Conwright .... key animator (1 episode, 1999)
Andrew Harvey .... animator (1 episode, 1999)
Chuck Johnson .... supervising animator (1 episode, 1999)
Jeremy McCarron .... animator (1 episode, 1999)
Blair Simmons .... key animator (1 episode, 1999)

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)
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)
Stephen Cooper .... senior animator (unknown episodes)
Kevin Culhane .... computer animator (unknown episodes)
Virgine d'Annoville .... computer animator (unknown episodes)
Barbara 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)
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)
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)
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)
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 (24 episodes, 1996-1999)
Dermot Shane .... on-line editor (1 episode, 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)
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 .... systems engineer (1 episode, 1999)
Tim Belsher .... software developer (1 episode, 1999)
Giuliana Bertuzzi .... controller (1 episode, 1999)
Sylvain Blais .... videodisc operator (1 episode, 1999)
Susan Blu .... voice director (1 episode, 1999)
Larry Bodnar .... systems engineer (1 episode, 1999)
Troy Brooks .... software developer (1 episode, 1999)
Kelly Daniels .... director of technical operations/vice president technical operations (1 episode, 1999)
Michael Dyck .... software developer (1 episode, 1999)
David Fracchia .... software developer (1 episode, 1999)
Rick Glumac .... software developer (1 episode, 1999)
Andre Guilbeault .... video production technician (1 episode, 1999)
Albert Ho .... software developer (1 episode, 1999)
Jean Ireland .... video production technician (1 episode, 1999)
Bracken New .... production assistant (1 episode, 1999)
Tony Pelle .... software developer (1 episode, 1999)
Russ Ptolomey .... systems engineer (1 episode, 1999)
Greg Story .... chief engineer (1 episode, 1999)
Chris Welman .... director of software development (1 episode, 1999)
David Wong .... software developer (1 episode, 1999)

Guliana Bertuzzi .... corporate controller (unknown episodes)
Nina Bowkett .... assistant to producer (unknown episodes)
Adria Budd Johnson .... executive assistant (unknown episodes)
Chris Cairns .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Jim Corbett .... video production supervisor (unknown episodes)
Lawrence G. DiTillio .... executive story editor (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)
Sharon Fraser .... assistant to executive producer (unknown episodes)
Shona Galbraith .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Tyler Haider .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Colleen Heenan .... executive assistant (unknown episodes)
Owen Hurley .... creative consultant (unknown episodes)
Lori Hutton .... production assistant / 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)
John Nicholson .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Andrew Ogawa .... production assistant (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)
Peter Sander .... executive: Alliance (unknown episodes)
Jennifer Scherer .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Beth Stevenson .... executive: Alliance (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)
Mairi Welman .... director of communications / unit publicist (unknown episodes)
Amy Wilding .... videodisk operator (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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30 min (52 episodes)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Dolby (1997-) | Matrix Surround (1996-1997)
Australia:G (some episodes) | Australia:PG (some episodes) | Singapore:PG | USA:TV-Y7

Did You Know?

An episode that was never realized would have been titled "A Greater Ape". It would have told a questionable story about Optimus Primal believing himself to be a real gorilla, and falling in love with another member of "his species". It would have required too many new C.G. models; thus, the story was never put onto screen.See more »
Plot holes: At the end of the first season, the Vok claim that there will be a great danger if the planet isn't destroyed. This is never elaborated on.See more »
Blackarachnia:Thanks for coming after me. It was sweet.
Silverbolt:As was the way you confessed the truth to Optimus. Oh we'll make a Maximal out of you yet.
Blackarachnia:In your dreams. I like myself just the way I am and I intend to stay this way. HOME, ROVER.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Fallout: New Vegas (2010) (VG)See more »
Beast Wars ThemeSee more »


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11 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
WOW!!, 4 May 2000
Author: Figaro-8 ( from Columbia, SC

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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