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Release Date:
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 ... 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)

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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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?

This was the only Transformers show to win an Emmy award until "Transformers Prime" (2010).See more »
Revealing mistakes: Kup, who is on Cybertron while the events of this series are occurring, is visible over Optimus Prime's right shoulder when the Preds break into the Ark's control room.See more »
Airazor:Go on, spider. Make a move. PLEASE.See more »
Beast Wars ThemeSee more »


How come these Transformers are so small compared to the originals?
Why animals instead of vehicles?
Are beast modes fully organic?
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26 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
More than meets the eye... in the 90s and in CGI, 7 July 1999
Author: SpideyTerry from Ardmore, PA

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.

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