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The Transformers 

Transformers (original title)
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Two opposing factions of transforming alien robots engage in a battle that has the fate of Earth in the balance.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Frank Welker ...  Megatron / ... 93 episodes, 1984-1987
Peter Cullen ...  Optimus Prime / ... 69 episodes, 1984-1987
Corey Burton ...  Spike Witwicky / ... 68 episodes, 1984-1987
Christopher Collins Christopher Collins ...  Starscream / ... 68 episodes, 1984-1987
John Stephenson ...  Thundercracker / ... 67 episodes, 1984-1987
Jack Angel Jack Angel ...  Ultra Magnus / ... 60 episodes, 1985-1987
Dan Gilvezan ...  Bumblebee / ... 54 episodes, 1984-1987
Michael Bell ...  Prowl / ... 53 episodes, 1984-1987
Casey Kasem ...  Teletraan I / ... 53 episodes, 1984-1986
Don Messick ...  Ratchet / ... 49 episodes, 1984-1986
Neil Ross ...  Springer / ... 39 episodes, 1984-1987
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Storyline

During the great Cybertronian War, the Autobots and the Decepticons crash landed on Earth. Millions of years later, geological activity revives the warring factions - the Decepticons want to strip Earth of its vast energy resources, and the Autobots seek to protect the inhabitants of Earth from that fate. And so an endless battle begins in a crucial race to find an energy source for their homeworld Cybertron. Written by Michael Silva <silvamd@cleo.bc.edu>

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Official Sites:

Hasbro home page

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USA | Japan | South Korea

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Transformers See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,300,000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(98 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

DEBUT: Chip Chase (The Transformers: Roll for It (1984)). See more »

Goofs

Animation errors can be found in each and every episode, and some of these are quite noticeable. Characters are colored differently from shot to shot at times, robots that should be dead appear randomly, and sometimes, you can see the same character twice in the same shot. Another issue is the misplacing of animation cels, which resulted in characters appearing to be small/gigantic, and in some instances, full limbs and other body parts are missing. See more »

Quotes

[after being hit by the Eurythma harmony]
Galvatron: What was that?
Soundwave: [sounding unusually touched] That... was heaven! The purest, most vibrant, most perfect harmony I've ever heard!
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Referenced in Mr. B's Lost Shorts (2001) See more »

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Cartoon classic
18 October 2005 | by movieman_kevSee all my reviews

Along with "G.I. Joe", this was my one of my favorite cartoons as a kid. It deals with Optimus Prime and his Autobots in their never-ending battle with the evil Decepticons. Yes, the show was a commercial for the unending line of toys, trading cards, and other merchandise, but it was the best commercial EVER in my mind. The adventures were thrilling and I couldn't wait to watch it every day. The show was greatness personified until after the movie. Everything that came afterwords only tainted the memory more and more. Armada being the pinnacle of ass. However watching anything before the movie still remains pure gold and instantly takes me back to my wonderful childhood in the glorious '80's.

My Grade: A


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