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Beast Wars: Transformers 

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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.
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Series cast summary:
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 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 Doug Parker ...  Terrorsaur / ... 25 episodes, 1996-1997
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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>

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The Transformers story continues in the acclaimed sequel!


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TV-Y7 | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 August 1996 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Transformers: Beast Wars See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(52 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby (1997-)| Matrix Surround (1996-1997)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The original toy of Megatron had no hands: his right arm ended in a dinosaur head, and his left arm was a giant claw. The animators initially tried giving him two hands for the show, but eventually settled on keeping the dinosaur head as his right "hand", and made his claw a separate tool with a genuine left hand holding it. See more »

Goofs

There is an odd rendering error related to Dinobot's rotating shield in some episodes. When the shield is spinning in front of him, the shield's blur effects somehow blot out the shiny metal textures on Dinobot's robot body, making him look dull. See more »

Quotes

Blackarachnia: Trust isn't easy for a Predacon.
Silverbolt: You're only a Predacon because of Tarantulas. Inside you're a Maximal. When this is over you'll be one again as you were meant to be.
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Alternate Versions

On the Canadian T.V. Station YTV, the show is entitled Beasties. When Beast Wars aired on the Fox Kids network beginning in 1999 the show was edited for content. The Canadian Beast Wars videos are edited for time. There are two versions of the season one title sequence.One was shown on YTV and syndication the other was shown on Fox Kids and other syndication affiliates. See more »

Connections

Followed by Transformers: Energon (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Beast Wars Theme
Performed by Leslie West and Joe Lynn Turner
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A stunning addition to the Transformers universe!
6 November 2003 | by cobrakid82See all my reviews

Fantastic animation coupled with awesome characters and fun, action-packed episodes equals Beast Wars. Talk to any hardcore G1 fan and they'll tell you how much they enjoyed this series and how well the producers pulled it off, carving their own name into the Transformers shrine whilst still completely respecting the original series and comics, even paying homage to them in several episodes.

Beast Wars is a stunner. So what are you waiting for - dig in and MAXIMISE your entertainment!


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