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The Mighty Orbots 

A mild mannered human youth secretly leads a squad of uniquely designed robots in the defence of Earth.


Barry Glasser






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Series cast summary:
Sherry Alberoni ...  Bo 1 episode, 1984
Julie Bennett Julie Bennett ...  Boo 1 episode, 1984
Jennifer Darling ...  Dia 1 episode, 1984
Barry Gordon ...  Robert Simmons 1 episode, 1984
Jim MacGeorge Jim MacGeorge ...  Bort 1 episode, 1984
Bill Martin ...  Tor / ... 1 episode, 1984
Don Messick ...  Crunch / ... 1 episode, 1984
Noelle North Noelle North ...  Oh No 1 episode, 1984
Gary Owens ...  Narrator 1 episode, 1984
Robert Ridgely 1 episode, 1984


In the future, Earth is threatened by various enemies, but none worse than the organization called Shadow, lead by the cybernetic menace known as Umbra. Against this, the Galactic Patrol strives to protect Earth, but the mild mannered young scientist, Robert Simmons, does more. In times of peril, he secretly fights as the leader of the Orbots, a team of unique artificially intelligent robots each equipped with their own unique capabilities that are invaluable in this war. Together, whether individually or united as parts of a giant combined robot, they represent Earth's most powerful defense. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Release Date:

8 September 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Broots See more »

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(13 episodes)


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Did You Know?


The series drew a lawsuit from the toy company, Tonka, on the allegation of basing the cartoon on their GoBots franchise, which was adapted from Bandai's Machine Robo line. Although that lawsuit proved to be baseless, the legal complications led to Mighty Orbots being canceled after one season. See more »


Bort: Not everyone's a Shadow agent in disguise.
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Spoofed in Dexter's Laboratory: Last But Not Beast (1998) See more »

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Can not really give it a score, because it has been a long time since I have seen this one.
21 February 2009 | by Aaron1375See all my reviews

Have to say though I really loved this short lived cartoon series as a kid. This along with Transformers and Voltron were my favorite cartoons. I always enjoy the robots that combine to form bigger robots or transform. I also watched Gobots a bit, but I did not care for that one nearly as much, and I learn now that it is the reason this much more entertaining show was canceled. Really, how the heck did that lawsuit even work when Gobots was clearly a Transformers rip off while Orbots more closely resembled Voltron than Transformers or Gobots. Here we had a dude who along with six robots fought the evil UMBRA's forces (I did not remember the villain's name but rather a reviewer mentioned it). The Orbots consisted of a strong robot that would turn into the main torso, a shape shifting robot that would be one of the legs, a junk eating robot who was the other legs, two rather attractive twin girl robots who formed the arms, and a little girl robot who sort of was the glue for when they combined as the dude entered the robot in combined form and fought against stuff that I can not remember thanks to the brief run of this show. I am guessing it will never come on DVD unless the gobot creators die or something so I will never get to relive this show and see why I enjoyed it as a kid.

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