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The Mighty Orbots 

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


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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:

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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 »


Narrator: Mighty Orbots has saved the planet Idyla. What a guy!
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Spoofed in Dexter's Laboratory: Last But Not Beast (1998) See more »

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One Of The Greatest Animations Of The Eighties!!!
19 December 2002 | by DarkLugia1969See all my reviews

When one thinks of "the Mighty Orbots" one thinks in my opinion, the greatest 80's animation of that time that lasted only one full season due to them being sued by the makers of the sorry ass "The Gobots". The Orbots paved a way in the formation of anime with a fast paced action with a really soothing jazz fill. I still remember the first episode entitled, "The Magnetic Menace" and I was blown away. My favorite episodes were "The Wish World" and "The Jewel of Targon" in which in both episodes that the five robots have to combined themselves to combat a much larger menace like the Shadow Agent Plamist and the Targonian Jewel Monster respectively. Most people will agree that there will never be a show like this ever again and that they should make this in DVD and I hope that they will do this one day. In fact this show was one of the many best things of the decade that I hated and that is the infamous 80's. Long live the Mighty Orbots, Champions of Justice!!!

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