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Transformers: Animated

Duration:
20 min
Genres:
Animation | Action | Family | Sci-Fi
IMDB rate:
6.6
Awards:
1 nomination
Details
Country: USA
Cast
Actor
Character
Bill Fagerbakke
Bill Fagerbakke
Transformers: Animated
David Kaye
Optimus Prime
Jeff Bennett
Prowl
Bumper Robinson
Bumblebee
Tom Kenny
Isaac Sumdac
Corey Burton
Ratchet
Tara Strong
Sari Sumdac
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Trivia
Art director and character designer Derrick Wyatt is one of the few official Hasbro employees who had already been Transformers fans even before being employed by the company.
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Most likely the first Transformers cartoon in which the Japanese dub calls Optimus Prime by his English name, rather than Convoy (his traditional Japanese name). Also, the Japanese have renamed Bulkhead to Ironhide, even though Ironhide is a different character in the show and toy-line.
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The series received a brand new intro sequence for the Japanese dub, consisting fully of new animation. In it, multiple characters who have very little screen-time in the actual show are made to seem like major characters, and the Transformers' war is shown spanning across the entire Earth. Further, a mysterious, cloaked villain appears briefly during the intro, but it's never made clear who he is supposed to be, as no such character shows up in the cartoon.
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Faq
Q
Why does the first episode start with clips from the original Transformers cartoon?
A
Those clips form a history reel that the characters watch in the show, and are meant as a treat for older Transformers fans. Most younger kids wouldn't be able to recognize those scenes.
Q
Are the spots on the sides of Lugnut's head actual eyes?
A
Yes. In total, this means he has five eyes.
Q
Are all of the robot characters just reimaginings of older ones?
A
Most are, but a few are completely new characters who haven't appeared in previous Transformers cartoons or comic books. These are Lugnut, Lockdown and, most importantly, Bulkhead. All of them have proved to be popular enough to be included into other Transformers stories, and now they all have their own places in Transformers canon. Likewise, they all received toys in other Transformers figure lines.
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Photos from cast
Bill Fagerbakke