The Transformers are getting ready to transform and roll out with a new generation. The new juvenile-targeted ‘Transformers: Rescue Bots Academy’ stars a new cast of child Autobots, as they train under the tutelage of Optimus Prime and the other senior heroes. The new series will air on Discovery Family this fall and is the successor to ‘Transformers: Rescue Bots’ which lasted for four seasons. Both cartoons are based on the toys from Playskool.
A group of young Bots fresh from Cybertron (Hot Shot, Whirl, Medix, Hoist and Wedge), have the honor of being the first-ever class to enroll in Earth’s Rescue Bot Training Academy and learn how to become Earth heroes through hands-on experience.
Like ‘Rescue Bots’, ‘Rescue Bots Academy’ will dedicate its episodes to teaching children about safety. The series is created by Boulder Media Studios. You can watch the trailer for the series below:
A more mature web series ‘Transformers: Titans Return’ will arrive this spring and features an impressive voice cast that includes Mark Hamill, Ron Perlman, Judd Nelson, Jaime King, and Wil Wheaton. This series is aimed at teens and adults.
Of course, the biggest ‘Transformers’ media project coming out this year is ‘Bumblebee: The Movie’, the latest live action cinematic movie in the brand. That film arrives in December and is the first in the franchise to not be directed by Michael Bay. Instead, Travis Knight has stepped in and the cast features Hailee Steinfeld and John Cena.
As a tie-in to the movie, another ‘Transformers’ animated project is also on its way. ‘Transformers: Cyberverse’ will be a series of 11-minute episodes that focus on Bumblebee, with Windblade, Optimus Prime and Grimlock in supporting roles. The series will be broken up into two chapters, with the second arriving later in 2019. While ‘Rescue Bots Academy’ is aimed at preschoolers and ‘Titans Return’ is meant for teens and adults, ‘Cyberverse’ seems targeted at kids in between.
Do you have a young Transformers fan who will love ‘Rescue Bots Academy’?