When four Autobots drifting through space recieve a broadcasted message from Optimus Prime, they make their way to Earth and meet the Autobot leader. On Earth Optimus gives the four new bots a new mission, become the Rescue Bots.
This iteration of Transformers is geared towards the younger generation, but isn’t the typical children’s program. This show has some good stories and great characterization. The Rescue Bots, Heatwave, Chase, Blades and Boulder each have their own personalites that are very adult in nature. Heatwave the leader is stubborn and a bit hot-headed, Chase is a by the book bot who follows all the rules, Blades is an easy going fun-loving dude who is afraid of heights and rounding out the team is Boulder a gentle giant who has become enamored with the beauty of nature. Each Rescue Bot is partnered with a human who is for the most part opposite in nature to each bot which leads to some good laughs and shows kids how to get along with others. If you have ever seen Marvel’s Super Hero Squad this show is in the same vein as that show.
The animation is pretty well done and the animation is pretty clean. The crew at Atomic Cartoons (Atomic Betty and Johnny Test) do a fantastic job handling animation chores. The voice acting is top notch with the likes of Steve Blum, Maurice LaMarche, LaVar Burton and Peter Cullen all lending their expertise to this show.
Transformers: Rescue Bots is a nice addition to the franchise and a great way to get the younger generation into the world of the Transformers. This is a show that both young kids and adults can watch together and have a laugh with and share their love for Robots in Disguise. Transformers Rescue Bots airs Saturdays on The Hub 11:30 EST/ 8:30 PST, If you’re looking to get your kids into the world of Transformers without having to worry about the darker themes of the ‘Prime’ series then this is the show you can’t miss.
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