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Transformers the Movie

Alternative Titles

English: Transformers: The Movie
Japanese: トランスフォーマー ザ・ムービー


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 9, 1986
Producers: Hasbro
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Unknown
Genres: Action, Mecha
Duration: 1 hr. 24 min.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 7.901 (scored by 6,671 users)
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Ranked: #7142
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It is the year 2005. Twenty-one years after the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons resumed their neverending war on planet Earth, the Decepticons have conquered the robots' home planet Cybertron. After a surprise attack by the Decepticons, both factions wage a gruesome battle at Autobot City. In the midst of the battle, Autobot leader Optimus Prime dies during his fight with Decepticon leader Megatron. The Autobot Matrix of Leadership is then passed on to second-in-command Ultra Magnus. Meanwhile, a badly-damaged Megatron is jettisoned by Starscream into deep space, where he encounters the planet-eating robot Unicron and is reborn as Galvatron, the new Decepticon leader. With Galvatron's reign on the rise and Unicron's imminent arrival within Cybertron's orbit, the Autobots must act quickly and protect the Matrix or face total annihilation.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Kawamori, Shoji
Mechanical Design
Urushihara, Satoshi
Key Animation
Yamauchi, Shigeyasu
Assistant Animation Director
Watanabe, Jun
In-Between Animation

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Nov 2, 2008
Messi (All reviews)
Fans of '80s anime are bound to like Transformers the Movie. It takes place after the original series and transitions to a new cast of characters (involved in the second season) very effectively. The storyline is great with a good mix of humor, action, and adventure. Even those who've never watched one lick of the original series can follow the storyline, though they may not be able to feel same the depth of connection with the characters many die-hard fans may, especially at one part when the leader of the autobots passes on the matrix of leadership, which invovles one of the best uses read more
Feb 17, 2009
ParaParaJMo (All reviews)
Some things I can say about this movie can be described in the following terms: dark and gritty, controversial, engaging and exciting, and some what revolutionary and ground breaking. And a lot of all of that had to do with the death of Optimus Prime along with other G1 characters such as Ironhide and Wheel Jack who really had no presence in the movie except being a corpse. But first I would like to talk about the controversial death of Optimus Prime. It’s interesting that amongst not just children, but the hardcore fanbase of all ages had emotions sparking within ourselves every time we see read more
May 11, 2015
literaturenerd (All reviews)

Is there an objective definition of what is and isn't an anime, or does MAL's policy reflect the original Supreme Court ruling on pornography, "I know it when I see it"? This is a rhetorical question, I actually know the answer and this "anime" directly violates Article 1 section 1 of MAL's own rules of what constitutes an anime. The only thing Japanese about this movie is that it was partially animated in Japan, which is explicitly stated to NOT be enough! Now, I'm going to review a cheesy, nostalgic movie from my childhood! Why? Mostly because it doesn't actually belong on this read more
Sep 15, 2018
JimAdams (All reviews)
To start off immediately, this is one of my favorite movies. Objectively, this is a very average, often even a very silly movie. However, it has a certain magic touch that I find myself at a loss to explain. It is so memorable that I found myself memorizing the majority of the script after just a couple or so viewings of the movie.

Story: 7/10
Firstly, the story. It's nothing too deep, and is quite simply a fun adventure story for audiences of all ages. It is quite a significant bit darker than it's cartoon series predecessor, however. It follows a group of Autobots on the run read more


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