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Transformers Animated - "Transform and Roll Out: Part 3" Episode 3 Recap

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Optimus must decide between giving up the Allspark or the lives of Detroit when Starscream challenges the Autobots. If the third part of “Transform and Roll Out” suffers from anything, it’s that it feels a bit detached from the first two. Part one works as an opener that sets the tone while Part two establishes […]

Transformers Animated - "Transform and Roll Out: Part 2" Episode 2 Recap

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Stranded on Planet Earth, Optimus’ crew must battle a beastly creature to save its inhabitants. With Megatron down for the count, the Autobot’s ship crashes into the bottom of Lake Erie. Nearby, a young Isaac Sumdac discovers the unconscious head of Megatron and uses it as the basis of his robotic industry. 50 years pass […]

Transformers Animated - "Transform and Roll Out: Part 1" Episode 1 Recap

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Optimus Prime’s band of misfits are forced into a situation none of them are prepared for when they discover the elusive Allspark, the giver of life to all Cybertronians. Unfortunately, the Decepticons are not far behind with intent to snatch it for their own means. Transformers Animated is the Wind Waker of the Transformers franchise. No, […]

Toonzone Transformers Week - BEST. EPISODE. EVER! - Transformers Animated

BEST. EPISODE. EVER! – Transformers Animated Transformers Animated was the first Transformers cartoon made specifically for English-speaking audiences since Beast Machines in 2000. ¬†Premiering in 2007 and bearing a art design radically unlike any iteration before it, this series ran a solid 42 episode run across three seasons. ¬†Within that time it became one of […]

"Transformers Animated: The AllSpark Almanac II": You Can Win If You Dare!

I’ll begin with a thank you. Thank you to the many who purchased the original AllSpark Almanac. We’ve been rewarded with a sequel, the fittingly titled AllSpark Almanac II. The original Almanac covered the show’s first two seasons, themselves running back to back as a single mega season. It makes sense then that this second […]

"Transformers Animated: The AllSpark Almanac": Send The Books!!

People tend to be attracted to franchises because they know that when one interpretation ends another will be along soon enough. However, what of those previous interpretations? If you enjoyed one, you might not want to see it just dropped down into the archives. This has definitely been the case for fans of Transformers Animated, […]

"Transformers Animated" Season Two: Still Kicking Skid Plate, but Slipping Gears

The premiere to Transformers Animated was one of the most pleasant surprises of 2008—a fast, fun, and fascinating bit of lightweight fluff that updated the venerable robot toys for a new generation of kids. The first 13-episodes of the show kept up the pace, slipping only a bit with a few weaker plots and characters. […]

"Transformers Animated" Season One is "Teen Titans" for the Giant Robot Set

Teen Titans changed all the rules. Before Teen Titans debuted in 2003, American superhero cartoons were either played completely straight or completely silly. Teen Titans rejected this dichotomy, keeping one foot firmly in each camp. As a result, the show could encompass villains as diverse as the ludicrous Mad Mod and the sinister Slade, and […]

"Transformers Animated" DVD is Full Throttle Fun

I grew up in the 1980′s, the golden age of toy-commercials disguised as animated entertainment, and while I watched my share of these shows, I never managed to get into The Transformers. In hindsight, this seems like an odd omission, considering the number of my friends who were fans and the number of elements in […]

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