Transformers: Rescue Bots is an American children’s comedy program that currently airs on the Discovery Family Network (and has been since 2014). The program aired on the Hub Network from 2012 to 2014. The series follows the adventures of four young “bots” and their “human counterparts”.
In addition to the television series, there is also a line of toys and book series that are all based on The Transformers toy set. The series is produced by Hasbro Studios for the Discovery Family Channel. Nicole Dubuc, Brian Hohlfeld, and Jeff Kline develop the series. Executive producers include Jeff Kline, Brian Hohlfield, and Frank Molieri. The series originally premiered on February 18th, 2012. Season four of the series started on April 23rd, 2016.
Can you tell me more about the premise of the series?
The series is based on the fictional island of Griffin Island that is located off the coast of the real state, Maine. This is where the Rescue Bots are located. In case you are wondering what a Rescue Bot is, they are part of a group of “Autobots that have been designed for rescue missions”.
The Rescue Bots team consists of Heatwave, Boulder, Blades, and Chase. Heatwave is the leader of the group and is a fire engine bot. Boulder is a bulldozer bot, Blades is a helicopter pilot, and Chase is a police car bot. The main focus of the Rescue Bots is educating children regarding hazards.
In the show, the bots all follow direction from Optimus Prime for all of the active Autobots that come to Earth. The bots come out of a long stasis to learn what happened to Cybertron and that they are the only Rescue Bot team that remains.
Optimus Prime doesn’t believe that the Rescue Bot team is ready to join the Deceptions, so instead he pairs them with the Burns Family. The Burns Family is a team of first response rescuers who deal with various emergencies and disasters here on Planet Earth. Since this is a television show, it really emphasizes family values, combined with their newfound friends on Earth, the bots learn all about teamwork and heroism.
How can I watch this program?
The first three seasons of the series are available on YouTube and Netflix.
What’s up in season four of the series?
The series premiered on April 23rdwith back-to-back episodes. There are brand new female characters on the show this season. The new bots will include Quickshadow (who is voiced by Alex Kingston) and Chickadee (who is voiced by Kristen Schaal). Season four will see the bots battle an alien invasion, which forces the bots to reveal their true extraterrestrial nature to the members of Griffin Rock.
At the beginning of May, the voice actor Jeff Bennett (who is the voice of many of the characters on the show including Ultramagnus and Mixmaster) received the “Creative Arts Emmy for Best Performer in an Animated Program”.
While season four just began, we are anxiously looking ahead to season five. There has not been an official announcement, as of yet as to whether the show will be picked up for another season. We are anxiously awaiting the
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