New Transformers series coming to Cartoon Network
With the theatrical premiere of The Transformers approaching fast, it should come as no surprise that Hasbro and Cartoon Network are developing a brand new animated series featuring the robots in disguise.
Transformers Animated, slated for a January debut, would be the ninth series based on the toys. In this new series, rather than constantly pitting themselves against the Decepticons, the Autobots will instead fight a human enemy. The new series will also NOT be based on the new film version, though obviously the producers are hoping for a hefty boost from the movie to get a new generation interested in the franchise.
The new series will premiere with an hour and a half-long special, followed by a twenty-six episode order. The series, envisisoned as a "reimagining" of the older series, will include talent from such shows as Ben 10, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Teen Titans and Danny Phantom.
All I know is that I gave up watching The Transformers when I flipped on the TV one day and Optimus Prime was a monkey.