Cartoon Network is getting some robot action next year, as Hasbro has announced that TRANSFORMERS: ROBOTS IN DISGUISE will debut on the network sometime in the first quarter of 2015. Originally announced for the Hub Network (who I blogged for as part of their “Hub Club” for a very short period of time), the series shift comes after the Hub has been rebranded “Discovery Family” and will be focusing on other programming. Personally, I think this is a fantastic move to get TRANSFORMERS in front of a wider audience, as ROBOTS IN DISGUISE is one of my most-anticipated shows of the new year. Here’s more…
“ROBOTS IN DISGUISE begins a brand new chapter in storytelling, filled with great humor, lots of fun adventure and animated in a cooler, lighter, brighter style that we know kids are going to really love. We have spent a lot of time listening to what kids like about Transformers and they haven’t been shy about giving us their opinions. And we have listened! ROBOTS IN DISGUISE is reflective of all that we have learned in our conversations with kids. It has the most relatable Autobot and Decepticon characters we have ever ‘Rolled Out’ in a Transformers animated series.”
– Stephen Davis, president of Hasbro Studios and global entertainment & licensing for Hasbro, Inc. –
Series Synopsis: The mission begins as Bumblebee must step up to be leader in the years after we left the Autobots in Transformers Prime. Summoned by Optimus Prime to save Earth from a new faction of Decepticons, Bumblebee puts his light-hearted mettle to the test after assembling a rogue team of young Autobots action heroes. Bumblebee must balance his job fighting off evil with being equal parts squad leader and coach to a rascally band that needs constant coaxing to learn how to work together. The results are comical when the cool rebel, elite guard cadet, bombastic dinobot and excitable mini-con must balance team-building with chasing and capturing their new enemies in every episode packed full of action, fun and adventure.
TRANSFORMERS: ROBOTS IN DISGUISE features to voice talents of Will Friedle (BATMAN BEYOND, BOY MEETS WORLD) returning as Bumblebee, along with Darren Criss (GLEE) as Sideswipe, Mitchell Whitfield (TMNT) as Fixit, Constance Zimmer (ENTOURAGE, HOUSE OF CARDS) and Ted McGinley (REVENGE OF THE NERDS, MARRIED WITH CHILDREN).