The evil Decepticons have appeared in Detroit. With the all powerful Allspark, Megatron can use it to turn all of Earth's robots into Decepticons. However, Optimus Prime and his Autobots arrive and plan to stop Megatron and his evil plan in Transformers Animated. Broadcast History: "Transformers Animated" premiered on December 26th, 2007 at 8:00pm (ET) with the three-part episode "Transform and Roll Out". The series then moved to its regular timeslot of Saturdays at 10:30am (ET) on January 5th, 2008. New episodes continued to premiere at that timeslot until the second season finale, "A Bridge Too Close", on July 5th, 2008. After an eight month break of new episodes, "Transformers Animated" returned with the three-part third season premiere, "TransWarped", at 8:00am (ET) on March 14th, 2009. New episodes currently premiere at its new timeslot of 8:00am (ET) on Saturdays.
In the video Optimus Prime was watching, Bumblebee from the original Transformers series is shown.
Character(s) Introduced: Autobots- Optimus Prime Ratchet Bulkhead Bumblebee Prowl Sentinel Prime Ultra Magnus Decepticons- Starscream Lugnut Blackarachnia Blitzwing Megatron Humans- Isaac Sumdac Sari Sumdac
While every Optimus Prime in the Transformers series (Excluding Beast Wars) had Prime as the bot in charge of Cybertron, in this series, he is a commander of a small group of repair bots even after being taught at the Autobot Academy.
Transformers Animated is the first series to feature an Autobot named Prowl that is not a car, but a motorcycle. Keeping with the classic theme of previous Prowls, he is still a police vehicle.
Character(s) Introduced: Humans- Captain Fanzone
When the recon bot is scanning vehicles for the Autobots, everyone's vehicles are the same colors as themselves except Bulkhead's, which is black and gray.
In his pre-Earth form, Bumblebee's shape resembles some elements of G1 Bumblebee's pre-Earth "flying saucer car" mode. These elements disappear once he is reformatted.
The alternate modes the Autobots take on: Optimus Prime- Fire Truck Bumblebee- Police modified sports car Prowl- Police Motorcycle Ratchet- Ambulance Bulkhead- Armored Truck