‘Transformers’ Series Moving to Cartoon Network

The move comes after Hub Network’s transformation into Discovery Family

“Transformers: Robots in Disguise” is morphing on over to the Cartoon Network.

The latest incarnation of the “Transformers” franchise is set to move to the Cartoon Network, with a premiere in the first quarter of 2015. This marks a change for the “Transformers” animated TV offering, as previous “Transformers” series have aired since 2010 on the Hub Network, which itself transformed into Discovery Family last week.

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“‘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,” Stephen Davis, president of Hasbro Studios and global entertainment & licensing for Hasbro, Inc, said. “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 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.”

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The new series 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 hyperactive mini-con must balance team-building with chasing and capturing their new enemies in every episode packed full of action, fun and adventure.

Hasbro Studios’ senior VP of global distribution and development Finn Arnesen said that the partnership with the Cartoon Network will be “a truly iconic event.”

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“As the regularly top-rated U.S. TV network in prime among Transformers’ core audience of boys ages 6-11 and 9-14, our beloved Autobots and Decepticons will feel very much at home on Cartoon Network,” Arnesen said. “And to seal our new partnership with Cartoon Network on the 30th anniversary of the Transformers franchise makes this a truly iconic event.”