Transformers: Cyberverse

Transformers: Cyberverse is a cel shaded computer animated series based on the Transformers toy franchise by Hasbro produced by Boulder Media Limited, and Allspark Animation for Cartoon Network.[2]

Transformers: Cyberverse
Transformers- Cyberverse logo.png
Logo of the series
Genre
Based on
Written by
  • Randolph Heard
  • Zac Atkinson
  • Gavin Hignight
  • Eugene Son
  • Kate Leth
  • Peter Di Cicco
  • Dan Salgarolo
  • Kevin Burke
  • Chris "Doc" Wyatt
  • Brandon Auman
  • Mairghread Scott
  • Mae Catt
  • Andrew Robinson
  • Benjamin Townsend
Directed by
  • Robert Cullen
  • Ehud Landsberg
  • Jean Texier
Voices of
  • Jeremy Levy
  • Ryan Andes
  • Jake Tillman
  • Sophia Isabella
  • Marc Thompson
  • Deanna McGovern
  • Billy Bob Thompson
  • Marc Swint
  • Lianne Marie Dobbs
Theme music composer
  • Max Repka
  • Toonocracy LLC
Composer(s)
  • Max Repka
  • Toonocracy LLC
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes36 (22 aired) (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)
  • Peter Lewis
  • Mikiel Houser (co-producer)
Running time
11 minutes
Production company(s)
DistributorAllspark (Hasbro, worldwide)
Takara Tomy (Japan)
Release
Original networkCartoon Network
Original releaseAugust 27, 2018 (August 27, 2018)[1] –
present

PremiseEdit

When Bumblebee begins to suffer amnesia, his partner, Windblade, comes to the rescue, and begins the process of helping him repair his memory files, enabling him to rediscover his past adventures on Cybertron. Once his memories are repaired, Bumblebee gets a clue that will lead both him and Windblade to complete their current mission and save their friends, unaware that Megatron sent his Decepticon assassins to hunt them down.[3]

SynopsisEdit

Chapter OneEdit

During the war on Cybertron between the Autobots and the Decepticons, Optimus Prime decides to throw the Allspark through a space bridge to an unknown location. The Allspark holds all Cybertronian life and possesses mythical powers that must not fall in the hands of the Decepticons. Eventually it becomes clear that Cybertron is slowly dying without the Allspark. Optimus Prime goes on a journey to the Allspark on a spaceship called 'the Ark' together with Bumblebee, Arcee, Prowl, Grimlock, Ratchet, Wheeljack, Chromia, Rack'n'Ruin, Drift, Teletraan-1 and Teletraan-X. Due to energon shortage, all autobots have to go into stasis. The Ark finds the Allspark on Earth, but it gets damaged and crashes. Bumblebee and Grimlock fall out of the ship before the Ark hits surface. Bumblebee stays in stasis, but Grimlock befriends the dinosaurs and teaches them Cybertronian technology. They search the entire planet for the Ark and the Allspark, but then a meteorite crashes on Earth. The dinosaurs go extinct and Grimlock goes back into stasis.

The first chapter focusses on Windblade who was the only bot able to get through a partially repaired space bridge. She lands on Earth in search for the Ark. She only finds Bumblebee, who has now awoken from stasis, but has lost all his memory files. Windblade has got telepathic powers and helps Bumblebee to restore his memory. Old memories from Cybertron and the journey on the Ark are rediscovered in every episode. Meanwhile they have to defend themselves against several Decepticons, who are also looking for the Ark and the Allspark.

Eventually they find Teletraan-X, a flying hard drive of the Ark, and they manage to awake Grimlock. Teletraan-X is able to locate the Ark with the data Grimlock has collected. They manage to awake everyone from stasis right before Starscream arrives on Earth with his Decepticon armada.

Chapter Two: Power of the SparkEdit

CharactersEdit

AutobotsEdit

  • Bumblebee (voiced by Jeremy Levy)[4]
  • Grimlock (voiced by Ryan Andes)[5]
  • Optimus Prime (voiced by Jake Tillman)[4]
  • Wheeljack (voiced by Billy Bob Thompson)[1]
  • Ratchet (Voiced by Todd Perlmutter)
  • Hot Rod (voiced by Travis Artz)
  • Prowl (voiced by Dick Terhune)[6]
  • Arcee (voiced by Jamie Lamchick)
  • Perceptor
  • Jetfire (voiced by Jeremy Levy)
  • Drift (voiced by Mike Rose)
  • Rack'n'Ruin (voiced by Jeremy Levy)
  • Alpha Trion (voiced by Rich Orlow)
  • Camiens
    • Windblade (voiced by Sophia Isabella)[4]
    • Chromia (voiced by LaTonia Phipps)
  • Velocitronians
    • Blurr (voiced by JC Ernst)[7]
  • Various Autobot soldiers

DecepticonsEdit

  • Megatron (voiced by Marc Thompson)[5]
  • Shadow Striker (voiced by Deanna McGovern)[5]
  • Shockwave (voiced by Ryan Andes)[5]
    • Shockwave's drones
  • Soundwave (voiced by Marc Swint)[8]
  • Lockdown (voiced by Mike Rose)
  • Gnaw
  • Clobber (voiced by Saskia Marx)
  • Sky-Byte (voiced by Marc Thompson)
  • Bludgeon
  • Seekers
    • Starscream (voiced by Billy Bob Thompson)[5]
    • Slipstream (voiced by Lianne Marie Dobbs)[9]
    • Thundercracker (voiced by Ben Bott)
    • Nova Storm (voiced by Saskia Marx)
    • Acid Storm (voiced by Jaime Lamchick)
    • Thrust (voiced by Tomas Virgadula)
    • Ramjet
    • Dirge
    • Various Seekers

OthersEdit

  • Teletraan-1 (voiced by Mike Rose)
  • Teletraan-X (voiced by Mike Rose)
  • Maccadam (voiced by Dick Terhune)
  • Cheetor (voiced by TJ Nelson)

EpisodesEdit

Season Episodes Subtitle Originally aired
Season premiere Season finale
1 18 N/A September 1, 2018 (2018-09-01) December 29, 2018 (2018-12-29)
2 18 Power of the Spark September 7, 2019 (2019-09-07) January 4, 2020

ProductionEdit

In June 7, 2017, Boulder Media Limited confirmed working on an additional Transformers series besides Transformers: Rescue Bots Academy.[10]

Transformers: Cyberverse was first announced during Hasbro Media and Investor Day in August 2017. The first season, titled "Chapter 1", would air in 2018, while a second season, titled "Chapter 2", is set to air on 2019. The series puts more emphasis on characters.[11] The first season consists of eighteen eleven-minute episodes.[4]

In September 23, 2017, Hasbro applied a trademark for the series and its related products.[12][13]

In October 14, 2017, a first look of the series was revealed, along with the synopsis.[3]

In December 9, 2017, Dan Salgarolo, who previously worked on Transformers: Robots in Disguise, has joined the series.[14] In April 9, 2018, voice actor Liane Marie Dobbs has also joined the series.[9]

A 1-minute clip from the episode "Megatron is My Hero" was previewed at the 2018 San Diego Comic-Con, alongside the show's intro.

On July 23, 2018, it was announced that the home channel for the series is Cartoon Network.[15]

On August 23, 2018, a trailer was released, with the premiere date revealed to be September 1, 2018.[16]

On February 9, 2019, it was announced that season 2 would be released in Q4 2019.[17]

On September 28, 2019, it was announced that the series has been renewed for a third season.[18]

Broadcast and releaseEdit

Similar to Transformers: Prime and Transformers: Robots in Disguise, Cartoon Network acquired the global broadcasting rights for the series, which includes linear and digital rights.[19]

The series premiered in the United States on Cartoon Network, with the first two episodes released earlier on the Cartoon Network App on August 27, 2018 and debuting on television on September 1, 2018; starting with the third episode, subsequent episodes are released in advance on Fridays on the Cartoon Network App before the television broadcast.[16] In Canada, the series premiered on Teletoon on September 16, 2018[20] and YTV on September 28, 2018.

Internationally, the series premiered on RTL 7 in the Netherlands on September 2, 2018,[21] on Cartoon Network on September 29, 2018 in Australia,[22] October 2, 2018 in Latin America,[23] October 27, 2018 in India, Central and Eastern Europe,[24] and the United Kingdom,[25] and on Gulli on October 7, 2018 in France.[26]

Hasbro started to release the series on its official YouTube channel since September 7, 2018.[27] Episodes in many other languages have followed suit. Unlike other web shows on Hasbro's YouTube channel, only select languages are available for specific regions, whilst the rest are region-locked.

Home mediaEdit

The series started to be available on iTunes in November 6, 2018.[28][29]

The first six episodes of the series were released on Region 4 DVD in Australia in February 20, 2019 by Beyond Home Entertainment.[30] The second installation was released on DVD on April 2, 2019.

ReceptionEdit

AccoladesEdit

Year Award Category Recipient Result Ref.
2019 Irish Animation Awards Best Writer for an Animated Series Episode: "Megatron Is My Hero" (Peter Di Cicco) Nominated [31]
Best Sound Design Episode: "Matrix of Leadership" (Windmill Lane) Nominated

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  9. ^ a b Dobbs, Lianne Marie (April 9, 2018). "Recorded episodes for Transformers: Cyberverse, as Slipstream, female Decepticon. Thank you @heigaav for an awesomely smooth recording session. Recorded live in Miami with the director 'plugged in' from NYC and the writer in LA!". Instagram. Facebook. Archived from the original on April 13, 2018. Retrieved April 13, 2018.
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