First Trailer for Transformers: Rescue Bots Academy

First Trailer for Transformers: Rescue Bots Academy

Saturday, April 7th, 2018 2:58am CDT

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Thanks to notifications from a number of Seibertronian community members, we are able to link to the first trailer for the upcoming animated series created by Hasbro and Boulder Media Studios - Transformers: Rescue Bots Academy!

Part of the same universe as the series set in Griffin Rock and for all we know so far a direct sequel with a younger target audience, Rescue Bots Academy sees the new characters of Hot Shot, Whirl, Medix, Hoist, and Wedge follow predecessors Heatwave, Chase, and Boulder in learning how to respond to emergency situations and become heroes at the Training Academy of the title. Check it out below!

A group of young Bots fresh from Cybertron (Hot Shot, Whirl, Medix, Hoist and Wedge), have the honor of being the first-ever class to enroll in Earth’s Rescue Bot Training Academy and learn how to become Earth heroes through hands-on experience.


Credit(s): Comicbook.com


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Re: First Trailer for Transformers: Rescue Bots Academy (1951359)
Posted by Deadput on April 7th, 2018 @ 3:48am CDT
Think goodness their starting to experiment with Optimus voices that are not Peter Cullen. (I love Peter but he cant be Optimus forever...plus honestly his Optimus voice outside of the movies has been getting dull for awhile but that's probably more on the dreaded bad written dialogue we have gotten in the last few cartoons)

Hot Shot and Whirl sound fine, it's a show for younger kids so I'm not going to expect this to be something for me.
Re: First Trailer for Transformers: Rescue Bots Academy (1951370)
Posted by ZeroWolf on April 7th, 2018 @ 6:22am CDT
Imagine the reaction from people if whirl acted exactly like his idw version :lol: good to see rescue bots is continuing in some fashion.
Re: First Trailer for Transformers: Rescue Bots Academy (1951374)
Posted by Munkky on April 7th, 2018 @ 7:26am CDT
It doesn't look too bad, the animation and designs look ok for what it is, and it's good to hear someone other than Peter Cullen voicing Optimus for a change. Once the toys come out I might get a Hot Shot and a Wedge for my nephew (I would say Whirl too, but he prefers things with wheels). I hope the toyline includes some figures with a pull-back-and-go function, because that's my nephew's favorite type of toy right now, I got him the Rescue Bots Supercharger Bumblebee for his first birthday and he loves it.
Re: First Trailer for Transformers: Rescue Bots Academy (1951376)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 7th, 2018 @ 7:51am CDT
Looks like Medix is a car now.
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Posted by Hotconvoy on April 7th, 2018 @ 10:38am CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:Imagine the reaction from people if whirl acted exactly like his idw version :lol: good to see rescue bots is continuing in some fashion.

I think it would be far better that way. Yes it would be better with the new catch frase;
"Transform and Click! Bang! Bang! Pow! Boom! Boom! Pow! Boom! Boom! Bang! Pow!"
Re: First Trailer for Transformers: Rescue Bots Academy (1951394)
Posted by Galactic Prime on April 7th, 2018 @ 10:54am CDT
That doesn't sound like Peter Cullen, that sucks
Re: First Trailer for Transformers: Rescue Bots Academy (1951397)
Posted by Flashwave on April 7th, 2018 @ 11:19am CDT
So.... Yeah. That looks like the Beast Hunter Optimus Prime design...

Got hit hmwith a baseball bat before ot was rendered in Flash Cell whatever... Its eh.

Not fond that that changed Heatwave's head to a grizzled old drill seargent, but oh well.

Kinda sad Medix didnt keep her ambulance alt mode given that Hoist is a straight up copy of his. Not thT it matters since I am not buying these, but.

Can I just say though I am ecstatic at the RID Revival? We are getting Shadow Striker in Cyberverse, now Wedge is an orange bobcat in Rescue Bots. Can I get a new Side Burn somewhere please?
Re: First Trailer for Transformers: Rescue Bots Academy (1951401)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on April 7th, 2018 @ 11:45am CDT
This looks pretty good! Not 100% on board with the aesthetic changes, but it's still good!
Re: First Trailer for Transformers: Rescue Bots Academy (1951405)
Posted by Hotconvoy on April 7th, 2018 @ 11:53am CDT
Flashwave wrote:So.... Yeah. That looks like the Beast Hunter Optimus Prime design...

Got hit hmwith a baseball bat before ot was rendered in Flash Cell whatever... Its eh.

Not fond that that changed Heatwave's head to a grizzled old drill seargent, but oh well.

Kinda sad Medix didnt keep her ambulance alt mode given that Hoist is a straight up copy of his. Not thT it matters since I am not buying these, but.

Can I just say though I am ecstatic at the RID Revival? We are getting Shadow Striker in Cyberverse, now Wedge is an orange bobcat in Rescue Bots. Can I get a new Side Burn somewhere please?

Of course NOT why would hasbro give us a whole (nonG1) set?
I like the style of them (exept Prime) and would love to see them do the whole Rescue Bots team in Generations
Re: First Trailer for Transformers: Rescue Bots Academy (1951543)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 7th, 2018 @ 8:19pm CDT
Galactic Prime wrote:That doesn't sound like Peter Cullen
Yeah, none of the voice cast from the previous series were carried over into this one, as it's being recorded in New York (first TF cartoon to ever be recorded there, even) instead of Los Angeles.



Flashwave wrote:So.... Yeah. That looks like the Beast Hunter Optimus Prime design...
It's more based on the new evergreen design that's being widely used now, in IDW, in Aesthetics, in Cyberverse, etc.

Flashwave wrote:Kinda sad Medix didnt keep her ambulance alt mode
Isn't Medix male?

Flashwave wrote:Can I just say though I am ecstatic at the RID Revival? We are getting Shadow Striker in Cyberverse, now Wedge is an orange bobcat in Rescue Bots.
While Shadow Striker was retooled from a RiD mold, she was a G1 character (a friend of Trailbreaker, Sunstreaker, and Sideswipe, no less), released in the first Universe line as an OTFCC 2003 exclusive.
Re: First Trailer for Transformers: Rescue Bots Academy (1958205)
Posted by Va'al on May 8th, 2018 @ 7:16am CDT
Courtesy of Toon Boom and an interview they published with Robert Cullen, animator and founder of Boulder Media Studios - the Hasbro partner working on the upcoming animated series Rescue Bots Academy and Transformers: Cyberverse - we have a quick look at the two designs for Hot Shot and Bumblebee from the two shows respectively (you can discussion Rescue Bots Academy in its thread here).

Cullen talks about the studio in general and the recent acquisition by Hasbro and nothing specific about the shows, but if you're curious, you can look at the relevant passages below!

Boulder went from producing three projects at most to six IPs including season two of Danger Mouse and Hasbro’s Micronauts, The Littlest Pet Shop, My Little Pony: Equestria Girls and Rescue Bots Academy, all in Toon Boom Harmony. The studio is also storyboarding the latest Transformers series and its first CG animated feature film in Storyboard Pro.

With so many new productions, Boulder suddenly needed storyboard artists, concept designers and animators. The challenge became to scale up and find top talent without losing its quality and personality.

“We’ve always been quite selective about who we hire and it’s not just the talent I’m looking at; I want to know if they’re nice people and if they will fit in,” says Cullen.

Its team now includes people from around Ireland and the world, though growing from 160 to 360 seats in just over a year comes with certain concerns as well. Namely, keeping the boutique studio corporate culture it had established.

“Each project has a team with their own director and production manager — every piece feels like it’s a boutique production that people can take pride in,” says Cullen. “It doesn’t feel like we’re this vast company making random shows and we have to make sure it stays that way.”


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Re: First Trailer for Transformers: Rescue Bots Academy (1982833)
Posted by ZeroWolf on September 7th, 2018 @ 4:11pm CDT
Thanks to fellow Seibertron user, jON 3.0, we've now learned that script writing team Double Z Creative are working on the scripts for the Rescue Bots Academy cartoon, produced by Boulder Media. UK and Irish fans will recognise Double Z as the creators of Zig and Zag, regular fixtures on the old channel 4 show "The Big Breakfast" and chart toppers with their own number one single in the nineties. The pair have also seen a resurgence with their own cartoon on the BBC kids channel, CBBC (Still with Double Z handling scripts and doing voices).

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Also, through a report over at TFW2005, it's been revealed that the show will feature 104 episodes, though the episodes themselves will be 11 minutes each.

TFW2005 wrote:Their official website also mentions the planned episode count for the show. Equaling its predecessor; Transformers: Rescue Bots, Academy will also feature 104 episodes but at 11-minute runtime each (as opposed to the original’s 22-minute format).
” Writers on a new (11min x 104) action adventure animated series for the International market. This series is the latest addition to the hugely successful Transformers universe. “


Will you be watching this? Let us know in the comments and stay tuned to Seibertron for all the latest news and reviews.
Re: First Trailer for Transformers: Rescue Bots Academy (1982871)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 7th, 2018 @ 8:32pm CDT
104? That's the same exact number that the first show got.
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Posted by Black Bumblebee on September 7th, 2018 @ 10:54pm CDT
104 11 minute episodes is basically the same commitment as 52 22 minute episodes. 52 episodes seems to be the "sweet spot" of commitment run (i.e., 4 seasons of 13 episodes).
Re: First Trailer for Transformers: Rescue Bots Academy (1997117)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 5th, 2018 @ 12:04am CST
Rescue Bots Academy sneak preview coming to Discovery Family this Saturday at 9am!

https://twitter.com/discoveryfamily/status/1069966688953819147
The Rescue Bot Training Academy is about to open and you won't want to miss it! Tune in this Saturday at 9AM to watch the Transformers: Rescue Bots Academy sneak peek only on Discovery Family!

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Various TV listings claim it to be Episodes 1 and 2, titled "Recruits Part I" and "Recruits Part II".

(NOTE: Not my pic)
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Re: First Trailer for Transformers: Rescue Bots Academy (1997247)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 5th, 2018 @ 7:04pm CST
YouTube copy of the trailer for this Saturday's airing:

Re: First Trailer for Transformers: Rescue Bots Academy (1997249)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on December 5th, 2018 @ 7:25pm CST
Thanks to a heads up from Seibertronian Sabrblade, we have word that the newest generation of Rescue Bots is headed out way, and we are going to get a sneak preview this Saturday! This news comes to us from the Discovery Family Twitter page, and includes a 30 second trailer for the brand new series. Rescue Bots Academy is the 2nd project to be coming out of the Boulder Media Transformers group, with Cyberverse being the first. It features characters from the original Rescue Bots show (albeit, with different voice actors), and introduces us to brand new Rescue Bots, among which are Hot Shot and Whirl!

You can check out the trailer below, brought to Youtube courtesy of Madame Pom News, and let us know if you plan to tune in on Saturday!

Re: First Trailer for Transformers: Rescue Bots Academy (1998171)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 11th, 2018 @ 12:29am CST
So far, neither episode has been uploaded to any of the usual places to watch them online. But, after a Google Search, I have found Episode 1 online, but not Episode 2.
Re: First Trailer for Transformers: Rescue Bots Academy (2002435)
Posted by jON3.0 on January 4th, 2019 @ 4:32am CST
It's heartbreaking to watch this series. I worked on the pitch for the show which I was happy about and had my fingers crossed about actually working on the series. After I heard about how they recast the original actors (most of them would probably have been more than able & willing to continue as the characters) and how they only did the voices in house in NY and LA didn't even get auditions then seeing the format of the show, I have mixed feelings about it. I'm saddened that my friends that worked on RB didn't even get considered to be in the series. I'm saddened I and other friends who are fans and would've loved a shot to be in a TF series were not given that chance. Who knows? Maybe something bigger and better is still on the horizon.
Re: First Trailer for Transformers: Rescue Bots Academy (2002458)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 4th, 2019 @ 8:46am CST
I wish watching this series (past Episode 1) was even doable at this point.

But I feel ya, Jon. After years and years of LA and Vancouver being the places for actors to record Transformers shows, for them to suddenly switch it all up and over to New York (a talent pool that's never done Transformers before) for both RBA and Cyberverse is disheartening indeed.

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