Transformers: Prime was an American CGI-animated science fiction drama series that aired during November 26, 2010 - July 26, 2013 (Which was exactly 26 months straight) on Discovery Family along with its sequel, Transformers: Robots in Disguise (2015). This show takes place in the Aligned Continuity Family of Transformers and is the first show of said continuity.
Both It and its sequel, Transformers: Robots in Disguise (2015) also aired on Discovery Family (Formerly the Hub Network), the latter aired on Cartoon Network, but no longer does due to unwanted shows popping up everywhere on that Network.
Surprisingly enough for a Transformers show, it won multiple Daytime Emmy Awards.
Why It Rocks
- For a Transformers show, it has a lot of memorable characters they focused on, and likable ones at that.
- Its story had very interesting twists and turns.
- Beautiful Animation akin to a Pixar film disguised as a Cyberpunk one.
- Actors Peter Cullen and Frank Welker reprise their roles as Optimus Prime and Megatron respectively.
- The designs of the robots (Especially the Autobots and Decepticons) are awesome.
- Even the human characters have a lot of backstory behind them and are memorable.
- There is a very good balance between happy, serious, and even funny moments.
- The small amount of main characters allowed for more character development and characterization.
- Ratchet's "HEY! I needed that!".
- Its sequel, Transformers: Robots in Disguise (2015) wasn't as well-received as Transformers: Prime.