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The Transformers: The Movie rolling out back to theaters

The classic Transformers animated movie is on its way back to movie theaters, just in time for the film’s 35th anniversary celebration.

Do not mourn for me

Thought I’d get that out of the way right at the top. Yes, this is indeed the movie that ‘killed’ Optimus Prime, seeing the rise of Hot Rod as the Autobots new leader Rodimus Prime. It’s also the film that saw a bunch of other fan-favorite characters killed off, and replaced by characters that… would also become fan-favorites. Yep, Transformers had it like that back in the 80s.

For millennia, the heroic Autobots, led by Optimus Prime (Peter Cullen), have been at war with the evil Decepticons, led by Megatron (Frank Welker). As the battle between the Autobots and Decepticons rages on Earth, an even greater threat looms. Unicron (Orson Welles, Citizen Kane), a colossal converting planet who consumes everything in his path, is heading for Cybertron to devour the Transformers homeworld and wipe the Autobots and Decepticons from existence. The only hope is the Autobot Matrix of Leadership. With new enemies hunting them down and dangers lurking in every corner of the galaxy, the Autobots take on a perilous mission to save their planet that will alter their destiny forever. 

Fathom Events

Needless to say, if you’re a fan of the property, The Transformers: The Movie is a classic. And now it’s on the way back to theaters, just in time for the 35th anniversary.

The film will be making the leap back to the big screen thanks to Fathom Events and Hasbro. Unfortunately though, that’s the only bit of info that we have right now. Times, dates, and participating theaters are still unannounced, though that’ll all presumably be filled in soon enough.

According to Fathom, Hasbro will be holding its next Transformers-themed stream on August the 13th, at 11am eastern time. So if you’re a fan of the bots from Cybertron, make sure you tune into HasbroPulse.

About Jason

Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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