1984 TV-Y7-FV 4 seasons


1984 TV-Y7-FV 4 seasons
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This classic animated series chronicles the ongoing war between the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons, giant, intelligent robots that can transform into vehicles. With Earth as the battleground, mankind's future pivots on the outcome.
Chris Latta, Corey Burton, John Stephenson, Casey Kasem, Don Messick
  • SEASON  1
  • SEASON  2:1
  • SEASON  2:2
  • SEASON  3 & 4

Summary of Season 1 (1984) - 2 discs

With characters inspired by a line of 1980s action figures, this animated series deals with two factions of alien robots, both able to disguise themselves as everyday vehicles, as they battle on Earth for energy to bring to their home planet.
Full Screen 1.33:1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
TV-Y7-FV -
age 8+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 8+
age 8+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this animated series, which ran for four seasons in the mid-1980s, is the show that kicked off so many other Transformers series, as well as the successful big-budget movie franchise. It focuses on the cartoon clashes between two groups of giant robots -- the evil Decepticons and the noble Autobots. Expect plenty of robo-combat and lots of explosions, but few actual injuries. The series was originally based on a line of popular toys; the toys are still available, as are many other Transformers products, but the cartoons are at the heart of Transformers empire.

Sexual Content

Not applicable.


Lots and lots of animated robotic battles. Expect explosions, heavy weapons, and other kinds of mechanized mayhem, but little actual danger. Robots are rarely damaged, and civilians sometimes seem to be in peril but are never injured.


Not applicable

Social Behavior

The good Autobots are constantly foiling the nefarious schemes of their arch-enemies, the evil Decepticons. The Autobots have allied with the humans on Earth, while the Decepticons want to steal the planet's energy resources.


Plenty of products are tied to the Transformers franchise, including robot toys and two big-budget big-screen movies. The toys actually came first, and this series was originally developed in the '80s to promote them.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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