Transformers: Rescue Bots

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  • TV-Y7
  • 2012
  • 4 Seasons
  • 6.6  (1,086)

Transformers: Rescue Bots is a children's animated television series that premiered on The Hub in 2011 and concluded in 2016. The show centers around a group of Autobots called the Rescue Bots, who are sent to a small town called Griffin Rock to protect and serve the humans living there. The show features the voices of Lacey Chabert as Dani Burns, Elan Garfias as Cody Burns, Maurice LaMarche as Chief Charlie Burns, and a host of other talented voice actors.

The premise of the show is that the Rescue Bots are a special division of Autobots designed to work alongside humans in non-combat roles. They are sent to Griffin Rock under the cover of being the town's emergency services team. The team includes Heatwave, the Rescue Bot leader who transforms into a fire engine, Chase, who transforms into a police car, Blades, a helicopter, and Boulder, a bulldozer.

Dani Burns is the daughter of the town's chief of police, Charlie Burns. She is a tech-savvy teenager who helps the Rescue Bots navigate human culture and customs. Cody Burns is Dani's little brother, who is obsessed with the Rescue Bots and helps them on their missions. Chief Charlie Burns is the gruff but loveable father figure who keeps the Rescue Bots in check.

The show follows a basic formula, with the Rescue Bots facing a new problem in each episode that requires their unique skills to solve. Along the way, they learn important lessons about teamwork, problem-solving, and the value of helping others. The show is lighthearted and fun, with plenty of action and humor to keep kids engaged.

One of the strengths of Transformers: Rescue Bots is its focus on character development. Each episode gives the various characters a chance to shine and grow, with the Rescue Bots learning more about human emotions and relationships, and the human characters learning about the capabilities and limitations of their robotic friends. The show also features strong positive messages about the importance of helping others and working together.

Another strength of the show is its use of science and technology. As a technology-themed show, Transformers: Rescue Bots is filled with gadgets and gizmos that will delight tech-savvy kids. The show also explores real-world scientific concepts, such as nanotechnology, weather patterns, and environmental health.

In addition to its strengths, Transformers: Rescue Bots also has a few areas where it falls short. One of the biggest criticisms of the show is its lack of deep conflicts or villainous characters. Most episodes feature relatively low-stakes problems, such as a broken bridge or a lost pet, which the Rescue Bots easily solve. This lack of high-stakes conflict makes the show less engaging for older viewers who are used to more complex stories.

Another area where the show falls short is its lack of diversity. With most of the human characters being white and middle-class, the show misses an opportunity to showcase a more diverse cast of characters. There are also relatively few female characters on the show, with Dani Burns being the only significant female character.

Despite these shortcomings, Transformers: Rescue Bots remains a fun and engaging show for younger viewers. Its emphasis on positive messages about teamwork and problem-solving make it a great choice for parents who are looking for wholesome entertainment for their kids. With its lovable characters and innovative use of technology and science, the show is sure to entertain and educate kids for years to come.

Transformers: Rescue Bots is a series that is currently running and has 4 seasons (104 episodes). The series first aired on February 11, 2012.

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26. Transformations
October 22, 2016
Doctor Morocco plots to conquer the Rescue Bots by becoming one of them.
25. Upgrades
October 22, 2016
When Optimus Prime splits the Rescue Bots into different teams for new assignments, the evil genius of Doctor Morocco return to wreak havoc.
Family Business
24. Family Business
October 15, 2016
A family member is in harms way and Cody is pushed into action.
A Brush With Danger
23. A Brush With Danger
October 1, 2016
A pretentious movie celebrity shows up on the island to get ready for a movie role, and while Kade is a fan, the Rescue Bots are not, because their latest exploration is impaired by the star.
To Infinity... And Back
22. To Infinity... And Back
October 8, 2016
When Dani's out-of-this-world test flight doesn't go according to plan, the Rescue Team is her only hope of ever making it back home.
Cody's 11
21. Cody's 11
September 17, 2016
The Burns family plots a heist to steal back Energon and various technology.
The Need For Speed
20. The Need For Speed
September 10, 2016
Blurr's future with the group is questioned because of a curious criminal and an unexpected visitor.
Once Upon a Time
19. Once Upon a Time
September 3, 2016
Spruce trees are falling in the forest, so the Rescue Team probe and discover the answer might not be explained by science.
Camp Cody
18. Camp Cody
August 27, 2016
Blades go covert in order to participate in a Lad Pioneer leveling-up ceremony, and some surprises are made known.
Uninvited Guest
17. Uninvited Guest
August 13, 2016
Bumblebee surprises the crew at the training center.
Pizza Pi Party
16. Pizza Pi Party
August 6, 2016
The super-yeast causes chaos at a Pizza Pi Festival and the Bots must fix the problem.
King Burns
15. King Burns
July 30, 2016
Gorillas have to be rescued from a volcanic eruption. Meanwhile, the Burns guys learn their royal destinies.
Hot Rod Bot
14. Hot Rod Bot
July 23, 2016
Blurr's race-car hopes cause him to feel confused, because he also wants to work as a Rescue Bot, so Dani helps him achieve a degree of harmony.
The More Things Stay the Same
13. The More Things Stay the Same
July 9, 2016
The rescue team are stuck inside the training center with a dysfunctional hologram, and the center is at harm of being uncovered by humans.
The More Things Change...
12. The More Things Change...
July 2, 2016
The mainland training center is ready to open, but some last-minute preparations must be taken.
Part-Time Heroes
11. Part-Time Heroes
June 25, 2016
When Griffin Rock's communication tower needs replacing, the Bots and Burnses take on part-time jobs to raise the money.
All Spark Day
10. All Spark Day
June 18, 2016
During a Cybertronian holiday, the Rescue Bots take on their biggest challenge yet - a super-sized, overtired baby.
Mayor May Not
9. Mayor May Not
June 11, 2016
After Chase is elected mayor, he orders Chief to start enforcing more of Griffin Rock's sillier laws, much to the citizens' annoyance.
Enemy of My Enemy
8. Enemy of My Enemy
June 4, 2016
The Bots are kidnapped by a new villain, and the Burns' past rival shockingly becomes their ally during this crisis.
Ghost in the Machine
7. Ghost in the Machine
May 28, 2016
On Halloween night, Evan and Myles kidnap Quickshadow and threaten to expose the secret of the Rescue Bots.
Vanishing Returns
6. Vanishing Returns
May 21, 2016
Investors come to Griffin Rock with plans to build a vacation resort. Also, Cody feels not seen around others.
Back to Virtual Reality
5. Back to Virtual Reality
May 14, 2016
When Cody convinces Chief to try a virtual reality video game, they uncover an old nemesis whom the Rescue Team must stop from destroying the real Griffin Rock.
Plus One
4. Plus One
May 7, 2016
Quickshadow upsets the Rescue Team's dynamic when Heatwave invites her to take a turn at leadership.
3. Arrivals
April 30, 2016
Frankie gets a new sister, but adjusting to this is difficult for her. In the meantime, the Rescue Bots are startled to discover they also have a new arrival in their lives.
Bridge Building
2. Bridge Building
April 23, 2016
While the citizens of Griffin Rock decide whether or not to let the Bots stay in their midst, a GroundBridge accident splits the Team.
New Normal
1. New Normal
April 23, 2016
Three years after their arrival on Earth, an alien attack forces the Rescue Bots to decide whether to reveal their true natures to the citizens of Griffin Rock.
Where to Watch Transformers: Rescue Bots
Transformers: Rescue Bots is available for streaming on the The Hub website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Transformers: Rescue Bots on demand at Netflix, Amazon, The Roku Channel Free, Google Play, Apple TV and Pluto TV.
  • Premiere Date
    February 11, 2012
  • IMDB Rating
    6.6  (1,086)