Transformers: The Movie (1986) Full Movie
It also marked the final roles for both Orson Welles and Scatman Crothers.
The story takes place in 2005, 20 years after the events of the TV series' second season and serves to bridge into the third season.
Set to a soundtrack of synth-based incidental music and hard-driving metal music, the movie has a decidedly darker tone than the television series, with detailed visuals in Toei Animation's typical anime film styling, and Decepticon villains that are more menacing, killing without hesitation.
The film features several grand battles in which a handful of major characters meet their end.
The film's tagline was: "Beyond good. Beyond evil. Beyond your wildest imagination."
Directed by Nelson Shin, Produced by Joe Bacal, Tom Griffith, Nelson Shin (co-producer), Margaret Loesch (executive), Lee Gunther (executive).
Written by Ron Friedman.
Narrated by Victor Caroli, Starring Peter Cullen, Judd Nelson, Orson Welles, Leonard Nimoy, Robert Stack, Neil Ross, Susan Blu, Frank Welker, Lionel Stander, Gregg Berger, Michael Bell, Paul Eiding, Eric Idle, David Mendenhall.
Music by Vince DiCola, Studio Hasbro, Marvel Productions, (20th Century Fox), Sunbow Productions, (Sony Pictures Entertainment), Toei Animation.
Distributed by De Laurentiis Entertainment Group (USA), (Village Roadshow), Rank Organisation (UK), (The Rank Group), Release date(s) August 8, 1986 (1986-08-08), Running time 84 minutes, Country United States, Language English, The Transformers: The Movie is a 1986 animated feature film based on the animated series of the same name. It was released in North America on August 8, 1986 and in the UK on December 5, 1986.