Hub Debuts ‘Transformers Rescue Bots,’ ‘Prime’ Feb. 18

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Transformers fans better mark their calendars: Feb. 18 will see the debut on The Hub of the second season of Transformers Prime and the series debut of the all-new Transformers Rescue Bots.

Transformers Rescue Bots will premiere with two back-to-back episodes at 11:30 a.m. and noon ET. The season premiere of Tranformers Prime is set for 8:30 p.m. ET and will be followed by the network debut of 1986′s Transformers: The Animated Movie at 9 p.m. ET.

Transformers Rescue Bots is created specifically for the younger generation of Transformers fans, and features a group of Autobots that protect and learn about humans. Produced by Hasbro Studios, the half-hour series is executive produced by Jeff Kline (Transformers Prime), and features the vocal talents of LeVar Burton (Star Trek: The Next Generation), Lacey Chabert (Party of Five), Steve Blum (Transformers Prime), Maurice LaMarche (Emmy-winner for Futurama) and Peter Cullen (Transformers Prime).

The second season of the Transformers Prime digs deeper into the mythology as both the Autobots and Decepticons uncover clues relating to secret artifacts of Iacon, Cybertron’s capital city.

Transformers: The Animated Movie was released theatrically in 1986 and depicts the epic battle between the Autobots, Decepticons and a mysterious new villain Unicron for peace on Cybertron. It features the voices of Peter Cullen, Frank Welker, Leonard Nimoy, Eric Idle and, in his final film role, Orson Welles.