Hey all i was able to find a video of the first episode of the new animated online and i thought id share some info on the differences The first thing to point out is the family at the start of the intro arent just some random plug for the toys but a part of the show. The family appear to discucss the characters and plot from what i can gather and they are very kid friendly. They show up at the end of the episode and have 3 min or so of screen time. at the end of the episode they look like they are sitting down for a meal and discussing the transformers. From what i can tell the family are taking the same role as artemis and moon from the beast wars II series describing the characters,setting and plot. The next thing to point out is the kick ass new intro which if ya havent seen it check the front page. while it spoiles some of the plot its still awesome The episode itself has the G1 footage at the start and appears to play as the the pilot did. The first ad break happens at the point where the space bridge explodes after the autobot ship enters it. After the kick ass intro the bumpers are a bit of a let down with the first being a static image of primes truck mode fliping over to show a static shot of prime in robot form. the second bumper was the same but with megatron instead. the art used looks to be very similar or the same as the promo shots of the characters we saw before the us version was released. After the break the episode continues and the autobots crash on earth and the episode continues in the same way as the us version even so far as the time chage is still 50 years from when they crash. The episode ends at the point where the nano blob thing escapes and begins attacking. The animated part of the show then ends and we get the family sitting down for dinner. the father seems to remember the original g1 series as the kid shows off his optimus prime toy.The family introduce themself and have a laugh. then the dad burns his mouth with food and the family laugh at him then the episode ends and we get the outro. The outro consits of the character art moving about on the screen with some photo shop effects over it. The visuals aint too special but the music is just as kick ass as the intros. Im looking forward to getting my hands on both the tracks made for the series. As with most japanese series there is a preview of the next episode with prime and bmblebee appearing to discuss there new modes as scenes from part 2 are shown. One thing to note is that for some reason optimus prime likes to keep saying his own name not too sure what thats about?? Thats about it if theres anything more specific ya want to know just ask. Im sorry if this is hard to read im a bit tired atm.