Apparently, it was Hasbro's choice to continue animated or not, this is a Quote from CN's website: "Hasbro logo and TRANSFORMERS ANIMATED and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro and are used with permission. © 2009 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved." And Hasbro said in their panel that it was "stopped " because something else was going on (TF:ROTF). I know this is a little late but I just wanted everyone to know. BTW, here the link for the quote: "http://www.cartoonnetwork.com/promos/200904_transformers/index.html" EDIT: ADD-IN: that means that they can't use anything related to transformers anymore, i.e. Optimus Prime, Rachet, Cybertron, ect. so it pretty much got canned by them (like how do you rename every main character, and keep the same show). Look at the bottom. just need to know though, why didn't they put it on hiatus?