Hear me out, what if they didn't a new TF movie in the same vain as the Pixar films? Maybe not actually get Pixar to do them, that could be far too cutesy and Disney. It would mean less time would need to be spent on making every shot realistic, and more time writing a really good story and script. They could even get away with a lot less humans, Wall-E managed to. Maybe it wouldn't appeal to the teen boys that the movies do, but it could be really popular with families. They could still keep it fairly serious, with a few jokes here and there. I haven't seen the new Prime series but that seems to be along the same lines, maybe a film version of that?