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Shout Factory To Release Transformers Animated and Unicron Trilogy

Posted on 08-23-2013 at 10:38 AM by Bulkhead under Animated
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Exciting news for fans of Transformers Animated and the Unicron Trilogy! Shout Factory has announced that they have entered into a new partnership with Hasbro Studios to distribute certain Hasbro series. Included in the press release is Transformers Animated, and Armada, Energon and Cybertron. No word on if this means the Third Season of Animated will finally see a home video release, but hope springs eternal.

The full press release appears after the break!

Shout! Factory and Hasbro Studios Partner for Animated Series

Shout! Factory and Hasbro Studios have announced a new distribution agreement to bring a library of nine animated adventure movie and pop culture television hits to the home entertainment marketplace in the U.S and Canada.

This multi-year, multi-property alliance provides Shout! Factory exclusive rights to My Little Pony animated family adventures My Little Pony: The Princess Promenade, My Little Pony: A Very Minty Christmas, My Little Pony: Runaway Rainbow, My Little Pony: Dancing in the Clouds, My Little Pony: Friends are Never Far Away. The deal also includes TV properties Transformers Animated (2007-2009 TV series), Transformers: Armada (2002 TV series), Transformers: Energon (2004 TV series), and Transformers: Cybertron (2005 TV series).
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StayingInTheBox
Does this mean Animated Season 3 is potentially a reality?!
Smokescreen
I already have the Energon and Cybertron series on DVD, so it'll be nice to finally have Armada to complete my Unicron Trilogy collection.
Kickback
Yes.

This means that Shout! Factory has obtained the distribution rights to put Armada, Energon, Cybertron, and all 3 seasons of Animated on DVD.
Lumpy
YES!!! Season 3 of Animated please!!!
Glhboy
Yes indeed!
axiom
A day to rejoice! I can't wait for animated season 3!!
optimusfan
I'll gladly re-buy S1&2 of Animated if it means I also finally get a decent copy of S3. Here's to hoping we get a decent slice of DJW extras and a nice BluRay transfer.
puma
oh dang. i just drove all over Dallas a few weeks ago to pick up both parts of Armada at 2 different stores. $25 each. Part 1 was still sealed too. Not sure Shout Factory can beat that price but glad these shows are coming out. I need Animated so hopefully they'll do a box set and it'll be the widescreen version.
transformers32
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oh dang. i just drove all over Dallas a few weeks ago to pick up both parts of Armada at 2 different stores. $25 each. Part 1 was still sealed too. Not sure Shout Factory can beat that price but glad these shows are coming out. I need Animated so hopefully they'll do a box set and it'll be the widescreen version.
Hey man ill be in dallas in october to watch the Redskins woop the shit out of the cowgirls and wanted to know if there are any toy shops that have transformers in the dallas area?
Thundershot
Good. I have G1, JPN G1, BW, BM, and Prime. This should take care of everything except for RID.
taterx
Season three! About damn time. I'm in.
Ravenxl7
Good news. If they release a complete series set for Animated, I'll get it. As for the "Unicron Trilogy", I would say that I'll get Armada and call it a day, but...I remember enjoying Energon and Cybertron equally, if not more so, so...I'll have to think about that some more.

Now, how about some love for us Robots in Disguise fans? If I'm not mistaken, didn't they get the rights back a year or two ago?
taterx
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Hey man ill be in dallas in october to watch the Redskins woop the shit out of the cowgirls and wanted to know if there are any toy shops that have transformers in the dallas area?
I love seeing Jim Rome Clone type smack getting run on the TFW boards lol.
reave
Holy Primus!

Please Please PLEASE release Animated on Bluray!
Sidecutter
Oh man.

OHPLEASEOHPLEASEOHPLEASEOHPLEASEOHPLEASEOHPLEASEOHPLEASEOHPLEASEOHPLEASE Season three of animated...
Soundout
So all Shout Factory has left to do is Beast Machines, RID, Beast Wars 2 and Beast Wars Neo!
Lbsammills51
Yay!

As long as Season 3 of Animated is included, I'll be very happy.
WhiteMocha
Best news all week. Looking forward to finally having a proper Animated Season 3.
shiftypenguin
So I might finally see the third season of Animated?!?! Huzzah!
UltraPrimal
YES!! I hope Shout Factory has some awesome extras/special features for Animated and the Unicron Trilogy, unlike the nonexistent ones on the Japanese Trilogy DVDs.
captain N
Shout just do full run set's of all of them. Please don't do Vol's. Oh & try to get RID to.
Ravage101
What would be really awesome is if all seasons of Transformers Animated was available for streaming on Netflix!
Hyre
...I want to cry, this makes me so happy. DAY ONE PREORDER'D for Animated, full season, whatever format is best available.
Oracle_Aesir
If this gets released in the UK in some way too, then awesome...if it doesn't...then I shall import (after going on a rampage over it first)
Transbot90210
About time we get Animated season 3. Woot woot. WOuld be cool to get the three seasons on Bluray. I already own the unicron trilogy and one time is even one time too many. lol
Gryph
It's highly unlikely, but I wonder if there's any way Shout Factory could get a hold of Micron Legend's video files to fix Armada?

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Shout just do full run set's of all of them. Please don't do Vol's. Oh & try to get RID to.
Unfortunately, getting RiD is a bit of a problem, since it's owned by Saban. An entirely different kind of deal would have to be made for that.
thewiredknight
Called it

http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transf...ated-fans.html

And to think people doubted me. Asked them about Season 3 as well and they basically said we'd be getting it.
O.Supreme
Kind of figured this was going to happen since TFA aired on the HUB last year. We will probably see all these on Netflix before to long as well. I already have all the Unicron Trilogy (Armada parts 1&2 from Rhino, Energon & Cybertron from Paramount) Getting TFA season 3 would definitley be nice to fill the missing hole (thought I do have them as AVI files on my computer) .

I think the only thing that could convince me to double-dip on Armada/Energon/Cybertron is if they included the original japanese verisons w/subs, and I seriously doubt that will happen, so i'm happy with what i have. Still I'm glad S!F got these so hopefully one day we might get BWII & Neo, and maybe pry RiD away from Disney/Saban's grubby hands.
grimlock1972
til all are mine!

I will own them all.
Matrixbeast
Sweet!
I really, really hope these DVD releases means it'll be up for streaming on Netflix in the near future, as well.
SPLIT LIP
Jesus Hernandes Christ YES PLEASE!

Hell, I might even grab the Unicron Trilogy... well, maybe just Armada and Cybertron.
ILoveDinobot
Omg season 3~~
Prime_Directive
Definitely getting Animated.

I'll probably pick up Armada and Energon out of nostalgia, and Cybertron since I've never seen it.
CH@OS!
I see a Transformers animated box set of all 3 seasons in our future
jackgaughan
This is it, the moment my life has been waiting for... Energon on DVD?! Woo!
Ha, can you imagine? Hope Beast Machines follows soon.
blue death
Season 3!
Fort Max
Sweet. Hope for a nice animated boxset.
madman1366
The only shows I don't have yet are Animated and Armada, so I'll be able to get those out of the way finally. If RID ever comes around again...need that too, though I wasn't crazy about it I'll pick it up just for shits and giggles.
Jetbolt
The Animated news makes me happy.
matrixprime
Unless its dual audio on the unicron trilogy ill pass. Would love blu ray animates though
Dinobot Nuva
Dear Shout: Please do BWII, BWN, and BM next. Gracias. Will probs pick up Armada, and Animated 1-3, Energon was ugh even as a child once it got going and never really liked Cybertron.
Digilaut
Yippeeee!
Diggeh
As a fan who loves G1/Beast Wars/Animated/Prime to death, would you guys recommend the Unicron Trilogy? My only memories of those shows are the great figures they produced.
Mechafire
Prime_Directive
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As a fan who loves G1/Beast Wars/Animated/Prime to death, would you guys recommend the Unicron Trilogy? My only memories of those shows are the great figures they produced.
You might like parts of Armada and Energon. You'd probably enjoy Cybertron.

Armada is slow to really get started, but once it does, it's pretty decent. It's one of the best portrayals of Unicron to date (far surpassing Prime's... disappointing portrayal). Energon is the opposite; it starts off fairly well, and then loses all of its momentum about halfway through and spending the next 20 or so episodes retreading old ground.

Never actually watched Cybertron myself, but I've heard good things about it.
Macross7
Don't see why Season 3 wouldn't be released if S1 & S2 get released. The reason it wasn't released before was the dispute between Hasbro & CW & Hasbro forming the Hub. So if the dispute is resolved, the entire series is OK for release.
Ejector369
All right! It's about time Shout Factory got the rights to not only Animated, but also the entire Unicron Trilogy! I will get all of them on DVD.
whoamidri
BLU RAY Animated.... HELL YEAH!

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