TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS on DVD
Source: Shout! Factory, Click Communications press release
Special Thanks to Scott Neumyer
From the creators of TRANSFORMERS PRIME comes an all-new animated series TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS, created specifically for the younger generation of TRANSFORMERS fans by Hasbro Studios. Emphasizing the importance of teamwork and heroism, this hit show brings action, adventure, heart and humor, and follows a group of AUTOBOTS assigned by OPTIMUS PRIME to serve and protect mankind. On October 2, 2012, kids and families will be entertained by the adventures of the RESCUE BOTS – HEATWAVE, BOULDER, BLADES and CHASE when TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS: ROLL TO THE RESCUE DVD hits store shelves everywhere from Shout! Factory Kids, in collaboration with Hasbro Studios. Featuring five fun-filled episodes, special DVD bonus content and coloring sheets, this DVD is priced to own with a suggested retail price of $14.93. This DVD is now available for pre-order at Amazon.com.
Executive produced by Jeff Kline (TRANSFORMERS PRIME), TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS features the vocal talents of LeVar Burton (STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION), Lacey Chabert (PARTY OF FIVE), Steve Blum (TRANSFORMERS PRIME), Maurice LaMarche (Emmy Award winner for FUTURAMA) and the legendary Peter Cullen who voices OPTIMUS PRIME when he makes cameo appearances in the series. The TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS series is currently airing on The HUB TV Network in the U.S. and on Treehouse in Canada.
Griffin Rock seems like just another chunk of land floating off the coast of Maine. But if you look a little closer, you just might find more than meets the eye! Meet the RESCUE BOTS — CHASE, HEATWAVE, BLADES and BOULDER! Stationed undercover, they’re given the task of protecting and learning about mankind by teaming up with a family of first responders, including a police chief, firefighter, helicopter pilot and engineer. With help from Cody, the family’s youngest, the RESCUE BOTS help keep people safe, and along the way they learn what it really means to be a hero!
TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS Character Profiles
When HEATWAVE transforms into a fire truck and pulls out for a mission, he’s ready to blaze like no one else. As team leader, he loves being the first one in action. He’s brave, and he doesn’t like pretending to be a “tin can.” But, maybe, by working with his human partner, Kade, and befriending Cody, HEATWAVE can learn what it means to be a leader — and a friend.
BLADES is the opposite of Dani, his human partner. For one thing, he’s a little scared of heights. (Not a good thing to be if you’re a Rescue Bot that transforms into a helicopter!) Being heroic in the air can be a challenge when you don’t want to look down, but whenever Dani pushes BLADES to the limit, he feels proud of what they accomplish!
BOULDER transforms into a steam shovel and he really digs being on Earth. He loves his partner, Graham, and he’s fascinated by everything earthly — from nature to TV shows to parades to pirates. But when it’s time for action, BOULDER becomes two tons of heavy metal thunder — ready to dig a trench, build a firewall, or shield a human from harm.
When CHASE transforms into a police car, blares his siren, and flashes his lights, he’s the fastest thing on wheels — and a great partner for Chief Burns. He’s loyal and brave and always wants to enforce rules to the letter, even if that means he wants to ticket folks for driving even one mile over the speed limit. Together, Chief Burns and CHASE are an unstoppable team.
TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS: ROLL TO THE RESCUE DVD
Street Date: October 2, 2012
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic widescreen (1.78:1)
Total Running Time: Approx. 110 minutes
• Under Pressure
• Flobsters On Parade
• The Alien Invasion Of Griffin Rock
• Four Bots and A Baby
DVD Bonus Content:
The premiere episode Family of Heroes
Printable Coloring Sheets
Hasbro, Inc. is a branded play company providing children and families around the world with a wide range of immersive entertainment offerings based on the Company’s world-class brand portfolio. From toys and games, to television programming, motion pictures, video games and a comprehensive licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its customers through the strategic leveraging of well-known and beloved brands such as THE TRANSFORMERS, LITTLEST PET SHOP, NERF, PLAYSKOOL, MY LITTLE PONY, G.I. JOE, MAGIC: THE GATHERING and MONOPOLY. The Hub, Hasbro’s multiplatform joint venture with Discovery Communications launched on October 10, 2010. The online home of The Hub is hubworld.com.
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