Hasbro Studios gave a press release to make the announcement that they have formed a partnership with Shout! Factory (distributors for Cop Rock, Mystery Science Theater 3000) to distribute the 30th Anniversary release of Transformers – The Movie. The announcement was made yesterday by Shout! Factory’s founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos, and Hasbro’s Executive Vice President and Chief Content Officer Stephen Davis. Check out the trailer for the film and relive those memories from 1986.
According to the press release, the film will be released across a number of platforms:
“The multi-year alliance provides Shout! Factory with exclusive home entertainment packaged media (Blu-ray and DVD) and select digital rights to Hasbro’s TRANSFORMERS – THE MOVIE for home entertainment releases in North America. In honor of the 30th anniversary of TRANSFORMERS – THE MOVIE, this beloved animated feature will be newly remastered and transferred in HD from the original 35mm elements. A full-range of bonus content and collectible packaging are currently in development. Shout! Factory plans an aggressive rollout of TRANSFORMERS – THE MOVIE 30th Anniversary Edition on September 13, 2016.”
The full-length animated film features the incredible voice talents of Orson Welles, Peter Cullen, Eric Idle, Casey Kasem, Judd Nelson, Leonard Nimoy, Robert Stack and Frank Welker.
“The Transformers franchise has been part of American popular culture for more than 30 years, developing into one of the most recognizable brands around the globe,” said Stephen Davis, Chief Content Officer and Executive Vice President of Hasbro. “’Transformers – The Movie’ played a huge role in the brand’s early success, laying the foundation for major motion pictures, several successful TV series, clothing and apparel, toys and much more. We are thrilled to work with Shout! Factory to deliver the original movie to fans in a completely remastered HD experience.”
Synopsis for Transformers – The Movie:
The Autobots must stop a colossal planet consuming robot who goes after the Autobot Matrix of Leadership. At the same time, they must defend themselves against an all-out attack from the Decepticons.
Transformers – The Movie is co-produced and directed by Nelson Shin, produced by Joel Bacal and Tom Griffin, supervising producer Jay Bacal; executive producers, Margaret Loesch and Lee Gunther, and music score by Vince DiCola. Transformers – The Movie will be released on Blu-Ray and DVD on September 13, 2016. Transformers: The Last Knight opens in U.S. theaters on June 23, 2017, followed by the Bumblebee spinoff on June 8, 2018, and Transformers 6 on June 28, 2019.