Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Children's Movie Review: Tranformers Rescue Bots: Heroes on the Scene

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Releasing next week, is the latest Transformers cartoon adventure!

miss grace and Tranformers Rescue Bots: Heroes on the Scene


Synopsis:
In this collection, the Rescue Bots go undercover to protect the quiet little town of Griffin Rock from the green ooze known as the Squilsh, recover treasure stolen by pirates and help Griffin Rock recover from an earthquake! Along with their human friends, the Burns family, theRESCUE BOTS help keep people safe, and along the way they learn what it really means to be a hero!

Executive produced by Jeff Kline (TRANSFORMERS PRIME), TRANSFORMERSRESCUE 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 forFuturama) and the legendary Peter Cullen who voices OPTIMUS PRIME when he makes cameo appearances in the series. The TRANSFORMERSRESCUE BOTS series is currently airing on The HUB TV Network in the U.S. and on Treehouse in Canada.


Episodes Include:
The Lost Bell
You’ve Been Squilshed
Little White Lies
Shake Up
Rescue Boy

Here's a clip from Rescue Boy:





Review:

Miss Grace loves the Transformers, since she started watching them on the Hub (yes, Mom is still trying to get used to her aging out of Sprout!), so she was anxious to check out this latest video installment! She likes the action and I like that each story includes lessons about team work (important now that she is part of a dance team, where team is stressed over individual!). Even their 'oath' stresses this: "We pledge to heed the Prime Alert, and help the people of planet earth. We’ll work together and act as one". You have to appreciate that being taught!

The episodes are geared to the younger generation, so parents can breathe a sigh of relief that while there is action, the violence of the original Transformers is not here. Miss Grace also is into all things related to science, so the Shake Up episode about earthquakes resulted in some serious discussion and reference book look up! I think if you take these episodes and have subsequent discussions over them, your kids will get a lot more from them, and I am happy to be able to recommend this video (and series) for younger kids!

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About Hasbro Studios
Hasbro Studios is the Los Angeles-based entertainment division of Hasbro, Inc. The studio is responsible for entertainment brand-driven storytelling for the company across television, film, commercial productions and short-form. It develops, produces and distributes TV shows based on Hasbro's world class brands, including TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY, LITTLEST PET SHOP and FAMILY GAME NIGHT. Many of these shows air on the Hub Network *U.S. television network),  a joint venture between Hasbro and Discovery Communications. Hasbro Studios shows can also be seen on networks in more than 180 territories globally.  Since its formation in 2009, the studio has received seven Daytime Emmy wins and 16 nominations.  On the film side, the studio is developing and producing a number of features based on Hasbro's brands, including TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION (Paramount), G.I. JOE 3 (Paramount) and CANDY LAND (Sony).  The studio team also oversees the production of commercials that feature Hasbro's brands as well production of short-form content that can be seen on all of the major digital and social media platforms globally.

About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s DVD and Blu-Ray offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials in lavish packages crammed with extras.  Shout’s audio division boasts GRAMMY-nominated box sets, Broadway cast albums, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and indispensable “best of” compilations.  In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast digital distribution network which delivers video and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America.  Shout! Factory also owns and operates Timeless Media Group, Biograph Records, Majordomo Records, HighTone Records and Video Time Machine. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention.  Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com

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