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‘Transformers: The Movie’ Returning To Theaters For 35th Anniversary

‘Transformers: The Movie’ Returning To Theaters For 35th Anniversary

Transformers: The Movie is returning to theaters for two days only for its 35th year anniversary as the animated flick pitting the Autobots vs the Decepticons was released back in 1986.

I have fond memories of the movie, as growing up, I was (and so was every kid) a big fan of Transformers, and wow was it a shock when they killed off – spoiler – Optimus Prime and replaced him with Rodimus Prime. I can recall absolutely hating Rodimus, where it seems I wasn’t the only one as they brought back Optimus Prime after the movie in the return of the animated series. I’m pretty sure the guy that either directed or came up with the story for the animated movie wasn’t even a Transformers fan, so there you go… (sound familiar He-Man, fans?).

I also just went over on Twitter how I bought the Hot Rod action figure at Toys R Us, as an 80s Twitter account tweeted about the figure. I usually saved my lunch money to buy myself toys, baseball cards and comic books, so I had saved enough and took all the change to Toys R Us where I wanted to buy Hot Rod, but I spilled the change all over the place (lol)! Luckily for me, one of my best friend’s at the time who I went with, Dan S., his aunt gave me the money I had lost and I was able to buy Hot Rod.

Of course, with mention of Transformers: The Movie, mention must also be made of the epic song by Stan Bush, The Touch! Still love it to this day!

Check out the official details below for Transformers: The Movie returning to theaters.

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Press Release

Celebrate 35 Years of TRANSFORMERS on the Big Screen When THE TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE Returns to Theaters

See the Original Animated Action-Adventure Film Only in Theaters September 26 & 28

DENVER – July 28, 2021– In celebration of the 35th anniversary of its release, the world-renowned 1986 animated feature film THE TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE returns to U.S. movie theaters for two days only, Sunday, September 26 and Tuesday, September 28, for an experience that’s beyond good, beyond evil, and beyond your wildest imagination! In addition to the feature, audiences of this special event will be treated to brand-new exclusive content.

Presented by Fathom Events and Hasbro THE TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE 35th ANNIVERSARY comes to movie theaters nationwide on Sunday, September 26 at noon and Tuesday, September 28 at 7:00 p.m. (local time). Tickets will be available for purchase later next month at and through participating cinemas’ box offices. (Participating theaters are subject to change). Please contact your local theater for individual safety precautions.

For millennia, the heroic Autobots, led by Optimus Prime (Peter Cullen), have been at war with the evil Decepticons, led by Megatron (Frank Welker). As the battle between the Autobots and Decepticons rages on Earth, an even greater threat looms. Unicron (Orson Welles, Citizen Kane), a colossal converting planet who consumes everything in his path, is heading for Cybertron to devour the Transformers homeworld and wipe the Autobots and Decepticons from existence. The only hope is the Autobot Matrix of Leadership. With new enemies hunting them down and dangers lurking in every corner of the galaxy, the Autobots take on a perilous mission to save their planet that will alter their destiny forever.

An all-star cast, including Judd Nelson (The Breakfast Club), Leonard Nimoy (Star Trek), Eric Idle (the Monty Python films) and, Robert Stack (The Untouchables), brings this inimitable, explosively entertaining Autobot adventure to life.

“Fathom is thrilled to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the release of THE TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE in partnership with Hasbro. It’s exciting to give the fans of this cult classic an opportunity to see this film on the big screen, the way it was meant to be seen,” said Ray Nutt, Fathom Events CEO.

“We look forward to bringing families and fans back to the theaters for this milestone Transformers anniversary,” said Adam Biehl SVP & GM, Action Brands at Hasbro, Inc. “With thanks to our Fathom partners, Autobots and Decepticons of all ages will be treated to a one-of-a-kind movie experience celebrating this beloved animated film.”

Since 1984, the battle between the Autobots and Decepticons has come to life in movies, TV shows, comic books, innovative toys, and digital media, bringing incredible…MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE…experiences to fans. This anniversary of THE TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE celebrates the first feature film in what would become a global blockbuster franchise with millions of fans around the world. The next movie in the TRANSFORMERS franchise, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts will continue to take audiences on an adventure in 2022.

Tune in to Hasbro Pulse’s Fan First Friday on Friday, August 13 at 11 a.m. ET for additional event info and more TRANSFORMERS news and product reveals.

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