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Transformers: Rescue Bots
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Developed by
  • Nicole Dubuc
  • Brian Hohlfeld
  • Jeff Kline
Voices of
Opening theme
  • "Rescue Bots theme" Music written and performed by Starr Parodi and Jeff Eden Fair
  • Lyrics written by Nicole Dubuc and sung by Josh Ramsay
  • Starr Parodi (season 1)
  • Jeff Eden Fair (season 1)
  • Christopher Elves (seasons 2–4)
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 104 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)
  • Jeff Kline (season 1)
  • Brian Hohlfeld (seasons 2–4)
  • Frank Molieri (seasons 2–4)
  • Nicole Dubuc (season 4)
  • Stephen Davis
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s)
  • Atomic Cartoons (2012-2013) (season 1)
  • Darby Pop Productions (2012-2013) (season 1)
  • Vision Animation (2014) (season 2)
  • Moody Street Productions (2014) (season 2)
  • DHX Media Vancouver (2014-2016) (seasons 3 and 4)
  • Hasbro Studios
Original network
Original release February 18, 2012 (2012-02-18) – October 22, 2016 (2016-10-22)
Followed by Transformers: Rescue Bots Academy
Related shows

Transformers: Rescue Bots (or simply Rescue Bots) is a toyline, story book series, and animated robot superhero television series based on toy manufacturer Hasbro's Transformers franchise. Rescue Bots is the successor of Transformers: Robot Heroes and is based on the same concept as the Marvel Superhero Adventures and Star Wars Jedi Force franchises. Rescue Bots mainly focuses on educating children regarding hazards and safety.

The original main group of Autobots who take part in Rescue Bots are Chase, Heatwave, Blades and Boulder.

Relating to other Transformers series/continuities, Rescue Bots features human and Autobot allies as well as a toy line.

The original toy line and the storybook series features the team of Chief Charlie Burns (Optimus Prime's and Hoist's partner), an adult Cody Burns (Heatwave's partner), Sawyer Storm (Blades' and Medix' Partner), Walker Cleveland (Boulder's partner), Billy Blastoff and Jack "Hunter" Tracker (Chase's partners), and Axel Frazier (Bumblebee's partner).

The TV series features Chief Charlie Burns (Chase's partner), Cody Burns as a child (Optimus Prime's and Salvage's partner), Dani Burns (Blades's partner), Kade Burns (Heatwave's partner), and Graham Burns (Boulder's partner), as well as Doc Greene and Francine Greene as supporting characters (who later in the series become temporary partners to the Autobot High Tide). Season 1 is available for streaming via Netflix. Hasbro has also made seasons 1–3 available digitally on iTunes and on YouTube through a paid subscription.

The trailer for the fourth season was released on January 22, 2016 which shows an older Cody Burns and a female rescue bot named Quickshadow. Season 4 first aired on April 23, 2016 and ended on October 22, 2016. 104 episodes have been produced. As of its fourth season, Rescue Bots is the longest-running Transformers series, surpassing The Transformers, which aired for 98 episodes.

On June 6, 2017, it was announced that the series had ended production and would be succeeded by Transformers: Rescue Bots Academy.


Set on the fictional island of Griffin Rock somewhere off the coast of Maine, the Rescue Bots (a group of Autobots designed for rescue missions) named Heatwave, Boulder, Blades, and Chase respond to Optimus Prime's message for any active Autobots in outer space to come to Earth. Coming out of a long stasis, the Rescue Bots learned what became of Cybertron and that they are one of the only Rescue Bot teams remaining. Deeming them too valuable for them to join the fight against the Decepticons, Optimus Prime partners them with the Burns Family composed of first response rescuers. Together, they learn teamwork and heroism alongside their human friends as they deal with various disasters while also getting themselves familiar with Earth's cultures.


List of Transformers: Rescue Bots episodes


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