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The Complete 1st Season

Beast Wars: Transformers (1996)

Date added to database: 3/18/2001
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Alliance Home Entertainment, Rhino, Shout! Factory, Warner Bros. Home Video
Releases (14)
Reviews (3)
News Items (21)
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Show Categories: Action, Animation, Kids

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Reviews for Beast Wars: Transformers (Top)
The Complete 3rd Season - Good Robot (9/21/2004)
Video:   8/10
Audio:   8/10
Extras:   1/10

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Summary of "The Complete 3rd Season - Good Robot":
The season 3 episodes were even better than season 2, and I enjoyed those ones more than season 1. I just checked an episode guide and I see that this is the last season the show was known as Beast Wars. The name changed to Beast Machines for season 4, and Beast Machines: Battle for the Spark for season 5. I guess I can look forward to another 2 sets for Beast action.

Last set I commented that I thought Rhino was running out of material for the sets, and it looks as though I were right. The Animatic is interesting, but not something I'm into, and the deleted scene is very short. What's in store for season four? I have no idea. (read entire review)

The Complete 2nd Season - Fallen Hero (3/07/2004)
Video:   7/10
Audio:   8/10
Extras:   1/10

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Summary of "The Complete 2nd Season - Fallen Hero":
The second season of the show seems to have taken a more mature tone, and I like it! The stories are a lot more interesting, and more is at stake - evidenced with the death of a Maximal in an episode.

I thought the extras for this release were extremely weak. If you aren't interested in the various aspects of animation then there isn't much of interest for you here. I would have liked some more interviews Larry and Bob, or something else of substance. It'll be interesting to see what Rhino has lined up for the next release. (read entire review)

The Complete 1st Season - Go Maximals! (10/19/2003)
Video:   7/10
Audio:   7/10
Extras:   3/10

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Summary of "The Complete 1st Season - Go Maximals!":
While Beast Wars isn't as cool as the original series, it stands on its own in the Transformer universe. Mainframe is one of my favorite CGI companies, so I'm always happy to check out their work. The packaging is very cool, it's just too bad they couldn't have had more special features on the set. (read entire review)

Beast Wars: Transformers News (Top)
8/05/2011 General Retail Release Date Confirmed for 'The Complete Series'
At the beginning of last week we passed along the word that Shout! Factory is preparing a general retail release of Beast Wars: Transformers - The Complete Series. The report said the 8-DVD collection... (read entire news item)

7/25/2011 General Retail Release Date Revealed for 'The Complete Series'
Great news comes from many sources. Today we have a ton of news thanks to one of our readers, Mike Kenny, who e-mailed to tell us he'd bought a couple of DVDs from Shout! Factory, and when he received... (read entire news item)

7/12/2011 Shout! Factory Finishes with 'Season 2 and 3' on DVD
A new war between the Transformers has broken out, but the objectives remain the do the stakes hanging in the balance. Optimus Primal and his valiant Maximals must stop Megatron and the treacherous... (read entire news item)

5/31/2011 Sneak Preview Character Slide Show for Next Week's DVD Sets
As you know, next week (June 7th) sees the DVD releases of Beast Wars: Transformers - Season 1 at general retail, and the Shout! Select exclusive release of Beast Wars: Transformers - The Complete Series.... (read entire news item)

5/16/2011 Shout!'s Official Press Release for Season 1 on DVD
For Immediate Release Featuring All 26 Episodes and Exciting Bonus Content TRANSFORMERS: BEAST WARS SEASON ONE In a 4-DVD Set IN STORES NATIONWIDE ON JUNE 7, 2011 PASSIONATE FANS REJOICE!... (read entire news item)

4/04/2011 'The Complete Series' Set: Date, Cost, Bonus Material, Early Box Art
The complete Emmy Award-winning epic of the Maximals and the Predacons in one DVD set, featuring all 3 seasons! When the descendants of the treacherous Decepticons - now known as Predacons - land on a... (read entire news item)

3/18/2011 Shout!'s Season 1 Set Moves UP on the Schedule!
We've previously reported this past week that Shout! Factory's release of Beast Wars: Transformers - Season is up for pre-order at (see button link below), and they had been showing a ship... (read entire news item)

3/15/2011 MAXIMIZE! Shout! Factory's 'Season 1' Package Art is Revealed
Late last week we passed along word from's pre-order listing (see button link below) that June 14th is the release date for Shout! Factory's new DVD release of Beast Wars: Transformers - Season... (read entire news item)

3/10/2011 Shout!'s 'Season 1' DVDs: Street Date, Cost, Early Extras Info
A month ago we passed along word that Shout! Factory is busy producing new DVD releases of Beast Wars: Transformers. This is the 1996 CGI-animated series (produced by the same people behind ReBoot) which... (read entire news item)

2/08/2011 Shout! DVD Producer's Tweets Chirp a Beast-ly Song
Following the classic '80s "G1" Transformers animated program came the 1996 series Beast Wars: Transformers, using GCI animation produced by Mainframe Entertainment (the folks behind the earlier CGI TV... (read entire news item)

4/21/2007 Rhino to Re-Promote The Transformers Shows They Still Have Rights To
As many of you know, rights to the original Transformers "G1" series used to be owned by Rhino, but they lost the rights a while back now, with Sony BMG Music's SonyWonder obtaining the license. Of course,... (read entire news item)

1/10/2006 New Beast Wars Toys Come With Character-Appropriate TV-DVDs **UPDATED**
Over the weekend I stumbled across some new toys in my local Target store. These toys are a Beast Wars 10th Anniversary series of toys, and three of them were there: Waspinator, Cheetor, and Rhinox.... (read entire news item)

8/10/2004 Delay for Round 3 of Maximal-Predacon Battle
Beast Wars - The Complete 3rd Season has been delayed a short time. Instead of the previously announced release date of Aug. 24, Rhino has now moved it back to Sept. 7th. Besides a 2-week hold-up, nothing... (read entire news item)

7/19/2004 Season 3's cover art
At the time of our write-up last week about Beast Wars: Transformers - The Complete 3rd Season, we didn't have proper cover art to show you. Now we can remedy that situation for you! Here it is: If... (read entire news item)

7/11/2004 Season 3 announced for August
Rhino Home Video has announced Beast Wars: Transformers - The Complete 3rd Season on DVD. The benevolent Maximals, led by Optimus Primal, and Megatron's evil Predacons continue to wage war in this... (read entire news item)

3/25/2004 Season 3 will be on tap this year
When Rhino released Beast Wars: Transformers - The Complete 2nd Season this past Tuesday, they included the following mention about the Season 3 box set: That can be found at the back of the insert... (read entire news item)

3/02/2004 Update with Price, Disc Count, Running Time
Just a quick follow-up to our Beast Wars - The Complete 2nd Season news from a couple of weeks ago. We had told you that "we hope to be back before too long with an official list price, a disc count,... (read entire news item)

2/12/2004 The Beasts are Back with Season 2 !
Boy, Rhino sure is keeping Transformers fans busy lately! As "advertised", Beast Wars - The Complete 2nd Season has been formally announced by Rhino for release on March 23, 2004. Pricing info hasn't... (read entire news item)

1/31/2004 Season 2 box set in March
TVShowsOnDVD reader O'Niel McLeod wrote in to tell us that way back in November, he e-mailed Rhino to ask them about the status of Beast Wars: Transformers - The Complete 2nd Season. It seems that earlier... (read entire news item)

6/13/2003 Updated Season 1 info
A reader of our site recently emailed Rhino regarding their release of "Beast Wars: Season 1." They responded that the set will be released on August 12th. (read entire news item)

4/20/2003 Season 1 box set in July
Thanks to this post last Wednesday (4/16) by Tim Formas from the Transformers World 2005 website, we found out that there was some very interesting DVD information snuck out among the latest comic book... (read entire news item)

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