Hasbro Moves 'Transformers' Series To Cartoon Network

Hasbro Studios’ Transformers franchise has a new home in Cartoon Network.

The studio said it will premiere its brand new series Transformers: Robots in Disguise on the Cartoon Network in first quarter of 2015, which comes nearly a month after Hasbro modified its four-year partnership with Discovery Communications’ Hub Network.

The latest installment in the Transformers franchise follows events occurring years after the end of the Transformers Prime series, said Hasbro officials.

 “As the regularly top-rated U.S. TV network in prime among Transformers’ core audience of boys ages 6-11 and 9-14, our beloved Autobots and Decepticons will feel very much at home on Cartoon Network,” said Finn Arnesen, senior vice president of global distribution and development for Hasbro Studios. “And to seal our new partnership with Cartoon Network on the 30th anniversary of the Transformers franchise makes this a truly iconic event.”

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