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So... let me guess... you're here for Dragon Ball Z? What? No? You're here for Armada!? What a waste of a TV...

Toonami was a programming block on Cartoon Network that specializes in action cartoons. Beginning life in 1997, Toonami has infrequently premiered numerous Transformers animated series ever since. Initially hosted by Moltar of Space Ghost fame, the block has been hosted by TOM (voiced by Steve Blum) since 1999, with Peter Cullen (referred to by TOM as "The Big Guy") narrating commercials and other promotions. One of Toonami's most popular attributes is its original opening sequences, crafted from clips and soundbytes of their respective shows and set to funky techno beats. Cartoon Network made a grave mistake when they ended it's life in 2008. TOM's last words before leaving were: "Until we meet again,Stay gold...Bang." Seriously, it went all downhill after Dragon Ball Z ended.


Transformers series

Beast Wars

Beast Wars was Toonami's first Transformers series, replacing The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest for a special week of premieres in 1998.

Promo: Moltar introduces Beast Wars as Rattrap sends Jonny Quest to a gruesome fate.


Toonami wouldn't see any Transformers action again until 2002, when it premiered Transformers Armada. The programming block having now moved to Saturday nights from its original weekday afternoon format, Toonami issued one new episode a week (save the premiere Saturday, in which the first three episodes were aired together as a "movie").

The Unicron Trilogy would be plagued by Cartoon Network's rather indecipherable scheduling logic, oftentimes being moved off of the block and back onto it without any warning, making following the series a chore at best.

Promo: Original teaser trailer for the Armada premiere, narrated by Cullen. This promo happens to be far more exciting than the actual series.

Intro: Excited? Don't be.


The next series to premiere on Toonami would be Transformers Energon in 2004.

Intro: "Muuust haaaave eneeergooon!"


Transformers Cybertron would be Toonami's fourth Transformers series, premiering in 2005. As a tie-in during the opening week of the live-action Transformers film, Toonami dedicated an entire night to a Cybertron marathon.

Intro: "These guys rock!"

External links

  • Official Toonami website
  • [[Wikipedia:Toonami|Toonami at Wikipedia]

This article uses material from the "Toonami" article on the Transformers wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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