Parents' Guide to

Transformers: Rescue Bots Academy

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Bot trainees learn teamwork, perseverance at rescue school.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 5+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 4+
My kids love this show, the 2 year old will watch but gets a little bored sometimes.
age 7+

It’s Good, But not as good as the original

It's for anyone under 81.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (1 ):

Kids will love this entertaining band of upstart Bots almost as much as parents will love the show's prominent messages about positive character strengths like perseverance and working with others. The Bots' various personalities reflect traits that will be familiar to kids -- impulsiveness, bossiness, excitability, etc. -- and Transformers: Rescue Bots Academy does an exceptional job incorporating these mannerisms into the stories in ways that teach really valuable lessons. The Rescue Bots learn by doing, and their fans will learn by watching them do so.

Even better than the pool of recruits is the team of instructors that guides them. If this isn't your kids' first exposure to the Transformers brand, they may recognize the students' mentors who make up the original Rescue Bots team, as well as others like Optimus Prime (Hiro Diaz) and Bumblebee (Jeremy Levy), who make appearances now and then. As teachers, they lead by example while encouraging the trainees to develop their own skills through experience. When the students go astray, though, they're on hand to gently redirect them by helping them manage their emotions in constructive ways.

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