Western Animation: Mighty Orbots
"Orbots, UNITE!"Mighty Orbots
is an American/Japanese animated series co-produced by ABC
and TMS Entertainment
that aired in 1984 on Saturday mornings in the United States.
The 23rd Century is a time of robots and aliens. The people of Earth have banded together along with several other alien races to promote peace throughout the galaxy, forming the United Planets. As part of the United Planets, the Galactic Patrol - a body of law-enforcers - works to maintain order, under the leadership of Commander Rondu.
However, a powerful criminal organization called SHADOW is out to destroy both the Galactic Patrol and the U.P. Led by Umbra, a massive cyborg-computer, SHADOW employs sinister agents and incredible schemes to attack and someday rule over all corners of the known galaxy.
There is one thing that helps to fight against SHADOW; ingenious inventor Rob Simmons - secretly a member of the Galactic Patrol - creates six special robots (Boo, Bo, Bort, Crunch, Tor, and Ohno) who can use their unique powers to battle against the forces of Umbra. Together, these robots can unite to form a Humongous Mecha
called Mighty Orbots, to fight for truth, justice and peace for all.Executive Meddling
- that is, a lawsuit from Gobots
executives due to similarities compared to Godmars
- put this series on ice after one season.
This cartoon shows examples of the following: