Beast Wars: Transformers, known as Beasties in Canada, is a 1996 animated television series animated by Canadian studio Mainframe entertainment to accompany the toy line of the same name from Hasbro. It was the first series in the Western part of the franchise since the The Transformers that was entirely made up of new animation.


British censorship[]

The North American producers introduced the term "slag" for use as an alternative swear word by the characters. However, in British English, "slag" is also slang for "slut" and "skank".[1]

Nicktoons UK[]

  • The word "slag" was excised from showings of Beast Wars on the early morning magazine show GMTV in the United Kingdom.


  1. "SLAG IS OFFENCIVE" by Star Streaker, Transformer World 2005. 2012-08-19.

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