The latest incarnation of the Transformers franchise, the series has been resurrected yet again after the success of the Transformers (2007) live action movie and is the first of the series to be produced exclusively by the U.S. The first incarnation was a join effort by American and Japanese studios, Transformers. The series was then animated by the Japanese, Robots in Disguise. Some other anime versions of the story included Armada and Energon. There are currently 8 versions of the show from the original back in 1984 to today.