The Transformers is the first animated television series in the Transformers franchise. The series depicts a war among giant robots that can transform into vehicles and other objects. Written and recorded in America, the series was animated in Japan and South Korea. The series was based upon Hasbro's Transformers toy line, itself based upon the Diaclone and Microman toy lines originally created by Japanese toy manufacturer Takara. The series was supplemented by a feature film, The Transformers: The Movie (1986), taking place between the second and third seasons. Due to being "low budget", the episodes are very prone to Errors including episodes such as "Carnage in C-Minor" and "Five Faces of Darkness". This series is regarded to be one of the best 1980s shows of all time.