Mark Hamill returns to Transformers: Rescue Bots
Dutifully waiting for the return of Mark Hamill? If we’re talking about Star Wars Episode XIII, get good and comfortable, because you’re still a year-and-a-half away from seeing that. Now, if we’re talking about Transformers: Rescue Bots, you’re in complete and total luck, because the actor will reprise his role as Woodrow “Woody” Burns — the inventor/adventurer/happy-go-lucky younger brother of Chief Charlie Burns — on Saturday’s episode of the animated Discovery Family Channel series.
Hamill — whose recent voice credits include Regular Show, Ultimate Spider-Man, and Uncle Grandpa — has previously contributed to seven episodes throughout the show’s four-season run. He’s doing double duty in this weekend’s installment, also voicing King Charles in a flashback. In the episode, titled “King Burns,” the Burns family hightails it to Africa to rescue Woody because they believe that gorillas have kidnapped him. Nope, the gorillas are like family to him, and he and his brother wind up rescuing the great apes from a volcanic eruption. Which brings us to an important question: Have you ever heard Hamill simulate gorilla grunting? Well, you really should.
Click on the video above for a family-friendly jungle adventure.
Transformers: Rescue Bots airs Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. on Discovery Family.