The Transformers: The Movie ( Also Known As: Transformers - Der Kampf um Cybertron) is an Animation Action Adventure film directed by Nelson Shin and written by Ron Friedman . It released on 8 August 1986 (USA) . The film stars Orson Welles, Robert Stack, Leonard Nimoy . The Autobots must stop a colossal planet consuming robot who goes after the Autobot Matrix of Leadership. At the same time, they must defend themselves against an all-out attack from the Decepticons.