Originally Posted by chiefchirpa
Repeat after me: The "Witwicky" family is first mentioned in G1. True, yes? Whether the movies or distinct TF series want to mention the family, it's to respect G1. Not BW.
End of debate. Shush.
Dumb point. Optimus was first introduced in G1, but he isn't the same Optimus as appeared in future incarnations of the show. It might be a throwback to G1 to mention Witwicky, but then so is everytime they re-use a name. Has nothing to do with making it a G1 film. This movie isn't Beast Wars, but it sure as f*** isn't G1 either. It's an entirely different continuity much like RiD or UT.