Codename: Robotech was a 73-minute animated pilot that preceded the series. It was set within the events of the First Robotech War. It was a greatly extended version of Gloval's Report, the fourteenth television episode of Robotech: The Macross Saga that summarized the beginning of the series. It was aired on some television stations before the broadcast of the series in 1985.
It was included on DVD as an extra with the first volume of the Robotech Legacy Collection and the complete Protoculture Collection, from ADV Films. The disc included the option of audio commentary by producer Carl Macek and was also released in Australia by Madman Entertainment.