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A New Version of Voltron Headed to Nicktoons in 2011

by Rich Keller, posted Jun 8th 2010 2:40PM
'Voltron Force,' a new version of the classic 1980s series, comes to NickToons in 2011Just in time for its 25th anniversary, 'Voltron,' the memorable, classic cartoon from the 1980s is being reincarnated for a new generation of viewers.

According to Cynopsis, World Events Productions, in cooperation with Classic Media, will launch 'Voltron Force,' a new animated series that will air on NickToons starting in 2011. The two companies, who were previously working on a live-action 'Voltron' movie, will work with 'Wolverine and the X-Men' producers Kickstart Productions to produce an edgier and modernized version of the giant robot and its handlers. In addition to the 26-episode animated series, Classic Media and WEP will handling licensing for a series of new toys.

Premiering in the United States in 1984, the original 'Voltron: Defender of the Universe' became an instant hit in an era of transforming robots like the GoBots and Transformers. Two versions of the show were released in the U.S. -- Vehicle Voltron and Lion Force Voltron, with the most popular being Lion Force. This version featured five robotic lions piloted by members of the Galaxy Alliance and, eventually, Princess Allura or the planet Arus, that could combine into a giant, sword-wielding robot.

Their mission was to protect Arus from the machinations of King Zarkon and Prince Lotar, who would conveniently provide an evil, giant, robotic menace for Voltron to fight in each episode.

For those who can't remember -- or were born after 1985 -- here's the intro to the original 'Voltron.'

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I watched this in the 80's along with all the other toy pushing shows. But honestly people those of you who walk around sporting logo's from these shows on your clothes or vehicles grow the F up already.

June 09 2010 at 2:50 AM Report abuse -3 rate up rate down Reply

Where am I? Oh yeah I'm in HEAVEN! Thundercats now Voltron? Bravestarr, He-man and She-re coming to the Qubo Network too... This is great.

This is for all the obligatory "Stop messing with my childhood" comments: Shut up.

June 08 2010 at 7:08 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply

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