Everyone loves trivia about their favorite animated features and series, but with over 100 years of animation history behind us right now, there’s always some new obscure fact to learn. That’s why ComicsAlliance is going deep into the minutiae of your favorite names in cartoons in this continuing video series. You think you know cartoons? Well, here’s a few things you might not know!
This week we're taking a look at the defender of the universe, Voltron!
Let’s face it, Netflix’s already-forgiving standards and the required turnaround of animation already gave Voltron: Legendary Defender a strong shot at returning the five lions for Season 2, but there’s better news yet. Season 2 will air as early as later this year, so get ready to form up once again!
Voltron, everyone’s favorite anime franchise about a group of lion themed robots that get together to form an even bigger lion themed robot, is undergoing quite the renaissance this year. The animated revival Voltron: Legendary Defender has been quite the hit as a Netflix original series, and that series is being spun off into a comic by Lion Forge set to debut later this month.
The miniseries, also titled Voltron: Legendary Defender, is written by show Tim Hedrick (the animated series’ head writer) and Mitch Iverson (also a writer on the show) and illustrated by Digital Art Chefs, the show’s development studio. Ahead of its release, Lion Forge has provided us with a preview of Voltron: Legendary Defender #1, as well as an exclusive look at Jon Chad’s limited edition San Diego Comic Con variant cover.
The galaxy is in peril from the forces of the evil Zarkon, and there’s only one thing to do: form Voltron. And it looks like the galaxy is in luck, because Netflix and Dreamworks Animation have resurrected the big ‘bot in a new series Voltron: Legendary Defender. The entire first (hopefully, of many) season is available for streaming now, and if you haven’t watched it yet, you should fix that, because it’s fantastic!
In celebration of Voltron’s triumphant return, we’ve compiled a gallery of some of the best fan artwork featuring the big guy and Team Voltron. We even snuck a few Vehicle Voltron pics in there (because there’s no way Vehicle Voltron is ever going to get its own gallery).
It seems that Voltron is going through something of a renaissance these days, or as I have decided to call it, a Voltronaissance. Not only is there a new animated series coming from Netflix that's set to update the original '80s animated series, but for those of you with a pile of cash and the desire to decorate your home with a very large statue of a robot made of robot lions, we have some very good news for you.
This week, Sideshow Collectibles announced a new, highly detailed Voltron: Defender of the Universe maquette, and while it has the truly staggering price of $1250, I have to admit that it looks pretty awesome.
Just one week’s time will see a new generation of Voltron coming together to form a Legendary Defender, and you can take that literally by the newest clips. Not only has the full activation sequence been released, but also a gorgeous new sizzle reel for the full season, and more.
Netflix hasn’t been particularly shy with forming the Legendary Defender that makes up its new Korra-sized take on Voltron, delivering photos and an early teaser, but now the giant hero has finally arrived. See for yourself in the full Voltron: Legendary Defender trailer, as the classic robot fighter joins a new generation of pilot for a delightfully updated take on the material.
There are a lot of reasons to be excited about the upcoming Voltron: Legendary Defender show that DreamWorks is producing for Netflix. There's the nostalgia factor, of course, but there's also the fact that the showrunners, Joaquim Dos Santos and Lauren Montgomery, are two of the people who brought us The Legend of Korra. But more than that, though, there's the very basic idea in play here. After all, Voltron is still the story of five robot lions that become a giant robot that has robot lions for hands and feet.
That, friends and neighbors, is a pretty weird premise, so if someone tells you that they're about to show you a story that was "too outlandish" for a series where that is the starting point, they're setting the bar pretty high. And that's exactly what Lion Forge is doing with the announcement of a five-issue series in continuity with the show, set to make its debut in July.
Netflix’s upcoming Voltron reboot Legendary Defender has formed plenty of new details around a star-studded cast and first photos, but what of the combined hero himself? See the new Voltron form in our first official footage teaser of the new Netflix series!
Netflix’s Voltron: Legendary Defender reboot has thus far formed a first look in bits and pieces, but the full details have finally assembled. Find out who’s in the cast, from Walking Dead to Arrow stars, when the new Voltron will premiere, and a host of other details!
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