Check out some promotional material from the upcoming animated series based on the 80’s favourite, ‘Voltron.’
At the beginning of the month we told you about the bidding war that had broken out over the rights to finance a ‘Voltron: Defender of the Universe’ feature film. Along with that news we told you about a new Voltron animated series titled ‘Voltron Force.’ Now, thanks to the official Facebook profile for Voltron, we have our first look at some concept art and promotional images for the series, head over to the profile for more images and sneak peeks at storyboards.
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Dynamite Entertainment has acquired the comic book license for Voltron, and are planning to put out comics during the Summer. Beyond the comics, Mattel will produce toys based on both classic Voltron and Voltron Force; Viz Media will publish Voltron Force graphic novels and it was recently announced that World Events Productions and THQ have created a partnership to develop video games based on the classic Voltron animated series in as well as the new series Voltron Force.
The ‘Voltron’ video games from THQ are anticipated to debut this Autumn, following the premiere of the all-new 2D/CGI animated ‘Voltron Force’ series, which is set to launch in the U.S. on Nicktoons, and with other key broadcasters worldwide, in 2011.
THQ’s games will build on the epic adventure that blazed onto television screens in 1984 as Voltron: Defender of the Universe, in which five robotic lions, piloted by a team of brave space explorers, combine to form the mighty robot hero, Voltron™. The show quickly became a top-rated series that inspired a best-selling toy line and turned Voltron into a pop-culture icon.
“The video games relationship with THQ, along with our master toy relationship with Mattel, signals the exciting future ahead for Voltron,” said Robert Koplar, Vice President at World Events Productions. “With its signature robot lion action and titanic-scale battles, our Voltron games and toys along with our new series are sure to have enormous appeal to fans of all ages around the world.”