Voltron Force

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For the characters from the 1980s cartoon series Voltron: Defender of the Universe, see List of Voltron characters.
Voltron Force
Voltron-force.jpg
Voltron Force logo
Genre Adventure
Science Fiction
Created by World Events Productions
Directed by Steven E. Gordon
John Delaney
Voices of Mark Hildreth
Andrew Francis
Ty Olsson
Gary Chalk
Shannon Chan-Kent
Ashleigh Ball
Samuel Vincent
Tabitha St. Germain
Giles Panton
Doron Bell Jr.
Vincent Tong
Ron Halder
Gabe Khouth
Alan Marriott
Opening theme Kasseem "Swizz Beatz" Dean
Composer(s) Steffan Andrews
Hal Beckett
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 26 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Robert Koplar
Ted Koplar
Loris Kramer Lunsford
Jason Netter
Producer(s) Susan Norkin
Camera setup Multiple-camera setup
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) World Events Productions
DreamWorks Classics
Kickstart Productions
Nicktoons
Broadcast
Original channel Nicktoons
Original run June 16, 2011 (2011-06-16) – April 25, 2012 (2012-04-25)
Chronology
Preceded by Voltron
Voltron: The Third Dimension
Voltron: Fleet of Doom
External links
Website

Voltron Force is a pseudo-sequel to the 1980s animated series Voltron that was originally scheduled for a release in autumn of 2010. Eventually, the show premiered on June 16, 2011, exclusively on the Nicktoons television network to coincide with the premiere of the second season of Iron Man: Armored Adventures. It ended on April 25, 2012 with the episode "Black".

Premise[edit]

The series intro is narrated by Daniel (Vincent Tong):

Evil is back. The Drule King Lotor has returned with a dark energy that can destroy the galaxy. Our only hope, the Voltron Force: A team of five heroic pilots that control five awesome robot lions. When Lotor's monstrous Robeasts attack, the lions come together to form Voltron, Defender of the Universe.

The show centers on the reunion of the original Voltron Force and the group of cadets training to follow in their footsteps. In battle, they pilot their five robot lions and, when necessary, combine them to form the mighty robot Voltron. Among the enemies they face are their old nemesis, Lotor, and a corrupt military officer intent on destroying Voltron.

Episodes[edit]

Cast[edit]

Development and marketing[edit]

On March 11, 2010, at the Nickelodeon Upfront Presentation, a new Voltron series entitled "Voltron Panthera Force" was announced and set for premiere in the fall on Nicktoons with an announced premise that "The series follows the exploits of a group of five young cadets brought together under trying circumstances to form a newly appointed Voltron Lion Squad dubbed the 'Panthera Force.' Voltron Panthera Force is a World Wide Events production in conjunction with Kick Start Production."[3] On April 4, 2010, it was announced that the show's title had been changed from "Voltron Panthera Force" to "Voltron Force".[4] On June 7, 2010, Variety announced WEP Productions, Classic Media and Kickstart Entertainment's plans to air a 26 episode season of Voltron Force in 2011 to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the original series as well as Mattel's plans to release a toyline to tie-in with the 25th anniversary of the original series and the launch of the new series.[5] In March 2011, it was announced that Emmy-nominated composer Hal Beckett and Gemini-nominated composer Steffan Andrews, would score the show.[6]

The Voltron Force logo and storyboards have been revealed on the official Facebook profile for the show, which is run by World Events Productions.[7] WEP and videogame publisher THQ have announced partnership to produce video games based on the classic Voltron series and Voltron Force in 2011 and 2012 respectively;[8] However, while the game based on the classic series was released on XBLA and PSN in November 2011, so far nothing came about for the latest Voltron Force series as of 2013.

International Broadcast[edit]

Country Channel
United States USA Nicktoons
United Kingdom UK Kix!
France France Canal J
Australia Australia ABC3
Malaysia Malaysia TV3 & Disney XD
Czech Republic Czech Republic Megamax
Philippines Philippines ABS-CBN

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Voltron Force Cast". imdb.co. March 2011. Retrieved March 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Voltron Force Voice Cast Revealed". voltron.com/groupee. March 12, 2011. Retrieved March 12, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Voltron Panthera Force announced at Nickelodoen Upfront 2010". toonzone.net. 2010-03-11. Retrieved 2010-03-11. 
  4. ^ "Voltron Force (2010)". coronacomingattractions.com. 2010-04-10. Retrieved 2010-04-10. 
  5. ^ "TV and Toys to Relaunch 'Voltron'". variety.com. 2010-06-07. Retrieved 2010-06-07. 
  6. ^ "Voltron Force composer announced". voltron.com. 2010-06-07. Retrieved 2011-03-15. 
  7. ^ "Voltron Force". facebook.com. 2010-08-25. Retrieved 2010-08-25. [dead link]
  8. ^ "WEP and THQ announce partnership". 2011-03-15. Retrieved 2011-03-15.