|Voltron Force (aka Voltron Force: New Defenders Trilogy)|
Voltron Force logo
|Created by||World Events Productions|
|Directed by||Steven E. Gordon
|Voices of||Mark Hildreth
Tabitha St. Germain
Doron Bell Jr.
|Opening theme||Kasseem "Swizz Beatz" Dean|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||26 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Robert Koplar
Loris Kramer Lunsford
|Camera setup||Multiple-camera setup|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Production company(s)||World Events Productions
|Original release||June 16, 2011– April 25, 2012|
Voltron: The Third Dimension
Voltron: Fleet of Doom
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".
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.
- Mark Hildreth as King Lotor
- Andrew Francis as Lance 
- Ty Olsson as Hunk
- Garry Chalk as Sky Marshall Wade, Manset 
- Shannon Chan-Kent as Larmina
- Ashleigh Ball as Allura
- Samuel Vincent as Pidge, King Alfor, Sypat, Dudley
- Tabitha St. Germain as Kala
- Giles Panton as Keith Kogane
- Doron Bell Jr. as Vince
- Vincent Tong as Daniel
- Ron Halder as Maahox, Coran
- Gabe Khouth as Chip (Pidge's brother)
- Alan Marriott as Sven
Development and marketing
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." On April 4, 2010, it was announced that the show's title had been changed from "Voltron Panthera Force" to "Voltron Force". 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. In March 2011, it was announced that Emmy-nominated composer Hal Beckett and Gemini-nominated composer Steffan Andrews, would score the show.
The Voltron Force logo and storyboards have been revealed on the official Facebook profile for the show, which is run by World Events Productions. 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; However, while the game based on the classic series was released on XBLA and PSN in November 2011, the closure of THQ and its subsidiaries has left the future of Voltron video games in question.
At the end of "Black", Daniel still has Haggarium in him. There was supposed to be a second season, but due to bad ratings the show got cancelled without knowing what happens next.
|Malaysia||TV3 & Disney XD|
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- Nicktoons Voltron Force site
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- Voltron Force at TV Guide
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