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‘Voltron’ Reboot, Del Toro’s ‘Trollhunters’ Set a Course For Netflix

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A reimagining of “Voltron” and a new fantasy series from Guillermo del Toro will debut this year on Netflix as part of an expanded multi-year deal with DreamWorks Animation.

Del Toro’s “Trollhunters” is described as “a new, fantastical world wrapped around two best friends who make a startling discovery beneath their hometown.”

Adapted from a pair of anime series, the hit “Voltron” originally aired in syndication from September 1984 to November 1985, spawning a follow-up series and a seemingly endless parade of merchandise and tie-ins. An animated prequel of sorts, “Voltron Force,” aired in 2011-2012 on Nicktoons.

“Voltron” and “Trollhunters” are only part of the slate of new series being developed through the Netflix-DreamWorks deal.

Comments

  • Brian Langlois

    Voltron Force was a sequel not a prequel, set several years after the original with a new generation of pilots being trained by the old ones. It was also quite good and sadly only lasted one season.

  • Draken Blackknight

    This, although that stupid rap track in its opening credits kinda helped with its untimely demise. They should have used the fanfare like EVERYBODY requested.

  • Quintin J Scott

    I, personally, didn’t care too much for the redesign of the Lions, but it was a good cartoon. I think they had a decent formula for success.

    I will say that when they switched to the original music for the formation sequence (in the one of the later episodes and then subsequent ones) made it bearable.

  • Brian Langlois

    Yeah…the theme song was pretty weak (though I didn’t hate it like some). I do remember later in the show when they went to form up and it played the classic song…chills!

  • http://garamid.yuku.com/ Gold Any Ranger

    I wish they would have explained how Larmina was Allura’s niece. Allura never had any siblings.

  • Glitchy

    I misread that first paragraph and for a split second thought Del Toro was rebooting Voltron. Just imagine that for a moment.

  • TaishoArcanix

    actualy, there were three voltron anime made. the third, Voltron gladiator was VERY short lived and never really took off like the lion and vehicle force votrons did.

  • Bass Guitar Hero

    It was so short-lived that it was never actually made. :) Sure, the original (and ratings failure) Japanese series it would have been made from was, but “Voltron gladiator” never made it pass the planning stages, and not a single episode was produced. Only the toy saw the light of the day.

  • Nubby Mcquilicutty

    the three robots combining together i think..i never saw footage though.. I think the art and the mentioned Toy..

    I loathed the vehicle configuration myself, but the lions were cool and unique..

  • Brad Stanley Cooper

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