NETFLIX Netflix Voltron Reboot

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Voltron Reboot, New Animated Show From Del Toro Coming to Netflix

Netflix and Dreamworks plan slate of new animated series.

Pacific Rim director Guillermo Del Toro is to produce a new animated show for Netflix. It is to be part of a deal between the streaming giant and DreamWorks Animation, which will also see a reimagining of the '80s cartoon series Voltron.


In a statement, Netflix confirmed that the deal would result in several new series for the channel in 2016 and beyond. The Del Toro show is to be entitled Trollhunters and will feature a "new, fantastical world wrapped around two best friends who make a startling discovery beneath their hometown."

The original Voltron was a Japanese-American co-production that ran for three reasons between 1984 and 1986. The show was created from two Japanese shows--Beast King GoLion andArmored Fleet Dairugger XV--with new dialogue and storylines created for the American market. It proved hugely popular, spawning spin-offs shows, comic books, and video games.

Dreamworks has already produced shows such as The Adventures of Puss in Boots, Dinotrux, and Dragons: Race to the Edge for Netflix. The new deal also includes streaming rights to DreamWorks' animated feature films.
 

edzeppe

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This better be the Lions not the stupid ass vehicles.
 

Discoman

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I wonder if it will be like the original Japanese version where characters would actually die.
 

BIV

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Sweet. Glad they are keeping it animated.

Though, if successful, I foresee a forthcoming live action film.
 

BIV

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Radioguy

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That image official, or from a fan?
 

BIV

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Cleaner version:


 

crippledalbino

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Also loved Voltron. Hoping this doesn't suck balls.
 

Chip Spackler

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I remember thinking as a kid that voltron toys owned transformer toys.
 

Radioguy

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I remember thinking as a kid that voltron toys owned transformer toys.
Then they put you on the right meds? ;)

I loved Voltron, but more for the quality of the stories. The mecha was cool, but pales in comparison to many G1 Diaclone/Transformers designs because, like Power Rangers toys since, they were going for fantasy, or a far less practical view of the future. "Robots in disguise" wasn't just a catch line, but a real aesthetic selling point. I wasn't the only kid who chose Transformers over Voltron or some of the more obscure OVA series toys. Even a couple Go-Bots were better (although most were worse), and Macross' Valkyrie/Veritech fighters were so good, one was even retooled as a Transformer.

Like with Robotech, Voltron was an American re-edit of a Japanese series Hyaku Jūō Goraion, and was written with a more adult feel from the get-go, while the American-commissioned Transformers series took a bit longer to reach that bar alongside the GI Joe series. But when both of the latter did, they excelled, and influenced animation for years to come.
 

BIV

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Then they put you on the right meds? ;)

I loved Voltron, but more for the quality of the stories. The mecha was cool, but pales in comparison to many G1 Diaclone/Transformers designs because, like Power Rangers toys since, they were going for fantasy, or a far less practical view of the future. "Robots in disguise" wasn't just a catch line, but a real aesthetic selling point. I wasn't the only kid who chose Transformers over Voltron or some of the more obscure OVA series toys. Even a couple Go-Bots were better (although most were worse), and Macross' Valkyrie/Veritech fighters were so good, one was even retooled as a Transformer.

Like with Robotech, Voltron was an American re-edit of a Japanese series Hyaku Jūō Goraion, and was written with a more adult feel from the get-go, while the American-commissioned Transformers series took a bit longer to reach that bar alongside the GI Joe series. But when both of the latter did, they excelled, and influenced animation for years to come.
I kept looking at the voltron lions wondering why they couldn't turn into robots.

.... and Macross' Valkyrie/Veritech fighters were so good, one was even retooled as a Transformer.
Skyfire/Jetfire

GoBots made good footsoldiers for the Transformers.
 

Chip Spackler

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Then they put you on the right meds? ;)

I loved Voltron, but more for the quality of the stories. The mecha was cool, but pales in comparison to many G1 Diaclone/Transformers designs because, like Power Rangers toys since, they were going for fantasy, or a far less practical view of the future. "Robots in disguise" wasn't just a catch line, but a real aesthetic selling point. I wasn't the only kid who chose Transformers over Voltron or some of the more obscure OVA series toys. Even a couple Go-Bots were better (although most were worse), and Macross' Valkyrie/Veritech fighters were so good, one was even retooled as a Transformer.

Like with Robotech, Voltron was an American re-edit of a Japanese series Hyaku Jūō Goraion, and was written with a more adult feel from the get-go, while the American-commissioned Transformers series took a bit longer to reach that bar alongside the GI Joe series. But when both of the latter did, they excelled, and influenced animation for years to come.

I was very young when transformers were popular. I loved them, but I remember getting frustrated at the complexity of some of the toys.
 

Chip Spackler

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I don't see how that's possible.
I was a retarded four year old who couldn't make my older cousin's transformer toys 'transform'- I always got lost half-way through transforming them (at least with two of them, not sure which ones)- my voltron lions were simple to play with and combine so I guess that made my walnut-sized brain smile.
 
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