Volton is another one of those magical cartoons that holds a special place in my nerdy heart. I remember waking up extra early on weekday mornings just to catch an episode before I hobbled off to elementary/middle school. The best thing about Voltron was its seemingly endless supply of episodes. Since Voltron was around for YEARS in Japan before it reached the United States I rarely saw a re-run. Also, perhaps due to bad translation, I never knew what the hell was REALLY going on. Voltron was great because it was mercury guzzling crazy! They ran the same transformation animation so many times that the sequence is forever etched into my brain. There is some good news for Voltron fans everywhere! Like a global pandemic, re-launch fever is sweeping the land and Voltron has not escaped its reach. Some remakes will be good, and others will take your childhood memories and poop all over them like a Vietnamese punji-stick. We just learned that everyone’s favorite transforming-robot-lions will have their very own San Diego Comic Con panel hosted by none other than the ultra-fun Carrie Keagan.
What we know so far:
The New Show: “Voltron Force” will be the new name given to the animated series on Nicktoons. Voltron Force will also be given an obligatory toyline from Mattel that will offer heroes and villains from the new series. There are also rumors of a feature length Votron film depending on how well the series does on Nick.
Episodes: Starting in June (they just started airing a few weeks ago.. oops) 2012 Nicktoons will air 26 half-hour episodes of “Voltron Force“, with the option to produce more if the series does well.
Plot: Variety leaked some plot points and stated that the series will be similar to the original (robot lions), but will introduce some new recruits brought in to fight alongside the original characters. Remember when they replaced the black lion with the princess, that was bonkers!!
We’ll be at the panel for sure and will fill you in on all the goodies. Plus we think Carrie Keagan is going to be a blast to watch. UPDATE – The panel will be held Thursday, July 21 at 6PM