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"Voltron: Defender of the Universe" (1984) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1984-

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Voltron: Defender of the Universe -- All at once, Zarkon's countless slave planets begin revolting at the same time.
Voltron: Defender of the Universe -- Voltron continues to attack on Planet Doom with Merla's help.
Voltron: Defender of the Universe -- The Muse of Norn escape from Merla and reach Galaxy Garrison safely.
Voltron: Defender of the Universe -- To cure a sick townswoman, Allura searches for a flower that only blooms once every one thousand years.
Voltron: Defender of the Universe -- The Philos comet circles the sun once every 52 years.  Unfortunately last time it passed Planet Doom, Lotor took it over.

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Plot:
This series focuses on 5 lion robots and their pilots as they fight the evil forces of King Zarkon and Prince Lotor. Full summary »
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An underrated cartoon that is fun to watch See more (26 total) »

Cast

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Jack Angel ... King Zarkon / ... (122 episodes, 1984-1985)

Michael Bell ... Lance / ... (122 episodes, 1984-1985)

Peter Cullen ... Narrator / ... (122 episodes, 1984-1985)

Neil Ross ... Keith / ... (122 episodes, 1984-1985)

B.J. Ward ... Haggar / ... (122 episodes, 1984-1985)
Lennie Weinrib ... Hunk / ... (122 episodes, 1984-1985)
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Series Directed by
Franklin Cofod (unknown episodes)
 
Series Writing credits
Stan Oliver (48 episodes, 1984)
Howard Albrecht (2 episodes, 1984)
Jameson Brewer (2 episodes, 1984)
Coslough Johnson (2 episodes, 1984)
Jack Paritz (2 episodes, 1984)
Michael Chase Walker (2 episodes, 1984)
Sol Weinstein (2 episodes, 1984)

Series Produced by
Peter Keefe .... executive producer (52 episodes, 1984)
Sean Molyneaux .... restored version (52 episodes, 1984)
Steve Sterling .... producer (52 episodes, 1984)
John Tiechmann .... associate producer (52 episodes, 1984)

Franklin Cofod .... producer (unknown episodes)
John Teichman .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
John Petersen (unknown episodes)
Dale Schacker (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
Christian Alexander Moran .... post-production manager (124 episodes, 1984-1985)
 
Series Sound Department
Roy Braverman .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
R.D. Floyd .... sound designer (unknown episodes)
Ossama Khuluki .... foley artist (unknown episodes)
Paul Vitello .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Marc Handler .... story editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Thanks
Jeremy Corray .... special thanks (29 episodes, 1984)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The New Adventures of Voltron" - USA (reissue title)
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Runtime:
30 min (124 episodes)
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Certification:
Australia:PG | Iceland:LH (some epiosodes) | Iceland:L (some epiosodes) | USA:TV-Y7

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The first season of Voltron was not a straight dub from the Japanese anime series "Hyakujû-ô Goraion" (1981) (neither was the second from "Kikô Kantai dairugger XV" (1982)) due to American broadcast standards - "living" beings were never killed on-screen; mechanical creatures, however, were fair game. One of the most noticeable differences involves the character Sven. In the Japanese version, this character died after battling the enemy's witch after six appearances. In the American version, he was seriously injured and left to heal, and returns near the end of the season. In the Japanese version, this was his brother at the end of the series. The third season (second season for the Lion Voltron Force) was created specifically for the American audience.See more »
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Continuity: In various instances, the characters change both clothes and hair-styles in between scenes without having adequate time to do so.See more »
Quotes:
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Narrator:From days of long ago, from uncharted regions of the universe, comes a legend; the legend of Voltron, Defender of the Universe, a mighty robot, loved by good, feared by evil. As Voltron's legend grew, peace settled across the galaxy. On Planet Earth...
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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
An underrated cartoon that is fun to watch, 24 March 2001
Author: 4-Kane from Arlington, MA

I was only 12 years old when this show began, but I can't remember what motivated me to watch it. However, I enjoyed watching it, and seeing it on the Cartoon Network a few years ago brought back a lot of memories. This show consisted of two Voltrons: one that is merged via robotic lions, while the other is formed by means of giant motor vehicles (planes, cars, and what have you). But in each episode, you only see one Voltron or the other. It's a fun cartoon to watch, but it's incredible that it managed to get away with killing a lot of characters. I think Voltron is one of the most underrated cartoons, and I'm not afraid to admit that. If you like animated adventures, I strongly recommend watching Voltron.

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