5 items from 2016
For the better part of the past decade, a new Masters of the Universe movie has been trying to get off the ground, with several studios taking a crack at this beloved franchise. Sony has been developing the franchise since 2009, picking up the rights from Warner Bros. We reported back in January that McG entered talks to direct, although we haven't had any updates since then. For those who have been waiting for He-Man and the rest of these iconic characters to hit the big screen, DreamWorks TV has some comic relief for you today, with the animated spoof reality series The Real Masters of Eternia.
This hilarious eight-minute spoof takes footage from the 1980s animated series He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, and with the help of some crafty editing and new voice actors, turns these characters battling for Eternia into roommates, who have all moved into Castle Greyskull. »
Back in early January, Netflix announced a new Voltron animated series that would start streaming sometime this year. The official logo debuted last month, but now we have our first official photo from the series, thanks to USA Today. This photo comes just one day before the first footage will be unveiled at WonderCon in Anaheim, California tomorrow.
This new series, entitled Voltron: Legendary Defender, will follow the formula of the original show, Voltron: Defender of the Universe, which debuted in 1984. The story tracks the adventures of a team of astronauts and a princess from the planet Arus, who all pilot a massive robot. But there will be one major change in the new series: the pilots will all be teenagers. This new series introduces these teenage pilots, Keith, Lance, Hunk, Pidge and Shiro, who find themselves in the midst of an intergalactic battle, as they become the last line »
Last month, Netflix announced that it is teaming up with Nerdist Industries and DreamWorks Animation to create a new animated Voltron TV series, although it isn't known when the series may debut. Today, Nerdist has unveiled the official logo for the TV series, which reveals the official title is Voltron: Legendary Defender. The streaming service hasn't announced any voice cast members yet, or the creative talent behind the show.
This report claims that the show will follow the formula of the original series, Voltron: Defender of the Universe, which debuted in 1984. The story follows the adventures of a team of astronauts who all pilot a massive robot. The original series only ran for three seasons, but it spawned other shows such as Voltron: The Third Dimension in 1998 and, most recently, Voltron Force in 2011. However, there will one big change with the new series.
Nerdist reports that the series will center on five teenagers, »
The legend returns. As part of its deal with DreamWorks Animation, Netflix is rebooting the animated adventure series, Voltron. The original syndicated series, Voltron: Defender of the Universe, premiered in September, 1984 and ran through November, 1985. It spawned specials, sequels, comics, toys, and video games.
The original Voltron series voice cast includes: Jack Angel, Michael Bell, Peter Cullen, Neil Ross, B.J. Ward, Lennie Weinrib, and Tress MacNeille. It was executive produced by Peter Keefe, with Steve Sterling, producing. It can be found on Netflix and Hulu, with mini episodes on Crackle.
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Netflix, Inc. and DreamWorks Animation today announced the expansion of their current multi-year deal, making Netflix the global home, outside of China, to a number of new original series for the whole family from the studio. The deal also covers streaming rights to the DreamWorks Animation feature film library. In addition, the deal extends the rights of current original series for kids from the studio available on the service throughout operating Netflix markets as well as expanding to include second window rights for the series everywhere around the world, outside of China. Series include The Adventures of Puss in Boots, Dinotrux, Dragons: Race to the Edge, among others.
Starting in 2016, Netflix will launch several new series from Dwa, including a reimagining of Voltron, and the new series, Trollhunters, from master storyteller Guillermo del Toro, who will unleash a new, fantastical world wrapped around two best friends who make a startling discovery beneath their hometown. »
5 items from 2016
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