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Voltron: Defender of the Universe 

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This series focuses on five lion robots and their pilots as they fight the evil forces of King Zarkon and Prince Lotor.
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Series cast summary:
Jack Angel 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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This series focuses on five lion robots and their pilots as they defend the galaxy and planet Arus against the evil forces of King Zarkon and Prince Lotor of planet Doom. Written by john <cruz:Scrpion628@aol.com>

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Trivia

This series was originally planned to be an adaptation of Mirai robo Daltanias (1979). But Toei Animation accidentally sent tapes of Beast King GoLion (1981) to World Events Productions. The producers found that they liked "Go lion" better and adapted it into "Voltron". Interestingly, "Daltanias" included every type of robot that was planned from a series dubbed for Voltron - a lion one like "Go lion" (first season), a vehicle one like Armored Fleet Dairugger XV (1982) (second season), and a human-looking fighter from Lightspeed ElectroGod Albegas (1983) (like the planned-but-unreleased third season. See more »

Goofs

In various instances, the characters change both clothes and hair-styles in between scenes without having adequate time to do so. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
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, a Galaxy Alliance was formed. Together with the good planets of the solar system, they maintained peace throughout the universe, until a new horrible menace threatened the galaxy. Voltron was needed once more. This is the story of the ...
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the closing credits, the Black Lion stands up and roars. See more »

Alternate Versions

In the mid-1980s, CBS FOX Video released four Voltron tapes in Australia. Two of those tapes, titled "Voltron In The Castle Of Lions" and "Voltron Versus The Empire Of Drule", had several scenes cut out by the distributor. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Vice Versa (1988) See more »

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An underrated cartoon that is fun to watch
24 March 2001 | by 4-KaneSee all my reviews

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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10 September 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The New Adventures of Voltron See more »

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(124 episodes)

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