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Voltron: Legendary Defender (original title)
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Five teenagers become the last line of defense for the galaxy in an intergalactic battle against the evil alien force led by King Zarkon.
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Series cast summary:
Jeremy Shada ...  Lance 61 episodes, 2016-2018
Bex Taylor-Klaus ...  Pidge 61 episodes, 2016-2018
Tyler Labine ...  Hunk 60 episodes, 2016-2018
Kimberly Brooks ...  Allura / ... 59 episodes, 2016-2018
Josh Keaton ...  Shiro / ... 57 episodes, 2016-2018
Rhys Darby ...  Coran 53 episodes, 2016-2018
Steven Yeun ...  Keith 52 episodes, 2016-2018
A.J. LoCascio ...  Lotor / ... 32 episodes, 2017-2018
Cree Summer ...  Witch Haggar / ... 31 episodes, 2016-2018
Neil Kaplan ...  Emperor Zarkon / ... 26 episodes, 2016-2018


After Keith, Lance, Pidge, Hunk, and Shiro are sent into space in a blue lion, they find two "alteans" by the names of Allura and Coran who have been frozen in crypto-pods for ten thousand years. They then discover that they must each pilot one of the robotic lions of Voltron, and defend the universe from an alien species called the "galra", and there evil emperor "Zarkon."

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5 unlikely heroes must join together to defend the universe.


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Release Date:

10 June 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Voltron See more »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Norman Reedus (The voice of Rolo) and Steven Yeun (The voice of Keith) both co-star in AMC's hit series The Walking Dead. See more »


Shiro: Defenders of the Universe, huh? Has a nice ring to it.
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Crazy Credits

The moon in the DreamWorks Animation logo gets sliced into a crescent shape by Voltron. See more »


Remake of Voltron 84 (1984) See more »

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Inspired and fun. The best super robot reboot I've seen.
13 June 2016 | by ericjcant-1See all my reviews

I get bored by the bulk of anime and action based cartoons within about five minutes. I might not have tried this if it didn't have Dreamworks behind it, as we've seen something like three or four Voltron reboots on a variety of scales and none of them have accomplished anything beyond what we saw in the original show. They were just sort of standard formula, not a whole lot of heart or character development. They just didn't manage to take the core elements of the original show and make something that really felt worth watching. Not that Dreamworks necessarily means anything, but at least it means having a good sized budget. So I gave it a whirl and I'm quite happy with it.

What I liked right out of the gate is the characterization. Sure it is still the typical anime team recipe, just like the original, but written with good dialogue accompanied by decent voice acting so that everyone feels substantial and fleshed out. The humor isn't too bad either. It's not on the level of, say, Avatar Airbender, but still pretty good.

Second, it's got that beating heart. This is actually key in making something like this endure. It's not like the old days where you can just have the monster of the week and your done. Legendary Defender presents a fairly heightened sense of character dynamic with feelings of accomplishment and responsibility as we see the team members fulfill their essential roles. It's fun yet we get a sense of altruistic purpose motivating the team as a whole.

Third, it looks and sounds great. The aesthetics are all quite excellent. The music is interesting, the voice acting is top notch, good backgrounds, good animation, and the Lion's just look fabulous.

If nothing else it is a genuinely entertaining show. It's probably as close to a slam dunk as we will ever see from a classic super robot reboot, and for how much fighting robot cartoons have been lacking in the last ten or so years, this is a breath of fresh air. Go Voltron!

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