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 73 episodes, 2016-2018
Bex Taylor-Klaus ...  Pidge 73 episodes, 2016-2018
Tyler Labine ...  Hunk 72 episodes, 2016-2018
Kimberly Brooks ...  Allura / ... 71 episodes, 2016-2018
Josh Keaton ...  Shiro / ... 69 episodes, 2016-2018
Rhys Darby ...  Coran 64 episodes, 2016-2018
Steven Yeun ...  Keith 64 episodes, 2016-2018
A.J. LoCascio ...  Lotor / ... 39 episodes, 2017-2018
Cree Summer ...  Witch Haggar / ... 34 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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Did You Know?


Many elements are homage to the original Japanese version of Voltron, Beast King GoLion (1981), such as Altea (Planet Arus in the original American series), Sven renamed Shiro, and the Galra Empire (Drule Empire). 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 »


Referenced in AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Remembering Will Vinton (2018) See more »

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Finally everything Voltron always needed to be
11 June 2016 | by dkmartin-00194See all my reviews

I've never been able to defend the original Voltron as a good show. I loved a lot about it, and I've re-watched the first four episodes strung together as the VHS movie 'Castle of Lions' so many times I have the entire thing memorized. The Japanese version was better, or at least more coherent for not being so heavily edited, but there always just something that didn't gel. Other reboot attempts that tried to either continue that original, or reboot it only cleaning up some of the nonsense, always fell a bit flat. This, though. This finally lets the concept sing. Netflix/Dreamworks and everyone have created a fresh version that doesn't stick too tightly to the original. It fixes a lot of incoherencies for it, and gives the series a stronger story with deeper characterization. But, it also takes elements from both the original Voltron and the Japanese GoLion, and even some of the mechanical mysticism of the comics, so it never feels like its abandoned the core of Voltron either. To the opposite, the 11 episodes are practically littered with smart references and allusions to scenes from the original that ring pretty true despite being in the middle of new circumstances. The isn't the Voltron from my childhood. Heck, it's not even Voltron as I remembered it being as a kid. This is a better Voltron entirely. All the delight of a Saturday morning cartoon, all the quirky style of an anime, and all the writing quality I'd hoped having Avatar/Korra alum on board would (and did) bring. If I have one complaint, it's that I still prefer the music and sound effects from the original, but that's neither here nor there and almost entirely nostalgia speaking. This is the better cartoon in every way that matters.

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Release Date:

10 June 2016 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Chicago Illinois, USA

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