Animation prodco World Events Productions (WEP) and Classic Media are teaming to re-launch the Voltron brand in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the original Voltron series, which first aired in 1984. Effective immediately, Classic Media will helm international distribution and worldwide merchandising and licensing for Voltron.
The re-launch is headlined with an all-new animated television series, Voltron Force, scheduled to debut on Nicktoons in 2011, with WEP and Classic Media producing along with Hollywood production company Kickstart Productions.
Voltron Force will follow a group of new space explorers on their chance to battle alongside the original group of heroes led by Commander Keith in the Black Lion and Allura in the Blue Lion. The new series will consist of 26 half-hour episodes of 2D and CGI animation.
Additionally, Mattel is developing a new line of Voltron toys that will appeal to adults who grew up with the ’80s series, as well as a new generation of fans that Voltron Force will create.