Voltron was one of the best cartoons to come out of the 1980’s, and for many, helped shaped their childhoods. For those of you who were too young to have seen the show in its original form, Voltron was an animated television series about a team of young astronauts who piloted a giant robot known as Voltron. This wasn’t your ordinary robot though. There were five memebers of the Voltron team and each one piloted a lion robot. When times got tough, they would bring all the lions together to form Voltron. It’s probably better if you just watch it for yourself.
Here is a statement made by Cindy Holland, Vice President of Original Series for Netflix regarding the announcement.
“DreamWorks Animation is synonymous with great storytelling that families around the world enjoy…It’s with great pleasure that we expand on an already successful relationship with DreamWorks Animation to bring more premium kids and family television to Netflix members globally.”
It should also be mentioned that the deal also covers “streaming rights to DreamWork’s Animation’s feature film library, and extends rights for current series streaming on Netflix, including How to Train Your Dragons spinoff Dragons: Race to the Edge.”
Voltron and Trollhunters are scheduled to premiere on Netflix later this year.