Voltron – ToonBarn http://www.toonbarn.com Cartoon news from Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, The Hub, Disney, Pixar, DreamWorks, CG animation, anime, movies, or any kind of cartoons! Sun, 10 Dec 2017 10:00:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.8 4530339 Voltron: Legendary Defender gets VR experience http://www.toonbarn.com/voltron/voltron-legendary-defender-gets-vr-experience/ http://www.toonbarn.com/voltron/voltron-legendary-defender-gets-vr-experience/#respond Wed, 30 Aug 2017 16:00:30 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=85791 With the latest season of Legendary Defender starting its Netflix run earlier this month, DreamWorks and Digital Domain have partnered up to bring fans Voltron VR Chronicles, a brand new cinematic virtual reality experience. In the first of this new episodic series, players will have the opportunity to pilot the Blue Lion as you play […]

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With the latest season of Legendary Defender starting its Netflix run earlier this month, DreamWorks and Digital Domain have partnered up to bring fans Voltron VR Chronicles, a brand new cinematic virtual reality experience. In the first of this new episodic series, players will have the opportunity to pilot the Blue Lion as you play as Lance in a gigantic battle between the Voltron crew and the Galra Emperor, Zarkon. The fully immersive 360° VR experience will feature puzzles as well as missions where the user pilots the Blue Lion, battling Galra forces with an array of advanced weapon systems.

Enjoy an immersive Voltron narrative that places you in iconic locations from DreamWorks’ “Voltron: Legendary Defender”, alongside your favorite characters. Pilot the Blue Lion in fierce space battles, stand on the bridge of the Castle Ship and solve interactive puzzles and challenges along the way.

When Lance discovers the remains of a lost alien race deep within enemy space, he releases an unstoppable force that threatens the Paladins and Voltron. Jump into the heart of the adventure, fight back against the corrupt force of Zarkon, and unravel the ancient mystery in this epic intergalactic experience.

In DreamWorks Voltron VR Chronicles, the fate of Voltron and the Universe rests in your hands!

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Fans will be happy to know that Voltron VR Chronicles will feature all of the original voice actors from Legendary Defender and was written in co-operation with the show’s creators.

Episode 1, “Seeds of Corruption” will launch digitally September 26 on PlayStation VR for PlayStation 4. The game will require 2GB of your hard drive space and two PlayStation Move controllers. The regular price is $14.99, but if you pre-order now you can get a 20% discount. The experience will also be available on Oculus Rift and HTC Vive on the same day.

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Voltron Legendary Defender season 3 launches next month on Netflix http://www.toonbarn.com/voltron/voltron-legendary-defender-season-3-launches-next-month-netflix/ http://www.toonbarn.com/voltron/voltron-legendary-defender-season-3-launches-next-month-netflix/#respond Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:00:38 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=84670 As part of the ongoing Voltron themed festivities at the 2017 San Diego Comic Con, DreamWorks held their panel on Voltron Legenday Defender. In it, the crew behind the series revealed that A.J. Locascio is voicing Prince Lotor and announced that he’ll half four half-galra female generals supporting him. Perhaps most exciting, is that they’ve […]

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As part of the ongoing Voltron themed festivities at the 2017 San Diego Comic Con, DreamWorks held their panel on Voltron Legenday Defender. In it, the crew behind the series revealed that A.J. Locascio is voicing Prince Lotor and announced that he’ll half four half-galra female generals supporting him. Perhaps most exciting, is that they’ve announced when you should expect to see new episodes of the series on Netflix.

August 4th. That’s when the seven episodes consisting of Voltron Legendary Defender season 3 is expected to launch. In October, another new batch of episodes will go live.

Attendees of the panel actually got to see the first episode, but since you’re reading this you probably weren’t there. For those of us not in San Diego, DreamWorks has started streaming a new trailer for season 3, giving us a taste of what’s to come:

DreamWorks also provided this little tease of the major plot points behind the new episodes:

The success of Zarkon’s defeat comes at a price: Shiro has vanished. With the ascension of the mysterious Prince Lotor and without a pilot for the black lion, the team must somehow find the strength to keep fighting. But how can they defend the universe without Voltron?

If you need some more lion action right now, you could always check out Voltron ’84, a selection of episodes from the original series by the crew of Legendary Defender that’s currently on Netflix.

Are you hyped for the next season of Voltron Legendary Defender? Is this your first entry in the series, or are you a long time super fan? Leave a comment down below!

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VOLTRON LEGENDARY DEFENDER forms S3 Premiere at San Diego Comic-Con http://www.toonbarn.com/voltron/voltron-legendary-defender-forms-s3-premiere-san-diego-comic-con/ http://www.toonbarn.com/voltron/voltron-legendary-defender-forms-s3-premiere-san-diego-comic-con/#respond Fri, 30 Jun 2017 17:23:14 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=83860 Join executive producer Joaquim Dos Santos, co-executive producer Lauren Montgomery, Bex Taylor-Klaus and Tyler Labine as they debut the first episode of season three of the Netflix original series DreamWorks Voltron Legendary Defender.

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GLENDALE, CA – June 30, 2017 – DreamWorks Animation Television and Netflix will present a jam-packed Voltron Legendary Defender panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2017, with series showrunners and voice talent debuting the premiere episode of the highly-anticipated third season of the critically-acclaimed Netflix original series. ToonBarn Head Writer and Let’s Voltron Podcast Host Marc Morrell will be there to catch all the Voltron action!

Fans will be treated to a first look into the exciting third season of the pop culture phenomenon Voltron Legendary Defender. Join executive producer Joaquim Dos Santos, co-executive producer Lauren Montgomery, Bex Taylor-Klaus (voice of Pidge), and Tyler Labine (voice of Hunk) in 6BCF for a special screening and a sneak peek at what’s to come for Team Voltron. The panel will be moderated by Kyle Anderson, Associate Editor of Nerdist.

Following the panel, DreamWorks is calling all Voltron cosplayers to meet Joaquim, Lauren, Bex and Tyler at FANDOM Fest at 2:00 PM PST in the Petco Interactive Zone for a Voltron cosplay and fan meet up.

You can also beat the heat at the Petco Interactive Zone for a cool treat from the Voltron-themed food truck “Hunk’s Food Goo Replication Station” in Space M. Just like the Paladins of Voltron, fans can try every Altean’s favorite intergalactic snack: green food goo (or the earth-friendly version that tastes oddly similar to frozen yogurt). Served Thursday-Saturday from 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM and Sunday from 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM for free while supplies last.

On Friday morning, Joaquim, Lauren, Bex and Tyler will be signing an SDCC-exclusive poster created by the Voltron crew from 10:30 AM – Noon in the Sails Pavilion at the Convention Center. Tickets will be made available in advance in the Autograph Area.

DETAILS ON PANELS/SCREENINGS AND ACTIVITIES (in chronological order):

THURSDAY, JULY 20:

DreamWorks Voltron Legendary Defender, a Netflix Original Series

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

6BCF at San Diego Convention Center

Zarkon has been defeated and Shiro is nowhere to be found. Without a pilot for the black lion or the ability to form Voltron, the team must quickly devise a plan as the ascension of Prince Lotor pulls them into a perilous game of cat-and-mouse. Join executive producer Joaquim Dos Santos, co-executive producer Lauren Montgomery, Bex Taylor-Klaus and Tyler Labine as they debut the first episode of season three of the Netflix original series DreamWorks Voltron Legendary Defender. All attendees will receive an SDCC-exclusive poster created by the Voltron crew and the new Voltron chapter book “The Rise of Voltron” from Simon & Schuster.

Voltron Cosplay and Fan Meetup

2 PM – 3 PM

FANDOM Fest at the Petco Interactive Zone

Calling all Voltron cosplayers! Thursday is the day to break out your bayards and join Joaquim Dos Santos, Lauren Montgomery, Bex Taylor-Klaus and Tyler Labine at FANDOM Fest to celebrate Voltron with a cosplayer and fan meet up.

FRIDAY, JULY 21:

Voltron Legendary Defender Signing (Ticketed)

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Autograph Area in Sails Pavilion at San Diego Convention Center

A DreamWorks Voltron Legendary Defender signing with Joaquim Dos Santos, Lauren Montgomery, Bex Taylor-Klaus and Tyler Labine will take place from 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM on Friday in the Autographing Area located in the Sails Pavilion of the San Diego Convention Center.

VOLTRON AROUND THE CON

Hunk’s Food Goo Replication Station (Food Truck)

Thursday to Saturday from 11 AM – 6 PM, Sunday from 11 AM – 5 PM

Petco Interactive Zone

As Coran would say, “Ahoy, young paladins! I’ve whipped up a big batch of focusing food. After this snack, you’ll be forming Voltron six times a movement and twice on the astral conflux!”  Take a break from the crowds and have a cold and refreshing treat on us. DreamWorks Animation Television is bringing every paladin’s (least) favorite snack to San Diego: green food goo! From 11 AM – 6 PM Thursday to Saturday and 11 AM to 5 PM Sunday you’ll find Hunk’s Food Goo Replication Station serving Altea’s finest green goo while supplies last.

Lion Forge Comics

Booth #1903

Located in Booth #1903, Lion Forge Comics is giving away free Black Lion masks (while supplies last), massive 22″x34″ 4-Color posters (while supplies last), 4-color bookmarks and will be selling Voltron Legendary Defender Volume 1 which collects issues 1-5 of the miniseries.

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WonderCon Interviews with Voltron Legendary Defender Cast & Crew http://www.toonbarn.com/voltron/wondercon-interviews-voltron-legendary-defender-cast-crew/ http://www.toonbarn.com/voltron/wondercon-interviews-voltron-legendary-defender-cast-crew/#respond Thu, 13 Apr 2017 20:53:45 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=80155 Marc and Greg from Let's Voltron: The Official Voltron Podcast interviewed the cast and crew of Voltron Legendary Defender, including Jeremy Shada (Lance), Kimberly Brooks (Allura), Josh Keaton (Shiro), Tyler Labine (Hunk), Bex Taylor-Klaus (Pidge), Tim Hedrick (Head Writer), and Executive Producers Joaquim Dos Santos and Lauren Montgomery.

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Voltron Legendary Defender debuted on the convention scene last year at WonderCon 2016, and now, 1 year later, with 2 drops on Netflix (June 10, 2016 and January 20, 2017), it is a verifiable smash hit with fans of all ages. If you track the amount of cosplay of Voltron Legendary Defender characters from WonderCon 2016 to SDCC 2016 to NYCC 2016 and finally WonderCon 2017, it has skyrocketed! There were hundreds of fans dressed as their favorite Voltron Legendary Defender characters, as well as some classic Voltron: Defender of the Universe cosplay from the #1 syndicated show from over 30 years ago.

Check out all these great Voltron Legendary Defender cosplayers:

Our friends at Let’s Voltron: The Official Voltron Podcast, hosts Marc Morrell and Greg Tyler, were at WonderCon to interview the cast and crew of Voltron Legendary Defender, including Josh Keaton (Shiro), Kimberly Brooks (Allura), Jeremy Shada (Lance), Bex Taylor-Klaus (Pidge), Tyler Labine (Hunk), Tim Hedrick (Head Writer), Lauren Montgomery (Co-Exec Producer), and Joaquim Dos Santos (Exec Producer). This video is about 15 minutes long, so make sure you watch all the way through to see all these extremely talented people.

The cast and crew also signed autographs for jubilant fans at WonderCon, where they received a signed lithograph designed by Joaquim Dos Santos of Keith in his Blade of Marmora outfit, and they were allowed to get one personal item signed. Here are some pictures from that autograph signing:

Of course, there was also a panel, starring the same crew you saw in the interviews above. And, in that panel it was confirmed that there is definitely a Season 3 for Voltron Legendary Defender coming to Netflix later this year, but a specific date has not been set at this time. We also learned that Prince Lotor will be featured heavily in Season 3, and the producers even played a clip during the panel, where the audience was able to hear Prince Lotor’s voice, over images from the show, without actually showing the character. So, we still do not know what Lotor will look like or even the voice actor who is playing him. We can speculate that this information may be revealed at San Diego Comic Con, where Voltron Legendary Defender should have a strong presence.

For all the Voltron coverage at WonderCon 2017, please check out Let’s Voltron: The Official Voltron Podcast at http://letsvoltron.com/93 or on iTunes, Stitcher, Podbean, or RSS. Within a week of this story, a second podcast of Voltron WonderCon coverage will be available on Let’s Voltron, where they will have actual audio from the panel, and will be discussing it in detail.

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Netflix Releases Voltron 84 Fri, March 24th – 12 Episodes http://www.toonbarn.com/voltron/netflix-releases-voltron-84-fri-march-24th-12-episodes/ http://www.toonbarn.com/voltron/netflix-releases-voltron-84-fri-march-24th-12-episodes/#respond Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:20:55 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=79333 Before DreamWorks Voltron Legendary Defender debuted, there was the original 1984 series, Voltron: Defender of the Universe. Now, 12 of these classic episodes have been handpicked and introduced by the creative powers behind DreamWorks Voltron Legendary Defender, who share the iconic moments that entertained them as kids and inspired them as adults as they formed an all-new Voltron for audiences today. Voltron 84: where 2017 meets 1984.

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Voltron returns with 12 classic episodes on Netflix Friday, March 24th with Voltron 84! In support of this awesome revival featuring intros and episodes hand picked by the creative minds behind DreamWorks Voltron Legendary Defender, DreamWorks Animation Television and Netflix have released a brand new trailer!

We had known that new content was being added to the Classic Voltron 84 Original Series Episodes being released on Netflix. We didn’t know it would be introductions from the cast and crew of DreamWorks Voltron Legendary Defender, which include commentary from Joaquim Dos Santos (Executive Producer), Lauren Montgomery (Co-Executive Producer), Tim Hedrick (Story Editor), Josh Hamilton (Story Editor), Josh Keaton (voice of Shiro), Kimberly Brooks (voice of Allura), Steve Ahn (Director), Chris Palmer (Director), Mitch Iverson (Writer), Christine Bian (Design Supervisor), Benjamin Kaltenecker (Line Producer), and Jeff Adams (Supervising Picture Editor), all sharing their favorite moments from the classic Voltron: Defender of the Universe series that inspired their work today.

Check out specific episode info below along with an exclusive interview with Joaquim Dos Santos and Lauren Montgomery!

i09.com Interview with Executive Producer Joaquim Dos Santos and Co-Executive Producer Lauren Montgomery: http://bit.ly/2nh4ghD

EPISODE SELECTION
Joaquim Dos Santos (Executive Producer)
“The Stolen Lion”

Lauren Montgomery (Co-Executive Producer)
“The Sleeping Princess”

Tim Hedrick (Story Editor)
“Doom Boycotts the Space Olympics”

Mitch Iverson (Writer)
“Space Explorers Captured”

Josh Keaton (voice of Shiro)
“Escape to Another Planet“

Steve Ahn (Director)
“The Missing Key”

Christine Bian (Design Supervisor)
“The Right Arm of Voltron”

Kimberly Brooks (voice of Allura)
The Lion Has New Claws

Benjamin Kaltenecker (Line Producer)
“Secret of the White Lion”

Jeff Adams (Supervising Picture Editor)
“The Witch Gets A Facelift”

Chris Palmer (Director)
“Give me Your Princess”

Josh Hamilton (Story Editor)
“The Treasure of Planet Tyrus”

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Voltron Legendary Defender Season 2 Interview: Joaquim Dos Santos & Lauren Montgomery http://www.toonbarn.com/voltron/voltron-legendary-defender-season-2-interview-joaquim-dos-santos-lauren-montgomery/ http://www.toonbarn.com/voltron/voltron-legendary-defender-season-2-interview-joaquim-dos-santos-lauren-montgomery/#respond Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:12:38 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=78438 Well, if you've seen the first 3 episodes, then you will have heard Arnold Vosloo's voice. He was The Mummy. And I think we'd like to let you see it and hear it for yourself to find out what awesomeness we have to bring. Yeah, I think we can say if Weird Al is any indicator, think in that direction.

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The reviews are in, and it is Crystal (Venom) clear that DreamWorks’ Voltron Legendary Defender Season 2 will outshine Season 1, and just about any other animated series out there. Season 2 drops on Netflix this Friday, January 20. See our Rating of Season 2 at the bottom of this article.

There’s no denying the combined power of a critically-acclaimed (100% on Rotten Tomatoes) Netflix series that grabs you from the first line, “Easy son, this ice is delicate”, and immerses you in an increasingly expanding universe, where the stakes are so high, the main characters never have time to press the pause button, and you, as the viewer, are so caught up in the action, suspense and humor that you don’t dare stop until the whole Season is over. But, is it over? NO! This is serialized TV at it’s best, so at the end of the Season, you are left with an even bigger cliffhanger than Season 1, where you would happily give your right arm (à la Shiro) to continue into the next season right now!

Does this all seem like an exaggeration? Do you taste bias in these words? You say this is just a show for kids? You say grown-ups would never get this insane for an animated TV series? Say what you will about subjective vs. objective, or that the writer is being paid to say all this (which I am not), but the phenomena of Voltron is rich with nostalgia. Considering I literally wrote the book on Voltron’s first 30 years (Ok, I was paid a little for that – Voltron: From Days of Long Ago, A Thirtieth Anniversary Celebration), I have witnessed the humble beginnings of the Japanese Beast King GoLion and Armored Fleet Dairugger XV shows as they were Americanized into Voltron: Defender of the Universe by a talented group of writers, producers, directors, voice actors, and sound technicians. The mere fact that we are still talking about Voltron, let alone enjoying its resurgence with an incredible new Netflix series, is nothing more than MIRACULOUS! So, thank you to all those people I wrote about in the book for paving the way for today’s Voltron Legendary Defender.

To show that today’s Voltron is better than ever, here are some thoughts from actual grown-ups on Twitter about how special Voltron Legendary Defender is to them:

So, let’s just agree both kids and adults are excited for Season 2 of Voltron Legendary Defender and to keep that excitement going, ToonBarn Head Writer Marc Morrell had an exclusive interview with the showrunners of Voltron Legendary Defender, Executive Producers Joaquim Dos Santos and Lauren Montgomery. This interview can be heard, in its entirety, on Let’s Voltron: The Official Voltron Podcast on LetsVoltron.com, starting this Thursday.

Marc: I hope you had some time off with your families over the holidays.

Lauren: Oh yeah, we got a little break. We got about a week and that was nice. Never enough, but we’ll take what we can get.

Joaquim: Yeah, it was a good recharge.

Marc: So, it sounds like you’re recharged for a tremendous launch of Season 2 of Voltron Legendary Defender.

Lauren: Yeah, it’s coming up. We’re excited about it. Excited to hear what the fans say about it.

Joaquim: Yeah, super excited!

Marc: We had a chance to review the first 3 episodes of Season 2 and they really grab you right off the bat and take you for a fantastic ride.

Joaquim: Awesome!

Lauren: Yeah, that’s what we were hoping to break the mold a little bit, and get our guys out there so they’re not on their usual kind of Voltron missions now. It’s kind of just romp with our characters, but it was really fun for us to handle. We had a lot of fun with those episodes, and so it’s good to hear that it was fun to watch for you as well.

Marc: Yes! And we also saw the Season 2 trailer. You’ve really raised the bar on Season 1!

Lauren: Oh, thank you!

Joaquim: Hopefully, the rest of the season will live up to it with no pressure now, buddy, no pressure.

Lauren: We look forward to disappointing you at some point in the future.

Marc: Ha, Ha! It’s not going to happen.

Lauren: Alright, I’m going to hold you to that.

Marc: (Laughs) Well, what I like about the trailer for Season 2 is it kind of gives you a rehash of Season 1 before it gets into the new stuff. This works great for people who saw Season 1 and for people who haven’t seen any of it yet.

Lauren: Yeah! And I think that’s always the goal: to get the fans excited, but also hopefully open the door for new fans. It was our goal when making the show, and we continue to try to get new people to watch the show and come check out what we’re making.

Marc: Right! What we liked that Season 1 showed us near the end, the paladins could take on the Galra bit by bit, but when it came to taking on Zarkon and Haggar, they were not ready, despite Keith trying to take them on with no hesitation.

Joaquim: I think that’s kind of a cool thing. The paladins aren’t quite up to the task just yet, so they still got work to do. There’s still plenty of room to grow. I think that’s what were hoping to explore in Season 2, watching those characters evolve and learn and get better at what they do.

Lauren: Yeah, and making sure our villains aren’t something where you can just walk in and fight. They were pushed to face off against Zarkon much earlier than they wanted to, and they pay for it, as you see in the first episodes (of Season 2) where they’re all kind of split apart. And, they’re going to have to work their way back and ultimately, get to a better place where they can try and take on Zarkon again.

Marc: Right, so in Season 2, once the team manages to find each other again, they’re bombarded by Zarkon and have no clue as to HOW he’s finding them.

Joaquim: Yeah, and again, that’s sort of a testament to us, trying to put these characters in a vulnerable spot. You know, they’re obviously heroic and doing heroic things, but they’re not winning every episode. They’re up against a giant, giant threat. We want to make the Galra and Zarkon and Haggar a legitimate threat to Voltron and the Paladins.

Lauren: Yeah, and Voltron isn’t the cure-all for all worlds. He’s an amazing weapon that can be used, but when you’re up against a force as large as the Galra, even he is kind of the underdog. It seems like an insurmountable feat for them to accomplish.

Marc: Right! We have some speculation from some of the fans that the connection that Zarkon was able to re-establish with Black Lion at the end of the first season, and the fact that Shiro has Galra technology as part of his arm, they were wondering if there was some kind of tracking device built into the arm or whether it was Black Lion that enabling Zarkon to be able to find them.

Lauren: Yeah, those are just two of the options, and I think in the episodes, the paladins come up with other reasons. There are a lot of ways that Zarkon could have found to track them, and they need to figure that out, because they can’t keep running from him at the pace they are going. If they face him again now, he’ll defeat them, and they know that.

Joaquim: And for us, you know, the fan speculation is cool. We like getting people talking and we like hearing the different theories. It’s just cool to see.

Marc: Yeah, and of course, we’ve got the idea now that the paladins understand that they really are going to have a hard time taking on Zarkon alone. So, there are some people from other worlds that they get to, and they find some allies along the way that can help them take on Zarkon, right?

Joaquim: Yeah, ultimately I think that’s going to be one of the things that we come to realize as Voltron’s mission. He’s sort of gotta rally the universe against the Galra. And so, our team members need help. I think that’s one thing that we’re also super proud of, is they realize they can’t go it alone and they need a bigger force to take on Zarkon.

Lauren: And we always wanted to make our universe feel very large, so when you’re trying to populate a universe that’s been dominated by the Galra, there’s going be more than just one group of people that are gonna fight back. So, seeing all the effects that Zarkon has on these different types of aliens, and who kind of rolls over and who fights back. It just adds to the overall lure of the story we’re trying to tell.

Marc: That’s pretty cool. You had mentioned before that we have some cool guest voice artists this season and you had mentioned Weird Al Yankovic. So, could you give us any ideas as to who else might be included in Season 2 as guest voice stars?

Lauren: Well, if you’ve seen the first 3 episodes, then you will have heard Arnold Vosloo‘s voice. He was The Mummy (Imhotep). And I think we’d like to let you see it and hear it for yourself to find out what awesomeness we have to bring.

Joaquim: Yeah, I think we can say if Weird Al is any indicator, think in that direction.

Marc: Ok, alright. You guys also put out a video for the Ultimate Voltron from Playmates Toys. I want to thank you for putting that out for everybody.

Lauren: Yeah, no problem. DreamWorks was integral in wanting to get that done and we were more than happy to participate. It was a lot of fun. And you know, we’re toy geeks, so we really enjoyed getting to be able to look at it up close and play with it, before we were even able to get our hands on it in stores.

Marc: So, how does this make you feel? (pushes button on Ultimate Voltron toy, and it shouts, “Form Voltron!”

Lauren: (Laughs) It’s pretty awesome. It’s great to see that Voltron design that we worked on so hard in an actual toy form. I can hold him in my hand and pose him. It’s exciting. It’s becoming real, finally.

Joaquim: Yeah, he’s got a good sense of scale. The toys were something that was always off on the horizon for us, when we were working on the first season. It’s cool that they’re finally here. It does make the whole experience feel that much more real.

Marc: It’s because of you guys that this is the first time in 16 years that there are Voltron toys on the toy shelves in the toy stores.

Joaquim: That’s awesome!

Lauren: Wow! I didn’t even realize that. That’s cool.

Marc: January 20th is coming up soon. There’s going to be a social media frenzy that day as soon as the Netflix drop happens. Can you tell us, is it going to be like last time where the first 3 episodes were part of one episode, or are they all individual episodes?

Joaquim: I think they’re all individual episodes now.

Lauren: Yeah, we took the time just to set up the world in that big long movie, because there was just a lot of information that needed to happen, but that was only the time that we really needed to do that. I think from here on out, we set up the world, and now, everything is just episodic.

Joaquim: The cool thing about Netflix is, if anybody’s missed anything, or a little in the dark as to what means what, they can just go back to the episodes and review them at their leisure.

Marc: Right, and this is still going to be a 13-episode drop, right?

Lauren and Joaquim: Yep!

Marc: That day also comes up against another event, a Presidential Inauguration.

Joaquim: Very true.

Lauren: Yeah, so regardless of how people feel about it, if you wanna think about something else, or if you want to celebrate, just watch the show (Voltron Legendary Defender – Season 2).

Joaquim: Yeah!

Lauren: Or, maybe you don’t care about it at all. Then you can just watch our show.

Joaquim: Yeah, if you’re just tired of the noise, just get a little Voltron going. You’re good to go!

Marc: I can tell you already. We’ve sort of taken an informal poll. We already know from all the fans that listen to the Let’s Voltron Podcast, obviously, they’re going to be watching Voltron over that other thing.

Joaquim and Lauren: (Laughing)

Lauren: We would recommend that.

Marc: We could probably even predict that some people are going to be on their 3rd watch-through (of the entire season) by the time that other thing happens.

Joaquim and Lauren: (Laughing)

Joaquim: That is amazing.

Lauren: That would be incredible.

Marc: Yeah, so the internet may explode on January 20th just because of all that.

Joaquim: We’re looking forward to reading all the comments and stuff. That’s for sure.

Marc: My son and I are getting together first thing in the morning with our bowls of cereal, and we’re going to start with Episode 1 and just keep going until it’s done.

Joaquim: I love it! That’s awesome!

Lauren: Oh, wow! Cool!

Marc: Do you know if you’re going to be seeing us at WonderCon at all this year?

Lauren: You know, I don’t know yet, but I think it’s pretty safe to say there’s a good chance.

Joaquim: Yeah, it’s been discussed on some level. So, yeah, I think it’s a good bet.

Marc: Great! What are you looking forward to the most as Season 2 comes out and all the fans get a chance to see it?

Lauren: It’s hard to say, because you don’t want to give away any spoilers, but for me, there’s just some character progression things that I really like, and I just want to see how the audience accepts them. I guess if it brings them closer to the characters, those are the things I really enjoy.

Joaquim: Yeah, for me, I think it’s those conspiracy theories, all those different fan theories that go in all sorts of directions. I think with anything, some are a little close, and some are so far off that it’s just hilarious to read them.

Marc: We would expect our characters to grow a bit from Season to Season, and we look forward to seeing that growth. You know, a team that came together to form Voltron, where they had to think together all the same, to be able to form Voltron, and now, they’re starting the season apart from each other, and they have to come up with their own ways of getting back together with the others, it really is going to develop that growth in each character.

Lauren: It’s always interesting to see how the characters react when they’re grouped with different characters, when they don’t necessarily have that leadership of Shiro to crutch on. And sometimes, when they’re left to their own devices, I think Pidge, how she would handle something on her own is probably very different from how, you know, Lance or Hunk would handle it. So. it’s always fun to just kind of see the characters more in that way.

Joaquim: I think the other cool thing is that we’ve created a situation with the lions where they’e evolving and bonding with the paladins, and when they’re in these individual situations, it’s safe to say it forms connections that might not have formed had they just been in the normal team formation.

Marc: Right. What I’m really hoping is there maybe something that can replace Rover in this 2nd season. I really miss Rover.

Joaquim: Oh, wow! Rover!

Lauren: I think you may have already seen him in the first episode (of Season 2). But you know what? We’re always open to it. Rover was a very special thing, and I think if we just brought him back, instantly it would negate his sacrifice.

Marc: That’s right.

Lauren: But, we never say never.

Joaquim: Rover will live long in our hearts.

We want to thank Joaquim Dos Santos and Lauren Montgomery for joining us on ToonBarn, and if you’d like to hear this interview, please go to LetsVoltron.com, as it will be available starting on Thursday, January 19th, just in time to catch it before Voltron Legendary Defender – Season 2 comes out this Friday, January 20th, only on Netflix. As promised, our rating of Season 2 is below.

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Season 2 Trailer for Voltron Legendary Defender is HERE! http://www.toonbarn.com/voltron/season-2-trailer-voltron-legendary-defender/ http://www.toonbarn.com/voltron/season-2-trailer-voltron-legendary-defender/#respond Thu, 05 Jan 2017 16:37:13 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=78337 Our favorite line is when Princess Allura says, "We are always stronger together!" That just sums up the power of Voltron right there.

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The universe’s greatest protector will rise again and pick up where last season’s cliff hanger left off with DreamWorks Voltron Legendary Defender Season 2! In celebration of this fan-favorite sequel coming to Netflix on Friday, January 20th, DreamWorks Animation Television and Netflix have released the trailer everyone’s been waiting for!

It’s interesting to see how Emperor Zarkon seems to be able to know exactly where our paladins are, and many fans have speculated that Shiro’s Galra arm has a built-in tracker that allows Haggar to know his whereabouts.

Our favorite line is when Princess Allura says, “We are always stronger together!” That just sums up the power of Voltron right there.

Many Voltron fans have already seen the trailer multiple times and here are some of their responses on Twitter:

There’s going to be plenty of speculation about what will happen in Season 2 of Voltron Legendary Defender on Netflix, based on this trailer. What are your thoughts?

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Voltron Legendary Defender trailer released by DreamWorks http://www.toonbarn.com/voltron/voltron-legendary-defender-trailer-released-dreamworks/ http://www.toonbarn.com/voltron/voltron-legendary-defender-trailer-released-dreamworks/#respond Wed, 11 May 2016 14:53:45 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=59407 An all-new full-length trailer for Voltron Legendary Defender has been released by DreamWorks for the Netflix show debuting on June 10. Watch it here. This show is going to be EPIC!

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The universe’s greatest protector will rise again in the all-new series DREAMWORKS VOLTRON LEGENDARY DEFENDER, premiering June 10, exclusively on Netflix. Witness the rebirth of the legend with this ambitious reimagining of the fan-favorite science-fiction saga, promising galaxies worth of action, comedy, and adventure, as good battles evil in an intergalactic war ten thousand years in the making. These series will launch with an hour-long origin story called “The Rise of Voltron,” and will be followed by 10 episodes.

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While this bold new series will be instantly recognizable to Voltron’s legions of dedicated fans, Executive Producer Joaquim Dos Santos and Co-Executive Producer Lauren Montgomery (The Legend of Korra, Avatar: The Last Airbender) have re-engineered core elements of the original show using all of the twenty-first-century technology and storytelling innovation at their disposal. With a killer mix of old and new animation techniques, creative transformations of the characters and designs and inventive plot expansions, this fresh Voltron saga will leave kids and super fans hungry for each new episode. Like the newly designed Voltron, which bears its old battle scars with pride, DREAMWORKS VOLTRON LEGENDARY DEFENDER honors the show’s venerated history while amplifying its strengths and scope tenfold.

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CAST:
Princess Allura – Kimberly Brooks (Ben 10: Omniverse, Justice League: War)
Coran – Rhys Darby (What We Do in the Shadows, Flight of the Concords)
Shiro, Black Lion – Josh Keaton (Green Lantern: The Animated Series, Transformers Prime)
Hunk, Yellow Lion – Tyler Labine (Reaper, Tucker & Dale vs. Evil)
Lance, Blue Lion – Jeremy Shada (Finn in Adventure Time, Batman: The Brave and the Bold)
Pidge, Green Lion – Bex Taylor-Klaus (Arrow, Scream: The Series, iZombie)
Keith, Red Lion – Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead, The Legend of Korra)
Emperor Zarkon – Neil Kaplan (Transformers: Robots in Disguise)
Haggar – Cree Summer (Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Dawn of the Croods)

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The Netflix original series DreamWorks Voltron Legendary Defender reimagines one of the most popular fan-favorite shows of all time in this all-new comedic action-packed show from executive producer Joaquim Dos Santos (The Legend of Korra, Avatar: The Last Airbender) and co-executive producer Lauren Montgomery (The Legend of Korra).

Five unsuspecting teenagers, transported from Earth into the middle of a sprawling intergalactic war, become pilots for five robotic lions in the battle to protect the universe from evil. Only through the true power of teamwork can they unite to form the mighty warrior known as Voltron.

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Voltron: Legendary Defender Interviews & Panel at WonderCon http://www.toonbarn.com/voltron/voltron-legendary-defender-interviews-panel-wondercon/ http://www.toonbarn.com/voltron/voltron-legendary-defender-interviews-panel-wondercon/#respond Wed, 13 Apr 2016 18:57:42 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=59032 For Voltron Fans, this marked a new era in the Voltron fandom. Voltron fans had been waiting for a new series from DreamWorks Animation since they heard that DreamWorks had acquired Classic Media back in 2012, and since the Nicktoons series, Voltron Force, failed to get a second season, or even a toy line, for that matter.

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ToonBarn Head Writer Marc Morrell went to WonderCon as the host of Let’s Voltron: The Official Voltron Podcast to attend the DreamWorks Animation panel for Voltron: Legendary Defender, the new Netflix Series, launching the the first season of 13 episodes on June 10.

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For Voltron Fans, this marked a new era in the Voltron fandom. Voltron fans had been waiting for a new series from DreamWorks Animation since they heard that DreamWorks had acquired Classic Media back in 2012, and since the Nicktoons series, Voltron Force, failed to get a second season, or even a toy line, for that matter.

So, you can imagine how excited fans were at WonderCon to see their first glimpse of a brand new Voltron show, made by the same production crew that made The Legend of Korra and Avatar: The Last Airbender for Nickelodeon. Plus, it had been announced that the show would be distributed worldwide on Netflix, and NY Toy Fair had seen the announcement that Playmates Toys would be launching the full Voltron toy line to support this new show in Spring 2017.

Yes… heads did explode.

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The packed Room 151 at the Los Angeles Convention Center was delighted to be introduced to most of the new cast of the show, as well as the showrunners and story editor. Then, as they learned more about the show, the characters, and how this show passes the Voltron “squint test”, they saw 3 video clips from the new show, and a trailer that has yet to be released. Everyone at the panel was also given a Voltron lithograph, as you see below.

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After the euphoria of the hour-long panel that introduced Voltron: Legendary Defender to the world, the press interviews followed. We have some exclusive video interviews, where you will see Marc talk to Joaquim Dos Santos (Executive Producer) and Lauren Montgomery (Co-Executive Producer), Jeremy Shada (Lance), Tyler Labine (Hunk), and Tim Hedrick (Story Editor).

All of these video interviews are provided by Let’s Voltron: The Official Voltron Podcast, which has a 2-Part Podcast series, covering all of the action from The Interviews and The Panel at WonderCon.

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So, if you’d like to know EVERYTHING that happened at WonderCon for Voltron: Legendary Defender, go to these links and listen to those 2 podcast episodes in order.

http://www.letsvoltron.com/55
http://www.letsvoltron.com/56

You can also subscribe to Let’s Voltron: The Official Voltron Podcast on iTunes at:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/lets-voltron-official-voltron/id783559269?mt=2

You can subscribe to the Let’s Voltron YouTube Channel at:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiD-rZLkz3XMjxJ4fnJUYuA

You can follow Let’s Voltron on Twitter (@LetsVoltron) & Pinterest (LetsVoltron) & Instagram (LetsVoltron) & Facebook (LetsVoltronPodcast).

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VOLTRON: FROM DAYS OF LONG AGO – A 30th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION http://www.toonbarn.com/voltron/voltron-days-long-ago-30th-anniversary-celebration/ http://www.toonbarn.com/voltron/voltron-days-long-ago-30th-anniversary-celebration/#respond Thu, 07 Aug 2014 04:31:44 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=49745 VOLTRON: FROM DAYS OF LONG AGO – A 30th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION explores the history and impact of the classic ‘80s Sci-fi animated epic, while providing readers with a complete encyclopedia of everything about Voltron: Defender of the Universe, since it began in 1984.

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VOLTRON: FROM DAYS OF LONG AGO – A 30th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION explores the history and impact of the classic ‘80s Sci-fi animated epic, while providing readers with a complete encyclopedia of everything about Voltron: Defender of the Universe, since it began in 1984.

San Francisco, CA, August 6, 2014 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of anime and manga in North America, marks the 30th Anniversary of the launch of VOLTRON: DEFENDER OF THE UNIVERSE with the announcement of the upcoming release of a comprehensive new edition exploring the entire VOLTRON® universe and its notable impact on pop culture.

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VOLTRON: FROM DAYS OF LONG AGO, A 30th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION will be released in print on October 28th from the company’s Perfect Square imprint. The book will carry an MSRP of $29.99 U.S./$34.99 CAN. Pre-Orders are being accepted now at many book retailers online.

Thirty years ago, Voltron: Defender of the Universe hit the airwaves, and the world of pop culture hasn’t been the same. Now, VOLTRON: FROM DAYS OF LONG AGO chronicles the story of VOLTRON and its cultural relevance, taking a detailed look at the story behind the show and the many related toy releases, the mythology of both Lion Force and Vehicle Voltron (with a nod to Albegas), and concludes the exciting Voltron Force saga. This new book is truly for fans, by fans: authored by Brian Smith, writer on Perfect Square’s VOLTRON FORCE® series of original graphic novels, Marc Morrell, co-host of the popular “Let’s Voltron!” podcast (and Head Writer for TOONBARN!), and Joshua Bernard, founder of CollectionDX; with a comic written by Smith and illustrated by Jacob Chabot, illustrator of the VOLTRON FORCE series; and a foreward by Jeremy Corray.

“To celebrate VOLTRON’s 30th, we wanted to do something really special,” says Traci Todd, Senior Editor. “There are so many fans out there, and we wanted to both honor their devotion and invite them to be part of this project. The book starts almost like a yearbook of fan memories and then dives right in with archival images, celebrity interviews, and an examination of the Voltron mythology that will blow your mind. Everyone who worked on this book is a huge Voltron fan. And we all hope you love Voltron: From Days of Long Ago as much as we love bringing it to you!”

VOLTRON® is a hugely successful brand that is recognized globally ever since it was introduced in the early 1980’s. VIZ Media’s Perfect Square imprint also publishes VOLTRON FORCE®, a full-color original graphic novel series that complements the animated series that airs on Nicktoons. The first season of VOLTRON FORCE debuted in 2011 and became the highest rated series premiere ever for the network. DreamWorks Animation has become the licensing agent for the Voltron brand and is planning a year-long celebration of Voltron’s 30th anniversary, launching in Fall 2014. Since the classic cartoon’s debut, related products have generated over $225 million in sales.

VOLTRON writer Brian Smith is a former Marvel Comics editor whose past credits include The Ultimates, Ultimate Spider-Man, Iron Man, Captain America, The Incredible Hulk, and dozens of other comics. Smith is also the co-creator/writer behind the New York Times best-selling graphic novel The Stuff of Legend, and the writer/artist of all-ages comic The Intrepid Escape Goat.

Smith is also the illustrator of The Adventures of Daniel Boom AKA LOUDBOY!, named one of The Top 10 Graphic Novels for Youths 2009 by Booklist Online. His illustration clients include Time Out New York Magazine, Nickelodeon, MAD Kids Magazine, Harper Collins, Bongo Comics, Grosset & Dunlap, and American Greetings.

Marc Morrell is co-host of the “Let’s Voltron!” podcast and Head Writer for ToonBarn.com!

Joshua Bernard is the founder of CollectionDX, a site devoted to the best coverage of Japanese toys, action figures and pop culture.

Jacob Chabot is a New York City-based cartoonist and illustrator. His comics have appeared in publications such as Nickelodeon Magazine, Mad Magazine, Spongebob Comics, and various Marvel titles. He also illustrated Voltron Force: Shelter from the Storm and Voltron Force: True Colors for VIZ Media. His comic The Mighty Skullboy Army is published through Dark Horse and in 2008 was nominated for an Eisner Award for Best Book for Teens. More examples of Jacob’s work can be found at www.beetlebugcomics.com.

Additional information on VOLTRON FORCE or other graphic novel titles published by Perfect Square is available at www.PerfectSquare.com.

For more information on manga titles from VIZ Media, please visit www.VIZ.com.

About Voltron®
In a galaxy plagued with chaos and evil, five robotic lions, piloted by a team of brave space explorers, combine to form the mighty robot hero, Voltron®. After blazing onto TV screens in 1984, Voltron: Defender of the Universe quickly became a top-rated animated series. The hit series inspired a best-selling toy line and made Voltron a pop-culture icon. Follow Voltron on Twitter @Voltron or join the official Voltron Facebook page at Facebook.com/VoltronOfficial for all the latest news.

About VIZ Media, LLC
Headquartered in San Francisco, California, VIZ Media distributes, markets and licenses the best anime and manga titles direct from Japan. Owned by three of Japan’s largest manga and animation companies, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media has the most extensive library of anime and manga for English speaking audiences in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland and South Africa. With its popular monthly manga anthology SHONEN JUMP magazine and blockbuster properties like NARUTO, BLEACH and INUYASHA, VIZ Media offers cutting-edge action, romance and family friendly properties for anime, manga, science fiction and fantasy fans of all ages. VIZ Media properties are available as graphic novels, DVDs, animated television series, feature films, downloadable and streaming video and a variety of consumer products. Learn more about VIZ Media, anime and manga at www.VIZ.com.

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10,000 Listens Contest for Let’s Voltron: The Official Voltron Podcast http://www.toonbarn.com/voltron/10000-listens-contest-lets-voltron-official-voltron-podcast/ http://www.toonbarn.com/voltron/10000-listens-contest-lets-voltron-official-voltron-podcast/#comments Wed, 28 May 2014 14:02:34 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=48406 To thank the fans for supporting the podcast, and for being the most awesome Voltron fans in the world, Let's Voltron is giving away 10 Voltron Prize Packs to 10 lucky random people who comment on the contest page at: http://www.theorange.co/letsvoltronnotes/lets-voltron-10000-listens-contest

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Let’s Voltron: The Official Voltron Podcast has announced a new contest, where you can win 1 of 10 Voltron Prize Packs!

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For those of you who don’t know yet, back in December of 2013, Let’s Voltron: The Official Voltron Podcast began airing episodes on iTunes and LetsVoltron.com (Part of the The Orange FM Podcast Network). The host of the show is ToonBarn Head Writer Marc Morrell, who started the show with Jeremy Corray. Jeremy was Creative Director of World Events Productions at the time. At the beginning of 2014, Jeremy had left WEP to pursue another position (VP of Digital Entertainment at Coolfire Studios). Jeremy handed the social media reigns for WEP over to RetroBlasting’s Michael French, who also became the co-host of the Let’s Voltron Podcast. Jeremy occasionally joins Marc and Michael as a guest host from time to time.

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Now, as we come back to present time, there have been 17 Episodes of Let’s Voltron: The Official Voltron Podcast. In addition to iTunes and Let’s Voltron.com, all of the episodes are available on Stitcher and RSS as well. These episodes have covered everything from the Robotech/Voltron Crossover Comic Series to the Toynami 30th Anniversary Voltron Collectors Set to Lion Force Voltron Episode Reviews and a recap of the Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con, from the home of Voltron. The podcast has had some incredible guests, too. Being that 2014 is the 30th Anniversary year since Voltron first appeared on TV in 1984, Let’s Voltron: The Official Voltron Podcast, is pulling out the big guns by interviewing some of the original production crew that made all of the original Voltron: Defender of the Universe episodes, as well as other immensely creative people that have brought us Voltron Comics, Toys and Costumes made from scratch!

Here are the guests that have shared their Voltron talents and memories with the Voltron fans who listen to the podcast:

  • Robotech/Voltron Crossover Comic Writer/Artist Tommy Yune
  • Toynami President George Sohn
  • Devil’s Due Publishing Voltron Comic Series Writer Dan Jolley
  • Viz Media Voltron Force Graphic Novel Series Writer Brian “Smitty” Smith
  • Original Series and Voltron: Third Dimension Head Writer Marc Handler
  • Voltron Collector, Cosplayer, and Superfan Mark Oliver
  • World Events Productions Vice President Bob Koplar
  • Original Series Director and Producer Franklin Cofod
  • And coming in June:

  • Original Series Associate Producer John Teichmann
  • Original Series Creator/Exec Producer and World Events Productions President Ted Koplar
  • Here is a trailer of Let’s Voltron: The Official Voltron Podcast on YouTube. This trailer debuted at Wizard World Comic Con in St. Louis on April 5, 2014 at the 30th Anniversary Voltron Panel:

    Now, Let’s Voltron: The Official Voltron Podcast is nearing 10,000 listens since the beginning. To thank the fans for supporting the podcast, and for being the most awesome Voltron fans in the world, Let’s Voltron is giving away 10 Voltron Prize Packs to 10 lucky random people who comment on the contest page at: http://www.theorange.co/letsvoltronnotes/lets-voltron-10000-listens-contest

    After you have entered the contest, stay on that page and scroll down to be able to listen to all of the episodes. If you are a Voltron fan, you will find that Let’s Voltron: The Official Voltron Podcast will become your trusted source for all Voltron news, episode reviews, interviews, merchandise, and events surrounding the Defender of the Universe.

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    AcidFree Gallery’s New Voltron Print by Dave Perillo Available Tomorrow! http://www.toonbarn.com/voltron/acidfree-gallerys-new-voltron-print-dave-perillo-available-tomorrow/ http://www.toonbarn.com/voltron/acidfree-gallerys-new-voltron-print-dave-perillo-available-tomorrow/#respond Wed, 22 Jan 2014 19:10:58 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=45390 AcidFree Gallery's New Voltron Limited Edition Print by Artist Dave Perillo goes on sale tomorrow, January 23rd, at 12:30 PM EST.

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    Voltron - Our Key to Victory! Print by Dave Perillo

    Coming to a universe near you! VOLTRON – Our Key to Victory! A new limited edition print by Dave Perillo!

    AcidFree Gallery is excited to announce this new, officially licensed print that is coming to you on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 12:30 pm EST!

    Printed by the amazing people over at GicleeToday.com, this professionally printed Giclee print will last a lifetime. Voltron will be an 18×24 inch print limited to only 150 regular edition prints, 25 canvas prints and 5 extremely limited stretched canvas prints. We will also be offering a special surprise to 15 random collectors who order the regular edition. Dave created a special 5×5 mini print, “The Mighty Space Mouse“, with a run of 15 that will be randomly inserted into orders placed for the regular edition. Also, there is a chance to win the original drawing of “The Mighty Space Mouse” with your purchase of one of the 5 stretched canvas prints. Stay tuned to our facebook and twitter to see images of the original drawing by Dave Perillo!

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/acidfreegallery

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Acidfree-Gallery

    See more details about this release below!

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    Voltron – Our Key to Victory by Dave Perillo – $45.00

    Limited Edition Giclee Print

    18×24

    Run Size: 150

    Markings: Numbered

    Paper: Moab Entrada Bright White

    Produced by Acidfree Gallery

    Officially Licensed by World Events Productions and Dreamworks Classics

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    Voltron – Our Key to Victory by Dave Perillo – $75.00

    Limited Edition Canvas Giclee Print

    18×24

    Run Size: 25

    Markings: Signed and Numbered

    Paper: Lyve Canvas, UV coated (ready to mount or stretch)

    Produced by Acidfree Gallery

    Officially Licensed by World Events Productions and Classic Media

    Printed by GicleeToday.com

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    Voltron – Our Key to Victory by Dave Perillo – $175.00

    Limited Edition Stretched Canvas Giclee Print

    18×24

    Run Size: 5

    Markings: Signed and Numbered

    Paper: Lyve Canvas, UV coated, 1.5 inch deep Gallery Wrap (ready to hang)

    Produced by Acidfree Gallery

    Officially Licensed by World Events Productions and Dreamworks Classics

    Printed by GicleeToday.com

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    The Mighty Space Mouse by Dave Perillo (Available free to 15 random orders of the Voltron regular edition of 150)

    Limited Edition Giclee Print

    5×5

    Run Size: 15

    Markings: Signed and Numbered

    Paper: Moab Entrada Bright White

    Produced by Acidfree Gallery

    Officially Licensed by World Events Productions and Dreamworks Classics

    Printed by GicleeToday.com

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    NYCC Interview: Chris Wofford talks about AcidFree Gallery Limited Edition Prints http://www.toonbarn.com/transformers/nycc-interview-chris-wofford-talks-acidfree-gallery-limited-edition-prints/ http://www.toonbarn.com/transformers/nycc-interview-chris-wofford-talks-acidfree-gallery-limited-edition-prints/#respond Wed, 30 Oct 2013 13:23:23 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=43410 ToonBarn's Marc Morrell was on the New York Comic Con Show Floor to talk to Chris Wofford, CEO of AcidFree Gallery, makers of Limited Edition Licensed Prints from franchises such as Transformers, G.I. Joe and Voltron.

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    Chris Wofford from AcidFree Gallery and the Sold Out Glow-in-the-Dark Voltron Print by Todd Slater

    ToonBarn’s Marc Morrell was on the New York Comic Con Show Floor to talk to Chris Wofford, CEO of AcidFree Gallery, makers of Limited Edition Licensed Prints from franchises such as Transformers, G.I. Joe and Voltron.

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    Chris was also one of the panelists at the Voltron 30th Anniversary Preview Panel because there will be a special 30th Anniversary Voltron Print coming out in January from AcidFree Gallery.

    In the interview below, Chris talks about the artists who design these Limited Edition Prints and the special type of paper that is used. Then, we get to see the New York Comic Con Exclusive Prints that were offered in New York, and may also be available online at:

    http://www.acidfreegallery.com

    Also, check out AcidFree Gallery’s Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Acidfree-Gallery/276128655779850 and follow them on Twitter using @acidfreegallery

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    NYCC: Voltron 30th Anniversary Preview Panel http://www.toonbarn.com/voltron/nycc-voltron-30th-anniversary-preview-panel/ http://www.toonbarn.com/voltron/nycc-voltron-30th-anniversary-preview-panel/#respond Tue, 29 Oct 2013 18:29:40 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=43380 At New York Comic Con, ToonBarn captured the Voltron 30th Anniversary Preview Panel, so you can see what WEP plans to release next year.

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    From days of long ago… September 10, 1984, to be precise. That was when Space Explorers Captured (Golion name: Escape from Slave Castle), the very first Voltron: Defender of the Universe episode, aired on US Television.

    Now, we are approaching the 30th Anniversary of that premiere. In 2014, World Events Productions (WEP) plans to celebrate this momentous occasion by releasing a slew of wonderful new items for fans.

    Voltron 30th Anniversary Preview Panel - from the left, Jeremy Corray, Chris Wofford, Bob Koplar, Kevin McKeever

    At New York Comic Con, ToonBarn captured the Voltron 30th Anniversary Preview Panel, so you can see what WEP plans to release next year. There will be Comics, a New Voltron Web Store, Limited Edition Voltron Prints, T-Shirts, Collectibles, Books, Fan Fiction, and a whole lot more. Panelists included Jeremy Corray (Moderator & Creative Director for World Events Productions), Bob Koplar (Vice President of World Events Productions), Chris Wofford (Owner of AcidFree Gallery), Johnnie Hamn (Griswold Interactive Design), Kevin McKeever (Marketing Director for Harmony Gold), Traci Todd (Senior Editor at Viz Media), Adam Staffaroni and Mike Holmes (Lion Forge Comics). Jeremy also brought Tara Scully and Talley Laflamme up to the stage to talk about their involvement with Voltron Fan Fiction.

    We tried to capture everything, so we apologize if the screen is not steady from time to time.

    Enjoy!

    World Events Productions Logo

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    NYCC Interviews: Voltron’s Jeremy Corray & Bob Koplar; Robotech’s Kevin McKeever http://www.toonbarn.com/voltron/nycc-interviews-voltron-jeremy-corray-bob-koplar-robotech-kevin-mckeever/ http://www.toonbarn.com/voltron/nycc-interviews-voltron-jeremy-corray-bob-koplar-robotech-kevin-mckeever/#respond Mon, 28 Oct 2013 18:48:42 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=43330 The phrase, "Form like Voltron" has been used in the media vernacular to signify a group of people coming together with one common goal that they share. Whether it's an athletic team, a corporation, event organizers, or people working on a project, Voltron defines unity of purpose in this day and age.

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    Voltron 30th Anniversary Preview Panel Interviews at NYCC

    As we approach 2014, excitement is building to see what World Events Productions will do to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Voltron: Defender of the Universe. Voltron was introduced to US TV viewers on September 10, 1984, and the world has never been the same since. The phrase, “Form like Voltron” has been used in the media vernacular to signify a group of people coming together with one common goal that they share. Whether it’s an athletic team, a corporation, event organizers, or people working on a project, Voltron defines unity of purpose in this day and age.

    The “Voltron Force” of fans were overflowing the room at New York Comic Con when the Voltron 30th Anniversary Preview Panel kicked off on October 13, 2013. The first 29 fans received a special fan-made print to celebrate the 29th Anniversary of Voltron.

    Voltron 29th Anniversary Print

    ToonBarn was there to record every moment of the panel, however the video that covers that whole panel requires more editing on our part to bring it to you in its entirety. Hopefully, that will be ready tomorrow.

    Before the panel, we had some time to talk to Jeremy Corray (Creative Director – World Events Productions) and Kevin McKeever (Marketing Director – Harmony Gold). And in a separate interview, we also talked to Bob Koplar (Vice President – World Events Productions). Jeremy and Kevin talked about their Robotech Crossover Comic, coming in December, and also about the fact that Robotech and Voltron are both going strong with fans after 30 years. Jeremy also let us know what they would be talking about for the 30th Anniversary of Voltron, and a special collectible that would be available from Toynami in 2014.

    Bob Koplar talked to us about Robotech, the status of the Live-Action Movie and more of what we can expect in 2014. Check out both of these interviews below:

    Stay tuned for the Voltron 30th Anniversary Preview Panel video coverage, coming soon… on ToonBarn.

    Voltron 30th Anniversary Preview Panel at NYCC

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