Eagle One, World Events Unite to Form 'Voltron' DVDs5 Feb, 2007 By: John Latchem
Eagle One Media will produce a set of DVD adventures based on the Voltron: Defender of the Universe comic book from Devil's Due Publishing. Licensing was secured from World Events Media, which produced the American version of the 1980s cartoon series.
“Voltron” was a re-dubbed version of two vaguely similar Japanese anime shows, which told stories of elite teams who defend the galaxy with vehicles that combine to form a giant robot. The most popular version had to do with five space explorers who used robot lions to fight an evil warlord.
The new DVDs will be presented in the form of an Eagle One Media animated digital comic production, which utilizes the actual artwork and story content from a series of comic books, generally five to seven issues in length. The process adds animation, voiceovers, music and special effects to create a feature-length film.
“Voltron fans worldwide are sure to enjoy these unique adventures,” said Eric Reichert, president of Eagle One Media.
The DVDs will contain two versions of the adapted comic book story; viewers can watch with or without on-screen word balloons.
The first DVD, Voltron: Defender of the Universe — Revelations, is slated for release in June at $19.99.
Eagle One is looking to make an agreement with an established animation-DVD distributor for a wider retail release.