Did you know that the popular 80s cartoon ‘Voltron: Defender of the Universe’ has a local tie to our region?
‘Voltron: Defender of the Universe’ is a series that was imported from Japan… sort of. ‘Voltron,’ as we know it in the United States, was actually a series that was put together using pieces from two Japanese shows: ‘Beast King GoLion’ and ‘Armored Fleet Dairugger XV.’ The company that put the pieces into place and created the hit American series was World Event Productions, based in St. Louis.
‘Voltron’ aired in syndication for three years, and became the No. 1 syndicated children’s show. A ton of merchandise featuring the character was released, including toys, Halloween costumes and apparel.
World Event Productions is still in business today, and is still based in St. Louis. According to their website, the company has “created, produced and distributed several award-winning series, with a library of over 250 half-hour episodes.”
Do you remember Voltron? Take our short Voltron quiz and see how well you know the giant robot!