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Eagle One & Voltron DVD

» News, Industry, Anime | posted by Wai Yung (Wayne) Chim on 01/30/2007 [Discuss]

Eagle One Media, Inc. is proud to announce it has acquired the licensing rights from World Events Productions to produce a set of DVD adventures based on the Voltron: Defender of the Universe property for the retail market. The proposed DVDs will utilize the published content from the popular Voltron comic books as produced by Devil’s Due Publishing and will be presented in the form of an Eagle One Media animated digital comic production.

An Eagle One Media animated digital comic production utilizes the actual artwork and story content from a series of comic books, generally 5 to 7 issues in length, and with the addition of animation, motion-style techniques, character voice-over, music, and special effects, creates a fact-paced, entertaining “feature film” that can be watched on any video device. Each animated digital comic production has a run time of 75 to 100 minutes and can be found at your local DVD retailer.

“Voltron fans worldwide are sure to enjoy these unique adventures,” commented Eric Reichert, President of Eagle One Media, Inc. “These DVDs will have more animation and action then our previous releases and each DVD will contain two versions of the adapted comic book story for fans to enjoy. One version will show the traditional word balloons on screen as the dialog is spoken during the video play much like a comic, while the other version will have the word balloons removed so fans can see more of the action and more of the wonderfully drawn and animated scenes on the screen.”

The first action-packed Voltron DVD, titled Voltron: Defender of the Universe - Revelations, will be released in June 2007 with a suggested retail price of $19.99. To secure the widest retail release for the DVDs, Eagle One Media anticipates securing an agreement with an established animation DVD distributor in the near future.

Released in 1984, Voltron: Defender of the Universe quickly skyrocketed to be the number one children’s program in the United States and around the world. Merchandising rapidly followed with more than 100 different Voltron products on store shelves around the world.

With the renewed interest worldwide and recent success of resurrected superheroes from the 1980’s, Voltron has launched its global return. A Voltron comic book is on shelves as well as a collectible toy line, an apparel line, and a DVD collection. The show also airs daily on Cartoon Network, a move that is sure to please fans and kids alike. In addition, World Event Productions is working on a new interactive Voltron series, the release of the first-ever Voltron OVA, and a Voltron movie is soon to be announced.

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