Voltron: Defender of the Universe is an American animated television series that features a team of space explorers who pilot a giant Super Robot known as "Voltron". Produced by Ted Koplar through his production company World Events Productions, Voltron was an adaptation of several Japanese anime television series from Toei Animation. The original television series aired in syndication from September 10, 1984 to November 18, 1985. The first season of Voltron, featuring the "Lion Force Voltron", was adapted from the series Beast King GoLion. The second season, featuring the "Vehicle Team Voltron", was adapted from the unrelated series Armored Fleet Dairugger XV.
Voltron was the top-rated syndicated children's show for two years during its original run, and it spawned two follow-up series, several comic books, and a 1-hour special.