With an animated series, an upcoming movie and yesterday's release of "Voltron: The Final Battle" (collecting the final eight episodes of the classic 1980s anime series), Voltron is bigger than ever now.
No surprise then, that a fan-made short film, imagining how the "Voltron" saga might end, has over 200,000 page views so far on YouTube.
CNN Geek Out spoke with director Alex Albrecht (who also co-hosts the web show Diggnation), about how this came together:
We were thrilled to get a look at the latest film from Oscar-nominated anime legend Hayao Miyazaki, "The Secret World of Arrietty."
Like many of his recent offerings, such as "Spirited Away" and "Ponyo," Walt Disney Pictures will be distributing the film stateside, with a star-studded American cast (this time, including Amy Poehler, Carol Burnett and Will Arnett) dubbing in the dialogue.
Miyazaki's works rank among the highest grossing films of all time in Japan ("Princess Mononoke" and "Spirited" have both held that title).
"Arrietty" – coming to U.S. screens on February 17, 2012 – is based on the 1952 children's book, "The Borrowers," which was previously made into a live action film in 1997 (with a then-little known actor named Tom Felton).
Without further ado, check out the trailer for "The Secret World of Arrietty," after the jump, and tell us what you thought of it in the comments:
Last week's news that the long-rumored live action "Akira" film adaptation was moving forward (possibly starring "Tron: Legacy's" Garrett Hedlund), hasn't exactly been welcomed by fans with open arms.
"I hope that a live action Akira will do for the manga and original anime what [the film adaptation of] 'Watchmen' did for the graphic novel," said "Akira" superfan Joe Peacock. "I hope that the interest in the new film and subsequent buzz will pique interests of casual fans, or hardcore comic fans who never delved into manga or anime, and get them buying the original material and studying it. 'Akira' is such a phenomenon on both the graphic novel and animation fronts - it's the single greatest animated feature film ever made."
Peacock said he thinks the movie is "likely to suck," but he hopes to be proven wrong.