Voltron Cartoon Producer Dead at 57

Voltron was an 1980s American reworking of Japanese anime series Kikou Kantai Dairugger XV and Go Lion into a single, seemingly seamless program. The mastermind behind Voltron, Peter Keefe, passed away on May 27.

Voltron was a smash hit, becoming the number 1 ranked kids program during the 1984 and 85 seasons. There have been plans for a Voltron movie picture; however, the movie rights for a film are tied up in a legal fight.

The 57-year-old animation producer succumbed to throat cancer. According to the Hollywood Report, Keefe was known for his rich vocabulary, cowboy boots and handlebar mustache. During his career, he produced and sold over 600 half-hours of kid friendly entertainment.

'Voltron' producer Peter Keefe dies [Hollywood Reporter]