Founded in 1982 to meet the ever-growing need for the development of quality television entertainment, WEP LLC (formerly World Events Productions) has continued to be a leader in technological innovation and programming excellence. 2012 marked 30 years that WEP, headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, has been on the cutting-edge of top quality entertainment production and international distribution and 2014 marks the 30th anniversary celebration of Voltron, a leading WEP property that topped the charts in the 80’s and generated a loyal fan following that today s stronger than ever. Today, WEP properties are licensed throughout the world with presence in more than 60 countries.
WEP aggressively strives to be a leader in television production. The company has created, produced and distributed several award-winning series distributing a total of 253 half-hour episodes. Released in 1984, the first of these was Voltron: Defender of the Universe. The series quickly skyrocketed to be the number one children’s program in the United States and around the world. Merchandising rapidly followed and more than 100 different Voltron products were on shelves around the world.
Denver, The Last Dinosaur, the company’s second production, was an instant hit. This program was recommended by the National Education Association for its engaging, non-violent storylines. WEP also produced Saber Rider and The Star Sheriffs, the first interactive animated series, and Vytor, The Starfire Champion, an International Film and Video Festival and a New York Festival Award winner. WEP’s 1998 Emmy-winning production Voltron: The Third Dimension was the first full 3D CGI series produced solely in the United States.
Today, Voltron a live action feature film is in development, and a number of exciting new products are on the way in celebration of Voltron’s 30th anniversary. In addition, Denver the Last Dinosaur is poised to return to television airwaves in a surprising new format. Stay tuned!