The new “Thundercats” animated TV show doesn’t make its debut on the Cartoon Network until July 29th, but until then, take a gander at 10 minutes from the upcoming pilot episode (via Bleeding Cool), featuring Lion-O walking amongst the people. And, er, kicking their ass, too, apparently. It actually looks pretty good. The anime-inspired animation flows a lot better than I had expected.
Thunder, Thunder, ThunderCats! Ho!! On Third Earth, the kingdom of Thundera is being threatened by the evil sorcerer Mumm-Ra, and Lion-O, the young heir to the throne, embarks on a great quest to take his rightful place as king. The unlikely champion must work with his faithful comrades Tygra, Cheetara, Panthro, WilyKit, WilyKat, and his loyal pet, Snarf, who join him on his journey to save their world from darkness. From Warner Bros. Animation (WBA), ThunderCats is executive produced by Sam Register (Teen Titans, Ben 10, The Looney Tunes Show), with Michael Jelenic (Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Wonder Woman) and Ethan Spaulding (Avatar: The Last Airbender) producing.
Besides the upcoming July 29th premiere, the show will also have a significant presence at Comic Con this year, with a panel scheduled for 3:30 p.m. on Friday, July 22 in room 6A. Fans present will get an exclusive screening of the hour-long series premiere.