First Official Look at the New Thundercats Animated TV Show

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Warner Bros. has unveiled your first official look at their upcoming new “Thundercats” animated show. Personally, I’m still holding out for the live-action movie, but then again, I’m just an optimist that way.

Roaring to life through WBA and Studio4°C’s use of the Japanese animated artistry of anime, “ThunderCats” characters Lion-O, Mumm-Ra, Panthro, Cheetara and others will spring off the screen with realistic cat-like characteristics inconceivable in previous incarnations.

The new “ThunderCats” will appeal to viewers who have loved the characters all their lives as well as young newcomers to the franchise. A sweeping tale combining swords and science and boasting ferocious battles with the highest of stakes, the grand origin story of Prince Lion-O’s ascension to the throne – and of those who would thwart his destiny at any cost – takes on epic dimensions in this sharp new telling. As the forces of good and evil battle each other in the quest for the fabled Stones of Power, Lion-O and his champions learn valuable lessons of loyalty, honor and mortality in every episode.

“ThunderCats” is executive produced by Sam Register (“Teen Titans,” “Ben 10,” “Batman: The Brave and the Bold”). Michael Jelenic (“Batman: The Brave and the Bold,” “Wonder Woman”) and Ethan Spaulding (“Avatar: The Last Airbender”) are the producers.

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  • Anonymous

    My childhood beckons and I’m scared until I see something more substantial. Like I don’t know an episode. Been burned in the past with GI Joe Sigma. The whole idea of just Manga-fying 80’s shows is still a touchy area. So we’ll see.

  • B-Flash

    I got no problem with a anime style ThunderCats but that might be because I watch a huge amount of anime. It all depends on the story/plot if it’s done right it will be great, it will be nice to see the fights in an anime style. I’m just wondering what they did with the theme song.

  • http://twitter.com/Terminator2366 Bad Zack

    gay anime — should have done live action movie

    • Swilliams507

      Ya i feel you but to invest so much money in a great quality movie they have to see how high the volume of fans are out there that will react positive to a cartoon remake.

    • Swilliams507

      Ya i feel you but to invest so much money in a great quality movie they have to see how high the volume of fans are out there that will react positive to a cartoon remake.

  • OK Records

    This looks so gaytarded. I will not be endorsing this show.

  • OK Records

    This looks so gaytarded. I will not be endorsing this show.

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

    Looks good to me. I think the show definitely needed a visual update. The funny thing is all the haters on the anime style, cause the opening to both “Thundercats” and “Silverhawks” was done in japan with the show animation done elsewhere hence the major difference in quality. This show will be like the “Masters of The Universe” reboot, but better because of a better crew. Hopefully the show will do well and generate buzz for a live action film.
    The updated style works well for the property, and I like the changes. Having Lion-O remain in his late teens as opposed to aging prematurely is a great idea, and leaves less awkward moments (like Cheetara falling for a 13 yr old in a man’s body), and aging down Cheetara gives him a love interest and someone closer to his age to relate to. Wily Kit and Kat will probably become the precocious younger teens who like to be michevious. Lion-O hung out with them when he was younger but now has to take responsibility and learn to lead the group.