No Thundercats Live-Action Movie, But How About a New Cartoon Show?

Forget about the “Thundercats” live-action movie. At this point, it’s probably not going to happen anytime soon, if at all. Until then, though, Warner Bros., through their Warner Bros. Animation division, will be satiating those “Thundercats” needs with a new animated TV show to run on the Cartoon Network in 2011. Also, check out the first promo image released for the show.

Via HDroom:

Studio4°C, the animators behind The Animatrix, Gotham Knights and Halo Legends, is working in conjunction with Warner Bros. Animation to ensure the Thundercats have “a new cutting-edge look while remaining true to the compelling storylines and mythology of the original series.” The press release goes on to describe the animation style, “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.”

A strong team is behind this new incarnation of Thundercats that includes executive producer Sam Register (Teen Titans, Ben 10, Batman: The Brave and the Bold), and producers Michael Jelenic (Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Wonder Woman) and Ethan Spaulding (Avatar: The Last Airbender).

Looks like the Cartoon Network is stocking up on some exciting new shows in the coming years. They also have a “Green Lantern” animated series set for 2011, around the same time as the live-action movie starring Ryan Reynolds.

So what will a “Thundercats” animated show look like? Um, probably like this, only with better animation (though I gotta admit, after watching the opening sequence below, the old show had pretty decent animation):



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  • ULIK

    Sounds good, although i would love to see James Cameron make this into a live action movie version instead of making Avatar 2.

    • Ron31015

      yea they should make a real thundercat movie

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

    Cameron would make a pretty kick ass Thundercats flick that would put Bay's transformers to utter and comptele shame.

    That said i'm good with a new show, as long as it's done with care and alot of the source material is kept intact, like the 2002 Masters of The Universe reboot cartoon. That was awesome. I own it all.

    Oh an Nix, the opeing animation was done in Japan, much like “SivlerHawks” opening animation. The show animation is NOWHERE as good. As a matter of fact, the 90's X-men cartoon got a compltely new opening in Japan, and when the show went into syndication they used that opening animation on the closing credits, and like Thundercats and SilverHawks it was 10x better the what was done for the show. So if they've got these guys on it expect the quality of JLU, Avatar, and the DCU animated films. Good stuff all around.

    Here are links to the two versions of the x-men opening:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWTad94mre8 Opening 1
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=El0H26Gxak0 Opening 2

  • Ulik

    YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! Damn!!! that's way frickin badass!!! And that Prog-Metal was freakin sick!!!! I'm stoked!!! Dedpool, have you done any blogs here? Your a very informative guy and have a good perspective on ideas and such,you should do some if you haven't yet.

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

    A Blog? They do blogs on here? You mean like the 5 unknown comic charcters for Marvel thing? No I haven't but I'd be willing if I came up with something good. Oh wait I did one on my podcast bout cartoons I want to see revived or made into films. Hmmmmsss.

    But thanks man, I learn this stuff by looking it up or stumbling across it, just as I did this very site. The second X-men opening was new to me too. I'd seen the first, with Cable though.

    Nix where'd you get that pic? It's sick!!! I hope they make them look a little more catlike in facial features. Just the nose really would make a difference.

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

    A Blog? They do blogs on here? You mean like the 5 unknown comic charcters for Marvel thing? No I haven't but I'd be willing if I came up with something good. Oh wait I did one on my podcast bout cartoons I want to see revived or made into films. Hmmmmsss.

    But thanks man, I learn this stuff by looking it up or stumbling across it, just as I did this very site. The second X-men opening was new to me too. I'd seen the first, with Cable though.

    Nix where'd you get that pic? It's sick!!! I hope they make them look a little more catlike in facial features. Just the nose really would make a difference.