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Merrick here…

…with a message of dark portent from a new source identifying himself as DM Danny.

We went back and forth with Danny, getting some details in order before he spilled the beans. The resulting e-mail speaks for itself.

Here’s DM Danny…

WB animation is remaking the Thundercats as an animated TV series.
The animation style is whimsical, Americanized-anime, along the lines of Teen Titans.
The setting is modern-day Earth, in a major city (possibly LA)
The Thundercats are all teenagers.
Their leader is Snarf (!) who is now a mystic with a "third" eye.
Each of the Thundercats has a weapon with an "Eye of Thunderra" and transformative powers (not just Lion-O)
When they aren't fighting evil, the Thundercats play together as a rock band. That's not a typo, or a joke. They are rockin' cats in their present form.
Mum-Ra now has wings.
And I bet he laughs a bit more than he used to =P

So...first LOONATICS and now...this?!?!

See, this is our reward for buying all of those DVD sets of the original series: more THUNDERCATS…”reinvented” for a new generation. You know, because the same high DVD sales that likely served as an impetus for this relaunch…uhhh, what?...also suggest fans of the original concept aren’t out there & willing to spend money? And, the same fans who dropped hundreds of dollars on DVD sets…to own a favorite show from their childhood…would be ECSTATIC to have the same series resurrected in some bastardized, uninspired format! I am, of course, being sarcastic here.

Thundercats as a rock band…is…you know…really kind of perfect when you think about it. They can sing their own theme song, for example, probably in a rock video motif at the top of every episode. And, the original opening music…

…can now be rendered with in era-appropriate hip-hop! "Thundercats, Yo! Yo! Yo!"

I wonder how ballsy The Powers That Be will actually be, here? Disney’s CHEETAH GIRLS, for example, have enjoyed some degree of success as “band” as well as a television movie/performance presence. Wonder if WB will go the same route with poor Panthro & Co.? It could hurt so very much.

Of course, this does open the door to a highly desirable crossover: THUNDERCATS –VS- THE CHEETAH GIRLS. Which would be a true, fetishistic delight!

Channel your ire and hostility into the Talkback below!

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  • Aug. 21, 2006, 8:48 p.m. CST

    is this real?

    by ZsAsZz

  • Aug. 21, 2006, 8:49 p.m. CST

    It be the Thundercats, HO!

    by Cletus Van Damme

  • Aug. 21, 2006, 8:49 p.m. CST

    This seems like a great idea.

    by Kevin Bosch

    I remember I used to watch Thundercats as a little kid, and watching that intro now (the first thundercats thing I've seen in probably 18 years) it just dawned on me that they were supposed to be actual cats.

  • Aug. 21, 2006, 8:50 p.m. CST

    Snarf's "Third Eye"

    by The Only Woj

    You mean his asshole, right?

  • Aug. 21, 2006, 8:50 p.m. CST

    Please let this be true

    by dukrous

    I'm quite sick of the freakin' Thundercats and this would bury them.

  • Aug. 21, 2006, 8:51 p.m. CST

    I just threw up in my mouth...

    by KryptonsLastSon

    this does not give me the warm and fuzzies. Then again when I heard they were doing a "anime" version of Batman set in the future called Batman:Beyond I got the same feeling. And that turned out great... but this time I don't think I'll be that lucky.

  • Aug. 21, 2006, 8:52 p.m. CST

    Fuck me .... oh helll noooooooo

    by JeanLuc Dickhard

    why must idiots rape my childhood memories.........

  • Aug. 21, 2006, 8:54 p.m. CST

    Live Action

    by The Only Woj

    why not make a live action Thundercats? we all know Vin Diesel was born to play Panthro.

  • Aug. 21, 2006, 8:54 p.m. CST

    does anyone remember Chitara (spin the first episode?

    by Argentino

  • Aug. 21, 2006, 8:56 p.m. CST

    Thundercats are Go!! Cheetah Girls are Sexy!! Yeah Orgy

    by Regis Travolta

    I want to have sex with those Cheetah Girls they're hot stuff!!

  • Aug. 21, 2006, 8:56 p.m. CST

    Does anyone remember Chitara (sp?)in the first episode?

    by Argentino

    So was seminaked! At the time I couldn't quite understand my feelings. It was probably my firt boner

  • Aug. 21, 2006, 9:03 p.m. CST

    huh?? wha???

    by kafka07

    Wha?? huh??? wha??? I can't believe what I just read. That's like a bad trip, man.

  • Aug. 21, 2006, 9:10 p.m. CST

    Same old story: trademark refreshed, 30-year olds angry

    by Flim Springfield

  • Aug. 21, 2006, 9:12 p.m. CST

    Panthro was the man!

    by gildersleeve

    err, panther/man?

  • Aug. 21, 2006, 9:14 p.m. CST

    I want ThunderBIRDS, not cats

    by paulh

    Anything to wash out the memory of the movie revival from a couple years ago.

  • Aug. 21, 2006, 9:14 p.m. CST

    It's B.S.

    by rembrandt05

    Warner Bros. Animation has been looking to revive "Thundercats" for the past few years, but this info is B.S. Looks like someone trying to stir the pot.

  • Aug. 21, 2006, 9:15 p.m. CST

    Snarf and the Pussycats!!?!?!?!?

    by booster6611

    Man its sucks to be a child of Regan's America these days. First Bay can't do Transformers and then this. If you

  • Aug. 21, 2006, 9:17 p.m. CST


    by Chaka

    I can not WAIT!!!! Snarf as the leader? 3rd eye?! YEAH!!!!! Just change the name to The Thunder Snarfs to round out this train wreck.

  • Aug. 21, 2006, 9:20 p.m. CST


    by Shermdawg

    This really sucks. First Trek, now this??? GAWD DAMMKIT. GAWD DAMMIT TO HELL!!! YOU BASTARDS!!! I HATE YOU!!! I FUCKING HATE YOU!!! (wait, who's doing this?) ......... (oh, it's Warner Bros.) WARNER BROS, YOU SUCK. YOU FUCKING SUCK!!! IF TRANSFORMERS IS A HIT, YOU COULD HAVE DONE A FILM!!! BUT NOW THIS IS GONNA KILL IT!!! SON OF A BITCH!!! (in case you haven't figured it out, Shermdawg is hella pissed.)

  • Aug. 21, 2006, 9:35 p.m. CST

    I can handle the remake...

    by kdoc13

    As long as Chetarah is still hot, and they finally give her a voice that doesn't sound like a man's. And if they don't make it too much Ha ha type of cartoonish, like they did with the Transformers. Mmmnn, pussy! Well, cat's anyway.

  • Aug. 21, 2006, 9:37 p.m. CST

    this is so bad; Bryan Singer must be involved

    by lynxpro

    Next thing we'll have is Lion-O siring a child out of wedlock with a human reporter and then he leaves her to become the domestic partner of Mum-Ra.

  • Aug. 21, 2006, 9:37 p.m. CST

    Who did I piss off in a former life to deserve this?

    by HappyHamster

    WHY?! Why must fate do this to me. I feel like someone is doing a personal experiment with me just to see if they can goad me into a 10 state killing spree. Well if you are, listen up - you're getting closer buddy!

  • Aug. 21, 2006, 9:38 p.m. CST

    ThunderScat, NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

    by Ozy

    ...nuff said!

  • Aug. 21, 2006, 9:39 p.m. CST

    First The Transformers, now this.

    by Truth0ne

    Let's get past all the formalities, why don't we? *hands Hollywood a jar of Vaseline and drops pants*

  • Aug. 21, 2006, 9:46 p.m. CST


    by Falcon5768

    I actually know people in the production of this one, which has been planned for something like 5-6 years now, its being reimagined exactly like the He-Man reimagining (IE better storylines and animation but not much being changed) This guys full of shit.

  • Aug. 21, 2006, 9:51 p.m. CST


    by Giz

    Nope, thats it. That's all i have to say about this...

  • Aug. 21, 2006, 9:51 p.m. CST

    Quite possibly the greatest...

    by Han Ol' Buddy

    opening sequence to a cartoon show ever. "Thundercats, hooooo!!!" BTW, they just raped my childhood. Fuck YOU!!!

  • Aug. 21, 2006, 9:52 p.m. CST

    Dark Days

    by The Brewhammer

    What's next? A "re-imaging" of the G.I. Joe team as teen skateboarders? You know, because its extreme?

  • Aug. 21, 2006, 9:55 p.m. CST


    by paulh

  • Aug. 21, 2006, 10:22 p.m. CST


    by nef

    wtf, how could anyone like that shit, thundercats HA, i fucking hated that show when i was little, CRAP

  • Aug. 21, 2006, 10:24 p.m. CST

    It can't be as bad as the original

    by Shadowhawk

    While I loved the series early on, this show took a turn for the worse. Remember how soon had a space station, and like 5 fortresses? And how they introduced new Thundercats, and NEW villians! Thunrdercats was not very good!

  • Aug. 21, 2006, 10:34 p.m. CST

    HOLY FUCK I forgot how HOT the cheetah chick was

    by antonphd

    I have to admit, I was in grade school when this show was out and I didn't really get it back then, but now I can see it and FUCK ME they went all out on her. I need to talk to my wife about what she's dressing up as for halloween this year. Fuck halloween, she can dress like that tonight! I am a lucky bastard to have a wife with that body. Mother fuck they need to make a cgi remake of THIS show ala TMNT. Hell yeah. This and The Hobbit were my two big imagination inspirations for getting into game development.

  • Aug. 21, 2006, 10:46 p.m. CST

    WB Executives...

    by Nodwick

    You get the feeling that most revived properties are being written by 50-year-olds who have the strangest ideas about what kids are like? One doesn't have to think a beloved childhood memory is being mangled, here. It's pretty easy to see that no matter what the property was going to be, these guys would work to make it as entertaining as watching someone drive nails through your fingers.

  • Aug. 21, 2006, 10:50 p.m. CST

    Will the Panther guy still be gay?

    by Alonzo Mosely

    It was pretty ballsy at the time, the way he would cup the young cat-boys balls and purr in his ear...

  • Aug. 21, 2006, 10:54 p.m. CST


    by DiernaSoul

    What the bloody shell have they done to the Thundercats! A band?? Snarfy and the Thundercats perhaps? They could have an adventure with Josie and the Pussycats...There goes my childhood....

  • Aug. 21, 2006, 10:56 p.m. CST

    Josie and the Thundercats....

    by SamBlackChvrch21

    rolls off the tongue so much easier

  • Aug. 21, 2006, 10:56 p.m. CST


    by redshirt

    The people who thought this up were never children! Really, who thinks up this crap? It could be done right, Thundercats on earth, hiding out, protecting earth from the forces that destroyed Thundera. But a rock band? Dear God, make it stop. Maybe they can remake Jabberjaw as well, reimagined as the shark from the movie "Jaws". A shark/actor going around solving crimes and devouring teenagers...

  • Aug. 21, 2006, 10:57 p.m. CST


    by BDDres

    i'm sorry, but that has to be the funniest bit of news i've ever heard. whatever boys, I say laugh along with me, go out and buy the originals on DVD, and just reminisce about the old times =)

  • Aug. 21, 2006, 11:11 p.m. CST


    by Tekwych

    WB has been shopping these new designs at the Licensing showcase for at least three years now. EVERY toy company has walked away, unwilling to spend the money being asked for the rights to make toys of both old and new designs (they require that you make both). There are no animation houses, including WB that are actively working on the series. It is a pipe dream of WB and, while I would enjoy the premiss, until WB come to a financial arrangement with a toy or comic company (DC has given up on Thundercats) this project is in the what could have been pile.

  • Aug. 21, 2006, 11:35 p.m. CST


    by Waspo

    This is just pure evil, and it takes a great big dump on everything I grew up on. I spit on this, just like Loonatics and The Batman.

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 12:50 a.m. CST

    This actually has one killer thing going for it

    by Atomica

    I know everyone's probably pissed about this and I have reason to be if they screw up Thundercats (possibly) more than most...I have the Thundercats symbol inked on my right bicep. I also have it painted on the hood of my Acura (which cost about 3 grand!). I've got the entire series on VHS (from when I taped them 20 yrs ago) and all the DVDs reeased thus far. Yeah i'm a hardcore TC fan. So what does Thundercats new series have going for it? What's the saving grace? Jeff Matsuda is Creative Director and did all the Character redesigns. You may know Matsuda from his extensive Comic porfolio (including Xfactor and Xmen) in addition to the character designer on Jackie Chan Adventures and The Batman. He has a cool, anime-esque style that translates smoothly to animation. Now if they fuck up the story, at least we'll have some nice Eye-candy...

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 12:51 a.m. CST

    I wonder if...

    by Harysuxafat1

    this'll last longer than the abortion that was teen titans: the shitty animation years? Fuck this insipid shit. No wonder cartoons on Saturday mornings dissappeared, the only ones left doing them are fucking retard dipshits.

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 1:01 a.m. CST

    why couldn't the animation for the opening be at

    by warp11

    the same level as the actual cartoon.

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 1:22 a.m. CST

    What the F is a samoflange?

    by BrandLoyalist

    Snarf as leader? Too Splinter, shnar shnar.

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 1:32 a.m. CST

    I feel sorry for kids these days

    by Spicypeanut

    Growing up with such utter faggotry. Come the fuck on.

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 1:50 a.m. CST

    oh my god

    by Veraxus

    that is all i have to say... unenthusiastically.

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 2:19 a.m. CST

    what's the big deal?

    by punto

    It's just a stupid kids cartoon, it's not like it could stand on its own (think Invader Zim or Ren&Stimpy).. It's only 'cool' because we were stupid kids when we watched it.. our reaction now ("these retarded network making it into a dumbed down stupid kids show") is exactly the same reaction grown ups had when they saw the original show 20 years ago. What's with the negativity? Rock stars can be cool.. in fact, rock stars _invented_ the modern concept of cool. Nobody was cool before elvis and the beatles and all those long haired fornicators.. So why not wait until there's something more 'concrete' to review? (not me, I don't give a shit abut the stupid thundercats).

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 2:27 a.m. CST

    Atomicas Thundercats acura

    by undercat84

    I am pretty sure I saw this car a couple weeks ago, not something I think many people would do but I thought it was cool. And I thought I would never join a talkback but this sounds ridiculously terrible. Come on.

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 2:31 a.m. CST

    oh yeah, cheetara was hot

    by punto

    and she was naked on the first episode.. I only realized that was the reason for my boner after the 2nd of 3rd time I saw the episode..

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 2:48 a.m. CST

    Saturday morning cartoons, I weep for thee

    by Thenedain

    It's so sad that there's no cartoons on Saturday mornings anymore. Well, there's some, but no where near the sheer volume that there used to be. No, instead there's more news shows. What a waste. No wonder the children of today continue to grow up devoid of imagination and unable to look at things with a sense of wonder. Creativity is dying thanks to 50 year old adults who've decided that children don't need to have images blazed into their brains that would later inspire them in life. No, instead they get to wake up Saturday morning and see the bleak, stark reality of the world in full color thanks to the news. Propaganda at a young age, gotta love it.

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 2:55 a.m. CST

    This seems too stupid to be true.

    by sillypig

    I'll wait and see. I mean this seems like a brainless throw-back to the 80's and 90's with a cheesy setup. A rock band?! What!? Kids what?! Jar Jar Binks as leader what?!! I refuse to believe it. It's way too radical and the most stupid of all stupidity, stupid, stupe, stupe, stupey, stupe, stupid. I want proof of this amazing crap.

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 3:11 a.m. CST

    This is a great idea, seriously.

    by BatFreak

    We could learn to love it. It could be amazing. But it'll most likely to suck balls big time. This show will be so very very gay

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 5:09 a.m. CST

    For the love of Yahweh, WHY?!?!

    by Wldmk

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHH!!! On the slim-to-nonexistant chance that someone remotely involved might ever read this: G'damnit, quit raping childhood memories of many, you lazy unoriginal bastards! Great, they said this day would be a bad one, first this and then Stargate SG-1, which i like, is getting the Axe. What'll god awful announcement will hit next, I wonder? 'Hellboy 2' announced straight-to-dvd, with key villain portrayed by Rob Shneider? 'Robin Begins'? "Mansquito: The Series" on Scifi? "Star Trek: Starfleet Junior High"? At this point, i rule out nothing...

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 5:24 a.m. CST


    by MonkeyHanger

    how can this ever ever ever ever be seen as even a slightly good idea. now all we need is he-man posing as 'adam the special needs teacher' by day, whooping ass by night, centurions becoming a group of 'travelling clowns.......with attitude', and the new transformers movie to have robots posing as 'furbies, psps, and vibrators'. thundercats in a rock band?.....GAY

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 5:52 a.m. CST

    This is So Fucking Stupid

    by Steve Rogers

    ...that I don't actually believe it is true. How dumb could you get? Fuck this if it's true.

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 5:53 a.m. CST

    oh dear god no..

    by KnightEternal

    another piece of my childhood goes up in smoke....

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 6:33 a.m. CST

    Snarf as the leader?

    by Nabster

    Surely they are kidding? Rarely do I get shocked at brazen stupidity of remakes as such, but this sounds vein poppingly idiotic!

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 6:34 a.m. CST

    Actually upon reading

    by Nabster

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 6:35 a.m. CST

    by Nabster

    I am sure this is not real.

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 7:17 a.m. CST

    Maybe it's a blessing my power went out last night...

    by Shermdawg

    because I would have posted so much in this talkback. So much I would have made Herc a rich man, or so much I would have been banned. This is by far the worst news I've heard on this site. Thundercats was my favorite property next to G.I.Joe back in the 80's and seeing it raped like this is fucking sad. I always hoped for a live action film, not this. *sigh* Please Herc get this off the main page as soon as possible, because I don't want anything reminding me of this bullshit. FUCK WARNER BROS. FUCK THEM RIGHT IN THEIR EAR!!!

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 7:34 a.m. CST

    Oh wait, Merrick put this one up.

    by Shermdawg

    I would have made him rich or would have been banned.

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 8:07 a.m. CST


    by Childe Roland

    This idea is so ridiculous I think it's got to be true. Wow. Scary sad and funny all at the same time. I enjoyed Thundercats quite a bit and always thought they should've done a sequel series featuring Lion-O's kid and a new batch of cats (including a grown up Wily Kitt & Katt) battling the ancient evil of Mumm Ra. Of course, I also thought they should've done a sequel comic series to the original TMNT titled Turtles 2: The Next Generation and picked four new Renaissance artist names and four new weapons. Reimaginings of the toons and comics I grew up with are really starting to wear on me. Anyone see that reimagined G.I. Joe toon (yeah, it happened). Anime all the way. I don't even think they're soldiers anymore.

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 8:12 a.m. CST

    Thundercats is a nice bit of nostalgia from the '80's

    by Orbots Commander

    and I really don't mind that they've decided to re-imagine it for a new generation. You still have the originals on DVD after all. It's okay, at the end of the day it's still just a cartoon aimed at seven year olds.

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 8:13 a.m. CST

    Make A Live Action Movie!

    by ZombieSolutions

    The fleecing of "Generation Y?" continues. Buy it up suckers! Can't wait for the supermega OMGLOL "Saved by the Bell" trilogy.

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 8:52 a.m. CST


    by magnius

    Oh God!! I hope this is a joke!!

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 9:19 a.m. CST

    No no no no no

    by Spaz_Monkey

    no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 9:50 a.m. CST

    Working hard at being crap

    by SpikeTBB

    Seriously, this sounds like a bunch of guys sat around a table getting drunk and hitting some chemicals and said " Okay, okay..stop giggling..STOP IT or we will never get this else would be the worst thing we could do? what would really mess it up in the worst possible way and piss the off? Come on, something that makes NO sinse what so ever. Rock band? GREAT! Third eye! Modern L.A.? Make them all a bunch of snot nosed brat punks with deep angst and lots of slang! Sto laughing! Stop it, your killing me! Pass the spoon, man."

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 9:55 a.m. CST

    Stoner speak

    by SpikeTBB

    All the above typos were due to the fact that the speakers are stoned, not because I type badly and hit "send" before I spell checked because some one walked into my office. >>Ahem<<<

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 11:49 a.m. CST

    I wish

    by joshbutt

    Hollywood would stop making remakes and American cartoon makers would stop copying anime.

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 12:04 p.m. CST

    Panthro wasn&#39;t gay. TIGRA was the gay one.

    by minderbinder

    Was he ever.

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 12:38 p.m. CST

    Thundercats sucked

    by ZeroCorpse

    It was such a toy commercial. It was crap, and I never understood the lame-o kids who were into Thundercats, Silverhawks, or Masters of the Universe.

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 12:57 p.m. CST

    Sectaurs can&#39;t be far behind...

    by finky089

    This 80&#39;s nostalgia fetish in TV and movies is really, REALLY getting out of hand. This sounds so utterly terrible. I wonder, did my parents feel the same way when they started re-making Addams Family? Car 45? My Favorite Martian?

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 1:01 p.m. CST

    So basically they are making Thundercats

    by superninja

    Inuyasha in the City.

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 1:05 p.m. CST

    It&#39;s not getting out of hand. What is out of hand is

    by superninja

    that Hollywood produces 99% crap product, whatever they touch. And that&#39;s been going on for awhile. Comic books already attempted to mine 80s territory. They were relatively successful with Transformers for the art spectacle, but because the writers were not particularly gifted (in my opinion) they never executed story properly and interest waned. The attempt on Thundercats was even worse. Thundercats is high concept fantasy with great character designs like He-Man and does not have a very strong central theme, but boy, in the hands of a really gifted writer, you could do some seriously amazing stuff with it.

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 1:12 p.m. CST

    agreed, superninja

    by finky089

    but since Hollywood isn&#39;t capable of reliably coming up with quality productions, it just ruins the property they are trying to bring back. Occassionally, something comes out halfway decent, but stuff like this just needs to be snuffed out immediately until a time that a property writer/producer/whoever with a true passion for the material can bring it back.

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 1:13 p.m. CST

    Cool, maybe they can put flames

    by The Ref

    along the sides of the Thundercats&#39; vehicles. Klazzy.

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 1:40 p.m. CST

    i know its a bit late....but,

    by Flux_brown

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    by Flux_brown

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 1:41 p.m. CST

    I can&#39;t stand all the haters,

    by Thumper2k1

    You should be thanking WB for giving you opportunity to see the Thundercats again. Not whining like pussies. //Sorry about that folks but I had to say it because I know some dipshit was going to. The sooner WB goes bankrupt, the better off we will all be.

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 1:46 p.m. CST


    by Flux_brown

    snarf? for godsake man! thats like making T-bob the leader of MASK! WTF???!!!!

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 1:53 p.m. CST

    It&#39;s interesting because Snarf is the single most hated

    by superninja

    character from the original cartoon. Followed closely by the twins WileyKat and Kit. These people are marketing geniuses! Mumm-Ra will probably form his own rock band in opposition and they wlil have a battle of the bands.

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 1:53 p.m. CST

    The Doh of Homer

    by chrth

    "Let me ask YOU something. Why would a guy who wears a shirt that says &#39;Genius at Work&#39; spend all his time watching children&#39;s cartoon shows?"

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 1:56 p.m. CST

    ZeroCorpse, I liked Thundercats mostly because

    by superninja

    the character designs were swell. That opening sequence is excellent. Some of the stories are pretty well crafted and 3rd Earth had some very interesting inhabitants. The Thundercats themselves had interesting character flaws, such as Cheetara&#39;s materialism. I always would&#39;ve liked to see a more adult take on the concept. And by adult, I do not mean porny or ultra-violent.

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 1:57 p.m. CST

    Another property I&#39;d really love to see on screen and

    by superninja

    is dying to be adapted is Cadillacs and Dinosaurs with Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz as the leads. They basically could not go wrong if they just followed the comic books. It would even make a great t.v. series.

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 2:03 p.m. CST

    Mum-Ra has wings?

    by Thumper2k1

    Does that mean he&#39;ll be ren-named to Moth-Ra?

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 2:16 p.m. CST

    Poochie the Rockin&#39; Dog

    by smackfu

    &#39;nuff said. To the extreme!

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 2:22 p.m. CST

    Mumm-Ra having wings is the least of problems.

    by superninja

    He could fly when he transformed in the cartoon and his powers are mystical, so who cares if he has wings? I want to know if he is going to have his own hair band to rival the Thundercats.

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 2:26 p.m. CST

    The first thing i thought when i read this news

    by TheResident


  • Aug. 22, 2006, 2:36 p.m. CST

    I so wanted to see a cg&#39;d Snarf with...

    by Shermdawg

    Jack Black&#39;s face superimposed on it.

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 2:46 p.m. CST

    I was just watching

    by Phategod2

    G4&#39;s X-play and damn if that morgan webb doesn&#39;t look like Cheetara, That said this is worst then Sigma Six and GI joe extreme rolled into one.

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 2:56 p.m. CST

    I didnt understand

    by Phategod2

    Lion-O was basically a kid i think he was younger then Willy-kit and willy-kat yet because he aged by accident and could wield the SOO they made him the leader. and what was panthro scared of Spiders or bats

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 3:25 p.m. CST

    Lion-O was not in suspended animation

    by superninja

    like the rest of the cats on the trip to New Thundera because his container was damaged. They crash landed on Third Earth by accident, so basically he has the mind of a young boy and the body of a man. They played around with this for an episode or two and then fudged it as he mentally matures rather quickly (although he is still immature). I&#39;d rather he just be young and inexperienced. He&#39;s basically a Luke Skywalker character. Panthro was scared of bats which doesn&#39;t really make sense since he comes from another planet.

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 3:29 p.m. CST

    Snarf!! Snarf!!

    by Evil Lincoln

    I think Snarf is only second to Scrappy-Doo in the "Most Hated Cartoon Character Of All Time" race. I relly enjoyed Thundercats back in the day and it&#39;s a shame that these pinheads have decided to destroy some really good memories of a great kid&#39;s show. After looking at that Youtube link I was shocked as well how "endowed" Cheetara was! Damn, you probably couldn&#39;t get away with that now a days.

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 3:33 p.m. CST


    by GornPirate

    They&#39;re remaking Voltron too. Instead of 5 Giant Cats that turn into a Robot there will be 5 cute little pubescent kitten bots filled with angst as as they discover their bodies and get pimples. Instead of merging to form a giant Robot when danger looms they will run and hide in their rooms, slamming the door as they go and crying uncontrollably into a pillow. They will face the ultimate test when they enter High School and are teased for being "big pussies" by the other robot kids.

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 3:41 p.m. CST

    Lion-o&#39;s capsule wasn&#39;t damaged

    by chrth

    They were told before they left that they would age even though suspended. That&#39;s why Jor-El drove instead of going into animation -- he would&#39;ve died anyway. Wily-Kit/Kat are full grown, just child-like by their kitten nature.

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 3:42 p.m. CST

    Clarification: Lion-o&#39;s capsule did get damaged

    by chrth

    But that was on impact. It had no effect on the aging.

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 3:43 p.m. CST

    Wait, isn&#39;t Jor-El in Superman? Doh!

    by chrth

    Whatever fake Obi-Wan&#39;s name was in Thundercats, that&#39;s who I meant.

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 3:47 p.m. CST

    I think this "news" is complete bs though.

    by Thumper2k1

    There&#39;s no way it&#39;s happening. Some one is just fucking with aicn.

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 4:48 p.m. CST

    Lion-O and Luke Skywalker

    by NoHubris

    I always liked Lion-O&#39;s "Luke Skywalker-like" development as a leader and if they are smart, they&#39;ll keep that and make it major part of the film...I can think of some current leaders who could learn a thing or two about leadership development from Lion-O.

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 5 p.m. CST

    I guess what most could agree on...

    by Nodwick that if the execs insist on making so many drastic changes to an existing property, then why don&#39;t they just make a NEW property instead? I mean, its not like your target audience is terribly aware of the original anyway. And I guess what bugs me the most about this kind of show is when the old farts writing it try to make "cool" dialogue. It&#39;s like listening to George Lucas recite his own love poems...

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 5:45 p.m. CST

    hated it the first time when it was called "Kidd Video"

    by StovetopStuffin'

    Cats and music? I&#39;ve never heard of anything so ridiculous.

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 6:29 p.m. CST

    id rather they came up with a completley new idea...

    by iconboy

    ... rather than continue to rape my childhood :(

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 7:23 p.m. CST

    I would like to say

    by Mits777

    Fuck you Evil Lincoln, Scrappy Doo was the bomb. I cant believe how they made him into a villian in the movie. I wanted to jump through that screen and kick Zach Snyder in the nuts for writing that into the script. Check out this awesome review site.

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 7:37 p.m. CST

    Why can&#39;t anyone make good fantasy anymore?

    by superninja

    Instead of really pushing the imagination, we get realistic superhero films, realistic fantasy films, etc. How much boring can they get?

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 7:48 p.m. CST

    * Mouth Agape *

    by Playhouse

    Fuck. They just hate all &#39;80s properties, don&#39;t they?

  • Aug. 23, 2006, 12:32 a.m. CST

    Eva Mendes would rock as Cheetara.

    by superninja

    I&#39;d also cast Hugh Jackman as Tigra, but he&#39;s in everything I cast for some strange reason. Just think of the kind of film they could make with the style of 300?

  • Aug. 23, 2006, 1:41 a.m. CST

    by cyberskunk

    Remember Mumm-Ra&#39;s last line Edgar C. Robinson allusion? "Ancient spirits of evil, is this the end of Mumm-Ra?"

  • Aug. 23, 2006, 6:20 a.m. CST

    I ask this seriously: Fans, what&#39;s the appeal?

    by Calico Pete

    I watched TC as a kid. Yeah, I liked it, sort of. It was better than having to watch the 700 Club or Pole Position. So when I hear news like this I think, who the fuck cares... it&#39;s like hearing they&#39;re reimagining Captain Crunch. Then I see the passion. Wow. I ask myself, did I sleep through my tweens? Was I too obsessed with GI Joe to appreciate this? I haven&#39;t seen it since it originally aired so maybe I just don&#39;t remember its greatness. And so I come to you and humbly ask for an explanation. Can some of you TC fans explain why you love(d) the show? (BTW an ex of mine loved the show too, but at the time I was so charmed by this that I never bothered to ask her why. (And no, I wasn&#39;t dating my cat.))

  • Aug. 23, 2006, 8:28 a.m. CST


    by scrumdiddly

  • Aug. 23, 2006, 8:48 a.m. CST

    Concept sucks

    by platnumonk

    Who wants to watch a crappy, sappy version of this. It was a terrific cartoon, it should get a better treatment. I would rather watch PUFFY & AMI if this is the only thing approved.

  • Aug. 23, 2006, 10:05 a.m. CST

    The reason why this happens these days...

    by Ghostball

    is because the execs in charge are now the same people who sell washing powder, and artists and writers who&#39;d actually care about the &#39;brand&#39; would be a liablity. Anyways, I got a cartoon concept heavily influenced by that whole 80&#39;s action cartoon scene. It&#39;ll never be picked up for reasons stated in the headline of this TB, but check it out anyway:

  • Aug. 23, 2006, 12:56 p.m. CST

    by Frizzurd

    Lay off the gay bashing. You heteros are just as responsible for franchise rapings, dont even try to lay it on us. By the way gay men can be masculine and normal acting so stop assuming the effeminate stereotypes god damn!

  • Aug. 23, 2006, 1:14 p.m. CST

    Why I liked Thundercats.

    by superninja

    First, the visual appeal. The character designs are great (still are) and the animation in the earliest shows was way above most of the animation around at the time with the mix of Western and Japanese styles. Second, the story itself is fantastical and hits on many elements of Star Wars and other fantasy works. Third, they had a female character in the cast that was central to the story and not just a supporting role. They also had lots of female supporting characters: Willa and her warrior maidens, Chilla, Luna, Pumyra, Mandora. Fourth, they took advantage of the fantasy concept and included a mixed bag of everything from pirates, Egyptian gods, and a village of tech-handy robot bears to interstellar cops. It was a fun show.

  • Aug. 23, 2006, 1:25 p.m. CST

    Josie and the Thundercats!

    by jodocus

    Josie and the Thundercats, the show sounds like a bunch of crap. Maybe it&#39;ll be cool if they put Rosario Dawson in it!

  • Aug. 23, 2006, 1:38 p.m. CST

    Whee! I remember watching Thundercats reruns on C.N.

    by loodabagel

    They freaked the shit out of me, man! I thought Lion-O was the uglist bastard in the world. Yup, I&#39;ve only been aquainted with Thundercats through a few reruns, but I hated the show. I thought it was terrifying! Still, even coming from a guy who hated it, this sounds like the stupidest shit ever! But the most important question is-Will they be Emo bitches with goofy haircuts or a Ted Nugent tribute band? Either way, you know at least one of them (probably one of the lady cats) will wear black makeup and appear constantly depressed. And let&#39;s not forget the soon to be famous episode where they meet Josie and the Pussycats and fight it out at Battle of the Bands. Or will they fight a hardcore punk band who adhers to a dangerous lifestyle? Seeing how they&#39;ll be Fugazi style straight edge. X, dude! And since they&#39;re a band, they&#39;ll all live in the same house, right? And drive a van? And And do heroin with the Stooges? Obviously, some of you forgot to eat your bitchcakes this morning and don&#39;t realize how cool, crazy and fun this show is going to be! No, just kidding, this show is going to make Spider-Man Unlimited look and feel like sex with three gymnast/model superbabes, whereas this will probably be more of a masturbating with a steel wool glove type of feel.

  • Aug. 23, 2006, 4:07 p.m. CST

    My Favorit episode

    by Macstone

    My favorit episode was the one that ended with Mumrah seeing his reflection and reverting back to his true withered self.

  • Aug. 23, 2006, 6:02 p.m. CST

    I also liked the use of the Thundercats Code...

    by NoHubris

    It wasn&#39;t heavy handed IMHO (everyone might not have felt that way), but contributed to Lion-O&#39;s growth, giving confidence to Lion-O as a young leader in a new environment. He had to make decisions and follow through, but the Code pointed him in the right direction. For the film, the Code, as a movie device might be expanded as a prophetic tool like the Oracle in THE MATRIX films.

  • Aug. 23, 2006, 6:03 p.m. CST

    Sander Schwartz this is BULLSHIT!

    by jegoing74

    Thundercats are not from Earth and they sure as hell don&#39;t play rock music. You have been releasing the DVD of the Thundercats series. This is what you&#39;ve come up with a Teen Titan/JEM rip-off? The Thundercats were interesting because they were on "Third Earth and it was populated by one mean son of a bitch named Mumm-Ra and the mutants. You people over at WB Animation have lost your fucking minds!!!!!! Abort! I say, Abort!

  • Aug. 23, 2006, 6:14 p.m. CST

    Loodabagel, as surely as Tigra was the GAY one...

    by finky089 know they will all be Emo. And yeah, I&#39;m just fucking with Frizzurd cuz they made me laugh up above god damn.

  • Aug. 23, 2006, 6:41 p.m. CST


    by Smurfeus Maximus

    I just had to pick myself up off the floor and scrape myself off the ceiling at the same time. Are these people high? When did they start letting inbred windowlickers start developing shows for television? Do these people just sit around, drop acid and think of the worst possible cartoon shows they can?????????

  • Jan. 19, 2007, 6:24 a.m. CST

    New thundercats Artwork

    by ARkADE

    I know this is an old post, but i just found a link to a concept used for pitching this project - could be the new lion-o...quite cool

  • June 7, 2007, 6:25 p.m. CST

    they raped my childhood

    by Bishop6

    thanks michael bay