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I am – Hercules!! Warner Bros. Animation will announce tomorrow that it’s launching a new “Thundercats” TV series on the Cartoon Network in 2011. Look! Tomorrow's press release today!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE THUNDERCATS, HO! WARNER BROS. ANIMATION ANSWERS THE CALL WITH A NEW TAKE ON THE CLASSIC ANIMATED SERIES “THUNDERCATS,” TO AIR ON CARTOON NETWORK (June 3, 2010 – Burbank, CA) – Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) has begun production on “ThunderCats,” an all-new animated series for Cartoon Network, based upon the iconic 1980s action classic. “ThunderCats” is the newest series from WBA, joining “Batman: The Brave and the Bold,” which was recently renewed for a third season, and the following forthcoming programs: “The Looney Tunes Show,” “MAD,” “Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated” and “Young Justice.” The announcement was made today by Sam Register, Executive Vice President, Creative Affairs, Warner Bros. Animation. “In addition to being Warner Bros. Animation’s first anime series, ‘ThunderCats’ marks our most ambitious foray yet into fantasy,” said Register. “The realism and dynamic visual style we’ve achieved are sure to thrill viewers, and the cool weapons, vehicles and technology should help the show appeal to a diverse audience.” The 21st century reimagining of the series marks a creative collaboration between WBA and Studio4°C, one of the most vibrant animation studios in Japan, with credits including “The Animatrix,” “Gotham Knights” and “Halo Legends.” WBA is working closely with Studio4°C, utilizing the latter’s expertise to give the “ThunderCats” characters a new cutting-edge look while remaining true to the compelling storylines and mythology of the original series. “We at Studio4°C are excited to be in this creative partnership with Warner Bros. Animation to bring ‘ThunderCats’ to life,” said Eiko Tanaka, President and CEO, Studio4°C. “This collaboration combines the strengths of our two companies – high production values and great storytelling – toward reintroducing this classic fan-favorite to a new audience.” 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. About Warner Bros. Animation Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) has been producing award-winning original animation since 1930, when it released its first cartoon, Sinkin’ in the Bathtub. Since then, WBA’s characters have set the standard for innovative, quality animation. Producing for network and cable television, online, home entertainment and feature films both domestically and internationally, WBA is highly respected for its creative and technical excellence, as well as maintaining the studio’s rich cartoon heritage. WBA also oversees the creative use of, and production of animated programming based on, classic animated characters from the Hanna-Barbera and DC Comics libraries. WBA is one of the most honored animation studios in history, garnering a grand total of six Academy Awards®, 36 Emmy® Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents’ Choice Award, a Humanitas Award, five Prism Awards and 20 Annie Awards. About Studio4°C Studio4°C is Japan’s leading animation studio. Led by producer Eiko Tanaka, Studio4°C is renowned for its ultra-energetic, cutting-edge feature films, progressive music videos, radical short films and numerous outstanding television commercials, promotional materials, video/computer games and TV series. Studio4°C was an early adopter of digital technology and is now a brand name with global recognition for its progressive hybrid visuals and funky crossover creations. In 2003, through a joint production with Warner Bros. Studios, Studio4°C created the revolutionary “The Animatrix.” Studio4°C’s crazily innovative feature film “Tekkonkinkreet” was a 2007 Oscar® nominee in the Animated Feature Film category. Taking its name from the fact that water is at its densest at four degrees Celsius, Studio4°C represents the creative manifesto to “create only works that are dense with substance and extreme quality.” # # #
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  • June 2, 2010, 12:17 p.m. CST

    More feasible than a movie

    by terry1978

    Unless this is secretly implying a movie is on the way.

  • June 2, 2010, 12:17 p.m. CST

    Will the Berbil Bears be in it?

    by kwisatzhaderach

  • June 2, 2010, 12:21 p.m. CST

    What about the movie?

    by vadakinX

    Is this an indication that the movie is on the way? Is this a movie tie-in?

  • June 2, 2010, 12:22 p.m. CST

    It's a test series...

    by MCVamp

    If popular, you know what's next. Wesley Snipes for Panthro!

  • June 2, 2010, 12:22 p.m. CST

    Cheetarah!

    by thepoohguy

    Better be hot!

  • June 2, 2010, 12:22 p.m. CST

    MUMM-RA

    by Darth Busey

    He's a decrepit old mummy. Wait. He's a jacked up super man. Wait. He's a decrepit old mummy again. What the fuck.

  • June 2, 2010, 12:28 p.m. CST

    What the fuck is a samophlange?

    by Shut the Fuck up Donny

    Sorry, I got nothin'...

  • June 2, 2010, 12:28 p.m. CST

    Awesome! My favorite animated '80s afternoon show!

    by Yotz Von Frelnik

    I hope it gets more air life than the updated He-Man from a few years ago (not the crappy update, the GOOD one). I really appreciated what they did to make that more credible and it sucked how wrangling and budget behind the scenes screwed it.

  • June 2, 2010, 12:30 p.m. CST

    "A sweeping tale combining s-words and science..."

    by Yotz Von Frelnik

    Heh. That's how it read the first time I passed over that line. That'd be kinda interesting.

  • June 2, 2010, 12:30 p.m. CST

    Avatar made this possible - proved audiences love Thundercats

    by CRISPIN_GLOVERS_ACID_FLASHBACK

    Here's to your fuck, Thundercats!

  • June 2, 2010, 12:35 p.m. CST

    If you think Hollywood would make a live action Thundercats movi

    by Dapper Swindler

    Then you are dumb. Think about it, a bunch of actors dressed up like cat people. Not a single human to relate to. It will never be done. A computer animated thing would work though.

  • June 2, 2010, 12:42 p.m. CST

    Anime?

    by NippleEffect

    ummm, no

  • June 2, 2010, 12:43 p.m. CST

    The countdown to Thundercats hentai has begun

    by Darkartist

    I seriously had no interest in this until reading Studio 4C is involved. I have yet to see anything from them that wasn't fucking awesome.

  • June 2, 2010, 12:44 p.m. CST

    SWORD OF OMENS, GIVE ME SIGHT BEYOND SIGHT

    by Disillusion_Ed

    Seems like a good idea to me. I'm glad to see they refer to it as Warner Bros. Animation first anime series.

  • June 2, 2010, 12:56 p.m. CST

    They'd pull an Avatar with this if it got greenlit

    by terry1978

    Basically similar to that Dinosaur thing Disney did...CG characters in a live action setting.

  • June 2, 2010, 12:56 p.m. CST

    SNARRRRFFF!!

    by kevlar25

    OH GOD NO SNARF PLEASE!!!

  • June 2, 2010, 1:07 p.m. CST

    I demand me some...

    by WarrenSmooth

    Safari Joe!

  • June 2, 2010, 1:07 p.m. CST

    No mention of Snarf...

    by letsfightinglove

    ...will he be a creature, not like Gozilla exactly?

  • June 2, 2010, 1:09 p.m. CST

    I MEANT GODZILLA

    by letsfightinglove

    of course. Also, the Demolisher was the best one-shot character. Kicked both Mumm-Ra's & Lion-O's asses.

  • June 2, 2010, 1:11 p.m. CST

    I've waited years for this....

    by wildphantom07

    ThunderCats was my absolute favourite show when I was a kid. Loved it. <p> I still get chills watching it now for all the sounds and music in it. I guess this can only disappoint, but I'm really intrigued to see how this turns out. Would be fantastic if it hits a chord with a new generation and ThunderCats is everywhere again

  • June 2, 2010, 1:12 p.m. CST

    Need to make a live action Thundercats movie!!!

    by Thanos0145

    Avatar proves that it can be done!

  • June 2, 2010, 1:15 p.m. CST

    Getting tired of all new cartoons having

    by Lando Griffin

    to be anime-styled. At least in some cases the content overcomes the style (Avatar, Teen Titans) but for the most part every other new cartoon series has to be anime style, sick of it.

  • June 2, 2010, 1:17 p.m. CST

    OH, HELL YES! Thundercats, HOOOOOOO!!

    by Lamerz

    I hope this is only a precursor to the real deal ... a big budget Thundercats film. Man-cats FTW!!!!

  • June 2, 2010, 1:30 p.m. CST

    Rather a movie....And why no Justified TB....

    by jaysin420

    TB this week? It was only like the greatest episode in the history of tv.

  • June 2, 2010, 1:37 p.m. CST

    I'm sure you've all seen this but....

    by letsfightinglove

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fb50GMmY5nk <br> remove spaces yadda yadda

  • June 2, 2010, 1:43 p.m. CST

    thundercats is gay cats

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    he-man also likes gay cats

  • June 2, 2010, 1:45 p.m. CST

    Thundercats was just the offspring of He-Man having sex

    by BetterCallSaul2

    with Cringer/Battlecat and marketers trying to sell bullshit, and AICN is just trying to make a quick buck by saying YAY - Thundercats are cool!! meanwhile they're not.

  • June 2, 2010, 1:45 p.m. CST

    Thundercats Creator was just murdered...

    by Celicynd

    Story sounds like a movie... goes missing... arm found in his abandoned van. Roommates go missing then are arrested for other charges... http://www2.tbo.com/content/2010/may/27/271644/police-missing-zephyrhills-comic-writer-victim-hom/news-breaking/

  • June 2, 2010, 1:46 p.m. CST

    It's not possible to cringe out loud...

    by DanielKurland

    But I managed to find a way to do so in JUNO, when she yells "Thundercats are Gooooo" regarding her water breaking. So, so, so, so, so stupid.

  • June 2, 2010, 1:46 p.m. CST

    Will it have Snarf, or Cheetara porn?

    by V'Shael

    In other words, is this being aimed at kids or adults who remember being kids?

  • June 2, 2010, 1:47 p.m. CST

    getting your kid shows mixed Herc

    by AKA_Gern_Blanston

    It was "ThunderBIRDS are go", and "ThunderCATS, HO!" Might want to change that title or people might think you don't know what you're talking about.

  • June 2, 2010, 2:12 p.m. CST

    Many cartoons from the 80's aged well...

    by OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUUUUTTTTTLLLLLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWW

    ...Thundercats wasn't one of them. When Cartoon Network (?) started airing some episodes I tried watching one and it was a struggle. Could be good, but not excited.

  • June 2, 2010, 2:15 p.m. CST

    Why does everyone think Panthro was black?

    by HerbDean

    Plus, where's my Garbage Pail Kids movie Hollywood?

  • June 2, 2010, 2:17 p.m. CST

    Not sure Studio4c

    by veritasses

    is a good fit but I guess we'll see.

  • June 2, 2010, 2:29 p.m. CST

    Panthro was black and Cheetara

    by Ozman X

    was a babe! Thundercats HOOOOOO!

  • June 2, 2010, 2:30 p.m. CST

    Panthro being black..

    by Bouncy X

    probably because a black actor voiced him. i recently discovered it was the grandpa from cosby show....crazy. lol

  • June 2, 2010, 2:32 p.m. CST

    because panthro was black

    by mynamesdan

    as sure as cheetara was a woman and that dead dude was alec guinness. Panthro was a black guy.

  • June 2, 2010, 2:33 p.m. CST

    Panthro's actor has to be black

    by terry1978

    He just does. Any differing opinion just warrants someone trying to be politically incorrect or a rabblerouser or some shit. All fans knew he was the black one.

  • June 2, 2010, 2:38 p.m. CST

    Herbdean, you mean THIS movie?...

    by Shut the Fuck up Donny

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lXmuXVGidY

  • June 2, 2010, 2:40 p.m. CST

    I demand that James Lipton gets to compose the theme again!

    by Shut the Fuck up Donny

  • June 2, 2010, 2:42 p.m. CST

    Pantro black... also Patty Mayonaise

    by yourSTEPDADDY

  • June 2, 2010, 2:45 p.m. CST

    This better not crap out like the He-Man remake.

    by Squashua

    Transformers: Animated was excellent.

  • June 2, 2010, 2:49 p.m. CST

    PANTRO WAS A BROTHA, CHEETARA WAS HOT, SNARF WAS GAY

    by Darth Busey

    These are inalienable Thundercats facts.

  • June 2, 2010, 2:52 p.m. CST

    brave and the bold renewed for a third season!

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    I could give a fuck about thundercats but that press release also mentions batman brave and the bold has been renewed..that makes my penis really happy!

  • June 2, 2010, 3 p.m. CST

    I Was Hoping This Was Live-Action on NBC

    by Crow3711

    I would watch the fuck out of the ridiculous fucking mess that show would be. As is....meh.

  • June 2, 2010, 3 p.m. CST

    and the anal screwing

    by adml_shake

    of my childhood is nearly complete. All they need to do is get Voltron on the big screen and every cherished memory I have from my beloved cartoons growing up will be ruined. Thank you Hollywood.

  • June 2, 2010, 3:01 p.m. CST

    Did you intentionally mix up Thundercats...

    by Lenny Nero

    ...and Thunderbirds? A la Juno in...Juno?

  • June 2, 2010, 3:07 p.m. CST

    memories of childhood ruined by the future?

    by Bouncy X

    how's this possible? your childhood is over and done with, whatever good memories you have will always be good. nothing done after the fact can change that, stop being a melodramatic queen people...i mean really.

  • June 2, 2010, 3:22 p.m. CST

    Original series started well

    by ME_M

    ... before MumRa became a joke. In his first few appearances, he would be kicking ass until the Thundercats would get lucky. Even if he can't win, he needed to be a real threat, instead of a stepping stone for Snarf.

  • June 2, 2010, 3:46 p.m. CST

    @Me_M

    by Neo_Samurai

    Good point. Your comments are ironic for me because it was Thundercats in which I learned that bad guys in an animated series were only bad the first few episodes. After that, they all become weaksauce. I remember when Thundercats introduced the Lunatacs the first time and thought they were almost unstoppable. Then a few episodes later the blind Thundercat and snarf's cousin was kicking all their asses.<br /><br /> Hell, if you follow Dragon Ball Z I remember the battle with Freiza lasted over a month against Goku, and then eventually Goku's 5 year old could beat the crap out of him in a matter of seconds.<br /><br /> Rule #76 of animated series is that bad guys get punked easily after a few episodes and then another bad guy takes his place.

  • June 2, 2010, 3:48 p.m. CST

    Anime?

    by parissun

    So will this version have Cheetara with tits the size of a blimp and upskirts of Wily Kit?

  • June 2, 2010, 3:53 p.m. CST

    SNARF!!

    by Jaka

    Cool. I'll definitely check this out, and Young Justice as well.

  • June 2, 2010, 4 p.m. CST

    I'll watch the live action movie when it's on TBS

    by BigTexas42

    I won't watch an animted TV show at all.

  • June 2, 2010, 4:01 p.m. CST

    by BigTexas42

    typing fail

  • June 2, 2010, 4:02 p.m. CST

    No, thanx...

    by Triple_J_72

    Not a fan. Sorry.

  • June 2, 2010, 4:18 p.m. CST

    i want CENTURIONS!

    by yourSTEPDADDY

  • June 2, 2010, 4:19 p.m. CST

    anyone remember Tigersharks?

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    like Tcats but fishy

  • June 2, 2010, 4:29 p.m. CST

    streetsharks should come back

    by ORIONgods

    n maybe captian caveman but sent that in highschool

  • June 2, 2010, 4:30 p.m. CST

    Wuzzles in 3-D!

    by Jamie McBain

    Gosh darn it!

  • June 2, 2010, 4:42 p.m. CST

    Awesome! I Can't Wait To See Another Toy Commercial Ruined!

    by LaserPants

    DE-EVOLUTION IS VERY REAL.

  • June 2, 2010, 4:42 p.m. CST

    JAYCE AND THE WHEELED WARRIORS: THE MOTION PICTURE

    by LaserPants

  • June 2, 2010, 4:45 p.m. CST

    Google "Fuckercats", receive a prize!

    by DickBallsworth

    Masturbation is optional.

  • June 2, 2010, 4:46 p.m. CST

    Snarf snarf

    by Double M

    Thank god this is isn't a live action movie. I suppose its only a matter of time though. Snarf

  • June 2, 2010, 4:48 p.m. CST

    by the way...

    by Double M

    Does Liono have to lose his sword every fucking episode. For such a valuable commodity, that dude couldn't keep his paws on that shit for more than 15 minutes at a time.

  • June 2, 2010, 4:49 p.m. CST

    Did they say anime?

    by AnakinsDiapers

    Well then...has the xenophobia started yet?

  • June 2, 2010, 4:54 p.m. CST

    Have you any more fruit, Silky?

    by ballyhoo

    Loved that show. The new one could be great, but has a lot to live up to.

  • June 2, 2010, 4:57 p.m. CST

    Yes.. check the 18th post.

    by Phategod2

  • June 2, 2010, 5:02 p.m. CST

    I am beyond excited about this. Thundercats defines my childhood

    by performingmonkey

    I fucking loved it and still do. It was definitely the GREATEST of all '80s animated series' and you ALL know it. While there is no way they could possibly match it now I hope it's at least half-decent and revives the spirit of Thundercats for kids right now. And d'you think I'll be checking it out?? Too fucking right I will. Hope the designs aren't TOO cat-like, if you know what I mean. Otherwise you lose something, the ability to relate to the characters? Maybe. A live-action movie could follow this if they get it right, surely?

  • June 2, 2010, 5:39 p.m. CST

    Anyone remember the Berbils?

    by biscuithead

    They were shit. They made the Ewoks look like fucking Shaft.

  • June 2, 2010, 6:01 p.m. CST

    Thunder...Thunder...THUNDER...

    by JayLenoTookMyJob

    ...THUNDERCATS!!!! (But WTF are "realistic cat characteristics???)

  • June 2, 2010, 6:09 p.m. CST

    Snarf dies in the first episode.

    by Orionsangels

  • June 2, 2010, 6:20 p.m. CST

    I still remember watching the

    by Juggernaut125

    Silver Hawks knock off Thudercats wanna be show. It had some cool ideas too, but never got the love the TCs did.

  • June 2, 2010, 6:42 p.m. CST

    lol street sharks

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    i swear rollin blade one had 3 different names

  • June 2, 2010, 7:04 p.m. CST

    Wait, "MAD

    by Anna Valerious

  • June 2, 2010, 7:06 p.m. CST

    "MAD", as in "MAD Magazine"?

    by Anna Valerious

    Will we see anything new with Spy Vs. Spy? (There was even talk of a live-action film that never got off the ground...) But getting back to this, wasn't the original animated in Japan, so it's kind of like an anime?

  • June 2, 2010, 7:13 p.m. CST

    furries

    by ParagonComplex

    Those creepy furries are just going to twist this. They ruin everything.

  • June 2, 2010, 7:22 p.m. CST

    Herc how could you have not have posted this with your story

    by InActionMan

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fb50GMmY5nk

  • June 2, 2010, 7:31 p.m. CST

    show me cheetara

    by punto

    that's all

  • June 2, 2010, 7:43 p.m. CST

    What about the Silverhawks?

    by Thanos0145

    They should get a new cartoon series too.

  • June 2, 2010, 8:01 p.m. CST

    Clearing up a few things....

    by agentf1

    They've been showing Thundercats on Comcast On Demand through the Kids WB section for the last year or two. I started watching it again with my 4 year old son who really likes it.<p> Celicynd... the Thundercats creator was not the one murdered recently. You are thinking of Steve Perry, a writer who write a couple episodes of the cartoon series and also worked with Marvel on porting Thundercat episodes into comics. Here's a link to an article about his murder: http://bit.ly/9agbGe <p> The creator of the Thundercats was Ted Wolf. <p> The reason why Silver Hawks was so similar to Thundercats is because both shows were produced by the same company and used basically the same voice cast.<p> If you whittled down the first Thundercats season to the best 13 to 20 episodes it was pretty good. The problem was that there were so many episodes produced for the first season that some episodes were just very strange or just had very similar plots.<p> I'm of the opinion that a 2002 He-Man like revamping of Thundercats could be very cool.<p> Since WB is pushing this series and NOT a toy company (ala 2002 He-Man) there's a good chance the show's mythology/seasons could last. I think it's clear though that WB is testing the water for a potential movie. Since the Na'vi in Avatar were essentially cats, I think that photo-CG is probably the direction WB would ultimately go with a Thundercats movie.<p> Don't forget that humans existed in the original Thundercats tv show, both as primitives on third Earth and also a spacefaring race...

  • June 2, 2010, 8:24 p.m. CST

    I ran into little kids playing Thundercats recently.

    by ebonic_plague

    It was awesome, in a nostalgic sorta way. I was walking my dog along this path that cut through a couple back yards, and got accosted by a group of 5 (or so) year olds. It took me a second to figure it out, but they were all playing Thundercats in their back yard! One kid, "Lion O," apparently, was waving a stick at me, talking in-character to his friends "Panthro" and "Cheetara," and I was so impressed that these kids even knew what Thundercats were that I gave them my best Mumm-Ra evil laugh and played along for a second, before they all ran off. I was amazed little kids still played make-believe as Thundercats. Gave me hope for future generations.

  • June 2, 2010, 8:28 p.m. CST

    This will be a dissappointment unless...

    by RogerRoger

    the cast is: Brad Pitt as Lion-O, Vin Diesel as Pantro and Hugh Jackman as Tygra.

  • June 2, 2010, 9:18 p.m. CST

    That's what's up!!! Thundercats 4 Life!!!

    by Blaguyver815

    Finally some good news about the '80's cartoons, I'm a grown ass man I will b glued 2 the set just like back in da days, only this time around I'll have my 4 year old at my side! Now all we need is some "real" progress on He-Man, and it's all gravy baby!

  • June 2, 2010, 10:25 p.m. CST

    Diesel as Pantro?

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    wow... id rather have Common (PS look at my thoughts on Common in his interview wit Capone... in short, Diesel really sucks if i mentioned Common instead)

  • June 2, 2010, 10:43 p.m. CST

    ThunderCats writer Stephen Perry was murdered...

    by BranMakMorn

    "Police in Zephyrhills, Florida, have confirmed that ThunderCats writer Stephen Perry, who has been missing for more than two weeks, is the victim of an apparent homicide. His van was discovered on May 16 at a Tampa motel, reportedly near a severed arm. More remains were found in a dumpster at a gas station two miles from his ransacked home. Perry's roommates, James Davis, 45, and Roxanne Davis, 49, were missing as well. However, police later arrested the couple on unrelated charges. They're now considered "persons of interest" in the case. Perry, 56, suffered from bladder cancer and had been jobless, without health care and, for a time, forced to live in his van with his 5-year-old son Leo. Over the past eight months he received assistance from the Hero Initiative, which helped him to line up work and pay rent, utilities and medical bills."

  • June 2, 2010, 10:46 p.m. CST

    The famous faux Movie trailer is still awesome

    by MurderMostFowl

    Its been several years now I think, and it's still one of the best fake trailers ever created.

  • June 2, 2010, 11:22 p.m. CST

    Garbage Pail Kids movie

    by hatemphd

    No one mentioned it here yet, but yes, one was made. I think i remember that they came from space in a garbage can space ship. <p> No, i am not kidding. <p> Someone out there besides me and my bro has had to have seen it, right?

  • June 2, 2010, 11:55 p.m. CST

    Thundercats movie

    by cyberskunk

    I thought one had been optioned (checks google...) yeah, it has. <p>I, too, thought the series was more interesting when Mumm-Ra was presented as being a real threat but I guess over time, the threats become a little empty or something. I mean, you started having Mumm-Ra use telekinesis to throw stuff around at Lion-O and then late in the series, you had him with various Thunder-Cats all at his mercy and he just says something about once he understands some book he's holding, he'll be able to do away with them all.<p>I still remember some line I thought was a joke line in one episode, "Ancient spirits of evil, is this the end of Mumm-Ra?" you know, "Mother of Mercy, is this the end of Rico?"

  • June 3, 2010, 12:28 a.m. CST

    BRAVESTARR!!!!

    by MCVamp

    I want a futuristic Indian lawman with an insane transforming cyborg talking horse with a laser shotgun. And then I want M.A.S.K. crusaders with Jeeps that spit out speedboats and helicycles and flamethrower masks. And then I want COPS. And whatever I actually won't be watching any of this.

  • June 3, 2010, 1:52 a.m. CST

    Of course Panthro was black

    by bobbyperusteeth

    He was a member of the black panthro party nyuk nyuk nyuk

  • June 3, 2010, 2:03 a.m. CST

    People complaining about Japan

    by UtinniPuccini

    Uh. Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't the original series also animated by a Japanese studio?

  • June 3, 2010, 2:24 a.m. CST

    Thundercat names are somewhat limited

    by silentjay

    So, if the ones we watched, Lion-O, Cheetarah, Panthro and Tigra(?) and those gay little kids were the last of the species, why were they so lucky to all have their names reflect their type of cat? I mean, if there were thousands like them at one time, what were their names? "Hey Panthro!" "How's it going Ted?" Seriously, think about it. There are really only so many cat combinations out there. "I am Bob-Cat!" "Call me Ocelotto." "Hey Cheetarah, this Leopard-O, you wanna get together?"

  • June 3, 2010, 3:56 a.m. CST

    silentjay...

    by Johnny Wishbone

    ...just wait until "Cougar" and "Pussy" turn up.

  • June 3, 2010, 4:31 a.m. CST

    Cheetara will resemble Neytiri from AVATAR, but with C's instead

    by Monkey_King

    and Lion-O will have more romance with our staff-wielding buxom female cheetah.

  • June 3, 2010, 5:02 a.m. CST

    "action classic"?

    by hst666

    I guess I was too old or this or Transformers.

  • June 3, 2010, 5:38 a.m. CST

    Dear Hercules and Diablo Cody...

    by cloneomat

    There is no such fucking phrase as "Thundercats are go." And before you ask, no, neither is there such a phrase as "Thunderbirds ho." Sincerely, people who gave a shit about Thundercats.

  • June 3, 2010, 7:45 a.m. CST

    Ribbit, Ribbit, Ribbit, STREET FROGS!

    by SilentGunman

    Who can do hip hop, better than a frog can? STREET FROGS, STREET FROGS!

  • June 3, 2010, 8 a.m. CST

    Haha. Talkbackers are fun

    by BizarroJerry

    Are some people replying as if this story is about a Thundercats movie being greenlighted? Do you people even read these articles?

  • June 3, 2010, 8:01 a.m. CST

    So is this gonna be "Anime" style?

    by BizarroJerry

    Must all things be turned into that style?

  • June 3, 2010, 8:15 a.m. CST

    Loved the show

    by ECUPirate71

    But was always bothered by the fact that during the initial journey to 3rd Earth Lion-O aged while the kittens did not. They were all the same age, but upon arrival, only one had grown up.

  • June 3, 2010, 8:21 a.m. CST

    Kinda funny about the whole anime thing...

    by AndoSoundsLikeAMong

    It will "anime style" in the way the original was "anime style" - because that was animated by a Japanese studio, too. Sure, most recent offerings can't hold a candle to bubble 80s stuff, but 4C does some interesting work. By getting it animated in Japan they are being *faithful* to the roots of the series, not moving away from it.

  • June 3, 2010, 8:32 a.m. CST

    the anime stuff

    by BizarroJerry

    I understand that the original was animated by a Japanese studio, as were many of the old classic 'toons I watched. I guess I'm referring more to a specific style of Japanese animation. I certain way of doing it that people are supposed to consider "cool", but is overdone for me lately. I suppose I may really be thinking of a certain style of character design than the "anime" genre.

  • June 3, 2010, 8:50 a.m. CST

    Is it just me or does Panthro

    by Magnus Greel

    sound like a 70s after shave for men that would have used Richard Rountree as a spokesman?

  • June 3, 2010, 9:20 a.m. CST

    Change the theme song!

    by HypeEndsHere

    I don't want the Inside the Actor's Studio guy getting MORE money.

  • June 3, 2010, 9:23 a.m. CST

    What about Biker Mice From Mars???

    by I_shot_Cyrus

  • June 3, 2010, 9:32 a.m. CST

    Cliff Huxtable's dad was Panthro??? SWEET!

    by Nice Marmot

    There's yet another fanboy connection w/ that show. I only knew that his mom played Calibos in the original Clash of the Titans.

  • June 3, 2010, 9:39 a.m. CST

    Snarff is the reason I stopped watching Thundercats

    by Xian042

    If he's in it, I hope he's just some non speaking pet.

  • June 3, 2010, 9:57 a.m. CST

    Magnus Greel

    by Inexplicable_Nuclear_Balls

    Sex Panthro by Odeon. This stuff is illegal in 9 countries. It's made with bits of real panther, so you know it's good.

  • June 3, 2010, 9:59 a.m. CST

    You

    by SilentGunman

  • June 3, 2010, 9:59 a.m. CST

    You've Got A Tiger By The Tail

    by SilentGunman

    Hold On, TIGERSHARKS!

  • June 3, 2010, 10:05 a.m. CST

    LET'S GOOOOOOO GHOOOOOSSTBUSTERS!!

    by SilentGunman

    Let's go, Ghostbusters! Let's go! Let's go, let's go!

  • June 3, 2010, 11:55 a.m. CST

    Panthro was Black just like Black Panther is BLACK

    by Stalkeye

    Trivia: didja know that the guy who provided the voice of Destro was Black? now you know, and knowing is half the battle!

  • June 3, 2010, 11:56 a.m. CST

    Thundercats, hellz yeah! Silverhawks, Gaaaaaayyyy!!

    by Stalkeye

  • June 3, 2010, 12:05 p.m. CST

    And pleasseee WB, Kill Snarf!

    by Stalkeye

    He's almost as annoying as that Erko character from the lame ass Masters of the Universe series.And that's fucking lame!

  • June 3, 2010, 12:19 p.m. CST

    Sam Register again ?!?

    by PTSDPete

  • June 3, 2010, 12:38 p.m. CST

    Anime...

    by ForgottenRomeo

    I am sorry... but Anime just DON'T fly with me... honestly... i am SICK of this pre occupation with making EVERYTHING appeal to the masses... just retain the original art style for GODS sake.... please.

  • June 3, 2010, 12:40 p.m. CST

    clonomat has a point.

    by Stalkeye

    What the fuck...?!? Thundercats are go?!? I would even go with Thundercats are Hooooo! as a double entandra but Herc is way off. (have no clue why clone mentioned DiaBLOW Cotex, but fug it!)

  • June 3, 2010, 3:20 p.m. CST

    thunderpussies are gay

    by BikerZero

    yeah i said it...GAY..nothing gayer than the thundercats...seriously gay.

  • June 3, 2010, 3:26 p.m. CST

    Nic Cage would make a perfect Vulture Man

    by umbral_shadow_

    As for Mumraa, that dude made me shit my pants as a kid. Seriously freakily scary. And everyone knew Panthro was a nigga. Panthro = panther = BLACK cat. How much more proof do ya need?

  • June 3, 2010, 3:49 p.m. CST

    ECUPirate71, Lion-O's capsule malfunctioned...

    by letsfightinglove

    ...which is why he aged and the Wiley-kittens did not. The real question is: why did they start wearing clothes? They were all naked until they came to Third Earth. Also, where did all of those soldier mutants go that were in the first couple of episodes? I could go on and on, but I don't want to embarrass myself any futher.

  • June 3, 2010, 4:42 p.m. CST

    SSCHANRF!

    by idrinkyourmilkshake

    He better mother fucking be back. And get apeshit with the re=design, much like the old LOST IN SPACE robot compared to the new film version one.And definitely ORCO.that was THE single most strangest/laziest/coolest(?) costume design within a "swords-and-sandal/conan type cartoon.

  • June 3, 2010, 5:48 p.m. CST

    IT'S MORPHIN TIME!

    by turketron_2

    HOOOOOOOOO!

  • June 4, 2010, 12:27 a.m. CST

    Mr.magoo

    by ORIONgods

  • hahahahahahahahhhahahahahahahaha.... oh my god.. oh my god.... hahahahhahahahahahahaha.. some body help me... you can't write this shit... oh wait, somebody did!! haahahhahhahahahahha

  • June 4, 2010, 11:14 a.m. CST

    The hell with protesting the Jesus Christ cartoon!

    by BeheadedByMorons

    The hell with protesting the Jesus Christ cartoon that is probably in development; let's united against this new Thundercats concept!<P>It discriminates against the dog species!<P> If they can't have 50/50 cats and dogs, then I say "NAY!"<P>all comments represented in this caption is not in any way discriminatory against rats, rabbits or emus, other species not mentionned here are also considered in a non-discriminatory way except for squirrels, I hate squirrels..

  • June 4, 2010, 8:43 p.m. CST

    James Lipton gotta eat.

    by Darth Kosher

  • June 5, 2010, 1:28 a.m. CST

    YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by blackflowerX

    I'm a ThuderCats Whore ..... and "Shut the Fuck up Donny" you just made me piss myself LMFAO!>>>>

  • June 5, 2010, 2:02 a.m. CST

    Will it have Mandora, Evil Chaser?

    by Charles Calthrop

    The more shapely female characters, the better.

  • June 5, 2010, 2:33 a.m. CST

    You idiots, ThunderBIRDS are go,

    by brodiebruce_405

    ThunderCATS, Ho!

  • June 5, 2010, 10:47 a.m. CST

    Wasn't the original animation studio Japanese?

    by terry1978

    So, what exactly is the issue regarding the anime look?

  • June 5, 2010, 1:25 p.m. CST

    "I declare Thundercats to be a GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!"

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • June 5, 2010, 5:21 p.m. CST

    Sword of Omens...

    by Brigon

    ... Give me sight beyond sight. Mumm-ra was awesome. His only weakness was his own reflection and they made him immune to that for the second season. I remember Slythe, Monkian and Jackalman always screwing up his plans though. I used to have a toy Battletank too.

  • June 5, 2010, 11:26 p.m. CST

    Anime Style

    by mos6507

    For those of you hating on anime style, who do you think did the animation for Rankin-Bass? The Japanese! Thundercats WAS anime. The thing about it, though, is that anime was not necessarily as stylistically exaggerated as it is now, nor as monotonously formulaic. These days, when a cartoon property in the US wants something to look "anime" what they are saying is they want all the characters to look like they were designed to appeal to pedophiles (aka Teen Titans). So have female characters with the basic body proportions of a 10-year old girl and then bolt on D-cups and child-bearing hips. Then make the hairstyle some flourescent color and jagged-shaped like Lisa Simpson.