The Powers That Be have issued our first clear piece of art from the updated THUNDERCATS series, once mulled as a theatrical film but now, evidently, being shunted to Cartoon Network (although I have not heard that the proposed movie is officially kaputski forever).
A press release describes the new show thusly...
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 .
Meanwhile, a forum member over at ThundercatsLair snagged a few new series related images from the London Toy Fair. They were grabbed on the quick and dirty, and aren't particularly stellar as photos weren't actually allowed at the Fair. Nonetheless, you can glimpse a few action figures, a new sword (presumably the Sword of Omens?) , and some character art HERE.
A Facebook page has also been established for the new series HERE.
MTV has a good look at the new series' title design HERE.
Here's the original, Geeky-badass title sequence from the mid-80s cartoon series, the entirety of which is available HERE.
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