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Thundercats Wondercon Trailer

Published at: April 3, 2011, 10:43 p.m. CST by scottgreen


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Kodansha manga artists are working to produce a quake benefit manga
the list includes
Kiss
Naomi Ono
Satoru Hiura
Tomoko Ninomiya
Chiyo Rokuhana

Ribon
Arina Tanemura

Nakayoshi
Natsumi Ando
Miyuki Etoo
Kei Enue
Michiyo Kikuta
Koge Donbo
Marimo Shirasawa
Ema Toyama
Pink Hanamori
Asumi Hara
Haruka Fukushima
Wataru Mizukami
Kotori Momoyuki
Daisy Yamada

Chorus
Hanayo Hanatsu

Be-Love
Mizuho Aimoto
Hiromi Okubo

Shonen Magazine (and affiliated publications)

Rando Ayamine
Jin Kobayashi
Kouji Seo
Kaya Tsukiyama
Tohru Fujisawa
Hiro Mashima
Yoshiyuki Murakami
Makoto Raiku

Dragon Age
Sakuya Amano

Shonen Rival
Ten Nakamura

Evening
Daisuke Terasawa

Illustrator
Aoi Nishimata

Scriptwriter
Michiko Yokote

Picture Book Author
Nobumi

Promos
Appleseed XIII

The Jinni's Animation Studios/Production I.G anime, directed by Takayuki Hamana (Prince of Tennis) will feature Maaya Sakamoto and a returning Kouichi Yamadera as the leads in the Masamune Shirow (Ghost in the Shell) adaptation.
Two compilations movies will be screened in Japan in June and October, with the first three episodes of the 13 episode series hitting DVD and Blu-ray in July.

S.A.C. SOLID STATE SOCIETY 3D




Sket Dance (under "Special")

Blue Exorcist

Fullmetal Alchemist: Sacred Stars of Milo


Valkeria Chronicles OVA 3


"Sengoku Basara: The Last Party"

Idolmaster

Ikoku Meiro no Croisée

Sora no Otoshimono: Tokei-jikake no Angeloid

Seikon no Qwaser II

Teaser for noitaminA's [C] Control: The Money Of Soul And Possibility

Kyoukaisen-jou no Horizon


Engage Planet Kissdum R

yikes... it's Sudoku: the Anime (actually called Phi-Brain: Puzzle of the Gods)

Aquarion Evol - Shoji Kawamori's follow-up to his spiritual take on planes that combine into robots


No. 6 is a Bones (Fullmetal Alchemist, Soul Eater) produced adaptation of an Atsuko Asano novel, slated to air on Fuji TV's Noitamina block starting in July.


Hyouge Mono




Key's Rewrite


Makoto Shinkai’s Children who Chase Lost Voices from Deep Below


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Hakuoki Hekketsu-roku

Norageki!


Onigamiden




Disney and Toei's Fireball Charming

Hakuoki Hekketsu-roku OVA

Trailer for Ogrest - New Wakfu special Japanese episode, by Atsushi Takahashi and Hiroshi Shimizu

Naruto: Blood Prison movie


Kenji Kamiyama's (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Eden of the East) short/NTT Docomo "Xi AVANT" - episodes are online here

schoolgirl/apartment of artists comedy Hidamari Sketch will be getting a new anime

Sengoku Otome ~Momoiro Paradox~ - a retelling of the pre-unification Warring States conflict with cute girls

Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Boku-tachi wa Mada Shiranai - from the makers of the Toradora anime

Gantz: Perfect Answer (The second live action movie adaptation of the violent, bug hunt manga)

Last Exile -Fam, The Silver Wing-


Deadman Wonderland




Yondemasuyo Azazel-san

Eric Khoo's TATSUMI - based on the work of the gekiga pioneer - and here


Saiyuki's new OVA

Softenni

Dog Days

Air Gear OAD 3

Dororon Enma-kun

Maria Holic Alive - classic throwback theme song


Nintama Rantaro - a Takashi Miike live action manga adaptation

The Surprise of Haruhi Suzumiya - the next novel

Paradise Kiss (live action)

Naruto Shippuden: Blood Prison

Anime
Studio Ghibli Inc.'s new Goro Miyazaki feature film, "Kokurikozaka Kara" (From Kokuriko Hill) will hit movie theaters across Japan on July 16.
The film of the "Kokurikozaka Kara" is set in Yokohama in 1963, as opposed to the original manga which is set in 1980.

Hayao Miyazaki Discusses His Next Feature Film - Miyazaki says "Because my script was two months late behind a plan, the production is the severe situation."

CLAMP and Production I.G will be collaborating on a new series in the Blood vampire franchise. CLAMP will be providing the Blood-C anime with story and character design. Ranmaru Kotone will be adapting it into manga



The Blood-C anime will consist of an anime series, slated to hit Japanese TV in July, and an anime movie - both directed by XXXHoLic's Tsutomu Mizushima

Hellsing OVA VIII is scheduled for a June 22 release

First illustration from Gainax' Dantalian no Shoka

The Blu-ray of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Solid State Society's 3D conversion will feature four new Tachikoma na Hibi shorts

Kunihiko Ikuhara (Revolutionary Girl Utena, Sailor Moon) announced that his next anime will be called Mawaru PenguinDrum, planned to hit Japanese TV this year.

Junji Ito's absurd walking-dead fish horror manga Gyo will be adapted into an OVA by ufotable (Kara no Kyoukai)



An OAD episode of teen prison super-powered combat manga Deadman Wonderland will be packaged with a limited edition of volume 11 of the manga. The anime adaptation of the series premieres on Japan TV April 16th.

A third season of Hayate no Gotoku is expected after this summer's movie

AIC will be producing a short adaptation of the winner of the Kodansha Light Novel Bunko New Author Prize

A new Prince of Tennis OVA Another Story II ~Ano Toki no Bokura will mark the 20th anniversary of the series, episodes shipping in August and October.

A third Yozakura Quartet ~Hoshi no Umi~ episode will ship with a special edition of the manga in September


Aniplex confirmed that a television anime adaptation of Persona 4 is in the works.
Seiji Kishi (Angel Beats!, My Bride is a Mermaid) is directing the project at AIC ASTA. Game franchise designers Kazuma Kaneko and Shigenori Soejima are credited with the Persona concept designs and original character designs, respectively. Similarly, the game's Shoji Meguro is composing the music. The cast, also retained from the original game, includes Daisuke Namikawa (Yu Narukami), Showtaro Morikubo (Yosuke Hanamura), Yui Horie (Chie Satonaka), and Ami Koshimizu (Yukiko Amagi).


A bonus episode of Sayonara Zetsubo Sensei will be offered to consumers who purchase the Blu-rays of three Sayonara Zetsubo Sensei series.

Leiji Matsumoto (Captain Harlock) is supervising a Fuji TV adaptation of the Japanese space probe Hayabusa for the Fuji TV Yume Special: Tamori x SMAP Bokura wa Mirai o Shinjiyo! ~Uchu e no Chosen to Kiseki no Monogatari~

A third Princess Resurrection OAD anime is being produced.

An animated tie-in is being produced for Capcom's Monster Hunter game MonHun Nikki Girigiri Airu-mura Airu Kiki Ippatsu

RPG Eiyu Densetsu: Sora no Kiseki (The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky) is being adapted into an Emotion produced anime directed by Masaki Tachibana ( .hack//Quantum), with scripts by by Makoto Uezu (Katanagatari, School Days, Utawarerumono). Atsuko Nozaki (Tokyo Magnitude 8.0) and character design by Kinema Citrus (.hack//Quantum)

Probably not primarily targeted at Japan... Studio 4C (TekkenKinkreet) and France's Ankama (Wafku) are collaborating on an adaptation of Guillaume Renard's (aka Run) urban sci-fi comic series Mutafukaz.



Alice in Wonderland inspired visual novel game Heart no Kuni no Alice ~Wonderful Wonder World~ (Alice in the Country of Hearts ~Wonderful Wonder World~) will be adapted into an anime feature film produced in collaboration with Asahi Production.

a 12th episode of cute girl meets HP Lovecraft anime Haiyoru! Nyaruani: Remember My Love (Craft-sensei) will be packaged with the DVD release of the web anime

a new “Kira” OVA based on the murder mystery games Higurashi no Naku Koro ni (When They Cry) will mark the 10th anniversary of the series.

New footage is being produced for a 10th anniversary Scryed Alteration remastered, abridgment of the superhero action series..

NisiOisin's Bakemonogatari prequel light novel Kizumonogatari will be adaptated into anime movie

Risque samurai manga Manyu Hikencho will be adapted into anime

a second season of restaurant based comedy Working: Wagnaria has been announced

Kiichi Hotta's school like comedy Kimi to Boku will be getting an anime adaptation.

The July Japanese Blu-release release of Studio Ghibli's Whisper of the Heart with feature English language audio and English subtitles
English subtitles will also be on the Arrietty: The Borrower DVD scheduled for a 6/17 release - the limited edition will have a clothes pin to commemorate the micro-heroine

Manga
Blade of the Immortal's Hiroaki Samura will be launching new manga Beageruta in the Nemesis anthology. The action story revolves around battles over money between three woman: a "passionate psychedelic revenger" named Nami, a "china dress-wearing killing machine" named Je-Mao, and a female gang leader named Shinobu Aza.

Fullmetal Alchemist creator Hiromu Arakawa's next manga will be Silver Spoon, a high school/agricultural manga set in Hokkaido, to run in Weekly Shonen Sunday starting with issue 19



A Fullmetal Alchemist prototype will run in the June issue of Monthly Shonen Gangan

Battle Angel Alita: Last Order's has begun its Evening

Berserk has resumed its serialization

School Rumble's Jin Kobayashi will be launching romantic comedy Ichiro Heian! in the next issue of Bessatsu Shonen Magazine



Masami Tsuda's Kare Kano/His and Her Circumstances is return for a one shot in the June issue of LaLa.

A spin off will run in Feel Young starting in June

Bunny Drop, released in North America by Yen Press, soon to be adapted into anime and live anime, will be ending in April.

Masami Kurumada and Shiori Teshirogi's Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas - Meio Shinwa Gaiden will launch in issue 25 of Weekly Shonen Champion

The main Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas prequel to the popular fight manga is ending in issue 18 of the anthology.

the 18th issue of Weekly Shonen Sunday will feature the conclusion of Yellow Tanabe's Kekkaishi - released in North America by Viz.

Tomochika Miyano's (Yubisaki Milk) new series Rika will start in issue 5 of Young Animal Arashi
Tohru Fujisawa (GTO) will be collaberating with on new manga police manga Soul Messenger
Two girl rockband K-on characters will be launching, one with Manga Time Kirara with the characters in college and one in Manga Time Kirara Carat, with the characters in high school.

Tezuka's Phoenix is getting a new Japanese release

Bamboo Blade story creator Masahiro Totsuka and Samurai Harem: Asu no Yoichi manga creator Yuu Minamoto confirmed in a shared April 7 blog entry that they are launching a new series called Haru Polish in the June issue of Akita Shoten's Monthly Shonen Champion magazine on May 6.

Mizu Sahara, author of the Voices of a Distant Star manga, will have new drama series Tetsugaku Retora running in Monthly Sunday

Live Action
Not in Japan... but a Korea adaptation of shoujo manga Hana-Kimi is in the works.

Kentaro Otani will be directing a "Young Black Jack" special for NTV with Masaki Okada as Osamu Tezuka's renegade surgeon.



The bizarre Arakawa Under the Bridge, already the inspiratio for two anime series, will be getting a live action TV series, slated for summer 2011. Hayashi Kento (20) and Kiritani Mirei (21) have been cast

The sequel to JIN, the adaptation of a manga about a brain surgeon transported back to the Bakumatsu era has been licensed to 80 territories

casting is being done for a TV adaptation of 70's manga Ore no Sora: Keiji-hen, about the son of an industrial who choses to become a police officer

The Korean adaptation of City Hunter is now filming


Sayaka Yamazaki's manga Shima Shima, about a stores that rents men to sleep besides insomniac women is getting a live action TV drama with Akiko Yada and Shohei Miura as the leads

Yuuki Obata's shoujo manga We Were There, released in North America by Viz, will be adapted into a live action movie

Thermae Romae, an award winning manga about the Roman and Japanese shared love of public bathes, will be adapted into a live action movie

Boxing manga Avec Punch is getting a live action movie from director Furusawa Takeshi

Chuya Koyama’s manga Uchu Kyodai, about two brothers seeking to become astronauts, will be adapted into a live action movie

Evangelion creator Hideaki Anno and Khara, the studio behind the Rebuild of Evangelion movies will be producing live-action documentary film called Kantoku Shikkaku about late actress Yumika Hayashi.

Indie tokusatsu Houjin Yatsurugi - running on Chiba TV


Prose
NisiOisin (Bakemonogatari), Kouhei Kadono (Boogiepop Never Laughs), and Otaro Maijo (Ashura Girl) are writing Jojo's Bizarre Adventure novles to celebrate its 25th anniversary.

Music
Victor Entertainment will release YOKO KANNO produce Cyber Bicci on June 8, 2011. This has been described as "a long-awaited personal album" from the composer of music for anime that has included classics such as Macross Plus and Cowboy Bebop. Songs will be sung by Ilaria Graziano, an Italian born vocalist heard on the soundtracks for Ghost in the Shell:Stand Alone Complex, Cowboy Bebop: The Movie and Wolf’s Rain.


The album track list includes:

01: Velveteen (From Ghost in the Shell: STAND ALONE COMPLEX O.S.T.)
02: Monochrome (From Ghost in the Shell: STAND ALONE COMPLEX O.S.T.)
03: dew (From Ghost in the Shell: STAND ALONE COMPLEX O.S.T. 3)
04: Valse De La Lune (From WOLF’S RAIN O.S.T)
05: EINSTEIN GROOVIN’ (COWBOY BEBOP TANK! THE! BEST!)
06: Flying To You (From WOLF’S RAIN O.S.T. 2)
07: DIAMONDS COWBOY BEBOP (From TANK! THE! BEST!)
08: i can’t be cool (From Ghost in the Shell: STAND ALONE COMPLEX O.S.T. 2)
09: PEARLS (From COWBOY BEBOP TANK! THE! BEST!)
10: Christmas in the Silent Forest (From Ghost in the Shell: STAND ALONE COMPLEX O.S.T. 3)
11: i do (From Ghost in the Shell: STAND ALONE COMPLEX O.S.T. 2)
12: UN SOFFIO DI VENTO (New Song)
13: RR LYRAE (New Song)


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  • April 3, 2011, 10:46 p.m. CST

    thunder cats hoooooooooo!

    by korkie70

  • April 3, 2011, 10:46 p.m. CST

    and First - Awesome

    by korkie70

  • April 3, 2011, 10:47 p.m. CST

    4th while i'm at it

    by korkie70

  • April 3, 2011, 10:48 p.m. CST

    5th - cause I'm now bored

    by korkie70

  • April 3, 2011, 10:49 p.m. CST

    Hello - I'm Korkie70 and this is my new column

    by korkie70

  • April 3, 2011, 10:49 p.m. CST

    lonely, isn't it?

    by korkie70

  • April 3, 2011, 10:50 p.m. CST

    I don't know if it will be good...

    by HansBubi

    ...but it's at least impressive to see something "new" that looks new yet still maintains much of the old charm. Even the sound effects were reminiscent of old school Thundercats.

  • April 3, 2011, 10:50 p.m. CST

    talkbackers do not exist in this Dojo

    by korkie70

  • April 3, 2011, 10:50 p.m. CST

    Damn you Micheal bay

    by korkie70

  • April 3, 2011, 10:50 p.m. CST

    George Lucas has Raped my Childhood

    by korkie70

  • April 3, 2011, 10:51 p.m. CST

    Where's Panthro???

    by ShiftyEyedDog

    He was always my favorite. Did I miss him in this trailer, or is he really not in it?

  • April 3, 2011, 10:51 p.m. CST

    Free D.Vader

    by korkie70

  • April 3, 2011, 10:51 p.m. CST

    So long and thanks for all the fish

    by korkie70

  • April 3, 2011, 10:52 p.m. CST

    you've been a wonderfull crowd

    by korkie70

  • April 3, 2011, 10:52 p.m. CST

    Same crappy animation

    by ames prather

    I was hoping for something better than this. Pass. ??Pseudo?? Out.

  • April 3, 2011, 10:56 p.m. CST

    Snarf?

    by Admonisher

    Snyarf snyarf!

  • April 3, 2011, 11:04 p.m. CST

    Looks pretty good to me.

    by mistergreen

  • April 3, 2011, 11:06 p.m. CST

    cheetara

    by redkamel

    always so hot

  • April 3, 2011, 11:08 p.m. CST

    I'm watching the X-Men anime now. WoW, mighty impressed.

    by mistergreen

    The animation is high quality. They must have spent a bit of money on this.

  • April 3, 2011, 11:08 p.m. CST

    I'm excited about this!

    by room23storeblogspotcom

  • April 3, 2011, 11:16 p.m. CST

    Ok, I'll admit it Cheetara gave me wood when I was a kid

    by slder78

    Cheetara 2.0 gives me the same feeling.

  • April 3, 2011, 11:18 p.m. CST

    Not available in my country.. sigh.. FUCK THIS SHIT

    by KilliK

    i want to see Cheetara's boobies ffs.

  • April 3, 2011, 11:20 p.m. CST

    Cheetara is the Thundercats' hooooooo

    by empyreal0

    She definitely did it for me when I was a kid, too

  • April 3, 2011, 11:22 p.m. CST

    "I Only Ask That You Fight Like Cats!"

    by Crow3711

    I know its supposed to be mean more like lions, but all I can think of are kittens, or maybe the musical Cats. Makes it all very silly

  • April 3, 2011, 11:23 p.m. CST

    Somewhere, Seth MacFarlane is furiously masturbating to this

    by Nasty In The Pasty

  • April 3, 2011, 11:26 p.m. CST

    The animation looks really bad and lazy.

    by bmcapers

    There should be no excuse for this franchise. Period.

  • April 3, 2011, 11:27 p.m. CST

    NICE TO SEE WILL FRIEDLE STILL GETTING WORK

    by Meadowe

    Been a fan of his since Boy Meets World, say what you will about Batman Beyond but I thought he did great as Terry McGinnis in that as well. He seems to have made a decent impression on people in animation, so I'm glad he's still making a living in show business.

  • April 3, 2011, 11:30 p.m. CST

    Where is my Pixar Thundercats?

    by Andrew Coleman

    Only way it will make it to the big screen.

  • April 3, 2011, 11:54 p.m. CST

    Why do we allow this crap to infest our kids?

    by Teddy Artery

    For some unknown reason, cartoons that give kids delusions of limitless power, dreams of becoming power abusing kings and queens and war and violence as acts without consequence.... who are the idiots responsible? Start teaching our brainwashed and developmentally retarded youth that they have to be responsible for their own actions, that you get what you give, not everyone will grow up to be rock stars and actors and learn a skill, for shit's sake. Who's with me?

  • April 3, 2011, 11:55 p.m. CST

    Thanks WB for making it viewable by the US only.

    by bubcus

    JERKS!!!! Now I have to wander over to YouTube to find it. It's crap like this that causes video piracy you know. Pfft!!!

  • April 3, 2011, 11:58 p.m. CST

    Wow. I wanna see that. Cheetara is stacked.

    by Darth_Kong

  • April 4, 2011, midnight CST

    teddy artery: What did you watch as a kid?

    by mistergreen

  • April 4, 2011, midnight CST

    YOUTUBE LINK

    by Marat

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjuCkRA1qtI Fuck you, region limiting twats.

  • April 4, 2011, 12:14 a.m. CST

    Knew it

    by Hercules

    Rum Tum Tugger and Rumpleteazer have no hope of defeating Mr. Mistoffelees

  • April 4, 2011, 12:15 a.m. CST

    here is a working tube link: http://bit.ly/dXnBba

    by KilliK

  • April 4, 2011, 12:20 a.m. CST

    MOTU vs. Thundercats

    by You Have MY Voice

    Updated, slicker animation? Check. Designs updated *just* enough to make things work better wile still paying homage to the past? Check. Attempt to give what was essentially a toy commercial some depth and mythology? Check. But...didn't they already try this sort of thing with "Masters of the Universe" a few years ago? Which, if I recall, was well-received but died a quick death from lack of interest. What makes this any different? At least it doesn't look like it's shitting on our childhoods, I'll give them credit for that. But I don't think today's audiences in general (not speaking of the folks here, obviously) want another rebooted rehash of 80's cartoons. This will last two years, tops, just from antipathy. And count me in the "yes, I'd do Cheetara, too" camp.

  • April 4, 2011, 12:25 a.m. CST

    Original Lion-O voice as the older dude?

    by cloneomat

    I gotta say, I like this trend of bringing back the originals to play the parents of the new incarnations. Anybody notice it was the original voices of Duke and Scarlett playing the new Duke's parents in G.I.Joe: Renegades?

  • April 4, 2011, 12:32 a.m. CST

    Jackson LOTR swipes and where the fuck is Snarf?

    by Dennis_Moore

  • April 4, 2011, 12:33 a.m. CST

    BOOBIES !!!

    by KilliK

  • April 4, 2011, 12:34 a.m. CST

    cloneomat - another one:

    by ShiftyEyedDog

    My kids were just watching the new Scooby Doo, and I noticed Casey Kasem was the voice of Shaggy's dad. (He's now voiced by Matthew Lillard, who also played him in the live-action movies)

  • April 4, 2011, 12:36 a.m. CST

    "This will last two years, tops, just from antipathy. "

    by KilliK

    Original TCs lasted 3 years so what's the difference? if anything else they keep this lasting franchise alive and its fanbase happy.and if they manage to attract the younger audience to this franchise as well,more power to them. Besides AVATAR proved that humanoid kittens do appeal to the audience. :D

  • April 4, 2011, 12:38 a.m. CST

    fuck... count me on board.

    by Colin Lacativa

    only snarf can fuck this up. dial his ass back and we will be on good terms.

  • April 4, 2011, 1:06 a.m. CST

    Looking Forward to it!

    by GigaMach

    Yeah, they did do the same to MotU, and it rocked. Sad it didn't go further, but I like what we got. Hoping for the same here...looks good so far.

  • April 4, 2011, 1:16 a.m. CST

    Thought there was gonna be a live action Thunder Cats

    by Cureguy

  • April 4, 2011, 1:17 a.m. CST

    What up wit dat ?

    by Cureguy

  • April 4, 2011, 1:57 a.m. CST

    Gandalf?

    by twogunjames

    This is just LOTR with fur. I laughed out loud when he said "Fight like cats". That just sounds funny.

  • April 4, 2011, 2:06 a.m. CST

    is Tigra still a homo in this version?

    by Andy Pandy

  • April 4, 2011, 2:29 a.m. CST

    homo..ha ha ha

    by Tim

    he always was..he always was..

  • April 4, 2011, 2:39 a.m. CST

    by mpfanatic

    totally thought the same thing it really sounds like Jaga is voiced by the original Lion-O

  • April 4, 2011, 2:47 a.m. CST

    please tell me silverhawks is next

    by H20x

  • April 4, 2011, 2:50 a.m. CST

    WTF are you talking about?

    by H20x

    Jaga isn't Lion-O's father

  • April 4, 2011, 3:17 a.m. CST

    Ick

    by Bass Ackwards

    I actually thought this looked like it had potential, even thought the first trailer they released looked interesting. But this just looks cheap and silly. Its for kids, so I can't really rag on it too much, but don't know who'd be excited for this.

  • April 4, 2011, 4:38 a.m. CST

    Fucking furries...

    by Isaac R.

    Good Lord..

  • April 4, 2011, 5:02 a.m. CST

    Looks decent, but...

    by catlettuce4

    ...Why keep it 95% the same characters and design, even the same logo, then take out the whole concept of them arriving on Third Earth from a spaceship? I guess it remains to be seen whether them always existing there is going to be an improvement or not. My gut reaction is that it has lost some of the uniqueness and is "just another fantasy epic wannabe," but maybe it will root the characters to their own world better in the long run.

  • April 4, 2011, 5:21 a.m. CST

    fucking xenophobic regional bullshit.

    by hazelam

    well fuck your pissy little show then wb.

  • April 4, 2011, 6:39 a.m. CST

    Cheetara!

    by NeonFrisbee

    She was always my favorite.

  • April 4, 2011, 6:44 a.m. CST

    What time does korkie70 do his show?

    by Inexplicable_Nuclear_Balls

    Guess I got here too late for the first one.

  • April 4, 2011, 7:56 a.m. CST

    It Looks Beautiful!!

    by BeyondStatic

    Supurb animation! Very well done! Mixing modern with Old-School ThunderCats! Amazing!

  • April 4, 2011, 8:06 a.m. CST

    "Fight like cats"

    by jerseycajun

    Cheese-tastic. There are some lines that not only don't look good on the page, but sound worse when spoken aloud.

  • April 4, 2011, 8:08 a.m. CST

    Looks like Daddy Lion-O was going all Sauron on them

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    Then the brown stuff hit the rotating blades.

  • April 4, 2011, 8:52 a.m. CST

    looks OK, but my kid will love it

    by FlameoHotman

    so we'll probably DVR it or something. Still waiting on the He-Man remake

  • April 4, 2011, 8:55 a.m. CST

    Hahaha, yes the "Fight like cats!" line is laughable

    by D.Vader

    But its charmingly laughable. Certainly not awe-inspiring, that's for sure.

  • April 4, 2011, 8:56 a.m. CST

    I'm with CatLettuce- where's the spaceship?

    by D.Vader

    I too like the idea better that they're escaping on a ship and get stuck in cryo-sleep a long time, ending up on a planet they know nothing about. But Panthro wasn't in this trailer either... so perhaps they DO still escape, only Mum-Ra follows?

  • April 4, 2011, 8:56 a.m. CST

    And yeah, Cheetara IS stacked

    by D.Vader

    I mean... damn.

  • Boy I hope they keep that.

  • April 4, 2011, 9:04 a.m. CST

    That actually looks pretty decent. Certainly bigger.

    by Mr Nicholas

  • April 4, 2011, 9:12 a.m. CST

    You guys who think this will get cancelled are idiots

    by D.Vader

    Can you name any action-oriented show on Cartoon Network that got cancelled? The network LIVES for this stuff!

  • April 4, 2011, 9:34 a.m. CST

    What is the Sword of Omens true purpose?

    by VonThunderballs

    Cheetara's vibrator.

  • Cause you don't seem to be in the right place, plus you're kind of a moody Bitch.

  • April 4, 2011, 10:27 a.m. CST

    looks awesome though!

    by Datascream

    I'll be watching it, it's still lacking Panthro though.

  • April 4, 2011, 10:41 a.m. CST

    Cool!

    by spire_walk

  • April 4, 2011, 11:27 a.m. CST

    Interesting.....

    by Playkins

    So it's Third Earth and not Thundera, and that looks awfully like an adult Lion-O. Which all means... this is a sequel series?

  • April 4, 2011, 11:32 a.m. CST

    Sorry guys, that looks terrible!

    by Snake Foreskin

    The original version had better designs and animation. Frankly this looks really lame. And Cheetara was hot in the original; this one... not so much.

  • April 4, 2011, 12:11 p.m. CST

    snake foreskin : Sorry, no.

    by Playkins

    The closest the original had to a unique visual style was aping Boris Vallejo. Cartoons these days are far, FAR more visually distinct and stylistic than they were in the 80s.<P> With most (not all) cartoons in the 80s, you could pretty much interchange the characters of different shows and you couldn't tell. Not the case these days.

  • April 4, 2011, 12:22 p.m. CST

    im still waiting for jabberjaw remake

    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes

  • April 4, 2011, 12:43 p.m. CST

    JabberJAWS

    by D.Vader

    He's got a hunger... for fresh beats!

  • bad art style and an idea rehashed from that Batman TAS episode in which a bunch of teens conjured up various versions of Bats in action.

  • April 4, 2011, 1:08 p.m. CST

    This looks cool

    by Wookie_1995

    I might watch this, I still need to catch up on The Avengers

  • April 4, 2011, 1:12 p.m. CST

    But Stalkeye

    by D.Vader

    Wasn't that the episode with the different animation styles for each story? I remember thinking that was very cool... ... Yeah, along the same line as "Almost Got Him", and inferior to that great episode, but still a pretty cool idea and experiment with the different styles, I thought.

  • April 4, 2011, 1:16 p.m. CST

    Whoa whoa whoa, wait a sec, never mind Stalkeye

    by D.Vader

    I thought you were referring to the Batman TAS episode (which may have been in the "New Batman Adventures" season, aka Gotham Knights) in which we saw different takes on Batman, and one was a Frank Miller styled version of Dark Knight Returns. Which episode was that?

  • April 4, 2011, 1:30 p.m. CST

    jack black IS jabberjaw

    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes

    Live action 3D! hollywood make it happen

  • April 4, 2011, 2:15 p.m. CST

    Oh, fantastic...

    by Jeff Fetrow

    It's Thundercats done in Tolkien style, with some Pokemon CGI and anime influenced character design. Craptacular.

  • April 4, 2011, 2:27 p.m. CST

    I'll give it a watch.

    by blackwood

    Sure, why not. I saw a few episodes of the MOTU reboot and I dug it. It tickled my nostalgia. Not enough to keep at it or catch up after it was canned, but I wasn't offended by its existence or the ambition it had to be more than a toy commercial. AIRBENDER proved me on quality, mythology-based cartoon series. Even if I check out after the pilot, what I've seen so far doesn't seem like a waste of time.

  • April 4, 2011, 3:42 p.m. CST

    Looks like Christian toon animation

    by alienindisguise

    meh

  • April 4, 2011, 3:42 p.m. CST

    Question

    by PlayerHater_of_the_year

    What was that toy that was little animal/humanoid action figures with a hologram on the chest and when you rubbed it, it was an element. There was a shark guy and a rhino guy, tiger guy, etc. Just wondering, it was 80's thing.

  • April 4, 2011, 4:02 p.m. CST

    Panthro

    by coalesce99

    Did I miss Panthro?

  • April 4, 2011, 4:10 p.m. CST

    @Question: Battlebeasts

    by frank

  • April 4, 2011, 4:13 p.m. CST

    WHERE IS HE???? :(

    by Dr.DeadPaul

    was he fixing up the thunder tank or something?

  • April 4, 2011, 4:45 p.m. CST

    wtf?

    by xoandre

    Did they just grab scenes from the original show to fill in the gaps here, because I see no improvement in the animation at all. Sure, every character of note has shorter fur (hair?) but that's all I see different. The voices will take some getting used to, but being one of the minority (majority?) who do not understand the still-frame anime style, this just looks lame as scrubbing my bathroom toilet after my brothers have had a beer hurl in it...

  • April 4, 2011, 6:14 p.m. CST

    Even as an 80's kid, I couldn't get into Thundercats

    by sith_rising

    I was primarily a Star Wars kid, but I could see the attraction for Transformers, GI Joe, Dungeons and Dragons, Masters of the Universe, hell even Ninja Turtles, for the camp factor. But for some reason I just thought Thundercats was retarded as fuck. And I love cats.

  • April 4, 2011, 9:24 p.m. CST

    All of these "busty Cheetara" comments...

    by 11ZOMBIES

    ...even on other websites, had me expecting some truly epic boobs. I must admit I'm a bit disappointed by her truly normal anime sized rack. Oh well, this still looks great!

  • April 4, 2011, 9:42 p.m. CST

    Charlie Sheen would like this, this show's got full of tiger blood!

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • April 4, 2011, 9:48 p.m. CST

    Thundercats....no.

    by Toruk_Makto

    they look like teenagers...fuck off.

  • April 4, 2011, 10:55 p.m. CST

    After all these years, Cheetara is still hot!

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • April 5, 2011, 12:18 a.m. CST

    Thundercats was a terrible, terrible show.

    by frank

    I only realized this after seeing it again recently.

  • April 5, 2011, 3:10 a.m. CST

    @moosemalloy

    by Dennis_Moore

    Thundercats was a Rankin-Bass show.

  • April 5, 2011, 4:37 a.m. CST

    D.Vades

    by Stalkeye

    Quote: "I thought you were referring to the Batman TAS episode (which may have been in the "New Batman Adventures" season, aka Gotham Knights) in which we saw different takes on Batman, and one was a Frank Miller styled version of Dark Knight Returns. Which episode was that? " I can't remember the title of that particular episode from TAS, However, it was one of my favorites eps as it paid homage to dick sprang and of course Miller's legendary Dark Knight opus. (Bats being voiced by Michael Ironside, was a stroke of genius and left me wishing for a entire DK animated series.) That episode's concept was re-used in the Gotham knight direct to dvd movie.("have I got a story for you.)Gotham Knight (or as i call it; Batmanime) is a compilation of stories done by various anime studios. there were a few good ones especially the segment in which Bats goes against Deadshot. (produced by the guys responsible for Ninja Scroll.) have i got a story for you was more like a filler than an original segment.

  • prologue alone is worthy of praise.Not liking their new uniforms however, it's too simular to the live action movies. That being said, can't wait to see the following 11 episodes. About fucking time marvel got their shit together when it comes to animation.

  • April 5, 2011, 10:25 a.m. CST

    Looks better then the orginal

    by donkingkong

    Sorry had to say it

  • April 5, 2011, 11:09 a.m. CST

    harryknowlessoldout: Okay, the INTRO was good, but...

    by Playkins

    ...the rest of the show wasn't any better than anything out there today, if not actually worse. What, do you watch the intro and turn the rest off?<P> Oh, and just a little unnecessary to tell me to "eat a dick" when otherwise you would have a decent argument. Yeah, I'm gonna take you seriously after that one, pal.

  • April 5, 2011, 12:49 p.m. CST

    Oh okay, then it's alright

    by MooseMalloy

  • April 5, 2011, 2:58 p.m. CST

    Everyone knows that GIJoe has the best intros..EVAR!

    by Stalkeye

    Can you say, GIJoe the Movie? *AHEM*

  • April 5, 2011, 7:32 p.m. CST

    stalkeye: Fuckin' A, bubba....

    by Playkins

    Agreed.