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ThunderCats are on the move...to Cartoon Network

Jan. 26, 2011by: Mike Sampson

Back in late 2009, we reported that the planned THUNDERCATS movie at Warner Bros. was dead in the water. While it's possible we may still see a movie somewhere down the line, the plan was shifted to relaunch the brand via a new toy line and a new cartoon series on WB's Cartoon Network. Well the time has come when we to see our first image of what the new era of "ThunderCats" will look like:

That's Lion-O, Panthro, Cheetara and Tygra via Warner Bros. Animation (no word yet on whether Snarf will return). As you can see, they're given a new anime-style look and a leaked pic from the London Toy Fair shows Cheetara has another anime staple: huge boobs.

It's unclear when the series will begin airing on Cartoon Network but it is set for a 2011 debut. What this means for a possible THUNDERCATS movie remains to be seen but if you ever want to see Cheetara shaking her cleavage on-screen, you might want to tune in.

Extra Tidbit: Snarf snarf!
Source: JoBlo.com

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5:45AM on 01/29/2011

FINALLY!!

After years of bouncing around more then Star Trek The Motion Picture/Phase II, ThunderCats is FINALLY coming back!! I'm sure it wont be as memorable as the classic, but I'm grateful for any ThunderCats these days. THUNDERCATS HO!!!!
After years of bouncing around more then Star Trek The Motion Picture/Phase II, ThunderCats is FINALLY coming back!! I'm sure it wont be as memorable as the classic, but I'm grateful for any ThunderCats these days. THUNDERCATS HO!!!!
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7:49AM on 01/27/2011
I actually think the animation looks good,true very different from the old style but even in this still picture theres a sense of agility and speed present and panthro looks like one mean motherfucker
I actually think the animation looks good,true very different from the old style but even in this still picture theres a sense of agility and speed present and panthro looks like one mean motherfucker
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12:01AM on 01/27/2011
who is animating it? it looks appropriately anime-ish
who is animating it? it looks appropriately anime-ish
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8:44PM on 01/26/2011

Booooo

Man as jazzed as I would be to see Thundercats come back, the new design is just terrible. Its like Twilight-Cats basically your standard anime generic toon with a bit of spikey hair, does not even look feline or fierce. The original designs far surpass these.
Man as jazzed as I would be to see Thundercats come back, the new design is just terrible. Its like Twilight-Cats basically your standard anime generic toon with a bit of spikey hair, does not even look feline or fierce. The original designs far surpass these.
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6:46PM on 01/26/2011

First Post

Seriously? Seriously? Wrong in so many ways!
Seriously? Seriously? Wrong in so many ways!
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6:21PM on 01/26/2011

studio 4c

Its being made by the geniuses at 4c...
Its being made by the geniuses at 4c...
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4:30PM on 01/26/2011
Characters look like they're out of an instruction booklet for a Zelda game. Did they get Dr.Huxtable's father back to voice Panthro again?
Characters look like they're out of an instruction booklet for a Zelda game. Did they get Dr.Huxtable's father back to voice Panthro again?
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4:20PM on 01/26/2011
I have to say this looks like crap. How is Lion-O suppose to represent all that is good and honorable as a punk rock shithead. I'm all for anime stylings (Cowboy Bebop) but this is bad.

Thanks for mining my childhood again seeing as how they can't come up with original material anymore.
I have to say this looks like crap. How is Lion-O suppose to represent all that is good and honorable as a punk rock shithead. I'm all for anime stylings (Cowboy Bebop) but this is bad.

Thanks for mining my childhood again seeing as how they can't come up with original material anymore.
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3:21PM on 01/26/2011
So after Cowboy Bebop ended, the Thundercats recruited Jet Black?
So after Cowboy Bebop ended, the Thundercats recruited Jet Black?
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3:08PM on 01/26/2011
why is panthro balding? never seen a bald panther. bald eagle maybe...
why is panthro balding? never seen a bald panther. bald eagle maybe...
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2:27PM on 01/26/2011
Lion-Oh the irony! The first anime were visually based on Disney cartoons. Then it went and evolved on its own. And now American cartoons are visually basing themselves on anime.
Lion-Oh the irony! The first anime were visually based on Disney cartoons. Then it went and evolved on its own. And now American cartoons are visually basing themselves on anime.
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12:55PM on 01/26/2011

Ancient spirits of evil...

transform this decayed form into MUMM-RA THE EVER-LIVING MWAAHA! [link] I wish I had a body that hot, but seriously I'm only 17 years old but I used to love watching Thundercats on toonami with my two older brothers and my uncle. We even have the complete first season on DVD.
transform this decayed form into MUMM-RA THE EVER-LIVING MWAAHA! [link] I wish I had a body that hot, but seriously I'm only 17 years old but I used to love watching Thundercats on toonami with my two older brothers and my uncle. We even have the complete first season on DVD.
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2:11PM on 01/26/2011
17 years old with a Gza avatar?! you give me hope for the younger generation.
17 years old with a Gza avatar?! you give me hope for the younger generation.
2:39PM on 01/26/2011
You'll be surprised lol! Some of us youngins actually have good taste but there are few of us.
You'll be surprised lol! Some of us youngins actually have good taste but there are few of us.
12:52PM on 01/26/2011
Lion-O looks like a skinny little punk, though...
Lion-O looks like a skinny little punk, though...
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12:40PM on 01/26/2011
A new animated Thundercats series? Hell yeah my nephew will see the cartoons his uncle watched a long time ago.
A new animated Thundercats series? Hell yeah my nephew will see the cartoons his uncle watched a long time ago.
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12:38PM on 01/26/2011

Well it's time for a new generation of kids

to know what it's like to want to fuck a cartoon cat.
to know what it's like to want to fuck a cartoon cat.
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12:06PM on 01/26/2011

Snooki Want Smoosh-Smoosh!

Thundercats, Thundercats. Thundercats Yu-Gi-OHHHH!!!
Thundercats, Thundercats. Thundercats Yu-Gi-OHHHH!!!
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12:53PM on 01/26/2011
I love how this post makes no sense!
I love how this post makes no sense!
11:58AM on 01/26/2011
Was an avid fan of the original show. Can't wait to see this version.
Was an avid fan of the original show. Can't wait to see this version.
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11:32AM on 01/26/2011
"Thundercats a go!"
"Thundercats a go!"
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11:15AM on 01/26/2011

THUNDER THUNDER THUNDER CATS!

I am all for new Thundercats. I LOVE the original show. But fuck this anime style. Just use the original designs and update the soundtrack from the 80's synth shit and draw the show on white paper rather than black paper and you're golden.
I am all for new Thundercats. I LOVE the original show. But fuck this anime style. Just use the original designs and update the soundtrack from the 80's synth shit and draw the show on white paper rather than black paper and you're golden.
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11:21AM on 01/26/2011
Actually, the original show was mostly animated in Japan. Some of the staff are now working in Studio Ghibli (Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away)
Actually, the original show was mostly animated in Japan. Some of the staff are now working in Studio Ghibli (Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away)
11:12AM on 01/26/2011

DOO DOO DOO DOO DOOOOOOO

OMG, Thundercats? With animation that may actually match up with the opening credits? AWESOME!
OMG, Thundercats? With animation that may actually match up with the opening credits? AWESOME!
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11:10AM on 01/26/2011
They look pretty cool. I'll see this.
They look pretty cool. I'll see this.
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10:29AM on 01/26/2011

Love me some Thundercats

But the Anime style is really getting over used these days. i got a link to this stuff yesterday and was a bit taken a back by the size of Panthro. Also why is Tigra using a gun? At least he still has his whip i guess, the pics i saw yesturday he was sans whip and i was worried, heh.
But the Anime style is really getting over used these days. i got a link to this stuff yesterday and was a bit taken a back by the size of Panthro. Also why is Tigra using a gun? At least he still has his whip i guess, the pics i saw yesturday he was sans whip and i was worried, heh.
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10:28AM on 01/26/2011
no snarf ? YAY!
no snarf ? YAY!
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10:14AM on 01/26/2011
I say bring on new Thundercats.

My kids think the old ones are just fine.
I say bring on new Thundercats.

My kids think the old ones are just fine.
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