After some small pictures and nothing else. We finally get a long sneak peak at Cartoon Network’s new Thundercats. One word I have to say is that it is truely anime made for the western viewers. So what will we expect from in the animation department? Really great action sequences, very good camera angles, and very static scenes where there is dialog. Oh, did I mention the characters don’t look like they came out of the wrestling realm.
Story is scarce, but do check out the trailer for it below:
Oh yeah, let the childhood memories begin. There’s always been a cult following for any nostalgic show. Be it Star Wars, Star Trek, Transformers, etc. I don’t know how big of a following ThunderCats is, but I’m sure there is a following. Heck, there are shirts with the ThunderCats logo on it being sold today after having the original show ending in the late ’80s. Even people of all ages wear it. Yes even kids who are too young to even know what a ThunderCat is. Heck there are even rumors of a live action ThunderCats movie (James Cameron could easily direct that). After 2 decades since the original, ThunderCats is getting reborn.
Now don’t be alarmed at what you see above. That is the new design of the cats. It seems like they look much younger than the 80’s version. Don’t freak out though, the animation house that doing the animating is none other than Studio 4°C. Famous for the “Animatrix”, “Gotham Knights” and “Transformers Animated”. As far as the story goes, looks like you won’t be disappointed in that area either, since the producers from “Teen Titans” and “Avatar: The Last Airbender” are attached to it. No details on when ThunderCats will air, but I’m sure a trailer will be released in the not to distant future.
In the mean time, let’s watch the intro of the original ThunderCats: