Posted mere hours ago, the first trailer for Cartoon Network‘s upcoming Thundercats show is live. Uploaded to their official Facebook page the trailer is unfortunately un-embeddable. Hopefully as the day goes on we can rectify that, until then hop on over to their Facebook page to view. But then come back! I’ll wait.
Awesome, right? Exciting? Piqued your interest for when the series begins this summer? I hope so because it has Piqued mine. The CN is in desperate need of good action cartoons, particularly after cancelling Symbionic Titan (those fools!) and with Star Wars: The Clone Wars on break. I think Thundercats will be a hit. I’m really liking the look of the animation and, at least in this trailer, we see a lot of the ‘Cats in action on Thunderra. Meaning we’ll explore more of Thunderra and hopefully even meet more ‘Cats.
And what of those six? Well, obviously Lion-O is featured quite a bit, we see him taking the Sword of Omens and kicking a little kitty ass. Cheetara and Tygra are feature the most after him, they both are shown as capable fighters, teaming up with Lion-O for something. Sadly, we don’t see any Panthro in these clips. There are quick looks at WilyKit, WilyKat and Snarf. Theres’s also no talking in this teaser, just a very exciting, cinematic score. Which if that’s where they’re heading with series’ music, I approve.
Hopefully we’ll get to hear some dialogue soon. Lion-O is voiced by Will Friedle, Tygra by Matthew Mercer, Cheetara by Emmanuelle Chriqui, and Panthro by Kevin Michael Richardson.
Of course, what we’re all waiting for is whether they’ll have a kick-ass theme song like the 80s cartoon did. I think it should be a requirement. And if they don’t use the classic theme at least get James Lipton to write the new one as well.
What do you guys think of the trailer? Pumped for new Thundercats or will this series never eclipse your love of the original?