Cartoon Network has aired a new promo trailer for the upcoming Thundercats animated reboot. We also have a 9-minute preview clip from the series.
Considering how much we idolize the original cartoon, word on this reboot pushed a lot of us in the “DO NOT WANT” mind set, while the rest were left feeling cautiously optimistic. For the most part, cartoons today suck cat scrotum (Minus Ben 10, Adventure Time..etc). ThunderCats 2011 was a tough sell. Now, while we haven’t seen a full episode yet, I think the trailers leading up to the July 29th release, along with this new 9 preview have shut us naysers up. Beyond the nostaglia factor, this newly revised series will surely hold the attention of veteran viewers. It looks to be much more mature and interesting than it’s 80’s counterpart. Even the Anime style animation is pretty spiffy, which was something I was iffy about early on.
It all comes down to how the first couple of episode will play out, but considering what we’ve seen thus far, I think we can stroke our chins with satisfaction.
9 Minute Preview featuring various cut clips:
Roaring to life through WBA and Studio4°C’s use of the Japanese animated artistry of anime, ‘ThunderCats’ characters Lion-O, Mumm-Ra, Panthro, Cheetara and others will spring off the screen with realistic cat-like characteristics inconceivable in previous incarnations.
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 – takes on epic dimensions in this sharp new telling. As the forces of good and evil battle each other in the quest for the fabled Stones of Power, Lion-O and his champions learn valuable lessons of loyalty, honor and mortality in every episode.