After years of focusing on making Friday night the place for action cartoons Cartoon Network is switching things up in an attempt to revitalize their Saturday morning block. Tomorrow morning marks the premiere of their eagerly anticipated DC Nation programming, which will include new episodes of Green Lantern: The Animated Series and Young Justice as well as all those fantastic shorts they’ve been teasing. And announced today, the Thundercats will be making their season two return also on Saturday mornings, starting March 24th at 9:30am. The new time slot places them right between Ben 10 and DC Nation.
Here’s some quick blurbs about their first two episodes. Warning, these could be a little spoilery if you haven’t seen all season one,
An epic, all new reimagining of the classic 1980s animated series, ThunderCats tells the story of a hero’s journey to fulfill his ultimate destiny. On Third Earth, the kingdom of Thundera is being threatened by the evil sorcerer Mumm-Ra, and Lion-O, the young heir to the throne, embarks on a great quest to take his rightful place as king. The unlikely champion must work with his faithful comrades Tygra, Cheetara, Panthro, WilyKit, WilyKat, and his loyal pet, Snarf — who join him on his journey — to save their world from darkness.
• Saturday, March 24: “New Alliances” – The Thundercats go on the offensive taking down Mumm-Ra’s lizard army piece by piece. Lion-O appeals to the soldiers to turn against their overlord, but Mumm-Ra won’t see his army crushed so easily. He tasks Slithe with recruiting two new and vicious Generals — Addicus and Kaynar — to retaliate against the cats. Meanwhile, the Robear Berbils make Panthro a new set of robotic arms and soop up the Thundertank.
• Saturday, March 31: “The Trials of Lion-O Pt. 1” – Mumm-Ra’s generals ambush and, while the other cats are captured, Lion-O falls to his death. Thanks to the Spirit Stone, he encounters Jaga in the Astral Plane and is given a second chance at life. If he is able to pass a series of trials that pit him against each of his teammates, he can win back his life and save the other cats. First up are Kit and Kat, followed by Cheetara. But the clock is ticking because Mumm-Ra has the Sword of Omens!
Get that cereal ready, you’ve got even more reasons to wake up early on Saturday mornings!
Source: Comic Book Movie