Thundercats, Thundercats, Thundercats… no. Despite generally positive reviews and moderate ratings success, Cartoon Network released it’s coming lineup in advance of it’s upfront presentation sans Lion-O and the other Thundercats. In addition to that, according to Topless Robot, Bandai had no new products to show from their Thundercats toy line at Toy Fair, another sign that the show may have used up the last of it’s 9 lives.
What’s replacing the Third Earth felines? Among other things, a new live-action half-hour long sketch show with Nick Cannon. I don’t know about you, but I just did a sort of dry heave, full body shiver after reading that.
We’ve made an attempt to reach out to Cartoon Network in an effort to get confirmation of the Thundercats‘ demise, but Space Ghost seemed to be in a withholding mood when I spoke with him earlier, still, check back for updates and also to give us repeat hits… *maniacal laugh* *maniacal laugh*
Update: Apparently I spent too much time honing my maniacal laugh skills, and not enough time checking Cartoon Network’s Saturday Morning lineup. Thundercats LIVES! Every Saturday at 9:30 AM on Cartoon Network. The second season began on March 24th, this according to the network.
I screwed up, flat and simple. Many, many sites ran with this story and in the ghetto of internet journalism, that is usually enough. I and many, many others followed the smoke, not the fire. I apologize.
Source: Topless Robot via Toy News International
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?