What Do You Think of ThunderCats' New Look? (VIDEO)

Those of us who grew up watching the after-school cartoons of the 1980s are very protective of them. While our parents were out clubbing to Men Without Hats or spending late-nights at coke parties on Wall Street, we were being raised by Megatron, Snake Eyes, and Lion-O.

There's a certain magic to old 'toons like Voltron, The Transformers, G.I. Joe, and ThunderCats that hasn't been replicated in the past few decades. That's not going to stop people from trying, though. Cartoon Network has just unveiled the trailer for its reboot of ThunderCats, and it looks as though the series has been updated with an anime flavor.

Whether it's because of new animation technology or something else, you'll see the shading and coloring are pretty different. Compare the new trailer to the show's original style:




Did you race home from school to watch the old ThunderCats cartoon back in the day? What do you think of the series' new look?


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I mostly like the new looks, with the following exceptions: The Wily kittens are too young. They appear to be even younger than in the original, and if anything, I think they should have aged them a bit more, to maybe slightly younger than Lion-O. My only issue with Cheetara is that they seemed to have toned down her sexiness, but I suppose that's just the perv in me taking. Lastly, there's Panthro. OMG what happened to Panthro?! He looks like he's part gorilla! :(
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@jbgainesii You're a huge fan but found watching them again awful?! Not a huge fan then are you.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrBmWKAyPk8
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anyone have a link so we can view it outside of United we-dont-like-other-countries-watching-our-shows States?
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The new look of the ThunderCats is FANTASTIC, Awesome. Is about time this series comes back again with a new fresh look. My kids loves it and me too. We can wait to watch the series.
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Is Snarf going to 'snarf' less? One of the funniest things I've watched is when Butters of all characters, in South Park, asks Snarf if he wouldn't mind shutting up (Imagination Land episode). I'd rather see Dungeons and Dragons redone, but I'll check it out.
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I rented the original series a few yrs ago. It was awful. I didn't get past the first disc. This new version looks much improved. I was a huge Thundercats fan when I was a small child, so I'm glad the concept is getting the update it needs.
The only thing I don't like about the version is that the cats aren't from Thundera originally.
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Was that Wiley Kit & Kat looking around the corner of that machine?
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I don't think that anything will be as good as the original but I have to say the animation looks good, the characters look sleek and cool I think this could be a good show
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I'm liking this way more now that I see that it's not a just straight up re-shoot with an anime flair, actually liking the whole "after the original story" and but still kind of a re-imagining. And am I the only who who got goosebumps at the end when the theme kicked in?
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I more than ran home I love the old school cartoons. not a single cartoon now can top them but the trailer looks good lets just hope the story line is good.
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anyone have the release date
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@QE-Zodak You can easily do a Google image search for Panthro images. Though I was worried at first as well that he wasn't in this teaser.
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cheetara looks great but where is panthro?? it's too bad they aren't as muscular as the originals.
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I actually prefer this anime look to any other style that is out right now. If they tie the episodes together the way anime does, then I`m sure this show will be great. I don`t expect them to stick to the original story, (I hope they don`t). The original was great,no point in merely remaking it. I hope they expand upon the storyline, make it much deeper and targeted at teens to young adults and not children. Judging from the trailer, I have high hopes.
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#1. WHERE'S PANTHRO??? {Outside of Cheetara & Lion-O that's why I watched the show!!}

#2. As one comment already noted, the original characters had more muscle on them; even the villians! I hope the beef 'em up!

#3. Where is this storyline coming from/going? The (Original) Thundercats were space refugees from a destroyed planet ala Superman/Krypton. This clip implies that the Thundercats already had been on 3rd Earth for awhile. Is this going to be be prequel or some (alternate) future??? Will there be tie-ins/allusions to the original series??



I'm gonna try to give it chance; but they'd better come correct!!
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transformer ramake(Japanese one) was awful
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I think the creator of the new ThunderCats cartoon show should be shot. wats next they gonna remake SilverHawks. Come on leave the 80's cartoons alone.
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actually looks ok..... but I bet it cant hold up to the 80's cartoon :)
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I have to say, this looks pretty cool! I've been terribly impressed with some other recent 80s cartoon revivals...I'll definitely give this a chance!
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The graphics are OK, now we have to see the history.
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It sucks is so many ways I can even start to describe.Bring back the 80's animation and get the movie done http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1047015/
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I for one think this show is going to be great, and it's way better than The Problem Solverz.
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sorry wackkkkkkkk the 80's is the best and where is wyle e kit and kat pathro ..smh
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I dunno why asian style animation is so limited in form... it's disconcerting. Everything they do is a copy of everything else before it. This is so "anime"!!! Why can't they come up with unique styles?
I know it's a japanese studio... but this is WB/Cartoon Network... it's not even for asians...

I hope Lion-O gets in that broken stasis pod and starts looking like a man after the first show.
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umm the new character models {lion-o etc} just cant compete with the classics!!
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Will have to wait and see. I think the characters need a little more details though, Lion-O's father seemed to have more than Lion-O himself.
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I don't know, I don't think I saw panthro... oh well... it looked like it could be interestin unless they really skrew it up which is completely possible. I like the new style, but it wasn't new when I saw it the first time so I may not have room to talk
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if there is a god may she stop all these remakes and reboots... make the madness stop... is is true that every idea and every thought has now occured, that we passed that threshold and now al we have to look forward to for the rest of our lives is reality television and remaking eveything that's already made. i've died and this is hell!
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ya! awesome
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From what i can tell, this trailers seems to indicate that the story picks up years after the original series. Lion-O is the grizzled elder king on Third Earth and the young cat is likely his son. Looking forward to seeing this.
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This is definitely a "reimagining" and I will check it out to give it a fair shot. It looks as if they changed major parts of the story, such as starting out on Thundera. For those asking about Snarf, he appears in the preview along with Liono on the balcony, seen from a distance I thought. Anyhow I'm curious enough!
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Not too bad, but I don't like the some of the styles.
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Ugh. This looks horrible, Snarf! where's the Black one?
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I was a huge Thundercats fan...then throw in the Silverhawks, HeMan and the rest of the afterschool/Saturday Morning cartoons and you had my education in the 80s. Now we have all this anime related, story AKA plot, driven stuff? wow..this is looking like a Camelot, Lord of the Rings, mess. And what's with the mix of the animation styles..either be all animated or all computer animated..why mix them?

Will I watch it? eh who knows...and knowing is half the battle.

HOOO!!!
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I loved Thundercats.. still do. I rushed home back then and will DVR now! LOL.. Have to push it on to my daughter so I have someone to watch it with. I like the upgrade. Upgrades are always good.
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Freakin' sweet! Thundercats ho!!!
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Campy as it was, the original was much better somehow. And where's Panthro?
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So... I guess no Snarf eh ;P ? I guess that's understandable.



What I am a bit more confused about, and this is the one thing I remember about the Pilot, is the whole space ship situation and the planet being destroyed. I mean, that's how Liono aged as he started out as a kid, so this whole medeival thing on the main planet is a big departure (or wait, is this reboot meant to take place later and the older looking Liono was/is Liono?).... I suppose all in all that's a good thing though since the original wasn't much known for its plot after the pilot, but I always thought it was cool to have the character mature as a kid that way...plus, many of them naked was cool.



I hope the reboot is also a sequel of sorts, because then they could really work with that and keep the whole "Thundara was destroyed and you came on a spaceship in an aging pod" stuff.
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I don't know... I grew up watching the original series, so in my opinion, nothing can surpass it. Still, I'm willing to give this series a chance, and see if it's any good. I would really like if the original cast was also voicing the characters in this one... that way, it would give us a welcoming feeling to us, older fans of the series, you know?
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Mumm-Ra straight-up gave me nightmares as a kid, but I still rushed home to watch Thundercats and Silver Hawks back-to-back after school.
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i don't know dude.. although the original had some anime style its way too much anime alike specially when its american, and i dont know wasnt it way cooler when Lion-O had more muscle on him i can only hope the story line has enough depth in it in order for me to actually fall in love like i was with the original
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i cant wat
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Turns out the original Thundercats was more or less done in Japanese anime style by Rankin & Bass, an animation company that reached out to Japan several times in the 70s and 80s, most notably for Thundercats and for the cartoon adaptations of The Hobbit and Return of the King.

I thought I would hate the new look but some of the artwork makes some really interesting callbacks to the original art style, particularly the evil lizardmen bad guys, who look very old-school Rankin-Bass.
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The new series looks like it has a more serious tone than the original.

But what about Snarf?
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Wow! As a ThunderCat and anime fan, that looks awesome!
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Does look pretty good, and I grew up with the original. For some reason reminds me of the epic scale that Avatar: The Last Airbender had. I'll definitely at least tune in to see how it plays out.
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The trailer looks good. I did notice there was no sign of Panthero. What's up with that.
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tiger guy with the whip lookd badarse as well
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hmm nvrm snarf is at 1:42
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