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Season 1 Episode 44

Jackalman's Rebellion

Aired Daily 5:00 PM Nov 21, 1985 on
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Episode Summary

The normally submissive Jackalman decides to start his own army in hopes of conquering Third Earth by himself. He does manage to give the Thundercats trouble, but soon he is defeated and ends up crawling back to the other mutants at Castle Plun-Darr, who weren't very happy that he rebelled in the first place.moreless

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  • Jackalman rebels against the Mutants and gathers an "army" of his own.

    I thought this episode was terrible. Jackalman's army, although composed of two interesting minor characters (Driller and Molesmaster), was puny nonetheless. Whatever happened to all of those other Jackal mutants that we saw in the first Thundercats saga? Writers rarely refer to them anyway.

    There were a few moments where I would have liked more action, but animation was kind of repetitive and confusing. When Cheetara faces Jackalman in the forest, two of her animation sequences are used twice! When she heads off Molemaster on a nosediver I was expecting to see her flip him in the air with her staff, but I didn't get to see that. All I saw was the nosediver tumbling. The animation was very anime in style at times during the fight scenes. There was lots of whirling and spinning and pausing. It was confusing.

    There were a lot of characters in the episode. Besides those mentioned, a Bolken and a Wollow appear.

    Dialogue was pretty bad, too. Once, after Driller digs away from him, Tygra says, "I guess he wants to bury our differences." Ouch.

    It seems that the Thundercats are able to spy on the Mutants in Castle Plundarr, since at the end of the episode the Thunderkittens and Snarf are seen watching them from Cat's Lair. It's a wonder they don't do it all the time.

    Bad episode, pretty much.moreless
Earle Hyman

Earle Hyman

Panthro, Redeye, Ancient Spirits of Evil, Grune The Destroyer, Captian Cracker, Hammerhand, Cruncher

Lynne Lipton

Lynne Lipton

Cheetara, Wilykit, Mandora, Luna, Warrior Maidens

Doug Preis

Doug Preis

Lynx-O, Guardian of the Book of Omens

Earl Hammond

Earl Hammond

Jaga, Mumm-Ra, Tug-Mug, Vultureman, Ratar-O, Snowman, Hachiman, Ro-Bear Berbils, Top-Spinner, Claudus

Larry Kenney

Larry Kenney

voice of Lion-O / Jackalman

Peter Newman

Peter Newman

Tygra, Wilykat, Monkian, Bengali, Alluro, Capt. Shiner

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • The Thunderkittens mention they'd never forgive one of the other Thundercats if they went off on their own, yet later in Runaways they did exactly that.

    • This episode establishes that the Thundercats have surveillance video cameras set up inside Castle Plun-Darr to spy on the Mutants.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Wilykit: Imagine how we'd feel if Lion-O went off on his own.
      Wilykat: Or Tygra.
      Wilykit: Or Panthro.
      Wilykat: Or Cheetara.
      Wilykit: We'd never forgive them.
      Snarf: No mention of poor old Snarf, I notice.

    • Lion-O: Cheetara, can you catch Molemaster before he reaches the forest?
      Cheetara: Gentlemen, place your bets.

    • Bolkin: General Jackalman will destroy us i-if we don't submit to his rule.
      Snarf: General Jackalman? snarf, snarf. That's the stupidest thing I ever heard!
      Bolkin: Easy for you to say that, Snarf. You have the Thundercats to protect you.

    • Slithe: Traitor!
      Monkian: This is mutiny, Jackalman.
      Slithe: Don't you have any loyalty?! We're meant to be allies! A team!
      Jackalman: My loyalty is to me, Slithe. Me! I'm going to conquer this miserable planet. Me! General Jackalman! I shall rule Third Earth, and nothing you can do will stop me.

  • NOTES (2)


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