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  • I have always had a special place in my heart for Thundercats, I was thoroughly addicted to watching each and every episode every morning before school. The idea of continuing story lines really sucked me in, I guess preparing me for an adult addiction t

    10
    I have always had a special place in my heart for Thundercats, I was thoroughly addicted to watching each and every episode every morning before school. The idea of continuing story lines really sucked me in, I guess preparing me for an adult addiction to soaps.

    The series was quite dark for a cartoon, the Thundercats constantly fighting Mumm-ra and his demonic concoctions. The only cartoon I have seen that has a similar feel is Sailormoon which has a totally different story line. A few of my friends compared it to He-man and She-ra but I always thought that Thundercats had much more depth and was much darker. All in all Thundercats should be rerun till the cows come home.
  • Thunder-Thunder-Thundercats...HO! Animated Drama at its best. Adults had Days of Our Lives...and the children had THUNDERCATS.

    9.5
    Thunder-Thunder-Thundercats…HO!

    Oh you’ve gotta smile when you read such an original phrase. Thundercats is one of the best cartoons of the 80’s, at the top of the list with He-Man, The Smurfs and Beverly Hills Teens.

    This was just good classic clean animation at its best. Everybody’s favorite was Lion-O.

    There was just something about a cartoon character that refused to die. And there was always a death scene with each episode. Maybe that’s what made this so classic and cool. Any character that can go thru a ten minute death scene while giving you a play by play of what he’s feeling with the utterance of such words as: “Feeling weak – feeling faint – getting weaker –can’t go on.” Ah yes, that’s doggone good watching in my book.

    And the cartoon Oscar goes to…. Thundercats! This was animated drama at its best.
  • A classic cartoon product of the 80's, Thundercat's quality does not match up with modern day television, but for its time it was great and a favorite of kids from its generation.

    8.1
    A classic cartoon product of the 80's, Thundercat's quality does not match up with modern day television, but for its time it was great and a favorite of kids from its generation. Why was it so good you may be asking? Well, for one, it was one of the few cartoons to feature a continous storyline. Thus, in essence it was a soap opera for kids. Next, the animation quality while still being a product of the 80's has a slightly better feel to it than other era counterparts such as He-Man and Transformers. The sound quality is also better than most 80's cartoons. Throw in the fact that the dialogue was decent (all 80's shows have some amount of cheese to them, this one just keeps it to a minimum) and you have a very solid show even by modern standards. Yet, if you grade it based on its own time it gets extremely high reviews. As a result, I will mix the two grades (modern and 80's) and give htis a very good score, but not fantastic as there are presently better shows out there. I will say this though, this is a solid show that any kid nowadays would enjoy watching, and for those of us looking to catch a glimpse of the past, this show is a fantastic piece of work.

    My final review: Solid but not amazing by today's standards; great by the standards of its era. This show is entertaining even if you are a present day kid and even better if you are one from the 80's.
  • DVDs don't look so hot!

    5.0
    I personally don't have it, but I've been reading different reviews from different forums from different websites and people are saying that the DVDs are bad. Closed Captions symbols popping up out of nowhere. Episode 2 is missing the music. And this is from WB.

    Can anyone from this site comfirm with me about these, and if any more problems?
  • Thundercats was an action show, a fruit of its time and great for kicks! I was 11 at the time and it grabbed me forever more. Great fun to watch. The kind of shows that makes kids jump from their seats.

    10
    The sword of omens, Mum-Ra, the Lunattacks, the Mutants it was all great. Only one thing bothered me, even tho I was so young. Yagga's ghost was an obvious copy of Obi-Wan's. If I had to make it again, I'll keep Yagga alive.
    Well, that was 20 years ago. At that time here in the New World we weren't used to such speed of action. It took He-Man or the Superfiends a lot to do battle. Here they were doing it in the title sequence!
    And I had known anime for a long time then. Astroboy, Mazinger Z, War of the Worlds...
  • I STILL have a crush on Lion-O...

    10
    I STILL have a crush on Lion-O... And that sword of his that had one eye - The Sword of Omens (the Eye of Thundera), that just got bigger and Bigger and BIGGER, after he'd grab is with both hands. *giggle* Yeah, I wanted to cuddle up with Lion-O. *sigh*
  • Thunder...Thunder...Thunder...Thundercats! HO!

    10
    Wow! I am super impressed with this show alot! Thundercats is a really fantastic show for all ages! Yet a great story about Good vs Evil. Cat humanoids vs Mumm-ra is a great idea for an 80's Cartoon Series.

    Really Tough action! Excellent Animation! Thundercats takes its place as one of the greatest cartoons that ever lived!
  • lol my brother showed me clips.

    7.8
    i wasn't born wen this came out or saw any episodes wen it was on tele. but my brother used to tell me all about it... he told me about the sword thing and the bad guy. he even brought sum tapes and showed me sum episodes!
    lol since i'm not a boy this wouldn't appeal to me as much , but i did like storytime wen my brother told me bout it wen i was about to go to sleep......memories lol.
  • Thundercats HOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

    10
    I've never forgotten this series. I loved it as a kid. Even love it now. Have fond memories of me and my dad sitting infron of the tv and watching it in SPANISH!! hehehe... then as an older kid I remember seeing it in english and it was like I was seeing a whole new show!! But still I can watch this in any language!
  • THUNDERCATS, THUNDERCATS HO HO HOOOOOOOO!

    10
    Thundercats was the best show and if they come back there be number 1 still ain\'t no other show better than the thundercats. If I did\'nt have to go to work and go to school I will watch them every day until I die, I\'m a big fan of the thundercats I got all the merchandise and action figures. Thunder, Thunder, Thundercats, HO HOOOOOO! you have to love them, respect them and bring them back!! thundercats hoooo for life!
  • I can't remember it being this bad.

    5.1
    I had fond memories of this being the ultimate childrens show, I loved the toys, and even dressed up as Mummra for holloween(only the lame kids dress up as the good guys). So when these were rereleased I figured I'd conjure up those good ole memories. Wrong!! I could barely make it through one episode the dialog was horrid, the animation stinks, and the jokes are just not funny. Many of the modern kids shows have this beat hands down(there's nothing else on at 5 am). I'm sure many of you have very fond memories of this show so take my advice, and keep you happy memories, and never watch it again.
  • This show was good 20 year ago, is still good today and it will be as good in 20 years why? well read my review *WARNING* MI ENGLISH IS HORRIBLE...

    10
    Show's like this never stop to be a classic, because show like this are so ground breaking that stablish a hole new style, am gonna dare to said that the anime invation in the cartoons, that we are living today, maybe start with "The ThunderCats", Ok this show is NOT anime but is obviestly influenciated.
    So the next time you watch "Avatar the last airbender" or "Teen Titans" said thank's to the show who start this fenomeno, and don`t be shy to grap a broom hold it in the air and screem
    THUNDER! THUNDER! THUNDERCATS! HOOOOOO!
  • Another classic which will never be forgotten

    9.2
    Yet another personal favorite of mine when I was a youngster. Everytime Thundercats was on, I was always there in a heartbeat. I don't understand why there are some people on this site that didn't like this show. It had a ton of action, some humor, plus the coolest enemy in that time:

    "Ancient spirits of evil. Transform this decay form to MUMMRA, THE EVER LIVING. *sinister laugh*

    No one could bother me when Thundercats was on. Another classic, all the way to me. THUNDERCATS. HOOOOOO.
  • I remember this show! The theme song was cool!

    7.0
    I don't remember this show very, very well, but I do remember watching re-runs of it when I was young. They used to show re-runs on Cartoon Network, in the early 90's. I remember this show being very creative and different. The characters were things I had never seen before, and the environments, from what I recall, were very nice. It seems just like yesterday when I was watching this show on Toonami, and as I write it right now, I kind of want it back.
  • Thunder, Thunder, Thundercats Hooooo!!

    9.3
    The plot was well thought out and complex. The planet Thundera is about to be destroyed, and a group of Thunderians are desperate to escape. Along with their leader Jaga, they manage to flee just as Thundera is obliterated. They set a course for the closest world, and all retire to chambers, which halt their ageing. Yet young Lion-O's chamber is faulty, and he ages at the normal speed. Jaga dies as their ship crashes on Third Earth, and Lion-O, now a grown man is anointed as Lord of the Thundercats. They set up home and build their headquarters, Cat's Lair. Although evil is never far away, namely in the form of Mumm-Ra, a decaying mummy that can transform himself into a fearsome adversary when he wants to conduct his evil deeds. Along with his inept mutants, he constantly attempts to capture the Thundercats. But Lion-O and the team strive for good against evil on Thundera, and their many escapades were chronicled in the ensuing episodes.
  • I'm liking Lion-O and his sword. I'm a little liking Mumm-Ra, Eww. Lion-O is meeting the evil Mumm-Ra. Lion-O and his Thundercat friends were fighting Mumm-Ra and his evil monsters. Lion-O and Mumm-Ra are fighting. Lion-O will see his old friend, Jaga. Ja

    8.8
    I'm liking Lion-O and his sword. I'm a little liking Mumm-Ra, Eww. Lion-O is meeting the evil Mumm-Ra. Lion-O and his Thundercat friends are fighting Mumm-Ra and his evil monsters. Lion-O and Mumm-Ra were fighting. Lion-O will see his old friend, Jaga. Jaga is a spirit. Is Mumm-Ra taking Lion-O?
  • What a great show as a kid

    7.6
    i used to watch this non stop as a kid but have u watched it lately, it just ruined it for me, the animation is just terrible but the story still rules any other cartoon out there! they should remake it but tastefully, none of that japanimation crap something like umm starship troopers animated series, kinda tacky but it worked :P anybody who likes the old school cartoons needs to watch this! is one of my favourites of all time, any one agree? if u dont then ur gay, sorry its the rules. hugs and kisses, pip da man xXx
  • nos encontramos frente a un clasico de todos los tiempos, que estuvo dirigido a un publico muy amplio para la epoca en que se origino.fue una de las tantas series de superheroes que empezaron a salir en eu momento, pero que tuvieron mucho exito.

    8.7
    A pesar de ser una serie de los ochenta, los thundercats tuvo, por una parte originalidad en la variedad de persaonajes que crearon, pero por otro lado siguio siendo una serie mas de superheroes
    los personajes principales se basaron en habilidades referidas a felinos, la unaca que no tiene ningun sentido comun es la de los pequeños salvajes, que solamente se limitan a utilizar una pildoras que hasta los ositos pueden usar.
    con respecto a mun-ra, es lo mejor que pudieron haber creado, no solo tenia la fuerza e inmortalidad de una momia, sino que ademas podeia ejecutar magia negra; pero la mejor parte es el miedo y control que tenia sobrelos mutantes.
    igualmente en mi opinion es una de las mejores series que se pudo haber hecho en su epoca. tuvo en cuenta muchos detalles que otras no tuvieron y no extendieron la sere por mas de dos temporadas, por lo cual nunca perdio su originalidad.
  • I remeber this show so well. I used to run home to my friends house after school to se Lion-O and his possey fight for their survival. A great classic for every 6-12 year old that enjoys cartoons.

    8.4
    In Sweden, ThunderCats was only shown on cable.
    And growing up, my family could\'nt afford that.
    So each day in the fourth grade I would run to my friends house after school to see Panthro, Cheetara and the others fight of the evil mutants.
    The show is a classic battle between good and evil. Light and dark. Man against alien. And so forth.
    Lion-O, the most powerfull ThunderCat, has a magic sweord that grants him special powers. The other characters also has their unic tallants and the ballance eachother with great succes.
    The show is awfuly entertaining and one can see the episodes many times.
    It\'s been many years since I saw the show now, but im rather sure that if I am given a chanse I will borrow the VHS tapes from my friend who taped the show so that his younger brother could see it when it was taken of the air..
    ThunderCats Hooo, damnit!
  • This show ended months before I was born but Thank God for Cartoon Network reruns! And my weird dad who watched it!

    8.0
    Growing up years after it was all over, I didn’t feel cheated - I got to see it and enjoy it for the first few years of my little life. I believe this is probably one of the more popular series ever made! I mean, you can go ANYWHERE and say “Ancient Spirits of Evil” and most, if not all the people in the room will know the rest!

    Thundercats came out with bigger better lines and off-beat if not corny action – My mother’s favorite character was Vultureman…for what reason I DO not know. I suppose this was one show that everybody in our house loved and watched together.

    The only thing that annoys me about the entire series is that upon closing off the show someone makes some stupid joke and the whole cast bursts into violent laughter, holding their hips and chuckling up to the sky…Most of the time those jokes made no sense and were not funny AT ALL! Most shows at that time ended off in a similar fashion (Voltron, Conan, Silver Hawks…etc) so I guess I can’t hold it against them.

    My all time favorite line would have to be – “By JAGA!"
  • A cartoon which mixed fantasy with science fiction in an action/adventure format, using humor to keep it real while promoting moral and ethical values.

    10
    Thundercats is by far the best cartoon ever made. It mixed fantasy with science fiction in an action/adventure format, using humor to keep it real while promoting moral and ethical values. It was among the first to ever use a child psychologist to make sure it would be suitable for kids while pleasing their parents.

    It had the best voice actors in the business. Actors with multiple voice talent, they all played multiple characters and kids were none the wiser. The characters were relatable and kids could easily identify with Lion-O, Wilykit, and Wilykat especially.

    It was also among the first cartoons in the USA to use anime, which for the 1980\'s, truly set this cartoon apart from the rest visually. It was an instant hit coming in at number one.
  • Um. There was a time when I was young like 7-8 that I watched probably like a lot of episodes of Thundercats.

    7.0
    Well the show was pretty decent when back in the late 90's when I was watching it. /f /l /a /m /e /t /h /r /o /w /e /r /2 /0 /o /n /t /v /c /o /m /I /n /e /e /d /t /o /s /t /o /p /t /h /i /s /r /i /g /h /t /n /o /w.

    * sigh *
  • One of the best animated shows ever made.

    10
    This is perhaps one of the most original animated shows ever made. The concept is original and the premise is really good. Each episode is so cool, it's a battle between good and evil. But the show isn't dull, it's not boring. It's really really cool. Each episode is fast paced, something expected from an animated show. This is not a poorly conceived show like many of today's crappy animated shows. Thundercats was truly cutting edge it's ahead of it's time. The producers made a really good animated show. This tv show needs to be reimagined for the big screen just like transformers.
  • Thundercats was a very great show. All the episodes were awsome. And i am going to collect the entire series and i mean it!

    10
    Thundercats had it all Action,Adventure,Humor And a very great voice cast and awsome characters. But the only character i don't like is Snarf.
    He was always treating Lion-o like a child. And i like seeing all the Thundercats in action. And the the weapons they had were very cool like the Sword of Omens,Tygra's Bolo whip,Cheetara's expanding Bo-staff,and Panthro's Nunchucks. The characters i like very much are Lion-o,Cheetara,Panthro and Mumm-ra. The one thing that made Mumm-ra so cool was when he transformed in Mumm-ra the everliving. And the words he used that went like this.
    ''Ancient spirits of evil transform this decayed form to Mumm-ra the everliving!!''. And to end this review there is one thing i want to say
    ''Thunder Thunder Thunder Thundercats HO!!''
  • Not as good as I remember, but I used to LOVE it.

    7.8
    Thunder, Thunder, Thundercats, Hoooooooooooo! This is one of my childhood favs. Most episodes would culminate with Lion-O using his sword to defeat the evil Mumra. Some of the most memorable episodes were the multi parters like the one where Lion-O had to defeat all the other cats to become to true leader, and the one were a new foe, the berserkers were introduced, and broke the sword. some other cats were eventually introduced, but they were not as cool as the originals.

    oh yeah, they had an annoying catlike creature called snarf, that seemed to get more and more screen time. this show is probably more nostalgic than good, but i would love an upated vesrion of the show, if done seriously.
  • This show rocked

    9.4
    I used to have some of the action figures as a kid, this show was great. We used to watch this show every afternoon. One question though was the chick cat like Smurfette on the smurfs? wasn't she the only girl? just wondering. The show was and still is timeless, I think they brought it back, on cartoon network, but I think that was a few years ago and they stopped showing it awhile ago. Mumra and the gang were even cool. This show will always be a part of 80's popular culture forever. I hope they bring it back somewere or put it in DVD so people can show their kids.
  • A good visual

    8.0
    In a time when fantasy was taking off from so many different directions Thundercats was one of a very limited few that gave fantasy a visual presence. What probably started with Tolkien and was progressing with Dungeons and Dragons, suddenly came to life with Thundercats, HE-man and the Masters of the Universe and the rest of their ilk. Watching Thundercats was always a helpful learning aid for my young imagination, offering new places and people to use in my own head. I loved the simple "good vs evil" story line with little in the way of diversion from that path so that after every episode I always knew good would triumph over evil.
  • A show well ahead of the curve...

    9.8
    Thundercats is one of the best animated programs to emerge in television. Back in the 1980's cartoons tended to be somewhat condesending and insulting to children's intelligence. Thundercats was a refreshing exception to that rule.

    Where most shows would have their oligatory moral of the story presented at the end of the show, or slammed into your head during the program, like He-Man, Superfriends, G.I. Joe, etc. Thundercats managed to present gripping morality plays without being obvious about it for the most part.

    Add to that the strong Japanese anime influence which was well before anime became the hot commodity it is today, and the wonderful blending of technology, magic, myth, monsters of all sorts, Eastern philosophy and combat, and Western sensibilities and you have great drama.

    To top it all off, you have heroes that have character flaws, especially Lion-O in the first season. At a time when most heroes were involate archtypes, Thundercats presented a far more believable and human set of heroes to enjoy.

    Yes, the DVD release could be better in terms of quality and special features. The special features are quite sparse and of questionable value, and the quality of the episodes themselves appear to suffer in all likelyhood from poor quality masters in need of restoration. That being said, the sheer joy of seeing these episodes again is well worth the expense even with its flaws.

    If you haven't seen this show, you should, whatever age you are. This show proves that animation isn't necessarily just for kids.

    Sword of Omens, By the Eye of Thundera, come to my hand!

    Thunder, Thunder, Thunder, Thundercats Ho!!!!!!!
  • Thundercats is a great show. One of my favorite of all time and truly a classic. Best show I watched as a kid and first one that I truly loved.

    9.0
    Thundercats is a great show. One of my favorite of all time and truly a classic. Best show I watched as a kid and first one that I truly loved.
    The animation and sound is awesome considering the time it was made.
    The characters are very carismatic, even the enemies. Sotimes I remember I cheered for the enemy to win just for once, but they always lost in the end. Only small victories in the battle, but the good always won the war.
    And this anime is specially good for children, because despite the action it shows a moral sense.
    I don´t give a note 10, only because it doesn't have an end it deserves.
  • one of my best cartoons ever!!

    9.0
    i really loved this show when i was a kid. amazing, everything about it is just amazing. i only wish if they bring it back in an enhanced version, with more episodes.
    oohh those days, thunder .. thunder .. thundercats ..hoooo SWEEEEEEEEET
    i used to have all the charecters toy, and i used to play with them everyday.
    and now that i heard that they are doing the thundercats movie, i really can't wait to see it. but still i dont think its going to be that good, not like the original cartoon series.
    i have the complete series, and i still watch it lol :D
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