I was lukewarm with the idea of another reboot of an 80’s cartoon series, but I did enjoy the “Masters of the Universe” reboot and Cartoon Network did do quite well with “Ben 10”, "Teen Titans" and “Young Justice”, so I decided to take a peep at it.
This new ThunderCats reboot seemed more ambitious in developing complexities than the original series. I liked the way the TV pilot introduced and added twists to each character and the way Third Earth was fleshed out for the viewer. Making some intelligent changes and additions to make the characters connect with older viewers (makes sense since its original fanbase from before has also aged to maturity). The animation dispenses of the bright vibrant colors the original series had and instead goes dark to match the mood and tone of the storyline. Japanese animators take the stage for the fights, so expect something with the anime influence.
Not a bad beginning, and I may just follow the series now since the pilot movie (actually 2 episodes merged into one: “Sword of Omens” and “Spirits of Evil”) was interesting.
I used to occasionally watch “ThunderCats” back in the 80’s when I was a kid. I know it wasn’t exactly action-packed with an intricate storyline as I would wish it to be, but it had its good episodes and it was good for its time. The animation was good, and the soundtrack was just fitting to its premise. When I heard that Warner bros. television was rebooting the 80’s animated series for 2011, I was very curious and most of my curiosity stems from the fact that the … more
This show has promise and will hopefully be renewed. Instead of the world bending for the plot in this version, the plot has to fit into a world which the characters were then created and placed into. There's a lot more intricacy, character building, and theme complexity in this version of Thundercats. It will pay off for those who are patient. The kids who watched the original Thundercats are grown up now, and thankfully, so is Thundercats.
ThunderCats is an American animated television series executive produced by Sam Register, and produced by Ethan Spaulding and Michael Jelenic based on the original characters created in 1985 by Tobin "Ted" Wolf. It is produced by Warner Bros. Animation with animation provided by Japanese animation studio Studio 4°C. The series is a reboot of the 1985 television series of the adventures of a group of cat-like humanoid aliens living on the planet Third Earth, and Lion-O's ascension to the Thunderian throne. The new series began with an hour long premiere on Cartoon Network on July 29, 2011.