Rejoice, Thundercats fans! US TV broadcaster Cartoon Network has announced that it has commissioned a new series of ThunderCats. The Thundercats TV series have also aired in the Philippines in the 80s and 90s.
The original Thundercats show ran for four seasons from 1985 to 1990, featuring the exploits of feline heroes such as Lion-O, Tygra, Cheetera, and twins WilyKit & WilyKat who are forced to flee their homeworld when it comes under attack from the Mutants of Plun-Darr. They find a new home on a planet called Third Earth, but the Mutants remain in pursuit.
Finally, Thundercats villain Mumm-ra is about to return! I cant wait to see his new transformation.
The new series will combine swords and science with high-stakes battles as good and evil clash for the Stones Of Power, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Warner Bros Animation will partner on the project with Studio 4C, a Japanese animation studio whose credits include The Animatrix, Gotham Knights and Tekkon Kinkreet.
“In addition to being Warner Bros Animation’s first anime series, ThunderCats marks our most ambitious foray yet into fantasy,” says Sam Register, Executive Vice President Of Creative Affairs at WBA. “The realism and dynamic visual style we’ve achieved are sure to thrill viewers, and the cool weapons, vehicles and technology should help the show appeal to a diverse audience.”