Cartoon Network is bringing back ThunderCats with the new animated show ThunderCats Roar.
Warner Bros. Animation has announced that it is developing a brand new ThunderCats animated series that will air next year on Cartoon Network. The new series is titled ThunderCats Roar and it is not exactly what fans of the franchise want.
Above you can see the first official art piece for the series which clues fans in that the show has adopted the all too lazy art style of Steven Universe, Star vs The Forces of Evil, Gumball, and many other recent animated cartoons. (Seriously, so lazy.) I was a massive fan of the original series that aired from 1985-1989 and a big fan of the recent reboot that aired from 2011-2012. I felt the new series never got a fair chance to grow and got knocked around by the network too much with new time slots and days.
Going from those series to this feels like an insult to fans. However, producer Victor Courtright says that ThunderCats Roar will stay true to the original series and have plenty of action while playing up the comedic elements of the show that are naturally embedded into the story and environment.
"“Staying true to the premise of the original series, Lion-O and the ThunderCats — Tygra, Panthro, Cheetara, Wilykat, and Wilykit — barely escape the sudden destruction of their home world, Thundera, only to crash land on the mysterious and exotic planet of Third Earth. Lion-O, the newly appointed Lord of the ThunderCats, attempts to lead the team as they make this planet their new home. A bizarre host of creatures and villains stand in their way, including the evil Mumm-Ra, Third Earth’s wicked ruler who will let nothing, including the ThunderCats, stop his tyrannical reign over the planet.”"Below you can watch the announcement video which contains interviews with the shows crew as well as a look at the show's intro. Enjoy?
ThunderCats Roar will premiere on Cartoon Network in 2019.
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Source: Entertainment Weekly