With Halloween fast approaching, there’s not much time left to piece together your own Halloween costume. But, hey, maybe you could be a 7 foot tall mutant cat person? Or, better yet, a Bear? …that is also a robot? Robot bears might not be all that popular for trick’or’treaters, but they’re deeply set in the legends of the ThunderCats franchise as the Berbils! On the October 28th episode of the ThunderCats, the Berbils return, ready to interact with the ThunderCats – especially the machine-loving Panthro and his ThunderTank! So do the cute little guys help out, or does Panthro just end up eating them? Be sure to TOON in to Cartoon Network at 8:30pm this Friday for ThunderCats: Berbils and find out!
As odd as the little critters sound, it honestly can’t be all that different from a super powerful undead mummy and talking lions, right? In fact, the Ro-Bear Berbils got their start on the 1980s version of the Warner Bros. ThunderCats toon, before moving to Third Earth in this era. The partly furry, partly metal robot bears have a machine-sounding voice, not unlike Disney’s Wall-E. They are generally harmless, small in stature, and brilliant with crafts and mechanics.
Ro-Bear Bill and Ro-Bear Belle are the leaders of the Berbil group, and the newly formed ‘Cats will no doubt take a liking to them, as well as their delicious fruit trees.