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ThunderCats reborn on Cartoon Network

ThunderCats reborn on Cartoon Network

Cartoon Network just had themselves a litter – the ThunderCats are back! The toon made famous with vintage 80’s mutant superhero style is back, re-imagined for a whole new era, set to debut “soon” on the CN. Along with Warner Bros., Studio4°C has breathed new life into classic icons like Lion-O, Cheetara, Mumm-Ra, Panthro, and the rest of the hero and villain teams you remember, as well as new ones you always wanted. Getting the hype-train rolling, The producers have begun rolling out teaser artwork. Check it out along with the latest press release. …and… “hoooooo!!”

Will Cartoon Network’s Thundercats go Snarfless

Will Cartoon Network's Thundercats go Snarfless

When Cartoon Network first became a mainstream powerhouse a few years back, it was famous for airing toons a decade or two off the air. This included many classics, and cult classics, from the 80s and 90s, like Voltron, G.I. Joe, Transformers and more. One such toon, apparently, had such a major impact on creators and producers that they’re deep into development of reviving the franchise. In other words, get ready for more Thundercats. Feel the magic, feel the roar, Thundercats are loose; that is, the mutant cat super team of Lion-O, Cheetara, Panthro, Tygra, WilyKit and WilyKat. While the team had some “guest visitors” like Jaga, and eventually expanded to include Lynx-O and a few others, there was also one prominent member of the team, Snarf, who added much of the comical silliness. As the new Studio4C toon plans a “darker, more mature” feel, what would happen to Lion-O’s little friend?

Warner Bros. Animation revives ThunderCats for Cartoon Network

Warner Bros. Animation revives Thundercats for Cartoon Network

One of the most beloved and classic franchises from the world of 1980s toons is walking-in, er, roaring-in, with a fresh coat of paint. Warner Bros. Animation has announced that they’ll be re-imagining the ThunderCats as a brand new animated series on Cartoon Network. “In addition to being Warner Bros. Animation’s first anime series, ThunderCats marks our most ambitious foray yet into fantasy,” said Sam Register, Executive Vice President, Creative Affairs, Warner Bros. Animation. The toon will be a collaboration between WBA and Studio4°C, reviving the likes of Lion-O, Snarf, Mumm-Ra, Tygra, Panthro, Cheetara, WilyKat and WilyKit, Ben-Gali, Pumyra, Lynx-O, and others in the lore. Take a look at a sneak peek poster and read the official press release

Concept Art from the Warner Bros Thundercats movie

Concept Art from the Warner Bros Thundercats movie

Recently, the folks at Movieline were able to uncover something …beautiful. Or magical. Or …thunderous? However you want to describe it, it’s pretty cool. With the rush to produce movies based on 80s toons (Transformers, GI Joe, He-Man, etc.) it wasn’t too long before the idea of a ThunderCats movie crept up. Planet Thundera’s team of mutant human-cat superheroes, made up of Lion-O, Cheetara, Panthro, Tygra, Snarf, and others. Well, during this year’s Comic-Con events, Jerry O’Flaherty showed the world just what a ThunderCats movie would, or could have, looked like, with a few pieces of concept art. Check out the incredible renderings after the jump, and let us know what you think — or how they stack up to the original toon’s look!

Scariest Cartoon Characters #9: Mumm-Ra

Top 20 Scariest Cartoon Characters Number 9 Mumm-Ra

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The Thundercats are an elite super team of half-human, half-cats, capable of taking on any foe. Lion-O, Tygra, Panthro, Cheetara, WilyKat and WilyKit, Snarf, Ben-Gali, Pumyra, Lynx-O … even as their team grows, they become more of a family. So what could possibly cause them so much trouble? One word! …well, one hyphenated word: Mumm-Ra, ranking in at #9 on ToonBarn’s list of the scariest cartoon characters.

He is the ever-living source of evil, with great powers of sorcery and an ageless lifespan. Through the Ancient Spirits of Evil, he rules over Third Earth with dark immortality. His lair is deep within the Black Pyramid, where he gains dark energy to transform into higher levels of evil and power as Mumm-Ra, the Ever-Living! — Mumm-Ra the All-Powerful! He’s super strong, super fast, he can fly, he can cast spells, he can wield magic, he can hurl lightning bolts — plus, he’s a mummified corpse! This is one scary guy! He’s SO scary that one of his only weaknesses is seeing his own reflection! Check out the video footage of this selection

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