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Cartoon Network quietly debuts first ThunderCats Roar episodes

Nearly two years after its controversial unveiling, Cartoon Network has finally let the new ThunderCats animated series out of the bag. The first two episodes of Thundercats Roar were made available on the Cartoon Network app and related video-on-demand services on January 10th. The show will make its linear debut in February. A comedic reinterpretation of the classic ’80s action series, ...

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Jerry Jones and Adventure Time: The reasons why fans feel off about Cartoons the last several years…

What does Jerry Jones, the owner of The Dallas Cowboys, one of the biggest franchises in the world, have to do with Cartoons? Well, if you have a coach like Jason Garret, who had many mediocre seasons, and bad luck in between those seasons – the closest being divisional round, the connection is apt. Here is the main meat of the argument: The western animated industry is more like the Dallas ...

Cartoon Network's ThunderCats shows off Bandai line at 2011 Toy Fair
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Thunderian Zombie

Note: The Opinions in this essay do not and I do repeat DO NOT Represent the views of Toon Barn. So, if you have not heard the news, now you know. It is not the announcement that has made the news; it’s the reaction to this news that is causing the firestorm. It’s the cynical dismissal of this argument. It’s the notion that we cannot find a higher standard for something beloved. That notion ...

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Its Saturday Morning – And The Room Is Empty.

Or: How Thundercats (2011) was the end of the North American animation/Kids Business (in a way) Note: The Opinions shown on this essay does not reflect the views of Toon Barn and its affiliates. Its Saturday – winter is only a few days away and after that – Christmas on Friday and then – Saturday rolls around again, the next Friday is 2016 and then the first day of the new year ...

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Leonard Starr, a Principal Writer on the original Thundercats series, Passes Away.

One of the most underrated writers of his day, Mr Starr wrote about a majority of the scripts for the Thundercats (1985) series and was the principal showrunner for the franchise. It was his past work in other comics and in very early Marvel (which was once called Timely Magazine), that showcased his work. Both Jack Kirby and Joe Simon (the latter, one of the creators of Superman) praised him ...

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Warner to Release ThunderCats: The Complete Series Next Month

Fans of the 2011 reimagining of ThunderCats should leave a space free on their shelves, as Warner Archive Collection will be releasing an all-new Blu-Ray edition of ThunderCats: The Complete Series on November 11, 2014. ThunderCats: The Complete Series will contain all 26 episodes in stunning 1080p HD, which means you get to see all the colorful action the way it was meant to be seen. ...

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Rick and Morty and Space Dandy – How These Two Shows Saved Animation in 2014.

  It Feels Great to be back here, and I want to talk about two shows that really has helped me love animation once more… If you are not watching these shows, something is missing in your brain right now. Rick and Morty turns everything on its ear, hasn’t had a bad episode yet,(but some of its fans felt some of the episodes ran slow) and how it talks about existence in the first parts ...

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Arthur Rankin, Jr Has passed away (1924 – 2014)

It is with the heaviest of hearts – that I bring this news. One of the greatest animation producers, Arthur Rankin, Jr – passes at his home in Bermuda. He was 89. The Grandson Of Henry Davenport – Mr. Rankin got his start in as part of the early years of the ABC network, as graphic designer and set designer. He and Jules Bass created Videocraft International (which later ...

ToonBarn Interviews Thundercats Voice Actors and Writer
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ToonBarn Interview: Thundercats Voice Actors and Writer

Over the last few weeks, I have been really lucky to have connected with some of the main players in the Original Thundercats series that aired from 1985-1989. In the 80’s, Thundercats was so popular that it had become the #1 rated cartoon in over 30 television markets in the United States. Recently, Thundercats was re-booted as a new series, with different animation, different writers, ...

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RetroCon Debuts With Thundercats Voice Actors

RetroCon: a toy and nostalgia-oriented convention in south-east Pennsylvania, debuted for the first time on Veterans Day, November 11, 2012, to huge crowds at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA. RetroCon focused mainly around classic toys of the 80’s, but also spotlighted were the movies, the video games, the cartoons, the fads… you get the idea. It’s all ...

Thundercats – What Lies Above Part 2
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Thundercats – What Lies Above Part 2

Warner Bros. Entertainment has just released 2 new clips for this week’s episode of Thundercats, which is actually the 2nd part of the season finale. Entitled “What Lies Above”, the 2nd part finds the Thundercats locked in battle with Mumm-Ra’s forces in Avista city, as both sides vie for the Tech Stone. In the heat of battle, Lion-O finds himself betrayed by a trusted ally. ...

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