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Cartoon Network Releasing ThunderCats Roar Animated Series In 2020

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Remember that ThunderCats cartoon called "ThunderCats Roar" that Cartoon Network announced back in 2018 that many seemed to hate and never seemed to materialize. We all thought maybe someone had actually come to their senses and canceled the whole project??? Well apparently not because Cartoon Network has announced it's coming in 2020 with this 2020 preview video. The ThunderCats Roar shows up at the 1:09 time mark in the video.
 



This is the original synopsis for the show that was released about the show:

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.

ThunderCats Roar features a talented voice cast with Max Mittelman (Justice League Action) as Lion-O and Wilykat, Erica Lindbeck (DC Super Hero Girls) as Cheetara and Wilykit, Patrick Seitz (Justice League Action) as Tygra and Mumm-Ra, and Chris Jai Alex (Star Wars: Battlefront II) as Panthro. Victor Courtright (Pickle and Peanut) and Marly Halpern-Graser (Right Now Kapow) serve as producers, with Sam Register (Teen Titans Go!) as executive producer.

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I'm actually really interested in how this will turn out! I don't really like this artstyle for ThunderCats, I prefer the 2011 one, but I think it looks really cool and could potentially surprise us. I remember dissing on Adventure Time for the art style and when I gave it a shot it became one of my favourite shows, so I'm not making that mistake again.

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Wow, I did not expect it, many believed that the project was dead and buried but it is interesting to say the least, although I was never fond of the new approach to this project, I was not a severe critic either. The few positive things that this project could bring with it is that it will put the franchise under the spotlight again, not in the way that many fans of the old series would like, it has many forecasts against it but I want to see how all this develops. Now I wonder who has the license and what are the plans regarding merchandise, 'cause you know we' re not getting Tcats Classics at retail.

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Makes perfect sense to me.

Cartoon network has become kinda famous over the last couple years for their legendarily bad decisions (like "Marvel Comics in the 90s" bad). of course their gonna air a show so bad even die-hard fans of the franchise hate it.

Plus CN is a company like any other. For whatever reason, they sank money into that steaming pile of cat-guano, if they don't have SOMETHING to show for it, the bean-counters will take away their internet porn and Beavis and Butt-head DVDs.

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I cannot blame CN, they already made ThunderCats show that was oriented towards older audiences and it had bad ratings, Meanwhile kid oriented Teen Titans Go  are doing really good for CN so it’s logical, CN is for preschool age kids. And if MOTU projects do good we might get something similar for ThunderCats too. 

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4 hours ago, SpiderS said:

I cannot blame CN, they already made ThunderCats show that was oriented towards older audiences and it had bad ratings, Meanwhile kid oriented Teen Titans Go  are doing really good for CN so it’s logical, CN is for preschool age kids. And if MOTU projects do good we might get something similar for ThunderCats too. 

The ratings for the first Thundercats reboot were actually fine.  It was cancelled to make room for Legends of Chima, which was cheaper to produce and had better merchandising potential.

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4 minutes ago, Satam said:

The ratings for the first Thundercats reboot were actually fine.  It was cancelled to make room for Legends of Chima, which was cheaper to produce and had better merchandising potential.

if it was fine enough for cartoon network they would have found a way to keep it, That tv show just didn't have enough traction,  sadly, at least not enough for Young Justice style revival.

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9 hours ago, SpiderS said:

if it was fine enough for cartoon network they would have found a way to keep it, That tv show just didn't have enough traction,  sadly, at least not enough for Young Justice style revival.

The problem was never with the TV show. CN has a long history of giving more action oriented shows like Thundercats, Young Justice, Samurai Jack, Symbiotic Titan, etc the short end of the stick. It's just what they do. They actually gave that Thundercats Revival more consideration (and a longer run) than they did many shows that did even better.

Meanwhile, if you have a poorly drawn comedy with a nonsensical plot, you can write your own ticket.

BTW: The Young Justice revival had NOTHING to do with CN.

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Why????

Seriously still going on with this abomination?

 

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On 12/24/2019 at 10:10 PM, SpiderS said:

I cannot blame CN, they already made ThunderCats show that was oriented towards older audiences and it had bad ratings, Meanwhile kid oriented Teen Titans Go  are doing really good for CN so it’s logical, CN is for preschool age kids. And if MOTU projects do good we might get something similar for ThunderCats too. 

No, the ratings weren't the problem; the main reason for cancelling that show were the low sales of the toys. The show was going well but the way Bandai handled the toyline was really bad and that was hurting the sales of the figures; it was the same thing that happened to the original Young Justice and Green Lantern Animated Series

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16 hours ago, mako said:

 

BTW: The Young Justice revival had NOTHING to do with CN.

Of course it didn’t, I meant that  young justice had strong fan base that managed to get revival.  Toys ARE important, but big number of cartoons don’t even that have much toys at all not every cartoon is based on TMNT model, fairly odd parents was on air for decade and is hardly the toy market juggernaut.  It’s wrong to pretend that Ratings and fan popularity don't play role,  rebooted ThunderCats cartoon had neither which is quite evident because that tv show is in obscurity. 

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