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"ThunderCats Roar" Premieres on Cartoon Network Starting Saturday, Feb. 22 at 10:30 a.m. (ET/PT)

The time has finally come to hear the roar! The all-new, animated sci-fi action comedy series, ThunderCats Roar, debuts on Cartoon Network beginning Saturday, Feb. 22 at 10:30 a.m (ET/PT).

Staying true to the premise of the original series, the new, redesigned characters will introduce the legacy of Thundercats to a whole new generation. Watch the first two episodes streaming NOW on the Cartoon Network App and from the Cartoon Network website.

Saturday, Feb. 22 at 10:30 a.m:

"Exodus Part 1 & 2 '"

*HALF-HOUR SPECIAL*

Fleeing the destruction of their home planet Thundera, Lion-O and the ThunderCats land on the mysterious, dangerous, all-around awesome world of Third Earth!

Saturday, Feb 29 at 10:30 a.m.:

"The Legend of Boggy Ben"

Lion-O has gotten a hold of the last jar of Thundersnaps, the best cookies Thundera had to offer! But a difficult to open cookie jar is gonna send Lion-O and Cheetara chasing down a legend, a Boggy Ben-related legend.

"Prank Call"

Lion-O wants to prove to the ThunderKittens that he's not just some boring old adult, like Tygra, even if it means ignoring his instincts and messing with an obviously evil crystal.

Meet the ThunderCats!

LION-O

The newly appointed Lord of the ThunderCats, Lion-O, is always ready to act on instinct, even when there's literally nothing to act on. From the gravest of dangers to the most innocuous chore he applies the same blindly heroic exuberance. He might not have all the training he needs yet, but he's sure he's ready for anything.

PANTHRO

Enthusiastic engineer, Panthro, who constantly has a million science projects going at once, always needs someone to test his new tech in the field. And after (barely passing his driving exam) it seems the eager Lion-O will do the job just fine! Panthro isn't worried about Lion-O, but fingers crossed his creations come back in one piece!

CHEETARA

Tough but cheerful, Cheetara, laughs in the face of danger and is always looking for the next thrill. She feels a little like Lion-O's older sister and is eager to throw him into the action, even if he gets in over his head. Maybe her idea of fun is a little extreme, but who wouldn't go along with her?! She's like a Thunderian legend of coolness!

MUMM-RA

For all the good on Third Earth, there is one great evil. Mumm-Ra, a once tyrannical emperor, has been waiting under the surface for millennia. But with the arrival of the Sword of Omens, Mumm-Ra sees a chance to grab at power once more! Using the last bits of evil strength and every trick he can think of, he tries to outsmart the ThunderCats, but without the power of the sword he must always return to his crypt to regenerate.

WILYKIT AND WILYKAT

BFF's WilyKat and WilyKit are the youngest of the gang and they're enjoying the luxury of childhood as long as they can! That ISN'T to say they don't like a bit of action and excitement though. They love running around on their own and getting into trouble in the unexplored neighborhood. Lion-O tried to lead a good example, but really he just wants to run around with them and have stupid fun!

TYGRA

Tygra considers himself a kind of father figure to the ThunderCats. He has more experience and knows the ins and outs of their Thunderian culture better than anyone so of course it's his responsibility to teach Lion-O and make him the best leader he can be. But all that pressure gets to him and he's become a little stuck up. Maybe some fine dining will be the relaxing escape he needs.

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Def dont care for this kind of treatment to an established brand/series that is beloved. I remember watching the making of and the director was super hipster like and saying hes doing it justice. Making an actiony beloved 80s cartoon series into a jokey teen titans go and using animation style thats used in every little quirky same s#!t different day show isnt making it unique nor is it doing the original justice. Im sure this is just a way to rebrand the license for kids now but its a really weird approach in doing it. Its like they want to piss off the fans of the original. 

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The only positive thing I was expecting from this new reiteration of the thundercats is that it might bring the franchise back under the spotlight and of course back to the retail, but we can conclude this is likely never going to happen, at least not the way we wanted.

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11 hours ago, EvilHayato said:

Def dont care for this kind of treatment to an established brand/series that is beloved. I remember watching the making of and the director was super hipster like and saying hes doing it justice. Making an actiony beloved 80s cartoon series into a jokey teen titans go and using animation style thats used in every little quirky same s#!t different day show isnt making it unique nor is it doing the original justice. Im sure this is just a way to rebrand the license for kids now but its a really weird approach in doing it. Its like they want to piss off the fans of the original. 

Well, it's not like the original had UNIQUE artwork that didn't look like He-Man, the Silverhawks or GI Joe, or even Captain Planet. I'm not particularly a fan of how this looks, but the artwork isn't something that I'd praise the original for, or even the animation for that matter. Other than the intro (which is one of the greatest in all of history), most of the fighting and talking scenes are recycling footage. 

Besides, that little quirky artwork and animation style that you're dissing as SSDDShow is making it unique. It doesn't look exactly like anything else, even if it looks inspired from many of them. You don't have to like them for them to be different, and you disliking them doesn't make them bad shows. Some of the newer animation I've seen (Adventure Time, Gravity Falls, Steven Universe) have some of the greatest storytelling, regardless of the art style. 

I don't get why fans of the original would get pissed over this. It's not like the original magically disappears because this exists. You can still enjoy the 80s version, I can still enjoy the 2011 version, and if someone likes this, they can enjoy it too.

I'll watch it before I have a final opinion on it, but I'm cautiously optimistic.

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Cringe worthy.  This is how to really show that you don’t know your audience.  Giving the middle finger to those that helped make it a thing in the first place.  I would love to have a proper Thundercats show that I could enjoy, with my kids even.  But this is more like Sponge bob and the gross/ trash crap tv I try to avoid and hide from the kids.  What a shame.  Same goes for Rise of My Blood Pressure Turtles for picking their design and direction.  Over stylized and stupid.  This kind of stuff really screws with the emotions of fans of their franchises.  We want to see the brands succeed because we love them but I’m sure a lot of us want these iterations die and go away to a place we can forget. And when you serve trash and it fails they’ll blame it on lack of interest in the brand.  No not at all.  We want more Thundercats.  But not like this.  

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10 minutes ago, Wifeycollector said:

The only good thing out of this hopefully we get vintage merchandise since the spotlight will be on Thundercats!! Hooooo!!!!!

I would not count on it, but the NYTF is approaching, we may see TCats products planned for retail, although they may not be the ones we expect.

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12 minutes ago, memocromatico said:

Still, they're putting out a second wave for the Classic Thundercats line, it may not be retail, but product is being made.

M'kay 👌👌👌

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On 2/5/2020 at 9:47 AM, memocromatico said:

Well, it's not like the original had UNIQUE artwork that didn't look like He-Man, the Silverhawks or GI Joe, or even Captain Planet. I'm not particularly a fan of how this looks, but the artwork isn't something that I'd praise the original for, or even the animation for that matter. Other than the intro (which is one of the greatest in all of history), most of the fighting and talking scenes are recycling footage. 

Besides, that little quirky artwork and animation style that you're dissing as SSDDShow is making it unique. It doesn't look exactly like anything else, even if it looks inspired from many of them. You don't have to like them for them to be different, and you disliking them doesn't make them bad shows. Some of the newer animation I've seen (Adventure Time, Gravity Falls, Steven Universe) have some of the greatest storytelling, regardless of the art style. 

I don't get why fans of the original would get pissed over this. It's not like the original magically disappears because this exists. You can still enjoy the 80s version, I can still enjoy the 2011 version, and if someone likes this, they can enjoy it too.

I'll watch it before I have a final opinion on it, but I'm cautiously optimistic.

So one thing, I enjoyed the original series as a kid but as an adult its very very hard to watch. I had bought the first season years ago and could barely take 2 episodes, same with heman. They arent very easy to watch shows anymore. For me it was always the characters, they did some really great comics that depicted the characters in a more mature but still true to the original shows aesthetic and atmosphere. It is true that alot of cartoons of their time were very similiar in both artstyle and feel and it defined a generation of animation.

And Im not disrespecting what is being made here, I understand its not for me. I love and enjoy Gravity Falls and Steven Universe which are some of my most enjoyed animation of this past generation. The difference for me is those are original properties and I have no problem with that. This isnt. This is obviously using already established characters and putting a wacky and goofy take to it all.

Also dont get me wrong, Im not at all pissed at this, Im annoyed? sure. Will I watch it? Probably not. I hated the idea of Teen Titans Go and apparently that was successful, so more power to them. Im clearly not their audience anymore and I accept that. And people arent getting mad that because this exists that the older one disappears, its moreso the potential of having a newer thundercats that is familiar to thrive. This one is kind of like using what was established and making them all wacky and nonsensical. The other Thundercats show from i think 2012 or something was a great way of revitalizing the property while adding new design elements. It paid respect to what was already established while giving it a pretty fresh and updated take. What sucks is that show bombed hard and that show was extremely well done and very missed.

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