The original ThunderCats cartoon series ran from 1985 to 1988; Warner Bros rebooted the nostalgic property in 2011 with a darker tone, but it was short-lived. Not willing to let the Cats lie, we’re getting word that another ThunderCats reboot is in the works at Warner, but this one will take a decisively comic turn.
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ThunderCats Roar will arrive on Cartoon Network sometime in 2019; ComicBook.com supplied copious details:
Warner Bros. Animation and Cartoon Network revealed the first footage from the series as well as the new key art, which gives fans a good idea of the tone ThunderCats Roar is going for. If you’re a fan of Teen Titans GO’s humor and lighthearted art style, you should love ThunderCats Roar.
“I think the world that they built lends itself really well to comedy because of how silly and crazy and outlandish those ideas are and some of those settings are,” says producer Victor Courtright in the exclusive behind-the-scenes video above. “But at the same time, it wouldn’t be ThunderCats if it didn’t have super cool action elements because that’s what people came back to. It’s very much something that we want to lean on. So with the new show, we’re not walking away from the action in any bit. Every step we take towards comedy, we take two more towards really cool action scenes and explosions and lasers and actions effects.”
About ThunderCats: “ThunderCats” follows the adventures of a group of cat-like humanoid aliens from the planet Thundera. When the dying planet meets its end, the group, known as the ThunderCats, is forced to flee its homeland. While leaving in their Thunderfleet, the ThunderCats are attacked by the Mutants of Plun-Darr, who attack most of their starships. The damage means they cannot reach their intended destination, so they end up on Third Earth. The ThunderCats become friendly with the natives of Third Earth, who help the cats when the Mutants find out where they are and attack again.
Check out the video announcement from Warner Bros and Key Art via EW below.
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