New Animated ThunderCats Series is Coming to Cartoon Network
Give me sight beyond sight! That’s right guys! Thundercats is returning to TV in the form of a new animated tv series to be called ThunderCats Roar in 2019 on Cartoon Network.
The original ThunderCats show ran from 1985 and 1989, and while ThunderCats Roar will reportedly stay true to the action-packed vision of its predecessor, it will also feature tons of comedic elements as well. Cartoon Network actually tried to bring Thundercats back before in 2011 with the show being darker and more cinematic than the original and had focused more characterization with sophisticated themes. The network had planned on 52 episodes and even though it had generally positive reviews, the series was unfortunately canceled after only one season.
The official logline for Thundercats Roar is as follows:
“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.”
Artwork for the show can be seen below and the official announcement trailer for the show can be seen here.
ThunderCats Roar stars 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.
Did you watch Thundercats as a kid? Do you plan on watching this reincarnation when it comes out or will you just rewatch the original cartoon instead? Let us know in the comments below!
ThunderCats Roar will premiere on Cartoon Network sometime in 2019.