Today we got our first look at the new She-Ra reboot at Netflix, and now we’ve learned of another ’80s weekday afternoon favorite coming back next year. Yes, the anthropomorphic felines from the planet Thundera, the Thundercats, are returning to television, but not in a form that maybe anyone was expecting.
Announced via Entertainment Weekly, Warner Bros. Animation is bringing back the classic heroes for new animated series called ThunderCats Roar, which will debut on Cartoon Network in 2019. You can read the official series description and check out the official key art down below:
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“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 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. Executive producer Victor Courtright talks more about what we can expect from the series in the video below.
Thundercats was actually rebooted once before, back in 2011. A slightly older-skewing version of the original series, it only last one season due to low rating and poor toy sales, albeit ending on a cliffhanger. This newest iteration looks like the much more wacky and younger kid leaning shows like Teen Titans Go! and Justice League Action. This younger, more hyper style is a formula that has provided great success for Cartoon Network, so expect them to stick to it guys.
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Images: Cartoon Network / Warner Bros Animation