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13 Comments

  1. Looks good. I just wished they would have left something regarding when it would begin. Even a season or month would be good.

  2. Looks better than most of their recent offerings. Shame they didn’t even give us a vague “airing this spring/summer/whaterver” hint, though.

  3. Dino-lizard men!? Cat-people with swords!? Snarf! What’s not to love.

    Tho, I am somewhat concerned that I didn’t get any Panthro in the teaser? Figures they cut out the only black thundercat.

  4. Wow. That looks pretty hot.
    I suppose the one fear I have is about the soundtrack.
    This trailer worked very well for me because they picked right music to back the visuals.
    However, there is no guarantee that the actual series will sound like this.

    I will live in hope.

  5. Looked great to me. I get the sense it will have a drastically different storyline than the original as it doesn’t appear to take place on the same planet. Definitely a shame to not see Panthro or Mumm-Ra (assuming he will be in it).

  6. Mumm-Ra was in there but it was real quick you had to look for it. I doubt they’d drop Panthro. Each Thundercat had a specific quality they were good at. Panthro was the vehicle mechanic and fabricator, (joke in the series he was the champion scrounger), Tigra was the architect, Cheetara was the psychic ,ESP, etc, Snarf could communicate with various wildlife and was the cook/caretaker. Wily Kit and Kat that was the question I had in the original series for they were kids themselves I suppose the creators of the series didn’t want to have it being all adults a helping Lion-O. The thing I liked for this series was they had Grune the Destroyer, (Thundercat with one tooth missing on the giant siege engine that it looked like some of Slithe’s(Mutant Lizards) relations were pulling along). Watch the Original Thundercats and you see Ol’ Grune. Hope they give this cartoon a good run or better run than the Masters of the Universe cartoon that was done also for Cartoon Network 2000-2002 that helped fill some storylines from the original Filmation He-Man Masters of the Universe in the early 80’s

  7. I wish I had caught more of that updated Masters of the Universe. I recall it being pretty nicely done. Unfortunately when it aired was not a great time for me to catch a series. Might need to see if that’s available on Netflix or something and check that out. I was a huge fan of the original.

    I just re-watched the Thundercats clip here and did catch Mumm-Ra this time. All in all I really like what I see here. The original characters I think have a good updated look that isn’t drastically changed from the original. I think this series has great potential if they mate the animation up with quality voices.

    • If you catch the 2000-02 MOTU Cartoon. I have a tip if your want the DVD’s. There’s two types out now. The older one is from BCI Ink&Paint(they’re out of business),has the 3 seasons and alot of extras in the bonus features. These can be found on eBay and Amazon. The other is Mill Creek version recent release its a bare bones dvd set of the complete series just the episodes…. Check out places like Amazon,eBay or a used DVD CD store if you got one in your area….

  8. My only question is whether this series is going to follow any of the original plotline? I didn’t see anyone who looked much like Jaga, nor an exodus from Thundara, nor the Thundercats cat shaped compound and it looks like Lion-O has aged naturally to whatever age he’s at now and he’s grown up on the original Thundara. Just seems like same characters, completely different story. It is just a preview though, so I’ll wait to see what happens in the series.

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