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The New "ThunderCats" Has a Hairball or Two

by Ed Liuon July 28, 2011
There’s a fine line between archetype and cliché. Both hinge on the feeling that you’ve seen something before, but an archetype derives power from that familiarity while a cliché is weakened by it. My biggest problem with the rebooted ThunderCats is that it runs exactly along the line that separates the two for its duration. […]

SDCC2011: Toonzone Interviews Voice Actor Kevin Michael Richardson

by Jeffrey Harrison July 27, 2011
Photo by Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons While at the San Diego Comic-Con, Toonzone was able to catch up with animation voice over veteran, Kevin Michael Richardson. The long-time actor can currently be heard as Bulkhead on Transformers: Prime, Jabba the Hutt on Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and Cleveland Junior on The Cleveland Show. […]

"ThunderCats": Old Cats, New Tricks

by JerryvonKrameron July 26, 2011
Fans always find it tricky to face nostalgia head on. Few things can be as disappointing as a TV show you loved as a kid, revisited and revealed to be nowhere near as great as you remember it, and few things can be as dispiriting as having the warm, fuzzy feelings you had about it […]

"ThunderCats" Gets Off To An Inspired Start

by Todd DuBoison July 25, 2011
Get excited, folks. Cartoon Network’s new ThunderCats series sets an admirably high standard by which past, present and future revivals ought to be judged. Much more than a modern update of old ideas, this project is an ambitious reimagining that stands to the original 1980s show as Justice League did to Superfriends. For young viewers, […]

SDCC2011: New "ThunderCats" Clips Released

by Ed Liuon July 23, 2011
After a screening of the one-hour premiere of the new ThunderCats series, Cartoon Network has released the following new clips for those unable to attend the con: ThunderCats premieres on July 29, 2011, on Cartoon Network. For more details, check out Toonzone’s earlier coverage here. Return to Toonzone’s San Diego Comic-Con 2011 News Roundup

Cosmic Book News Interviews Larry Kenney on "Thundercats"

by Ed Liuon April 5, 2011
Cosmic Book News has interviewed voice actor Larry Kenney about Thundercats, both for his role as Lion-O in the original series and his role as Claudius, Lion-O’s father, in the new upcoming relaunch. Among other topics, Kenney discusses his approach to the original character, what he knows about other cast members from the original series […]

The New Thundercats and the Retro Revival

by Todd DuBoison June 2, 2010
Today’s unexpected news about the development of Warner Bros’ new ThunderCats cartoon for a 2011 premiere is welcome and interesting for a few reasons worth noting. First of all, I think it’s fair to say that assorted animation news in the past nine months has introduced a fad of retro revival. What young adults grew […]

Cartoon Intro Cavalcade: "Thundercats" Ho!

by Eileen Cruzon August 11, 2009
From the opening trumpets, to the over-the-top whining electric guitars, to the beautifully detailed and yet still fluid animation, there’s only one word suitable to describe the Thundercats opening theme, “badass”. It’s a slick 1:15 of animation that gets you entirely psyched up to watch a cartoon that’s not nearly as good as what you […]

Newsarama Interviews Larry Kenney, Voice of "Thundercats" Lion-O

by Ed Liuon May 30, 2008
Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has interviewed Larry Kenney, best known as the voice of Thundercats leader Lion-O. Kenney discusses how his career started on radio with Don Imus, how the decision to produce Thundercats in New York City led to his casting, and the moving letters he’s received from numerous fans of th show.

"Thundercats": A Critical Retrospective

by JerryvonKrameron January 11, 2008
Looking back, I see growing up in the UK in the 1980s as a uniquely soulless experience. When I was eight, my favourite drink was Coca-Cola, my favourite treat on a day out was a visit to McDonalds, and my favourite cartoon action hero was a guy designed solely to sell plastic action figures. (If […]