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, […]
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: (Movie native size: 1920 x 1080) – click “full-screen” icon in lower-right to enlarge (Movie native size: 1920 x 1080) – click “full-screen” icon in lower-right to enlarge […]
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 […]
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 […]
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’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.
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 […]