While they had a short stint on Cartoon Network back in 2011, the Thundercats are returning to the network for an all-new animated series titled, Thundercars Roar. The show is set to air in 2019. One of the producers on the upcoming series, Victor Courtright, recently spoke with Entertainment Weekly and spoke about plans for the series.
“I think the world that they built lends itself really well to comedy because of how silly and crazy and outlandish those ideas are and some of those settings are, but at the same time, it wouldn’t be ThunderCats if it didn’t have super cool action elements because that’s what people came back to. It’s very much something that we want to lean on. So with the new show, we’re not walking away from the action in any bit. Every step we take towards comedy, we take two more towards really cool action scenes and explosions and lasers and actions effects.”
From the footage in the video, this iteration of Thundercats appears to be geared toward a younger audience. The animation style lends itself to a more comedic and what some may call silly approach. I grew up watching the original show, couldn’t get enough of it back then. I never watched the 2011 series, but from checking out some clips on Youtube, it seems to be far more in line with the original series than Thundercats Roar. Only time will tell if this version of the Thundercats is what fans are looking for.
An official synopsis follows below.
“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.”
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Source: Entertainment Weekly (via CBR)