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Thundercats!

Posted: 26 Jan 2011 09:48
by Freakzilla
http://www.toonzone.net/news/articles/3 ... cats-image

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Roaring to life through WBA and Studio4°C’s use of the Japanese animated artistry of anime, “ThunderCats” characters Lion-O, Mumm-Ra, Panthro, Cheetara and others will spring off the screen with realistic cat-like characteristics inconceivable in previous incarnations.

The new “ThunderCats” will appeal to viewers who have loved the characters all their lives as well as young newcomers to the franchise. A sweeping tale combining swords and science and boasting ferocious battles with the highest of stakes, the grand origin story of Prince Lion-O’s ascension to the throne – and of those who would thwart his destiny at any cost – takes on epic dimensions in this sharp new telling. As the forces of good and evil battle each other in the quest for the fabled Stones of Power, Lion-O and his champions learn valuable lessons of loyalty, honor and mortality in every episode.

“ThunderCats” is executive produced by Sam Register (“Teen Titans,” “Ben 10,” “Batman: The Brave and the Bold”). Michael Jelenic (“Batman: The Brave and the Bold,” “Wonder Woman”) and Ethan Spaulding (“Avatar: The Last Airbender”) are the producers.

Re: Thundercats!

Posted: 26 Jan 2011 12:58
by Omphalos
Well. That's going to suck.

Re: Thundercats!

Posted: 26 Jan 2011 13:16
by Freakzilla
:lol:

Could is suck as bad as the original? I don't think we're even close to the suckularity.

Re: Thundercats!

Posted: 26 Jan 2011 13:58
by Tleszer
I'm sure it will suck, but I'll check it out none-the-less. It can't be Anderhack bad, can it?

Re: Thundercats!

Posted: 26 Jan 2011 14:21
by Freakzilla
Well, I'm not Thundercats Purist so I'm sure this new cartoon won't personally offend me. :)

Re: Thundercats!

Posted: 26 Jan 2011 14:26
by Omphalos
I didn't mean that it would suck because it deviated so far from the source material that it will be unrecognizable. I meant it will suck in a vacuum; sucking for the mere fact that it will suck.

I'm sure shit like Thundar the Barbarian and the live-action Laff-A-Lympics are not far behind in the development pipeline. :roll:

Re: Thundercats!

Posted: 26 Jan 2011 14:46
by SandChigger
Fuck. :shock:

I wonder if that "O" is really ou 王 meaning "king"? Would make the one character "Prince Lion-King". :doh:

(Is this just an English redo of an original Japanese thing? It kinda sounds familiar for some reason. But then I have this well-honed stupidsense that generally steers me away from dumb shit.... :think: )

(And, yeah, I was thinking this has already collapsed well within the Anderson Radius and achieved naked suckularity.)

Re: Thundercats!

Posted: 26 Jan 2011 16:08
by Tleszer
Chig, this is a remake of a '80s kids show. Though I'm clearly not in the target audience, there is a nostalgia factor that I can't deny. Heck, the first time I visited a cave when I was on vacation in Arizona my dad and I referred to the cave as "The Cave of Time" from the show (I had just turned 4).

I will say this, though. I hope Snarf dies a horrible, horrible death. Anyone wanna takes bets on whether or not the pilot for the remake has naked Thundercats? :shifty: What? The original did.

Re: Thundercats!

Posted: 26 Jan 2011 17:13
by SandChigger
Ah, the 1980s?

Yes, I remember those. Sort of. :lol:

God I'm old. :(

But 'Rider's OLDER! :dance: :lol:

Re: Thundercats!

Posted: 26 Jan 2011 17:18
by Tleszer
SandChigger wrote:God I'm old. :(

But 'Rider's OLDER! :dance: :lol:

:laughing:

Re: Thundercats!

Posted: 26 Jan 2011 17:52
by Kojiro
Omphalos wrote:Well. That's going to suck.


And the original didn't?

Re: Thundercats!

Posted: 26 Jan 2011 18:37
by Omphalos
Kojiro wrote:
Omphalos wrote:Well. That's going to suck.


And the original didn't?


Did I say that?

Re: Thundercats!

Posted: 26 Jan 2011 18:40
by lotek
i watched some episodes of the old series not so long ago and two things

one Snarf must die in a fire or something painful; on this I agree

two watching old shows from your youth is not always a good idea

and three Chig and Rider are old :p

Re: Thundercats!

Posted: 26 Jan 2011 19:30
by Kojiro
Omphalos wrote:
Kojiro wrote:
Omphalos wrote:Well. That's going to suck.


And the original didn't?


Did I say that?


It seemed implied.

(Wow, all of these smileys and not one that appears to be shrugging.)

Re: Thundercats!

Posted: 26 Jan 2011 19:54
by Hunchback Jack
Yeah, what's up with that?

:confusion-shrug:

;)

HBJ

Re: Thundercats!

Posted: 26 Jan 2011 22:01
by Nekhrun
I want to see a live action Grape Ape or Hong Kong Phooey

Re: Thundercats!

Posted: 26 Jan 2011 22:41
by SandChigger
lotek wrote:and three Chig and Rider are old :p

Moon squid take thee and eat thine eyes! :twisted:

Re: Thundercats!

Posted: 26 Jan 2011 23:03
by Kojiro
Hunchback Jack wrote:Yeah, what's up with that?

:confusion-shrug:

;)

HBJ


Funny, I can't seem to find that in the selection.

Re: Thundercats!

Posted: 26 Jan 2011 23:06
by D Pope
Nekhrun wrote:I want to see a live action Grape Ape or Hong Kong Phooey

I think HKP might be in the works, seems like there's been a lot of him about... Till then, this stuff makes me laugh. Why oh why was it cancelled?
My favorite bit from Grape Ape was when a canary was bullying the pet shop and GA threatened to put salt on his tail so he couldn't fly. The canary told him that it was just an old wives tale and didn't work, so the Ape dropped a twenty lb. bag of salt on him. :lol:


Re: Thundercats!

Posted: 27 Jan 2011 05:13
by SandChigger
I'm lost....

Re: Thundercats!

Posted: 27 Jan 2011 07:41
by lotek
the smoke monster did it

Re: Thundercats!

Posted: 27 Jan 2011 12:37
by SandChigger
Not that lost. :roll:

Re: Thundercats!

Posted: 27 Jan 2011 14:21
by D Pope
I just threw in the Tick as an example of cartoon-to-live action silliness... And I think it's funny.

Re: Thundercats!

Posted: 27 Jan 2011 14:26
by Freakzilla
I loved "The Tick" cartoon.

Brace yourself while Corporate America tries to sell us its wretched things.

Re: Thundercats!

Posted: 27 Jan 2011 19:41
by SandChigger
I could become a Tick fan. :D