‘Thundercats’ Animated Series on Cartoon Network – A Quick Review

by on August 12, 2011

in Entertainment

Cheetara, Tigra and Lion-O in the new animated THUNDERCATS from Cartoon Network

I just pulled up and watched the first 3 episodes of Cartoon Network’s new and reimagined animated series, Thundercats.

All the same characters are there, Lion-O (Will Friedle), Cheetara (Emmanuelle Chriqui), Tygra (Matthew Mercer), Panthro (Kevin Michael Richardson) plus we have Grune who’s voiced by the ever popular Clancy Brown and for the premiere episode, we met Lion-O’s father, King Claudus, voiced by the original voice of Lion-O, Larry Kenny.

There’s also WilyKat and WilyKit plus there’s a voiceless Snarf. All he does is meow.

It’s an interesting, slightly new take on the franchise. In this new series, we see Lion-O become Lord of the Thundercats via tragedy and the downfall of the civilization that the cats have created on Thundera. Their downfall being at the hands of the lizards.

When his father dies, Lion-O inherits the Sword of Omens. But he’s taken on the responsibility just a bit too soon. He’s still a bit brash but he has potential.

Tygra is Lion-O’s adopted brother and Cheetara is rather well drawn/animated.

We also have met Mumm-Ra… and now that the series has kicked off, it’s basically a search as the Thundercats were instructed by Jaga, before being captured by Mumm-Ra and Grune, to find the Book of Omens before Mumm-Ra does.

And so a new generation of viewers gets to experience a new, more modernized version of Thundercats. Right now it seems like something worth checking into.

For me, it was a great flashback and I’ll go ahead and follow it for a bit to see where the tale takes this viewer.

That’s Thundercats the new animated series on Cartoon Network. Here are a few previews for tonight’s episode:


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