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Details On The New Thundercats Animated Series

Posted on 06 November 2010 by Christian

We haven’t heard much from this in a while, but now thanks to MTV and show producer Michael Jelenic, we have some new details..

Thundercats are incredibly, almost inexplicably popular. Don’t get me wrong, I loved it too. Had all the action figures etc. But I think its amazing how the love for the show has endured all these years. So when a new animated show was announced, people(after they expressed their disappointment that it wasn’t a live action movie we were getting!) were very excited indeed.

The new show’s producer Michael Jelenic dropped by MTV and revealed some interesting stuff. He says that the term “reimagining” will only refer to a bit of tinkering with the mythology. Jelenic says they plan to simplify things a little..

“It’s a pretty complicated backstory that borrows from a lot of other sci-fi stuff, like Superman and Star Wars. In developing this, I wanted it to be a little more simple. In the other version, there’s something like three different planets involved, and they all converge onto one planet, and nobody’s really connected. I just wanted to bring that all together. It’s reimagined in that way, but at the same time, we’re going to see the characters that we love,”

Awesome! Panthro, Tygra, Cheetarah..Snarf. Yes folks, Liono’s annoying nurse maid is back..

“Everyone always wants to know about Snarf, He will be in it, and he will not talk. Don’t worry. He won’t be going, ‘Lion-O, why don’t you do this? We just having him say, ‘Snarf! Snarf!’ That’s a way to get him in the show without annoying every single person who hates him. It’s funny, because people are always like, ‘I hate Snarf! Wait. you’re not going to put him in? That’s terrible!’”

I’m glad Snarf is in, but also glad he’l be mute! So what can we expect from the animation style, and the new look of the characters?

“I think when people see the final character designs, people will think it’s a different take, but it will feel very familiar to the old series. The colors aren’t quite as bright as they were. I’s a little darker take, but you’ll recognize everybody.”

“We have some great artists [on 'Thundercats'], We’re using a very famous Japanese animation studio, Studio4C, which did ‘The Animatrix.’ They’re going to have their signature stuff on it. It’s going to be pretty epic.”

Great stuff. I still want a live action movie though:(


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