The Thundercats are being reimagined July 29th on Cartoon Network in a 1hr television movie.
The original ThunderCats is an American animated television series that was produced by Rankin/Bass Productions (the same that created the SilverHawks, TigerSharks and The Comic Strip) debuting in 1985, based on the characters created by Tobin “Ted” Wolf. The series follows the adventures of a group of cat-like humanoid aliens. The animation was provided by Pacific Animation Corporation. Season 1 of the show aired in 1985 (65 episodes), followed by a TV movie entitled ThunderCats – HO! in 1986. Seasons 2, 3 and 4 followed a new format of twenty episodes each, starting with a five-part story; these aired from 1987 to 1988, 1988 to 1989, and 1989 to 1990, respectively.
Lucasfilm Ltd. and Cartoon Network are inviting fans to limited theatrical screenings and a big screen sneak peek at an all-new Clone Wars villain – the monstrous Savage Opress!
For the first time ever, Sith training will be explored – and with it, truths about the very nature of the dark side itself!
A warrior forged by a dark sorcery as mystical and powerful as the Force, Opress will uncover shocking revelations about the galaxy’s tenuous balance of power, including secrets about one of the Sith’s most infamous villains — Episode I’s Darth Maul! From his origins to his fate, Maul’s mysteries will at long last be uncovered…
For a list of cities where these screenings will occur, and to RSVP, go to www.starwars.com/darthmaulsecrets. These screenings are FREE, but attendees are asked to bring a new/unwrapped toy to benefit children in need this