ThunderCats Reboot Coming to Cartoon Network

Posted June 5th, 2010 at 11:16 am

Warner Brothers has announced they have begun production on a 21st century re-imagination of the 1980s classic ThunderCats for the Cartoon Network. They also released the first teaser image which definitely suggests there will be a darker tone. No word yet on when the show could make its debut. I grew up watching ThunderCats, and though it wasn’t my favorite show at the time I’ll definitely be interested to see what they do with it now.

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.