After their anime-influenced reboot series was cancelled, they are back on Cartoon Network with an all-new series that will go in a little harder on comedy.
I am of course referring to Thundercats, who will return next year in Thundercats Roar.
The voice cast is as follows:
- Max Mittelman as Lion-O and Wilykat
- Erica Lindbeck as Cheetara and Wilykit
- Chris Jai Alex as Panthro
- Patrick Seitz as Tygra and Mumm-Ra
The summary for the series is as follows: “Staying true to the premise of the original series, Lion-O and the ThunderCats — Tygra, Panthro, Cheetara, Wilykat, and Wilykit — barely escape the sudden destruction of their home world, Thundera, only to crash land on the mysterious and exotic planet of Third Earth. Lion-O, the newly appointed Lord of the ThunderCats, attempts to lead the team as they make this planet their new home. A bizarre host of creatures and villains stand in their way, including the evil Mumm-Ra, Third Earth’s wicked ruler who will let nothing, including the ThunderCats, stop his tyrannical reign over the planet.”
Producer Victor Coutright has this to say. “I think the world that they built lends itself really well to comedy because of how silly and crazy and outlandish those ideas are and some of those settings are. But at the same time, it wouldn’t be ThunderCats if it didn’t have super cool action elements because that’s what people came back to. It’s very much something that we want to lean on. So with the new show, we’re not walking away from the action in any bit. Every step we take towards comedy, we take two more towards really cool action scenes and explosions and lasers and actions effects.”