ThunderCats are back
- Bang Showbiz
- 3 June 2010
Cartoon Network is reviving children's classic TV show 'ThunderCats', as a new animé production run with Warner Bros
'ThunderCats' is being revived by the Cartoon Network.
The children's classic TV show - which also had a comic book written about its sci-fi characters - will return to TV screens next year as a modern animé-style version of the 80s series.
Sam Register, from Warner Bros. Animation (WBA), who is running the show with Studio 4C, said: "In addition to being Warner's first animé series, 'ThunderCats' marks our most ambitious foray yet into fantasy.
"The realism and dynamic visual style we've achieved are sure to thrill viewers, and the cool weapons, vehicles and technology should help the show appeal to a diverse audience."
Swords, science and high-stakes battles will be regular occurrences as good and evil clash for the coveted prize of the Stones of Power.
According to a statement from WBA, the re-imagined story will also involve lead ThunderCat character Lion-O on his "ascension to the throne - and of those who would thwart his destiny at any cost".
'ThunderCats' will mark the latest WBA series on Cartoon Network, joining 'Batman: The Brave and the Bold' and the upcoming 'The Looney Tunes Show,' 'MAD,' 'Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated'.