THUNDERCATS Roar Into New CARTOON NETWORK Show

ThunderCats Roar
Credit: Warner Bros. Animation/Cartoon Network
Credit: Warner Bros. Animation/Cartoon Network

Warner Bros.'s ThunderCats are returning in an all-new Cartoon Network animated series scheduled to launch in 2019. Titled ThunderCats Roar, the new series is being produced by Warner Bros. Animation.

“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," reads the show's oficial description. "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.”

The original ThunderCats was created by the late Ted "Tobin" Wolf and ran from 1985 to 1989. In 2011, Cartoon Network ran an earlier Warner Bros. Animation-produced ThunderCats reboot, but it was cancelled after one season.

“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,” said producer Victor Courtright. “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.”

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The voice cast of ThunderCats Road is comprised of Max Mittelman (Lion-O and Wilykat), Erica Lindbeck (Cheetara and Wilykit), Patrick Seitz (Tygra and Mumm-Ra), and Chris Jae Alex (Panthro).

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