Remember the old Thundercats cartoon or are you a fan of……. dare I say it? the rebooted version?
For anyone who is not familiar with the show, it originally aired in 1985 and followed the adventures of a group of humanoid cat-like creatures. To be honest I can't remember too much about the actual plot but what i do remember, the Thundercats arch nemesis was Mumra, who they would battle each week.
There were four series in total. and a TV movie, this was subquently followed by a comic book series by Marvel and a series by Wildstorm. There has been a resurgence in interest in the eighties cartoon series and a new CGI film was being developed. Currently at the time of writing, the production is on hold for the movie.
You can see the concept art for this movie below, it was leaked online in 2009 and a number of sites reported on it
Obviously there is now a new Thundercats tv series, which has revamped the story for the current generation. This has a slightly different premise to the original series but all the original characters are back. Developed as a co–production between the U.S and Japan, this new anime series attempts to update the Thundercats story, in my opinion with mixed success.
Strange But True Fact
There is a fan made movie trailer for a live action version of Thundercats, This caused quite a sensation a few years ago on the Internet. Apparently it took the filmmaker 18 months to make. I can see why, it is one of the best fan made trailers I have seen.
Check it out for yourself
A great image and a fantastic t shirt designed by helljester
A fantastic shirt based on the 2011 rebooted Thundercats TV series.