June 2, 2010
Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) reports that production ha started
on “ThunderCats,” a new animated series for the Cartoon Network, based on the 1980's cartoon series.
"ThunderCats" is the newest series from WBA,
joining “Batman: The Brave and the Bold", recently renewed for a third season, the “The Looney Tunes Show,” “MAD,” “Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated” and “Young Justice.”
“In addition to being Warner Bros. Animation’s first anime series, ‘ThunderCats’ marks our most ambitious
foray yet into fantasy,” said the studio. “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.”
The 21st century reimagining of the series marks a creative collaboration between WBA and Japanese-based Studio4°C, (“The
Animatrix,” “Gotham Knights”, “Halo Legends.”
"...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’ and his 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..."
“ThunderCats” is executive produced by Sam Register (“Teen Titans,” “Ben 10,” “Batman: The Brave and the Bold”).
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