Warner Bros Animation is bringing back the 80s cartoon as a new animated series titled ThunderCats Roar. The series will debut on Cartoon Network in 2019. Victor Courtright (Pickle and Peanut) and Marly Halpern-Graser (Right Now Kapow) serve as producers, with Sam Register (Teen Titans Go!) as executive producer.
The premise is still the same, where the ThunderCats Lion-O (new Lord of the group), Tygra, Panthro, Cheetara, Wilykat and Wilykit escape from their destroyed home world Thundera to settle on Third Earth. As they make the mysterious planet their new home, the group faces weird creatures and villains like the evil ruler Mumm-Ra.
This will be the third iteration of the series. Thundercats originally ran from 1985-1989 for four seasons, with a reboot in 2011-2012 for 26 episodes.
The sci-fi action adventure’s animation style will be similar as other Cartoon Network shows, The Amazing World of Gumball and Clarence. In the behind the scenes video below, Courtwright promises just as much action with the comedy. “With the new show we are not walking away from the action. . . Every step we take towards comedy, we take two more towards really cool action scenes, and explosions, and laser effects.”
Voicing the infamous characters are:
- Max Mittelman (Justice League Action) as Lion-O and Wilykat
- Erica Lindbeck (DC Super Hero Girls) as Cheetara and Wilykit
- Patrick Seitz (Justice League Action) as Tygra and Mumm-Ra
- Chris Jai Alex (Star Wars: Battlefront II) as Panthro
Below is the artwork for the show. Will you be watching this new iteration of ThunderCats? Sound off below in the comments!