Sunday, July 31, 2011

The Triumphant Return of the Thunder Cats

**This may include spoilers so if you haven't seen this yet please do not read**

I was parked in front of the TV 30 mins prior to the start and did not move until it was over. This past Friday the Cartoon Network premier the new Thunder Cats series and I'll be the first to say "Good Job". The story is based around the same fundamental concepts of the original series, such as young lion cubs growth into leadership, the conflicts with Mum Ra and the mutants and betrayal among partners. The early appearance of Groom was incredibly well done. All the favorite characters get reintroduced to us with fresh twists to keep the old school just as invested as the new school.

You see, when you deal with such an Iconic set of images it's very difficult to pull it off without issues. Either one of the millions who grew up on the Thunder Cats gets offended such as the Panthro Issue, yet you still have to freshen the series up for those that never knew the Cats. All in all I'm in and will be following what I hope is a long run for this next generation Thunder Cats Production.


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