We continue with the lovely world of reboots, remember with RoboCop how fantastic the 80s apparently where?
Well, the Thundercats was one of those ubercartoons from when I was younger. Consisting of 130 episodes of (in hindsight, not always) epic greatness, and without a doubt one of the BEST cartoon intro`s ever.
Which I still tend to use as a ringtone...
Back in 2011, thus it came to be that the series would be reinvigorated, and like all the 80s cartoons where actually large Mattel toy commercials, came with it`s own toyline.
But there where changes to the source material. The Thundercats where no longer a ruling race facing the evil Mum-Ra, they became a group of exiles, and had a couple new additions to the roster over the course of the season.
Lion-O went from wise prince and ruler to insecure youngling having to learn to take the grips with his destiny.
Tigra no longer was the strategist on the battlefield, but more a politician and strategist outside the field.
Panthera went from wise sensei like engineer to battle scarred veteran
Cheetara went from bodyguard and scout to more of a clerical and divine character, but remained Lion`Os love intrest none the less.
And then it got cancelled...
No-one really knows why, but it definitly is a great loss considering both the quality in design and story. And then one has to look at the junk on Nickolodeon and such, and wonders why nowadays the kids need a `do not try this at home` warning when Willie E Coyote makes another rocket bike...
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