Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) has begun production on Ã¢â‚¬Å“ThunderCats,Ã¢â‚¬Â an all-new animated series for Cartoon Network, based upon the iconic 1980s action classic. Ã¢â‚¬Å“ThunderCatsÃ¢â‚¬Â is the newest series from WBA, joining Ã¢â‚¬Å“Batman: The Brave and the Bold,Ã¢â‚¬Â which was recently renewed for a third season, and the following forthcoming programs: Ã¢â‚¬Å“The Looney Tunes Show,Ã¢â‚¬Â Ã¢â‚¬Å“MAD,Ã¢â‚¬Â Ã¢â‚¬Å“Scooby-Doo! Mystery IncorporatedÃ¢â‚¬Â and Ã¢â‚¬Å“Young Justice.Ã¢â‚¬Â The announcement was made today by Sam Register, Executive Vice President, Creative Affairs, Warner Bros. Animation.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“In addition to being Warner Bros. AnimationÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s first anime series, Ã¢â‚¬ËœThunderCatsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ marks our most ambitious foray yet into fantasy,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Register. Ã¢â‚¬Å“The realism and dynamic visual style weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve achieved are sure to thrill viewers, and the cool weapons, vehicles and technology should help the show appeal to a diverse audience.Ã¢â‚¬Â
The 21st century reimagining of the series marks a creative collaboration between WBA and Studio4Ã‚Â°C, one of the most vibrant animation studios in Japan, with credits including Ã¢â‚¬Å“The Animatrix,Ã¢â‚¬Â Ã¢â‚¬Å“Gotham KnightsÃ¢â‚¬Â and Ã¢â‚¬Å“Halo Legends.Ã¢â‚¬Â WBA is working closely with Studio4Ã‚Â°C, utilizing the latterÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s expertise to give the Ã¢â‚¬Å“ThunderCatsÃ¢â‚¬Â characters a new cutting-edge look while remaining true to the compelling storylines and mythology of the original series.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“We at Studio4Ã‚Â°C are excited to be in this creative partnership with Warner Bros. Animation to bring Ã¢â‚¬ËœThunderCatsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ to life,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Eiko Tanaka, President and CEO, Studio4Ã‚Â°C. Ã¢â‚¬Å“This collaboration combines the strengths of our two companies Ã¢â‚¬â€œ high production values and great storytelling Ã¢â‚¬â€œ toward reintroducing this classic fan-favorite to a new audience.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Roaring to life through WBA and Studio4Ã‚Â°CÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s use of the Japanese animated artistry of anime, Ã¢â‚¬Å“ThunderCatsÃ¢â‚¬Â characters Lion-O, Mumm-Ra, Panthro, Cheetara and others will spring off the screen with realistic cat-like characteristics inconceivable in previous incarnations.
The new Ã¢â‚¬Å“ThunderCatsÃ¢â‚¬Â 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-OÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s ascension to the throne Ã¢â‚¬â€œ and of those who would thwart his destiny at any cost Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 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.
God i just hope they don’t fuck up one of my greatest childhood memories.