According to Anime!Anime!, Warner Bros. announced a remake TV series of US Cartoon ThunderCats, which was originally aired in 1980's. Japanese anime studio Studio 4°C will be in charge of the anime production. Sam Register, the Executive Vice President of Warner Bros. Animation (WBA), called the new ThunderCats "WBA's first anime series".
The original TV series was created by Rankin/Bass and they outsourced the anime productions to a Japanese studio Top Craft, the forerunner of Studio Ghibli.
Usually I would say: "what the heck???!!! This is never going to work!!!!"
However, since it's Studio 4°C, I have higher hopes for it. Guess we'll just have to see how it turns out.
Though I have to say, why a remake? I would much rather watch a whole new storyline than a rehash of an existing one. Yeah, I am not much of a fan of remakes in general. :/ If it wasn't for the fact that Studio 4°C was involved in this, I probably couldn't care less. Hopefully they will bring something fresh to the table, like they did with the Dark Knight.
"Forged in darkness with wheat harvested from Hell's half acre. Baked by Beelzabub; slathered with mayonnaise beaten from the evil eggs of dark chickens, force-fed to dogs by the hands of a one-eyed madman. Cheese boiled from the rancid utters of fanged cows. Layered with 666 separate meats from an animal which has maggots for blood."
ios said: woh its like USA and Japan is merging eh? Ironman, Wolverine, X-Men, Heroman and now Thundercats
Bad...Bad...Good...Bad. A .250 average isn't something to proud of, except in professional baseball.
tminus31 said: hmm, this could either be a masterpiece of an idea or a total disaster
I don't know about masterpiece but it would revive the series if they do it right. But you're right....it will either be very good or a disaster. I will say good if Warner Bros. keeps thier "creative" talent away from 4°C. American animation has been less then stellar for a very long time.
Holy shit...I was just thinking about this the day I was watching that Denver The Last Dinosaur video. "I wonder what Thundercats would be like if it was an anime D:?" and now this. This could either be a flop or a great hit. Shooting for the latter.
MagicWookie said: One of my dreams has just come true. Now they just need to remake He-Man, The Spiderman cartoon from the mid-90's and the x-men cartoon from early 90's and I will be one happy camper.
There was a re-make of He-Man back in 2002...and (in my opinion) it failed compared to the original.