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Studio 4°C and Warner Bros. To Remake US Cartoon ThunderCats

by dtshyk
Jun 3, 2010 3:16 AM | 75 Comments
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.

Source: Anime!Anime!

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That's because " now-oh-so-trendy" Lion-O is in a secret relationship with the " now- extra-hairy" Panthro whose pet name is "papi" .

Feb 8, 2011 5:14 AM by bergil

Naruleach said:
An official image has been released:

Source


Oh Wow....um, lol. Little odd.

Cheetara's cute, and Lion-o has like the typical "hey I have the bishounen main character Vegeta hair" hair, lol! (but pink hair?)

Feb 7, 2011 8:48 PM by shakeyourpup45

I actually quite like those designs.

Also, unexpected news is unexpected.

Jan 28, 2011 1:16 PM by Seasonreaper

An official image has been released:

Source

Jan 28, 2011 1:23 AM by Naruleach

Lepchin17 said:


Does this mean we're gonna see an increase of Cheetara hentai?


i certainly hope so.

Jun 6, 2010 10:07 PM by TheDarkness

Devil said:
I guess this means that Mumra will change to Mumra-san

Naw, this is designed to be released on cartoon network so it will be in English. Just like the original series, it's japanese animation and american voices.

Jun 6, 2010 10:09 AM by saka

I guess this means that Mumra will change to Mumra-san

Jun 6, 2010 7:23 AM by Devil

Haha what. Someone's lying to me.

...I honestly don't know what I think about this.

Jun 5, 2010 10:19 PM by Miriette

Lepchin17 said:
THUNDER!

THUNDER!

THUNDERCATS! HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO~!!!!!!!!




hahahaha i used to watch this all the time. also with Gigantor. i will definitely watch this.

Jun 4, 2010 10:39 PM by kisami

saka said:
Daimyo said:
It's going to suck and/or get canned Japanese people can't animate American cartoons.

TheDarkness said:
the original ThunderCats animation was done by a Japanese anime company.

"The animation was provided by Pacific Animation Corporation, the working name for a collective of Japanese studios including Topcraft, a group who would later go on to form Studio Ghibli." - from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thundercats

the story and voiceovers were done by the american company Rankin/Bass (of Lord of the Rings fame)


Let me amend my previous statement. Japanese anime studios of today can't animate american series for crap(thundercats=American pls read why thanks). That new transformers show from 2k7 sucked balls, batman anime terrible, wolverine anime a bucket of shit. Leave it to the Japan of today to fuck up a good concept(Toyota ). Everything was better in the 80s, the tv shows, movies, the sex you name it. Hell I still love the 10 years that came after it which I call 80s part 2. FYI I think we all know a ton of 80s shows were animated by Japanese studios even more obscure ones like galaxy high. But in the 80s these shows didn't feel Japanese they felt AMERICAN.

Jun 4, 2010 7:02 PM by Daimyo

Daimyo said:
It's going to suck and/or get canned Japanese people can't animate American cartoons.

TheDarkness said:
the original ThunderCats animation was done by a Japanese anime company.

"The animation was provided by Pacific Animation Corporation, the working name for a collective of Japanese studios including Topcraft, a group who would later go on to form Studio Ghibli." - from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thundercats

the story and voiceovers were done by the american company Rankin/Bass (of Lord of the Rings fame)

Jun 4, 2010 2:57 PM by saka

It's going to suck and/or get canned Japanese people can't animate American cartoons.

Jun 4, 2010 12:45 PM by Daimyo

I can tell that Thundercats has quite a place on a certain generation's childhood. This justifies that the expectations are huge. Let us all hope that this turns out to be something legendary.

Jun 4, 2010 12:13 PM by havok_

This...will be interesting. I'm a big fan of Thunder Cats.

Jun 4, 2010 11:20 AM by arhazivory

If it's not in English I'm gonna kill someone..

Jun 4, 2010 6:28 AM by Ullus

And yet if it were a Japanese anime being reproduced by even a stellar American studio, the cries of "Ruined FOREVER!" would be ringing through the server like a thousand nails scraping across the world's biggest chalkboard...

Jun 4, 2010 5:48 AM by Kuyu

I just thought of something.

Does this mean we're gonna see an increase of Cheetara hentai?

Jun 4, 2010 3:34 AM by Lepchin

Master_M2K said:
Well I didn't expect this kind of news today... or ever in fact (¬_¬).


Me too. Thundercats? I used to watch it as a kid. And really, I never liked it before. ANd I'm pretty sure, wont like it in anime form, but who knows.

Jun 4, 2010 1:52 AM by underMebius

My childhood coming back to life again. Excellent news.

Jun 4, 2010 12:18 AM by LemonLyme

Shiroth said:
Lepchin17 said:
THUNDER!

THUNDER!

THUNDERCATS! HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO~!!!!!!!!

If this isn't the OP for the new series, i'll cry forever and ever.


This :/

Jun 3, 2010 11:16 PM by magentaanbu