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Cartoon Network reboots Thundercats
Last summer, Cartoon Network and Warner Bros. Animation announced they would be rebooting the 1980's animated classic Thundercats animated series. In anticipation of its debut later this year, a 2 minute trailer was released featuring a much leaner Lion-O and his team of cat-like humanoid aliens .
As child of the 80's, fan of original show and a self-confessed grown up nerd, I'm not really feeling it.
Warner Bros. chose to go with a Japanaese animation company, STUDIO4°C, responsible for the reboot of the Transformers. Based on the clips from the trailer, the animation feels a bit too much like anime, leaving behind the grittyness that made the original a classic.
When watching the trailer below, focus no further than the shots of Mumm-Ra, the demonic, mummified sorcerer and nemesis of the Thundercats. I recently watched some of the original episodes, and his eyes are as piercing and bone chilling as I remember them when I was kid. The 2011 version? It looks like Dragon Ball Z's Goku is about to enter the screen with a Kamehameha blast.
It just doesn't feel right. Check out the trailer below, judge for yourself.