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The New Thundercats:

Moldova, never change.
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New designs

So far, I like it. Lion-O does look a bit young and no Mumm-Ra so far.

edited 25th Jan '11 5:09:10 PM by SatanicHamster

 2 Geth Knight, Tue, 25th Jan '11 5:22:29 PM from St.Charles, Missouri
Wasn't Lion-O just a child that went though a magically induced growth spurt in the original?
You can't trust the manga.
Moldova, never change.
Yeah, back in the 80's. I don't know what's the deal with this incarnation. I've heard that Mumm-Ra looks more or less like the original but nobody has the pics yet.

 4 Geth Knight, Tue, 25th Jan '11 5:37:56 PM from St.Charles, Missouri
Any new information about when it's coming out?
You can't trust the manga.
 5 Chaosjunction, Tue, 25th Jan '11 5:40:07 PM from Inside nowhere
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New Thundercats?

Awesome.

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Where's Snarf?

I don't really like Lion-O's look...

 7 Star Outlaw, Tue, 25th Jan '11 6:41:58 PM from Space Frontier
Time to roll the dice
I actually really like the new look. Now I can't wait for the new series to start airing.

I read of Wikipedia that Larry Kenney is doing the voice of Lion-O's father, but it says he's also Tygra's father. So, I guess they're brothers now? I don't really mind. The changes could be a good thing. I'd rather have Lion-O as an older teenager than a kid in an adult's body.
 8 Mousa The 14, Tue, 25th Jan '11 7:26:14 PM from Northern Virginia Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
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I like the new design of Lion-O. Makes more sense for his cryogenic accident to make him an older teen rather than an adult and the armor fits.

I dislike Cheetarah's new outfit, too unnecessarily skimpy. Ahd I dislike Panthro's new design. It's the sideburns, the lack of hair on his head makes him look old and the larger body size jut screams "We're going to emphasize less on his technical genius and martial arts skills and make him a straight up Big guy."
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 9 Napoleon De Cheese, Tue, 25th Jan '11 8:04:45 PM from Valencia, Venezuela
Uuuuuuuuuuhhhhhhhhhhh...
Lion-O looks like he just escaped out of a Naruto filler.
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Moldova, never change.
Here's a clearer pic of the Thundercats.

It looks like Tigra keeps the bolo whip.

 11 Moe Dantes, Wed, 26th Jan '11 4:30:09 AM from the Land of Classics
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I gotta admit, those character designs are a lot better than I expected...

Here's my wishes for the new cartoon:

1) They don't leave out Snarf, Wilykat and Wilykit.

2) They do have more episodes with the Berserkers (I really liked those guys)

3) They have the Lunataks actually not suck. In particular Alluro was actually a compelling villain sometimes.

4) They don't go all Darker and Edgier on us.

5) Either have it be serialized from the get-go (like most anime) or else stick to telling one-off stories that happen to reference each other from time to time (like the original cartoon).

edited 26th Jan '11 4:32:47 AM by MoeDantes

 12 tricksterson, Wed, 26th Jan '11 11:36:20 AM from Behind you with an icepick Relationship Status: I made a point to burn all of the photographs
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I am desperately hoping that Snarf doesn't show up, I hated him. Mousa 14: Cheetarah's outfit too skimpy? Impossible.
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 13 Seamus, Wed, 26th Jan '11 1:25:08 PM from the Quantum Savanna
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The source I saw said that Snarf is in, and looks about the same as his old-school incarnation. Same with Wilykit and Wilykat.
Moldova, never change.
I found this quote:

The TV screen had a promotional trailer with interviews from the cast (Mr. Kenney was not included) so I also saw the design of the Kittens, Snarf, Slithe and Mumm-Ra. Snarf and mummy Mumm-Ra were almost identical to the originals, Slithe and transformed Mumm-Ra were in between, while the Kittens were completely redesigned (and looked tiny on Panthro’s shoulders).

 15 Mousa The 14, Wed, 26th Jan '11 7:11:07 PM from Northern Virginia Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
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@ Tricksterton: You're kidding, right? Yes it is! Especially since before she wore a jumpsuit, and that was okay.

This I can understand for the time period and if I were rebooting the series I would porbably go with somethign similar but with more armour.

What we're getting now is needlessly titillating and actually covers less.
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 16 Napoleon De Cheese, Wed, 26th Jan '11 7:14:17 PM from Valencia, Venezuela
Uuuuuuuuuuhhhhhhhhhhh...
[up] Mind, it makes sense of sorts if they're going for a more 'ragged gang of underdogs (pun!)' feel.
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 17 Mousa The 14, Wed, 26th Jan '11 7:20:11 PM from Northern Virginia Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
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That totally explains Lion-O's armour and Tygra's reasonably kickass outfit. They look about as ragatg as the cast of Tales Of Phantasia.
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 18 Star Outlaw, Wed, 26th Jan '11 8:42:19 PM from Space Frontier
Time to roll the dice
If Lion-O and Tygra are royalty (and that's what I'm assuming about Tygra for now) then maybe they got better equipment.

I wonder if Tygra will be the new tech guy, since he's got the gun.
 19 Moe Dantes, Thu, 27th Jan '11 1:23:45 AM from the Land of Classics
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I mean, on one hand the pilot episode of the original cartoon had them running around nude, and they were given their clothing explicitly to help them survive the "harsh climate" of Third Earth... and then he gives them bathing suits.

On the other hand, you could say "well, if they dressed kind of stupidly in the original, then this should be no problem."

EDIT: Also, in the image post #10 linked to she doesn't look that skimpy.

One question I have is: Is the new show even going to keep the original premise (IE refugees from Thundera, land on Third Earth, fight mutants and Mumm-Ra)? Cuz every time a "new Thundercats" rumor and info has turned up, there's always been some wild change. Last time I heard it was going to have a Mineral MacGuffin plot. Before that, they were going to be a rock band...

edited 27th Jan '11 1:25:24 AM by MoeDantes

 20 Customer, Thu, 27th Jan '11 1:48:16 AM from Georgia Relationship Status: Robosexual
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Wow... I was just watching old episodes of this and Ghostbusters last week. Thundercats and Silverhawks were pretty much my (early) childhood. I heard about a reboot but was skeptical.

I dislike Panthro's new design. It's the sideburns, the lack of hair on his head makes him look old and the larger body size jut screams "We're going to emphasize less on his technical genius and martial arts skills and make him a straight up Big guy."

I think they're mostly trying emphasize that he's oooooooold. Well, ok, not that old, but there's definitely a "this guy's older than everyone else" vibe in his design. Other than the hair, I don't really mind it. ...Well, the larger body size does irk me a bit.

The rest of the designs look fine to me (although I'm kind of doubting that Cheetarah's new outfit will remain like that for airing). I'm hoping the twins show up and we should expect Snarf; he's more or less one of the few things people remember about this show.

They also better have a good theme song, even though I don't think my involuntary Nostalgia Filter is going like it over the original song:

edited 27th Jan '11 1:20:53 PM by Customer

 21 Star Outlaw, Thu, 27th Jan '11 6:55:21 AM from Space Frontier
Time to roll the dice
They could do a new cover of the old theme song. There are some pretty good fan made covers already.
 22 tricksterson, Thu, 27th Jan '11 10:57:41 AM from Behind you with an icepick Relationship Status: I made a point to burn all of the photographs
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Mousa the 14: You are assuming that it's possible for me to consider an attractive woman/girl's outfit too skimpy.
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Cheetara's outfit is no skimpier than Panthro's.

Oh, and does anyone else think Panthro kinda looks like Jett from Cowboy Bebop?
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 24 Mousa The 14, Fri, 28th Jan '11 5:29:42 AM from Northern Virginia Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
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Yes.... Yes he does.. I was wondering why he looked so danged familiar...
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 25 Customer, Fri, 28th Jan '11 5:37:20 AM from Georgia Relationship Status: Robosexual
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Yeah, I noticed. It's the only reason I'm not completely put off by his hair.
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