The New Thundercats:

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2001 StarOutlaw27th Jul 2012 08:02:12 AM from Frontier Space , Relationship Status: Drift compatible
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And here's the vocal version:

I prefer the instrumental version, but I knew fans would start asking for one with the lyrics.
2002 Enzeru27th Jul 2012 08:10:50 AM from Orlando, FL χಠ♥
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2003 StarOutlaw7th Aug 2012 05:06:43 PM from Frontier Space , Relationship Status: Drift compatible
Time to roll the dice
Matthew Mercer, the voice of Tygra, reads Thundercats yaoi fanfiction in Master/Fic Theater.

Warning: No cursing, but it is a little indecent.

edited 7th Aug '12 5:07:42 PM by StarOutlaw

2004 Enzeru7th Aug 2012 05:13:18 PM from Orlando, FL χಠ♥
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wut just wut and i cant stop grinning
2005 StarOutlaw12th Aug 2012 12:43:39 AM from Frontier Space , Relationship Status: Drift compatible
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They're releasing a soundtrack for the show in a couple of months:

I believe the correct phrase is "SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!" Another chance to help save the show, so go buy this.

In other news, a member at thundercatslair is going to be conducting some interviews with the staff of the show. Also, some other members and I are planning on doing our own continuation of the show as a fan comic, in case another season never comes.
Since it's been canceled someone will need to edit the main page. :/ I gotta go to work soon.
2007 StarOutlaw31st Aug 2012 08:01:05 AM from Frontier Space , Relationship Status: Drift compatible
Time to roll the dice
I know what DN said, but I'm still not sure we can count that as a confirmation until CN or WB make an official statement.

Anyway, regardless of what happens, I plan on continuing the story and finishing it with the fan comic. Hopefully we can get info on what season 2 would have been soon. When the issues start coming out, I'll make sure to post the comic here.
2008 Enzeru31st Aug 2012 08:02:06 AM from Orlando, FL χಠ♥
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Where are those soundtracks already?!
2009 Bakazuki31st Aug 2012 08:03:38 PM , Relationship Status: YOU'RE TEARING ME APART LISA
As said in the news post, October. =P

I do wonder whether or not it'll have a "full" version of the theme, rather than the 15-second sting CN now forces all their shows to have
2010 StarOutlaw1st Sep 2012 01:27:10 AM from Frontier Space , Relationship Status: Drift compatible
Time to roll the dice
I hope it does. Some people are speculating that they may be doing another reboot for the show, or at least a retool.
Well, I'll be...
As a great lov-... appreciator of scores, I will definitely buy the CD. And for the "cancellation", I still hope the show will continue eventually. Yes, I am an optimist on this one.
CN you're supposed to drop the bad shows not the good ones.
Well, I'll be...
Maybe it will continue on another channel. That, and CN staff should get raped by an elephant.
Rape is not funny

They should be farted on by an elephant.
2016 WillKeaton14th Sep 2012 10:54:39 AM from Alberta, Canada
"It would take years to get it back on tv if we started today. Draw your own conclusion."

With the team not working on it now the individuals are probably going to move onto other things, assuming they haven't already. So this show is well and truly dead. I hate this. It's like The Spectacular Spider-Man all over again.
2017 CobraPrime14th Sep 2012 11:15:17 AM from Canada , Relationship Status: Robosexual
Sharknado Warning
Spectacular Spider Man had better writing though.
2018 maxwellelvis14th Sep 2012 11:48:41 AM from undisclosed location , Relationship Status: In my bunk
Mad Scientist Wannabe
Didn't this show outsource it's animation to some really famous studio in Japan? That might be a reason why it's being cancelled; whatever profits Thundercats pulled in didn't even out the cost.
Of course, don't you know anything about ALCHEMY?!- Twin clones of Ivan the Great
on a situation like this your best chance of some kind of continuation would probably be a comic, I know someone has already mentioned doing a fan comic but that's not really the same thing.
Too bad. I had such high hopes for this show, but I can't really say I'm terribly surprised. It wasn't bad, but the scripts were kind of lackluster. Characters were given only thin development and not terribly convincing motivations. Visually, I thought it was VERY good, but you've just got to make your stories and characters compelling...
2021 maxwellelvis14th Sep 2012 06:07:30 PM from undisclosed location , Relationship Status: In my bunk
Mad Scientist Wannabe
[up]As I've said before, it's visually great, but the story was very weak. I mean, for starters, did anyone feel bad when the Thundercats were wiped out by the army of other animals?
Of course, don't you know anything about ALCHEMY?!- Twin clones of Ivan the Great
2022 SpookyMask14th Sep 2012 09:34:55 PM from Corner in round room , Relationship Status: Non-Canon
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Well, they are racists tongue
Time to change the style, for now
2023 StarOutlaw14th Sep 2012 10:30:15 PM from Frontier Space , Relationship Status: Drift compatible
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I'm one of the people in charge of the fan comic. We're just getting ready to do the first issue once I finish up the first script.

If it isn't already clear, I freaking love Thunder Cats 2011. I realize that it isn't perfect for everyone, but it was damn near perfect for me. I know that some people saw a lot of flaws with it, but I've thought long and hard about the story, themes, and characterizations, and found that they were actually well done, as long as you take the time to really analyze things. In my opinion, of course. I liked that character development isn't just spoon fed to the viewers, which I've come to believe is something even a lot of good shows tend to do. I've come to find that some episodes and characters really have a lot more to them on second viewings, and in some ways are more realistic.

I like that the Cats were realistically flawed, instead of simply being flawed in harmless ways that I see in many popular shows. While it may be frustrating for some, I think characters that contradict themselves at times is more real, even if it means they aren't as likeable. I think many characters in other shows tend to get a free pass when it comes to depth or development, just because they're cool or likable, even if they really don't develop that much depth. It just seems like they play it safe too much, and then the fans throw a fit when that character crosses a line, even when it's not that outlandish. But maybe I just haven't analyzed those characters deeply enough.

I think that Lion-O really did develop a lot as a character from start to finish, you just have to be willing to take the time to re-watch the episodes and notice it. He grows less impulsive in the early episodes, he gets his heart broken and learns to get over it, he figures out what it means to think outside the box and see the big picture, and he has his ideals, principles, and responsibilities put to the test when he meets Pumyra. I also thought he showed growth in the difference between how he handled his two different crushes; he more or less did objectify Cheetara, but with Pumyra he shows a lot more respect for her and her personality. Sure, it kind of ended up horribly, but I still believe that overall Pumyra did have a positive effect on him. Once she came along, Lion-O seemed to really man up and take things more seriously. One thing is for sure, Pumyra is a touchy subject that needs to be handled delicately in whatever form a second season might take.

Most of all, I like that these developments weren't spoon fed in little instances. They're certainly made more prominent in some episodes, but it takes a while for some changes to stick. I know this got a lot of accusations of inconsistent characterization, but after seeing the episodes again, I don't find that to be the case. I see it as Lion-O and the others having a persistent character trait that has to gradually be hammered down over the course of multiple episodes, and each episode presents a situation that's just different enough. I realize most of us love to see characters grow and develop, but there's more than one way to do it. Sure, there are certainly lessons that are learned per episode, but there are also character arcs that aren't as noticeable. Maybe I don't really know what I'm talking about, and this is all a bunch of wishful thinking, but these stories and these characters just really resonated with me.

That aside, I also really liked the world the show created, and I have all these ideas about the origins of the power stones I'd like to implement into the fan comic. I have most of the "season" mapped out, and I'm going to do my best to make it something every fan can be happy to read and do the show justice. If CN and WB won't give us another season, then we're doing it ourselves.

My hope is that maybe the show could get a retool; a new writing and animation crew, but the same voice actors and character designs. Cheaper production costs overall, with better writers.

edited 14th Sep '12 10:49:58 PM by StarOutlaw

2024 Calnos15th Sep 2012 07:00:55 PM from Nowhere , Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
The Jossed
Curses! I liked this show! Granted, I did miss out on watching most of Season 2, so I feel I contributed to this slightly :(

I'm sad to see it go though, during Season 1 it was one of the few shows I made an effort to watch on TV as I thought it was one of the best cartoons right now, even better than Friendship Is Magic. Look at me, I have a pony avatar and I'm saying the Thundercats reboot was better! The art style, animation, voices, Panthro, and it being one of the few action-adventure cartoons on TV now helped my appreciation for it. But no! Its not silly enough and/or CGI! Can't have that on TV!

I guess its back to teen superheroes, robots, and ponies for me.
2025 StarOutlaw15th Sep 2012 09:00:54 PM from Frontier Space , Relationship Status: Drift compatible
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[up]Just a correction; there was no season 2, just the second half of season 1.

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