The ThunderCats are back to save Thundera from the evil!
Friday, July 29, 2011, is the scheduled date for the highly anticipated premier of the new ThunderCats series. After the hour long premier episode, the ThunderCats will settle into a weekly schedule of half-hour episodes, beginning August 5, on the Cartoon Network.
If you happen to be lucky enough to live in San Diego, you can enjoy an early look at Comic-Con International, this panel is scheduled for 3:30 pm. on Friday, July 22 in room 6A. This will include an exclusive screening of the hour-long series premiere. To celebrate this premiere, Cartoon Network has commissioned a replica Sword of Omens, Lion-O´s mythical weapon used in the series, to be given away to a lucky fan. This sword is made of aircraft aluminum and has a hand-carved eyepiece and the impressive ThunderCats logo.
For those who know little or nothing about the incredible ThunderCats:
ThunderCats are a classic 1980s animated series that tells the story of a hero’s journey to fulfill his ultimate destiny. On Third Earth, the kingdom of Thundera is being threatened by the evil sorcerer Mumm-Ra. Lion-O, the young heir to the throne, embarks on a great quest to take his rightful place as king. The unlikely champion must work with his faithful comrades Tygra, Cheetara, Panthro, WilyKit, WilyKat, and his loyal pet, Snarf – who join him on his journey – to save their world from darkness.
The new ThunderCats series is produced by Sam Register (Teen Titans, Ben 10, Batman: The Brave and the Bold), with Michael Jelenic (Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Wonder Woman) and Ethan Spaulding (Avatar: The Last Airbender).
Boomerang will also show a marathon on July 16 and 17, and the series will be on every day at 5 pm. starting Monday, July 18. Over the weekend of July 23, Cartoon Network will also air nine episodes, and it adds digital experience with online content with a free game called “Thundera Run” that will be available on July 18 at CartoonNetwork.com. As an addition, a free “Party Pack” from Warner Bros Animation will be available for download, intended for those who will be hosting ThunderCats viewing parties.
ThunderCats trailer from the Cartoon Network is below: