Thunder, Thunder, Thunder, ThunderCats - HO!
ThunderCats is an American animated television series that was produced by Rankin/Bass Productions (the same that created the SilverHawks, TigerSharks and The Comic Strip) debuting in 1984, based on the characters created by Tobin "Ted" Wolf. The series follows the adventures of a group of cat-like humanoid aliens. The animation was provided by Pacific Animation Corporation. Season 1 of the show aired in 1985 (65 episodes), followed by a TV movie entitled ThunderCats - HO! in 1986. Seasons 2, 3 and 4 followed a new format of twenty episodes each, starting with a five-part story.
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Reposting since my photo didnt work. How many people have thundercats related tattoos. I have a half sleeve of the main characters and the symbol for a shoulder cap both I got 10+ years ago. I've only ever met 2 other people that had anything related. What about everyone else?
Short version, I was explaining parts of this show to my wife, and the question of what kind of cats are not seen/used in the show? Like, Lion-O for Lions, Panthro for panthers, etc. I had never considered the question. I don't recall anyone for Leopards or Ocelots, for example. I'm sure there are others.
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Hello everyone. Does anyone know where I could find the Thundercats 1985 series with the Spanish dub? My dad grew up watching the show and I would love to be able to gift a DVD or even find it streaming somewhere so he can relive his childhood. I haven't been able to find it anywhere online and I would really appreciate anyone's help with this.
While it's his least powerful form I've always thought that Mumm-Ra looked the coolest in his weakened, withered mummy form. Was curious what other people thought?
Recently I got into Zombicide: Green Horde because of the Thundercats collaboration. I brought all the packs, but it just makes me realize how infrequently Thundercats have crossover with other IP. I play other games like Fortnite and Smite and both games have tons of crossovers, but never see any Thundercats. Why is that?
I've been rewatching the DVDs recently and just notice how much color it's lacking. How much the picture jitters. I'm curious to see everyone else's thoughts on if we'll ever get a proper 4K remaster.
Found my old ThunderCats toys in my mom’s basement. I know I had more, but I’m shocked this many survived.
One episode. I remember he played it one last time and lion-o tried to talk him out of it? Maybe?
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I was rather surprised to see a cartoon logo on a large commercial vehicle. They had the thundercat logo 3 times on the back of their dump truck. It was cool to see, brings back memories of a good show.
Which one has a better story ?
It's my own understanding and interpretation that the three teams are each representative of land (ThunderCats), sea (TigerSharks) and air (SilverHawks), but a comment I read on Facebook gave me pause by suggesting that these teams could actually be allusions to the classical Greek elements instead, being Earth, Water, and Air respectively. This leaves Fire as the remaining element, and it made me wonder, who could comprise a Fire based team?
At first, I was leaning toward a lupine centered team, not necessarily full on lycanthrope, just kind of humanoid wolves. The name "HellHounds" was the first one that came to mind, but that probably would not have made it past the censors. This is where SabreWulfs might have actually made a pretty good name for the team had it been coined back then as it follows the phonetic formula of having the name of an animal as the single syllable second half of the word and the first half being two syllables. Maybe something like SabreVolts, or perhaps LunarBolts. My rationale behind this is that there are two teams that end with the ks sound and one that ends with the ts sound. Plus, the SabreVolts (or LunarBolts) could be considered a sort of opposites or gregarious rival team to the ThunderCats in the whole cats and dogs dynamic.
Another consideration I had is that the team based on Fire could be represented by legendary reptiles. That's right, I'm talking about Dragons. Reptiles and fire seem to go hand in hand with one another, and there'd be no shortage of references upon which individual team members could be based. Drakes, whelps, serpents, wyverns, wyrms, dragons, salamanders, et cetera, each of these can become a unique name per character. As far as the team name goes, first one that popped into my head was MagnaSaurs. It follows the naming conventions of the official teams, and while it doesn't quite fit the ts/ks convention I outlined earlier, I feel the latter half best represents the concept insofar as a one syllable term goes. DracoLords is another name I considered, but that one kind of feels a little ostentatious.
So, I will put it to you, the audience. Which do you think would have potentially made a better Fire themed team supposing that the official three were designed with elements in mind?
Just wanted to share this as I watched this and it looks incredible.
hello!!!! I'm new to Thundercats, sadly I don't have access to the original cartoon so I was wondering about magic in the universe. like is it something that every animal can do, it just has to be trained like the clerics? (do clerics even exist outside of the 2011 version?) is the magic system even explained at all or can it only be harnessed through artifacts?
like is it something only evil characters like the villains and spirits have access to? I know the woodworkers exist in the 2011 version but I don't know about the use of magic outside of that and artifacts. There's not much magic worldbuilding in the 2011 version that I've seen so far so I wanna know about the magic in the world because there's a lotta talk about it but little to no information about it.
Hooray! Just found a decent looking 5ft x 5ft square folding table on Wayfair that I am going to use for it. Got to have a 360 view once it's displayed, and I want my tank to fit on the same display. I feel crazy for buying this thing, but it really is a once in a lifetime thing (for me at least)!
After watching AI skyrim on youtube and AI jesus on Twitch, I've been thinking about how great it would be to see interactive Thundercats, programmed to have the same positive philosophies and ideology as written in the cartoon series.
Imagine interacting with a round table discussion at CatsLair with your childhood heros and asking them complex questions about morality, personality motivation and emotions.
If it was pulled off correctly I feel like it could be amazing.