Monday, April 4, 2011

Wondercon "Thundercats" Promo Works Fans Into a Frenzy

A new two minute promo for Cartoon Networks upcoming Thundercats reboot premiered at Wondercon.  It offers the clearest look yet at this latest iteration of everyone’s favorite humanoid felines.  Voice over narration has been added to give the images some context.  There is no mention of Thundera, and the Thundercats dynasty seems to be thriving and firmly in place well before Lion-O takes his rightful position as lord.  The Thundercats headquarters looks more like a castle or palace.  The Science fantasy lean of the original series seems to have given way to a full on fantasy approach.  There are also hints of a Braveheart, with armed battalions of Thundercat troops being addressed by a horse mounted commander.  The animation looks minimalist, with low frame rates and very basic character designs.