Wednesday, June 2, 2010

There's a new ThunderCats coming in 2011!

Not one to be left out of the 80's revival bandwagon (though they did already release Transfomers: Animated), Cartoon Network has announced that they are working on a brand-new ThunderCats animated series!

The new series will be a collaborative effort between Warner Bros. Animation and Studio 4°C, both of which previously worked together on shorts as part of The Animatrix, Batman: Gotham Knight, and the recently released Halo: Legends. However, despite the previous collaborative efforts, this will be Warner Bros. Animation's first full "anime" series. And I put anime in quotes because going by what I've seen of Studio 4°C's animation, it drifts away from typical anime style and really is just uniquely stylized animation, that just so happens to come from Japan.

Plus, according to the press release, the studios aim to stay true to the original series, which I loved as a kid, so hopefully the new show won't drift too far away from the source material... unlike Transformers: Animated, even though I did somewhat like that show. Hopefully we'll see more of this before 2011 comes around!

Read the full press release at ToonZone

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