ThunderCats are Officially Loosed

Since the new ThunderCats were already let out of the bag yesterday, Warner Bros. Animation decided to release an officially official ThunderCats image last night.

Stop your grinnin' and drop your linen, the new ThunderCats have been officially loosed.

Yep, a much better picture than the leaked one and they're all in awesome action poses this time. I'm still digging it and they all look much more bad-ass. I also really like that they're wearing clothes/armor; not just the underpants and suspenders of the original. And remember kids, just because the art and animation is by a Japanese studio doesn't mean it will watch like the anime you so blindly hate.

- Shawn - 1/26/11


The official press release follows:

Roaring to life through WBA and Studio4°C’s use of the Japanese animated artistry of anime, “ThunderCats” characters Lion-O, Mumm-Ra, Panthro, Cheetara and others will spring off the screen with realistic cat-like characteristics inconceivable in previous incarnations.

The new “ThunderCats” will appeal to viewers who have loved the characters all their lives as well as young newcomers to the franchise. A sweeping tale combining swords and science and boasting ferocious battles with the highest of stakes, the grand origin story of Prince Lion-O’s ascension to the throne - and of those who would thwart his destiny at any cost – takes on epic dimensions in this sharp new telling. As the forces of good and evil battle each other in the quest for the fabled Stones of Power, Lion-O and his champions learn valuable lessons of loyalty, honor and mortality in every episode.

“ThunderCats” is executive produced by Sam Register (“Teen Titans,” “Ben 10,” “Batman: The Brave and the Bold”). Michael Jelenic (“Batman: The Brave and the Bold,” "Wonder Woman") and Ethan Spaulding (“Avatar: The Last Airbender”) are the producers.

(via Comic Book Resources)