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Postby Lighthawk » Tue Jul 27, 2010 6:19 am

Animatrix's Studio 4°C to Animate New ThunderCats
posted on 2010-06-02 14:54 EDT
New series based on '80s fantasy action series to run on Cartoon Network
Warner Bros. Animation is announcing on Thursday that Studio 4°C, the anime studio behind Tekkonkinkreet, Genius Party, and parts of The Animatrix, is animating a new version of the 1980s fantasy action television series Thundercats for the Cartoon Network. Sam Register, Cartoon Network's Executive Vice President of Creative Affairs, described the new series as "Warner Bros. Animation's first anime series." (Several Japanese studios subcontracted on the original Thundercats series as well.)

Studio 4°C had previously worked with Warner Brothers on The Animatrix, Batman: Gotham Knight, and Halo Legends - three earlier Japanese-animated Warner Brothers projects based on American entertainment franchises. Register is serving as the new project's executive producer after working on Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi, Transformers: Animated, Teen Titans, Ben 10, and Batman: The Brave and the Bold. Michael Jelenic (Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Wonder Woman) and Ethan Spaulding (Avatar: The Last Airbender) are producing.


This seems like one of those things were it is either going to be really awesome, or completely suck. I'm hoping for awesome, because it would make my inner child jump with glee. As much as the original suffered from being an 80's cartoon, what with the anvilicious moral plot lines, hamtastic line delivery, and animation loop action sequences, it was still a fairly awesome concept, and definitely holds a place of happy nostalgia in my memories.
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Re: Hoooooooooooooo!

Postby Deepcrush » Tue Jul 27, 2010 7:04 am

Eh, I never really cared for Thundercats.
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Re: Hoooooooooooooo!

Postby Mikey » Tue Jul 27, 2010 12:19 pm

I see a lot more opportunity for cheese than for greatness here.
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Re: Hoooooooooooooo!

Postby Sionnach Glic » Tue Jul 27, 2010 6:41 pm

It will suck.
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Re: Hoooooooooooooo!

Postby Tyyr » Mon Aug 02, 2010 2:45 pm

I dunno, if they do a good job on Cheetara I might be able to stomach the rest of it. Or mute it.

Frankly having the people who do Ben 10 and Teen Titans do it isn't a plus to me. Neither is describing it as anime.
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