(Image source: Warner Bros./She Knows)

 

BY CHELSEA MCGARTLAND

ANCHOR ANTHONY MARTINEZ

 

It seems like everything’s getting a reboot -- Batman, Star Trek -- and now, Thundercats.

 

Warner Bros and Cartoon Network’s reboot of the classic 80s toon takes audiences back to the beginning of Lion-O’s story -- and his journey to become the leader of the ThunderCats. (Video: Warner Bros./Cartoon Network)

 

And if you didn’t catch the show’s premier -- a writer for Entertainment Weekly describes it for you-- spoiler free.

 

“This ThunderCats features familiar characters in an anime-style version of the feline-and-sorcercy saga. The central cat-like humanoid remains Lion-O, whose story has become a test of maturity and bravery... I’d watch it again to see where the series goes — with a show like this, all borrowed mythology and hoary adventure tropes, narrative momentum is everything.”

 

A writer for Creative Loafing notes -- the new series is not under the same FCC’s rules as the ‘80s version -- which required all children’s shows have an educational component.

The writer says -- it’s better this way.

 

“One noticeable change are the cheesy, educational elements that cluttered the story with simplistic and often laughable dialog. The show is moody and character driven - highlighting the all-too-human flaws you'd expect from an action series like this.”

 

But a reviewer for The Birmingham News says -- that doesn’t mean the show isn’t family-friendly.

 

"What I saw was a pleasant surprise. The story is multi-faceted. The characters have layers and flaws. Is ThunderCats still cheesy? Or course it is. But if you're looking for something you can watch with your kids, this isn't bad."

 

Finally, a blogger for ThunderCats lair concludes...

 

“It’s the series you’ve been waiting 20 years for. Feel the magic, hear the roar – the ThunderCats are BACK.”

 

The show will air Fridays at 8/7c on the Cartoon Network

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ThunderCats Reboot: Darker, Still Family Friendly

 

(Image source: Warner Bros./She Knows)

 

BY CHELSEA MCGARTLAND

ANCHOR ANTHONY MARTINEZ

 

It seems like everything’s getting a reboot -- Batman, Star Trek -- and now, Thundercats.

 

Warner Bros and Cartoon Network’s reboot of the classic 80s toon takes audiences back to the beginning of Lion-O’s story -- and his journey to become the leader of the ThunderCats. (Video: Warner Bros./Cartoon Network)

 

And if you didn’t catch the show’s premier -- a writer for Entertainment Weekly describes it for you-- spoiler free.

 

“This ThunderCats features familiar characters in an anime-style version of the feline-and-sorcercy saga. The central cat-like humanoid remains Lion-O, whose story has become a test of maturity and bravery... I’d watch it again to see where the series goes — with a show like this, all borrowed mythology and hoary adventure tropes, narrative momentum is everything.”

 

A writer for Creative Loafing notes -- the new series is not under the same FCC’s rules as the ‘80s version -- which required all children’s shows have an educational component.

The writer says -- it’s better this way.

 

“One noticeable change are the cheesy, educational elements that cluttered the story with simplistic and often laughable dialog. The show is moody and character driven - highlighting the all-too-human flaws you'd expect from an action series like this.”

 

But a reviewer for The Birmingham News says -- that doesn’t mean the show isn’t family-friendly.

 

"What I saw was a pleasant surprise. The story is multi-faceted. The characters have layers and flaws. Is ThunderCats still cheesy? Or course it is. But if you're looking for something you can watch with your kids, this isn't bad."

 

Finally, a blogger for ThunderCats lair concludes...

 

“It’s the series you’ve been waiting 20 years for. Feel the magic, hear the roar – the ThunderCats are BACK.”

 

The show will air Fridays at 8/7c on the Cartoon Network

Download the new version of the Newsy iPad app for free today - faster than ever!

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