I get it. Old things need facelifts. The revamped HE-MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE was pretty great, I’ll admit it. So THUNDERCATS? Maybe, just maybe, it’ll be awesome. But this half assed anime ripoff style just isn’t going to cut it. Remember the original? Remember how Cheetara was your first crush (guys, you know what I’m talking about)? She looks like a flea bitten shrew. Panthro is bald and looks like Hudson from GARGOYLES, and….I mean, Christ, Tygra has a gun.
Despite the anime style and the presence of a Japanese animation company, THUNDERCATS is being designed for American audiences and the WB, and is slated to air on Cartoon Network later this year.