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totalnerd undercanada

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« on: 08-01-2011 08:21 »
« Last Edit on: 08-01-2011 20:16 by totalnerduk »

As a childhood favourite of mine, Thundercats is one of those reboots I paid a little attention to but wasn't overly excited about. Now that they've gone ahead and done it, I was slightly apprehensive that it might be a pile of steaming shit, but felt that I owed it to my inner nine-year-old to watch the new series - of which two episodes have been aired, and more should be on the way.

Just watched the first two episodes, and I have to say it's better than I expected. It's clearly not high-budget animation, but it's not crappy Japanimation like Pokemon. It's somewhere in between a Disney movie like Treasure Planet and the original Thundercats in quality. I appreciate there's a huge difference between the two, but it's the best I can describe it.

The rebooted series differs quite a bit from the original, with the only constants really being the characters and place names, the Sword of Omens, and the rather disturbing realisation as you watch it that the animators have done their best to make Cheetara hot. Let that sink in.

Yeah. Exactly.

It's a good intro to the series so far, and the copy I got from eztv was very good. Not a brilliant sync-up between the audio and video at a couple of points, but that might be the fault of the programme rather than the compression codecs.

It's got all the classic Thundercats elements and characters in there (albeit some of them not very recognisable at first glance), and it's made me want to go accquire the original series for rewatching. All in all, I have higher hopes now for the rest of it, and I'll probably take up some of the increasingly decreasing space on my dedicated TV and movies hard drive with the new episodes.

Way to go, Cartoon Network. You've made a good decision in rebooting the franchise, and hopefully you've put your faith in the right people to make this show a success again. It beats the pants off the reboots of He-Man and Ghostbusters that were attempted a few years ago.

Hm. Thundercats, He-Man, Ghostbusters... I think I've just figured out my download queue for the next few months.
Professor Zoidy

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« Reply #1 on: 08-19-2011 21:21 »

Personally I put the animation near Airbender quality, and as soon as I saw it I had a hunch it was animated in Japan and it is by Studio 4C. Thundercats is the only thing I watch on Cartoon Network that is new aside from sporadic viewings of The Looney Tunes Show (and I also watch classic Looney Tunes and Tom and Jerry).

I've felt in the past two episodes the plot flies by way too fast and the details are given up. Last week's episode four lost me on several occasions but I did watch it on YouTube (I missed it and they don't show re-runs/I don't have On Demand or TiVo on my TV) so that might have been the issue. Pacing issues aside I do like the show and will continue to catch it.
wu_konguk

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« Reply #2 on: 08-20-2011 22:06 »

So far I have been enjoying the new series.  I like the little touches for the old fans like getting the roginal Lion-o to play the new ones father and the samoflange from the latest episode put a real smile on my face.

I am interested to see what direction they take the show in,
otma1918
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« Reply #3 on: 11-29-2011 05:02 »

what freaking planet are they on??? thundera or what?
Gopher

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« Reply #4 on: 11-30-2011 01:42 »

[...] the rather disturbing [fact] that the animators have done their best to make Cheetara hot. Let that sink in.

So, it's your position that the character is not in any way hot? Allow me to rebut..






I'll admit the 2nd one coming across a bit ... well, whorish, but c'mon.
Tachyon

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« Reply #5 on: 11-30-2011 08:01 »


Body paint: is there anything it can't do?

Gopher

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« Reply #6 on: 11-30-2011 08:08 »

Ask middle-aged obese spiderman. Tnuk probably has the url if you are not familiar with him.
animegeekmom

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« Reply #7 on: 12-16-2011 04:25 »

I like the new Thundercats show. I loved Thundercats as a child, so I had to watch this one, too. I like the take on it, and I especially love the rivalry between Lion-O and Tygra.
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #8 on: 12-16-2011 04:35 »

[...] the rather disturbing [fact] that the animators have done their best to make Cheetara hot. Let that sink in.

So, it's your position that the character is not in any way hot? Allow me to rebut..

It's an athropomorphic feline, not a human. Might as well find pictures of women in pokemon costumes and ask if I find Mudkipz hot.
winna

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« Reply #9 on: 12-16-2011 14:10 »

I know I did!
animegeekmom

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« Reply #10 on: 12-16-2011 14:45 »

big grin lol
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #11 on: 05-05-2012 04:18 »

been watching the show and while i like it, i have to agree with what this guy has to say about ThunderCats.  http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/teamt/cr/crspecials/31915-cr-talks-thundercats
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