Cartoon Network has recently released the newest trailer for the upcoming ThunderCats remake. With some first looks at WilyKit, WilyKat and – yes – Snarf. This looks to have a much bigger scale than that of the original, and a character named King Claudus, who, I’m assuming, is Lion-O’s pop. Wonder if Snaggletooth is a disgruntled uncle on the side who gets in a “Long live the king” moment or something. Cheetara also now has that dirty blond look going for her, which is still appealing in a disturbing, Nastassja Kinsky kind of way.
The synopsis from Cartoon Network:
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.