AS an old time fan of the original Thundercats show, I’m both excited and terrified at what I’ve heard about the new animated series that Cartoon Network has planned.
Recently, Michael, Jelenic sat sown with MTV about what he’s planning to do with the story and some of our favorite and least favorite characters.
On the Backstory:
“It’s a pretty complicated backstory that borrows from a lot of other sci-fi stuff, like Superman and Star Wars. In developing this, I wanted it to be a little more simple. In the other version, there’s something like three different planets involved, and they all converge onto one planet, and nobody’s really connected. I just wanted to bring that all together. It’s reimagined in that way, but at the same time, we’re going to see the characters that we love,”
“Everyone always wants to know about Snarf, He will be in it, and he will not talk. Don’t worry. He won’t be going, ‘Lion-O, why don’t you do this? We just having him say, ‘Snarf! Snarf!’ That’s a way to get him in the show without annoying every single person who hates him. It’s funny, because people are always like, ‘I hate Snarf! Wait. you’re not going to put him in? That’s terrible!'”
On Character Design:
“I think when people see the final character designs, people will think it’s a different take, but it will feel very familiar to the old series. The colors aren’t quite as bright as they were. I’s a little darker take, but you’ll recognize everybody.”
“We have some great artists [on ‘Thundercats’], We’re using a very famous Japanese animation studio, Studio4C, which did ‘The Animatrix.’ They’re going to have their signature stuff on it. It’s going to be pretty epic.”
Well, I’m still excited and terrified… I guess we’ll just have to wait and see. Meanwhile.. wtf is that about snarf not talking? Do you really think turning him into a mime will make him less annoying?