ThunderCats Roar

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ThunderCats Roar
Based onThunderCats by Ted Wolf
Developed byVictor Courtright
Marly Halpern-Graser
Reed Shelly
Bruce Shelly
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Executive producer(s)Sam Register
Production company(s)Warner Bros. Animation
DistributorWarner Bros. Television
Original networkCartoon Network
Original release2020
Preceded byThunderCats

ThunderCats Roar is an upcoming American animated television series. The series will premiere in the United States on Cartoon Network in 2020. ThunderCats Roar features an explicitly cartoonish artstyle with a more lighthearted, comedic tone than previous ThunderCats installments. The show's premise is similar to the original; the ThunderCats escape their dying homeworld Thundera, only to crashland on Earth, facing off against various villains and their evil overlord, Mumm-Ra.[1]


Staying true to the premise of the original series: Lion-O and the ThunderCats — Tygra, Panthro, Cheetara, Wilykat and Wilykit — barely escape the sudden destruction of their home world, Thundera, only to crash land on the mysterious and exotic planet of Third Earth. Lion-O, the newly appointed Lord of the ThunderCats, attempts to lead the team as they make this planet their new home. A bizarre host of creatures and villains stand in their way, including the evil Mumm-Ra, Third Earth’s wicked ruler who will let nothing, including the ThunderCats, stop his tyrannical reign over the planet.


On May 18, 2018, it was announced that a third ThunderCats cartoon, ThunderCats Roar, will premiere on Cartoon Network in 2019. The show's developers are Victor Courtright and Marly Halpern-Graser. Courtright previously worked on Pickle and Peanut as a writer/storyboard artist and created the Cartoon Network Studios digital series Get 'Em Tommy!. Halpern-Graser previously worked as a writer for various DC Nation Shorts and was co-creator of Disney XD's show Right Now Kapow.


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The announcement of ThunderCats Roar was met with severe backlash, with the announcement trailer receiving negative reviews from fans of the original 1985 series and the 2011 reboot, who have criticized the animation style, creators, and shift to comedy. Fans against the changes made comparisons to Teen Titans Go!.[2] Series creator Courtright stated action would still be an important aspect of the new series.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Agard, Chancellor. "'Cartoon Network bringing back ThunderCats for new animated series'". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  2. ^ Barder, Ollie. "'ThunderCats Roar' Looks Very Different To The Original Series And Fans Aren't Happy About That". Forbes. Retrieved 21 May 2018.

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