Thundercats 1 Season 2011

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Season 1
(50) IMDb 7.8/10
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1. Omens, Part One TV-NR CC

An epic, all-new reimagining of the classic and beloved 1980s animated series, ThunderCats tells the story of a hero's journey to fulfill his ultimate destiny.

Starring:
Will Friedle, Emmanuelle Chriqui
Runtime:
23 minutes
Original air date:
July 29, 2011

Available to watch on supported devices.

Omens, Part One

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Season 1

Product Details

Genres Science Fiction, Adventure, Action
Director Yoshiharu Ashino, Sean Song, Shin'ichi Matsumi
Starring Will Friedle, Emmanuelle Chriqui
Supporting actors Madeleine Hall, Satomi Koorogi, Matthew Mercer, Eamon Pirruccello, Dee Bradley Baker, Clancy Brown, Corey Burton, Carl Jones, Larry Kenney
Season year 2012
Network Warner Bros.
Producers Jules Bass, Toshiyuki Hiruma, Michael Jelenic, Michael Jelenic, Arthur Rankin Jr., Sam Register, Ayako Sekine, Ethan Spaulding, Ethan Spaulding, Eiko Tanaka, Kunitoshi Yamada
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

As a huge fan of the original series, I was really interested in this when it was announced.
Matt Adams
The story lines and character reintroduction is true to the original with much more depth to each character and story lines.
Oden Zen Buddy
Much more cinematic and adult than the old show, this feels much more like an anime take of the Thundercats.
P. Lio

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By The Wiz on June 19, 2012
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This series represents an excellent reboot of a beloved franchise and although the art is obviously influenced by Anime it's a little less stylized, there's no fan-service and violence is usually non-gory (i.e. pretty family friendly).

If you're familiar with the original series then you'll quickly notice the overarching story has changed; as it turns out Thundera is located on Third Earth, and after being besieged by the forces of Mumm-Ra, is subsequently destroyed along with the majority of the population. Afterwards a very small group of survivors, led by the royal heir Lion-O, set off on a quest for forgotten knowledge and mysterious artifacts that will aid them in avenging their people. Also, where the original series made Third Earth feel sparsely populated and that every adventure took place within walking distance of the cats' home base, the new planet by contrast just feels huge, with a seemingly limitless diversity of races thus increasing the scale of the story and, in my opinion, adding to the element of fantasy.

Although the primary characters remain the same their personalities, powers and history have changed. Lion-O is primarily a swords-man, his main function as king is to wield the Sword of Omens after all, but he's also relatively young and immature and so isn't quite the all-powerful leader as in the original where he was more like a He-Man with a mane making the rest of the team kind of superfluous. Ultimately I think this character's greatest asset is just in having a good heart. Tygra is Lion-O's older brother in this version as well as his physical superior in pretty much every way, he's still got the whip of invisibility but he's also into tech as well.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Bandage131 on August 21, 2011
I was born in 1990, after the ThunderCats made it's impact. That's not to say I didn't see reruns on Cartoon Network when I was a kid. ThunderCats did make an impact on me, enough of one, at least, to be interested when I see that a remake was going to air on Cartoon Network. I DVR'd the first two episodes (aired as an hour long premiere episode) and didn't watch them until about two days later, and damn was I glad that I did. ThunderCats ended up a great show, totally different from the original and left its own mark on the history of animation. After the abysmal remake of He-Man, several Transformers misses and a disappointing GI-Joe, finally somebody found what made an 80's show and brought that back to television.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Q.C. on June 8, 2014
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I watched the original series when I was in elementary school. It was a great show. ThunderCats 2011 is not the same as the old series. If you are new to ThunderCats you may think this show is awesome, especially if you like flashbacks. However, if you are a fan of the original you may not like the differences.

The creative team behind the ThunderCats redesigned the characters in more of an anime style. The characters have the same names and some of the same characteristics as the original characters, but the 2011 ThunderCats are not the original ThunderCats with new hair and outfits. I like the redesigns for all the characters except Panthro. He is huge and powerful, which fits, but they gave him sideburns and a slipknot. His redesign reminded me too much of Hellboy. I expected him to drink beer and smoke cigars. Snarf does not talk, which I liked. I did not realize that the original Snarf was a little annoying until this series. WilyKat and WilyKit are the closest to the original series characters personality wise. Tygra is really different. Mumm-Ra and his crew are bigger baddies this time around. Even his lackeys got a power-up and an "evil up".

ThunderCats 2011 has a fascinating and more complex ThunderCats mythology, which was a welcome change. The history behind the new ThunderCats and the present day events were interesting. ThunderCats 2011 is a darker series. It is not Batman dark, but it is not as lighthearted and fun as the original. War, violence, discrimination, and death play a much bigger role in the new storyline. ThunderCats 2011 appeals more to teens and adults instead of the 6-12 boy demo. This maybe the reason the show was cancelled. There were rumors saying the show was cancelled because of merchandise sales more than the ratings slip.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By B. Meszaros on August 23, 2011
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Thundercats, to many, represents all that was good about childhood: wildly imaginative and action packed. The reboot takes all that was wonderful about the previous iteration and adds gorgeous animation, top notch story-telling, and a darker theme to create a truly unique experience.

For both fans of the previous series and newcomers alike, Thundercats 2011 is a fantastic experience. I can't wait to see what the creative team has in store!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By KL on October 1, 2012
The series started off interesting and seemed to contain a lot of potential. But as someone that's seen all the episodes of season one multiple times, I can't say it's wowed me since episodes one and two. Plot holes become an issue as one watches and characters behave contrary to their established new series personalities. Drama is built up and not usually satisfied. Several characters seem to be altered for the sake of drama and unfortunately, characters like Cheetara and Panthro become basically irrelevant as time and episodes draw on. Animation is generally fair, soundtrack is fine, and voice acting seemed pretty good. Writing is the main issue that I and several other viewers - fans of the old series and new, in fact - have taken with it. Mostly adults and teens seem to watch it; I haven't yet met many kids who actually cared one way or the other about it. And the occasional innuendos that were slipped aren't exactly proper for children's fare.

Not saying don't watch or buy it. I've enjoyed about half the series, and I still generally like the basic concept. Just be aware that while there is quite a bit to enjoy, there is also a lot left to be desired.
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