Release Date: 9/10/2011
UK TV Premiere, Saturday 10th September at 11am on Cartoon Network
ThunderCats, one of the most beloved cartoons of the 1980s returns to TV, in an all-new reimagining of the iconic animated series on Cartoon Network. Set as an epic tale, the much anticipated return of ThunderCats tells the story of a hero’s journey to fulfill his ultimate destiny, starting with the story’s origin of Prince Lion-O’s ascension to the throne. ThunderCats will appeal to viewers who have loved the characters all their lives as well as young newcomers to the franchise. The brand new series premieres on Saturday September 10th, with a new episode every Saturday.
On Third Earth, the kingdom of Thundera is being threatened by the evil sorcerer Mumm-Ra, and Lion-O, the young heir to the throne, embarks on a great quest to take his rightful place as king. The unlikely champion must work with his faithful comrades Tygra, Cheetara, Panthro, WilyKit, WilyKat, and his loyal pet, Snarf to save their world from darkness. 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, honour and mortality.
ThunderCats is the newest series from Warner Bros. Animation (WBA). Using the Japanese animated artistry of anime, this 21st century reimagining of the series marks a creative collaboration between WBA and Studio4°C, one of the most vibrant animation studios in Japan, with credits including The Animatrix, Gotham Knights and Halo Legends. The collaboration results in a new cutting-edge look, while remaining true to the compelling storylines and mythology of the original series. Thunder, Thunder, Thundercats ho!
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Cartoon Network is a leading commercial kids’ TV network in the UK, which broadcasts a range of popular comedy and action-adventure animation. Hit shows include Ben 10: Alien Force, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Johnny Test, Batman: the Brave and the Bold, Chowder and Ed, Edd and Eddy. Cartoon Network can also be experienced through its award-winning website www.cartoonnetwork.co.uk, via games, VOD, mobiles and through an array of licensing and merchandising. Since launching as a pan-European channel in 1993, Cartoon Network now has localised services throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa where it is available in 14 languages and in over 61 million homes. Cartoon Network is operated by Turner Broadcasting System Europe, a Time Warner Company.
In the UK Cartoon Network is available 24 hours a day on SKY 601, TalkTalk TV 312 and Virgin Media 704. It is also available on Top Up TV Anytime, BT Vision, Sky Anytime, Virgin TV Choice On Demand and TalkTalk TV on-demand 310. www.cartoonnetwork.co.uk
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