- Part I ThunderCubs - Part IV His Great-Grandfather once served as Lord of the Thundercats. Grune, being the complete opposite of Jaga, just nodded. After everyone is safe, Lion-O is devoured by Ramlak, but he cuts his way out with the Sword of Omens, releasing the stolen waters from its body. [1] The series began with an hour-long premiere on Cartoon Network on July 29, 2011. He has the group take a break after discovering some nearby Candy-Fruit, the group is ambushed by Slithe, Kaynar, Addicus, and the Lizard Army, and the ThunderCats are defeated. 117. With his final words, Claudus admits he is proud of Lion-O, then he dies in his son's arms. According to supervising director of Studio 4 °C, Shinichi Matsumi, they were handed the basic concepts for the show by Warner Bros. and were assigned to adjust them into the Japanese anime design. 091. [28] Despite being orchestral, Kliesch also incorporated elements of electronics into the series' music. Locket of Lies Lion-O is angered by the doubts and disrespect of his group. As Lord of the Thundercats, I command you to TAKE! The Thundercats claim the Book of Omens, and Lion-O discovers it is actually blank. He now guides Lion-O as a spiritual adviser, teaching him the use of the Sword of Omens and how to act and rule wisely. MY! No! Safari Joe The Thundercats come to their aid when the Forest of Magi Oar is threatened by Viragor, and Cheetara loses her staff to the monster. They quickly rose in ranks thanks to their impressive fighting skills and bravery. Jeff Hidek felt that ThunderCats "successfully echoes the fun, wonder and all-around coolness of the original characters while ditching some of the dated trappings of '80s-syndication". Crystal Canyon Vultureman’s Revenge 090. Leo uses his mages to construct the Sword of Omens and the Gauntlet. ComicBookMovies.com called the animation "beautiful" and "very fluid in motion",[32] while Jeff Hidek, of Star News Online, described it as "sleekier(sic) [and] edgier", than the animation of the 1980s show. We here at ThunderCats Wiki love feedback and we encourage you to write blogs and comment to blogs. Despite being based on the original 1980s TV series, the 2011 version differs greatly from it, with many aspects of the original show's story and characters being different. The ThunderCats also discover that they have to find three stones of power which if found by Mumm-Ra will give him power to become the most powerful being in the universe. [3] It is the final animated collaboration of both Arthur Rankin Jr. and Jules Bass, as Arthur Rankin Jr. died on January 30, 2014. The Last Day He grew jealous of the king, and sought to overthrow the him. Panthro attempts to teach Wilykat about tracking and use of traps with a male Chib-Chib as the target, but Wilykat, unable to bear the idea of killing another animal, helps the Chib-Chib to run free. The Shadowmaster. [36] Despite the changes the show made to the original TV series, many still recommended the 2011 series to fans of the original. SOLD OUT . Animation productions, List of Warner Bros. theatrical animated features, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=ThunderCats_(2011_TV_series)&oldid=1000819781, 2010s American animated television series, 2010s American science fiction television series, American children's animated action television series, American children's animated drama television series, American children's animated space adventure television series, American children's animated science fantasy television series, Anime-influenced Western animated television series, Television series by Warner Bros. Since his death, his spirit form grants him even more strength and the ability to materialize and dematerialize as he pleases as well as turn invisible. Part I Mumm-Rana Viragor makes Cheetara a new staff out of Magi Oar wood. Jaga the Wise) was Claudus ' closest adviser and head of the ThunderCat council. 013. Lion-O attempts to fight back, but has lost both the, The surviving ThunderCats make it to Mumm-Ra's temple (the original spacecraft that crash-landed on Third Earth). [42][43], American-Japanese animated television series, CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (, original 1980s TV series of the same name, Learn how and when to remove this template message, "Thunder Thursdays: ThunderCats Gets (Anime)ted! Grune reached Third Earth where he looted and dispensed terror across the planet, gaining the n… [35] Matt Fowler felt similarly, saying that "if you have an affinity for the old series, then you'll find ThunderCats somewhat entertaining". "Grune. [5], In an interview with Dan Norton, Shannon Eric Denton, and Larry Kenney at Power-Con, they mentioned that if there was a season two, it would detail Mumm-Ra's hand in the creation of the Snarfs, Slithe's history with Lynx-O (which would also explain how Slithe and the Lizards sided with Mumm-Ra), Mumm-Ra tricking the ThunderKittens into bringing the Sword of Omens to him, so that he could send them to El Dara, and Pumyra being transformed into a wicked insectoid monster on a mission to capture the ThunderCats. Grune and Panthro both began their careers as soldiers in the Thunderain Army. In hand to hand combat he is very adept and able to use any weapon that he can get his hands on. 094. Grune was a male Thunderian in the 1985 version of the Thundercats television series who later turned to evil. Cheetara is momentarily incapacitated and Lion-O attempts to save her. ", "Thunder Thursdays: ThunderCats' New Epic Music! Tygra stops the young king, telling him the Book of Omens is more important than Cheetara. - Part V [35] Edward Adams of Creative Loafing described the show as "moody and character driven, highlighting the all-too-human flaws you'd expect from an action series like this",[36] while IGN's Matt Fowler described the show's re-imagined world as "so original and strange, that even clichés tend to come across like revelations". We finally will have a legitimate chance to have an updated complete line. The ThunderCats make their way up the mountain, but they either oppose or share their doubts regarding Lion-O's judgement as their course puts them in danger. 104. He smiled softly. When they see a small, Following the Thundercats' rescue by Panthro, Lion-O attempts to start a conversation with him as he makes repairs to the Thundertank. Mumm-Ra Lives! He took over as "Lord of the ThunderCats" when Claudus lost his eyesight. With them, the Lizards bring technology (a concept unfamiliar to the Cats). Grune was the General on Thundera before being banished into space, landing on Third Earth in the 2020 animated series, ThunderCats Roar. Grune has joined the Lizards and Panthro is being held hostage. Lion-O learns that he cannon use his sword against the spirits because it can only be used to defeat evil, which suggests that the spirits are friendly. 003. ("Grune the Destroyer" in the original series, in the 2011 series) is a former Thundercat noble who was once a good friend to Jaga the Wise on Thundera. Both Kenneth Carter and Edward Adams called the show "a pleasant surprise",[36] with Carter adding that "if you have fond memories of ThunderCats, then you’ll love what you see here". [38] During the 2012 San Diego Comic Con, Michael Jelenic and Jeff Prezenkowski announced that ThunderCats had been put on hiatus as they had not yet received any word from Cartoon Network about the future of the series. ThunderCubs - Part I Animation and animated by Japanese studio Studio 4°C, and combined elements of western animation with Japanese anime. With the imminent release of Jaga and Grune in the Ultimates line, what accesories or alternate heads do you think will be included with the figures? It's that clear evidence of the passion that I sent to right person at WB, and they apparently heard it loud and clear! Lion-O opens the gate to the astral plane with the Sword of Omens. While the elder team members are busy at Mount Plun-Darr, Wilykat, Wilykat, and Snarf continue their search for Tookit. 001. 005. : The Return of Black Adam, List of Warner Bros. 066. The Astral Prison King Claudus congratulates Snarf on a job well done and appoints him as Baby Lion-O's personal caretaker. They reach a desert-like ocean, but are captured by a boat crewed by a group of Fishmen. [34] Many were also happy with the changes made to the story and characters. ", "Friday Cable Ratings: 'Haven' Rises, 'American Restoration' Tops Night + 'Thundercats,' 'Friday Night Smackdown' & More", "ThunderCats Roars Back to Life on Cartoon Network", "ThunderCats: Has the New TV Series Been Cancelled? This sexy young woman, based on the puma, is a talented healer and medic. 065. Jaga said in hopes of calming his friend's fears and his own anxiety. They meet Vultaire and try to convince him to give them the third stone that they find here before Mumm-Ra arrives. 049. Panthro fatally wounds the king, then reveals himself to be Mumm-Ra (an ancient nemesis of the Thundercats) in disguise. Mad Bubbler The reimagining of … His red eyes scanned the treasure room as if to expect Ratilla's mutant cronies to be lurking in the shadows. Grune is a ThunderCat, who, at one point actually led their armies. Snarf is in charge of watching Baby Lion-O. Eventually, Panthro says he needs to get Thundrillium to recharge the Thundertank from a nearby Lizard-controlled, Panthro and Tygra try to rig the Book of Omens to the Thundertank, which damages the entire tank. Their father was an ambitious farmer who died in a, The ThunderCats reach a city inhabited by dogs, who host a, Arriving at Mount Plun-Darr, the ThunderCats and Pumyra discover that the Thunderian, After defeating Ratar-O, the ThunderCats do not have enough time to hide the Sword of Plun-Darr, as Mumm-Ra and his Lizard Army have already arrived. Bored and hungry, Wilykit and Wilykat whine about not having food. [4] Jelenic also said, that their take "is definitely darker but we've put a lot more focus on the characters and the arc, and because of that, we might have a few more sophisticated themes going on in this". Lion-O, always outdone by his adoptive older brother Tygra, undergoes the ritual to be chosen by the Sword of Omens as the next king of Thundera. What a great day for ThunderCats Classic fans, and ThunderCats fans in general! After Pumyra's attempt to steal the Tech Stone ends in utter failure, the ThunderCats are tossed into an automated trash disposal that is set to drop them to their deaths. After piloting the ship as long as possble, he passed on and faded away, leaving his vestments behind. In a nearby town getting supplies, Lion-O has an encounter with a Drifter who warns him to stay away from the town. Tygra threatens to keep the stone if he finds it, while Mumm-Ra lurks in the background, hoping that the brothers' rivalry will lead to their deaths. Lion-O refuses, but the twins follow anyway. All That Glitters Grune the Destroyer (voiced by Bob McFadden in the original series, Clancy Brown in the 2011 series) is an anthropomorphized saber-toothed tiger in appearance.This former ThunderCat noble was once a good friend to Jaga the Wise on Thundera. Minimates Thundercats Classic LION-O LORD JAGA MUMM-RA GRUNE MA-MUTT Sealed. 031. He piloted the Royal Flagship on part of its journey to Third Earth , but perished in the act. As a young man he was a Thundercat, with all the enhanced skills that go with that title. 035. [4], The animation for the series was done by Warner Bros. The lust caused him to form a military coupe against Jaga. Sword in a Hole Lion-O begins to succumb to his own obsession, and helps Tunar track down the creature despite the protests of Tygra and Cheetara. On the way, Lion-O, Cheetara, and Tygra try to explain what, Panthro scopes out the Lizard army, worried that the Thundercats are outnumbered and cannot defeat them. Mumm-Ra wants the stone in the sword which he claims is his, and tortures Jaga to force him to remove a curse that prevents evil from touching the Sword of Omens. A flashback scene reveals that the kittens are the eldest of four children. After they return, they start a fire and lay down to rest. Revealed in episode " Claudus ", Claudus wasn't the best leader, being somewhat of a jerk and in this episode a tyrant. 115. Panthro and Pumyra use. [40] The first season ThunderCats episodes briefly aired in the new Toonami block on Adult Swim along with Sym-Bionic Titan. 107. Her compassionate nature lends to offering an alternative perspective, solving problems or conflict without fightin… They begin to fight, and Lion-O and Viragor crash into the forest. The Totem of Dera Eventually, the Ramlak snags the ship with its tentacles and tears it to pieces, forcing Lion-O to forget his obsession and save everyone from drowning. Lion-O's Anointment Second Day When alive, he wielded the Sword of Omens . The Flintstones & WWE: Stone Age SmackDown! In the jungle, Snarf, while trying to fill his appetite, causes a ruckus which reveals the entrance to a temple leading to the Tower. Thank the Stars." One day, Claudus announced that neither Panthro nor Grune woul… It was never said in those words exactly, but fans were told if they wanted more, that they should #tellmattel. During the event, Lion-O defends a pair of captured Lizards and convinces his father to release them. These figures, Jaga and Grune, soon became the catapult for a whole online movement. 098. The Thundercats find a way to reach the next stone and arrive at the floating city of Avista, which is ruled by Birds. After they bump into him again, Tookit takes the trio to introduce them to the Forever-bag and its child inhabitants Albo, Gusto, and Jenyo. After many years of peace Grune hungered for battle and power. 121. At Mumm-Ra's pyramid, they find out that Jaga is still alive, but he is now a prisoner inside a dark magic lantern, which Mumm-Ra claims will lead him to the Book of Omens. In episode 114, the Thundercats rescue Snarf from under a pile of rubble. 025. Lion-O: Jaga! 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