Everyone loves trivia about their favorite animated features and series, but with over 100 years of animation history behind us right now, there’s always some new obscure fact to learn. That’s why ComicsAlliance is going deep into the minutiae of your favorite names in cartoons in this continuing video series. You think you know cartoons? Well, here’s a few things you might not know!
This week we're taking a look at the Thunderian heroes of Third Earth, the ThunderCats!
It's been a pretty interesting year for crossovers. The epic Transformers vs. GI Joe just wrapped up with its literally planet-shattering conclusion, Judge Dredd's about to fight Aliens and Predators at the same time, and we just recently got to see the surprisingly amazing Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles crossover that somehow happened in 2016 instead of 1994. Now, we're getting another crossover that Fans of a Certain Age have been waiting decades for.
In October, DC's gearing up for Thundercats/He-Man, in which the two muscled-up, sword-wielding action figure lines collide for the first time since every kid who owned both toys made He-Man hold the Sword of Omens and pretended to have him turn into a kitty cat.
Even though Cartoon Network's ThunderCats reboot never took off, the original animated series is retaining all of its nine lives with continued toys -- this time from Funko. Lion-O, Cheetara, Panthro, Mumm-Ra and, yes, Snarf are all getting figures as part of the Pop! Vinyl line.
Q: Outside of the opening credits to Batman: The Animated Series, what's the most effective opening to an 80s/90s "kids" show? --@chudleycannons
A: You know, Chudley, I like that you went as far as putting the quotation marks around "kids" as though being a 31-year-old who gets up every morning to watch an episode of Jem and the Holograms over a cup of coffee is something that is perfectly normal for my demographic. But there's no shame in my game, friend, so let's talk a little about cartoons and how they open.
There are, of course, more to kids' shows than just cartoons, but if we expanded out into live-action shows, it would just be me spending the next 1500 words trying to figure out why Zordon needed "teenagers with attitude" to fight against a moon-witch, and why that "attitude" mostly turned out to be "helpful and responsible." Besides, I like cartoons. Or at least, I used to. I saw five minutes of Johnny Test yesterday and now I don't know if I like anything.
While the first three ThunderCatsMinimatesbox sets focused on the original 1985-1989 animated series' best-known heroes and villains, it looks like the newest round of characters will be decidedly more...
Converse revealed their latest Fall/Winter collection at an exclusive event at Converse SoHo during New York Comic Con, featuring their latest DC Comics designs including Superman and Teen Titans but also a selection of ThunderCats kicks, as that 1980s favorite is also part of the Warner Bros...
Action Figure Xpress focused on core heroes and villains in its first ThunderCats Minimates box set at San Diego Comic-Con this past summer, but the line's second assembly of TCats characters is all about the mutants...
San Diego Comic-Con is always a big show for Diamond Select Toys and Art Asylum's various Minimates lines, with exclusive sets usually available at multiple booths. DST and its retail partners didn't just move units last week, though, they also debuted upcoming Fantastic Four Marvel Minimates and gave a first look at new ThunderCats Minimates...
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