We haven't heard much about this new Thundercats animated TV series since it was first announced. The show's producer, Michael Jelenic, recently did a little interview with MTV in which he reveals a few new details on the show that we didn't already know.
I grew up on Thundercats, I loved that show! I watched it whenever it was on, and I had most of the toys, which are probably buried somewhere in the back yard of the house I grew up in. When I heard they were going to reboot the animated series I was extremely excited, especially after I saw concept art from it, shown above.
The producer talks about how they are going to play around with the series, and simplify things a little bit.
It's a pretty complicated backstory that borrows from a lot of other sci-fi stuff, like Superman and Star Wars. In developing this, I wanted it to be a little more simple. In the other version, there's something like three different planets involved, and they all converge onto one planet, and nobody's really connected. I just wanted to bring that all together. It's reimagined in that way, but at the same time, we're going to see the characters that we love,
So all of the characters will be back, including Snarf, but this time around he wont be so damn annoying.
Everyone always wants to know about Snarf, He will be in it, and he will not talk. Don't worry. He won't be going, 'Lion-O, why don't you do this? We just having him say, 'Snarf! Snarf!' That's a way to get him in the show without annoying every single person who hates him. It's funny, because people are always like, 'I hate Snarf! Wait. you're not going to put him in? That's terrible!'
I actually love that fact that Snarf will be a mute in the series. I've always found him incredibly annoying, but I'm happy he'll be in the new series. As for the style of the animation and the character design Jelenic says,
I think when people see the final character designs, people will think it's a different take, but it will feel very familiar to the old series. The colors aren't quite as bright as they were. It's a little darker take, but you'll recognize everybody.
We have some great artists [on 'Thundercats'], We're using a very famous Japanese animation studio, Studio4C, which did 'The Animatrix.' They're going to have their signature stuff on it. It's going to be pretty epic.
I'll be looking forward to watching this series when it finally comes out, but I would still rather see a live-action film!