ThunderCats

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Produced in 1983 by Rankin/Bass, with animation by Topcraft (a company later to become Studio Ghibli). Four series were produced, comprising 130 episodes, as well as a feature length TV movie named "ThunderCats - HO!" in 1986.


Characters

Heroes

  • Lion-O - The Lord of the ThunderCats. Only he can wield the Sword of Omens and control the eye of Thundera that is embedded in the hilt.
  • Jaga - The group's original leader and owner of the Sword of Omens. He died while piloting the ship that carried the Thundercats to earth. Often he appears as a ghostly image to aid Lion-O and guide/instruct him as the lord of the Thundercats.
  • Tygra - The second-in-command. He is a scientist and it was he who designed the cats' lair. His weapon, the bowa whip, can create fire and can also allow Tygra to become invisible.
  • Panthro - Technician of the Thundercats. He built all their vehicles and machinery. He is also very strong and handy with his laser-shooting nunchuks. He is very experienced in the martial arts.
  • Cheetara - Has the powers of a cheetah (namely-speed). She is strong willed and a formidable fighter. Her main weapon is a staff. She also poses a sixth sense and a latent psychic power.
  • Wilykit and Wilykat - Two Thunderkittens. They are overly-curious kittens that go around and cause trouble all the time when they're not out joyriding on their spaceboards.
  • Snarf - Snarf's real name is Osbert. Snarf was originally the young Lion-O's nurse maid, and still feels the same affections for Lion-O now that he is a man.
  • Lynx-O - One of the newer Thundercats. He is old and blind, but that doesn't stop him from fighting in a cool, calm, collect manor. He uses a braille board to gain information. He also has a shield/disc arm for a weapon.
  • Bengali - Another newer Thundercat. He is the holder of the Hammer of Thundera (a combination of a defensive, powerful weapon and a blacksmithing tool). He is the only one with the power to fix the Sword of Omens.
  • Pumyra - New Thundercat. She generally pilots the Thundercats' aircraft.


Villans

  • Mumm-Ra
  • Slythe the Reptilian
  • Monkian
  • Jackalman
  • Vultureman


Credits


Theme Tune

The theme tune was composed by Bernard Hoffer and was performed by The Rembrandts.

Lyrics

Lion-O: Thunder, thunder, ThunderCats, Ho!

ThunderCats are on the move,
ThunderCats are loose.
Feel the magic, hear the roar,
ThunderCats are loose.

Thunder, thunder, thunder, ThunderCats!
Thunder, thunder, thunder, ThunderCats!
Thunder, thunder, thunder, ThunderCats!
Thunder, thunder, thunder, ThunderCats!

ThunderCats!

Merchandise

DVDs

Only the first season of ThunderCats has so far been released in Region 2, PAL format (see below), but series two is available in Region 1, NTSC format.

HMV are selling a Region 2, PAL format release of ThunderCats Season 1, Volumes 1 and 2. They apparently have exclusive sales rights for the moment.

Region 2

ThunderCats - Season 1, Volume 1
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ThunderCats - Season 1, Volume 2
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Region 1

ThunderCats - The Complete Seasons 1 and 2 (Region 1)
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ThunderCats - Season 1, Volume 1 (Region 1)
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ThunderCats - Season 1, Volume 2 (Region 1)
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ThunderCats - Season 2, Volumes 1 and 2 (Region 1)
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ThunderCats - Season 2, Volume 1 (Region 1)
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ThunderCats - Season 2, Volume 2 (Region 1)
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