Thundercats are Go!!!! NEW SERIES ANNOUNCED...and moreprimeland got it canceLed?

Discussion in 'Movies and Television' started by Sideswipe1954, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. rattrap007

    rattrap007 one with the Force TFW2005 Supporter

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    I just watched. Hilarious! Basically it is a Snarf and baby Lion-O WarnerBrothers/Baby Herman-Roger Rabbit style short.

    Baby Lion-O sees a butterfly and chases it avoiding danger. Snarf tries to rescue him and ends up hurt. Very cute and funny. Love to see more of these things.
     
  2. Deathx360

    Deathx360 Farewell Dear Friend

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    The more Snarf shorts the better. The classic theme remake was awesome too.
     
  3. Infosaur

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    Damnit! I wish I knew about that,,, say 4 hours ago!

    Yeah, this. Still it's not out of the realm that Claudius had more than one wife (It's good to be the King) :D , but asside from fan conjecture we really haven't had that mentioned yet. For that matter where IS the Queen of the Thundercats? For all of Lion-O and Tygra's flashbacks we've never once seen her mentioned at all. You'd think she'd be a highly visable member of Thundaran politics.

    You could chalk it up to it being a patriachal society, but since Cheetara is such an active member of the team, there hasn't been any reference to the Lords of Thundara being an 'all boys' club. (Speaking of mothers, this also brings up the Willy-Kat/Kit story line, which I hope will be adressed in the next arc).

    Yeah that killed me, I just haven't been able to catch up on my blogging in a few days. I almost forgot about that scene. Somebody should do an analisys and see if they just coppied the scene frame for frame.
     
  4. moreprimeland

    moreprimeland Optimus told me to do it! Moderator

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    Dang!! Me too...was it listed at all??? My DVR should have picked it up if it was new...think they'll show it again?? Or does anyone have a Youtube link??
     
  5. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    HA! That was actually nice. It had an old classic Warner Bros. short feel too.
     
  6. Nachtsider

    Nachtsider Banned

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    Claudus was probably a widower by the time we first him in episode one. And the whole offspring/genetics speculation is just too complex. If the writers say that Tygra is adopted, I believe them.
     
  7. Smasher

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    I believe them, too, but it would be nice to have something on the show that addresses the situation.
    My kids have asked how Lion-O and Tygra can be brothers and I've told them what I read on the internet about the matter but it's clear that just by viewing the show the information is incomplete.

    Just a few lines of dialog could really expand on the matter -and the writers are great at doing that.
    For instance, when Grune stated that he had ambitions on being king Panthro said 'You plan on becoming a lion?'

    In about five seconds they not only gave great insight into Grune's character, but also explained the Thundercats' monarchy.

    Certainly Tygra's origin deserves no less.
     
  8. Sideswipe1954

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    Thenames9 D-d-d-d-duel!

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    Haha! I loved this short. They should definately do more!
     
  10. StarYoshi14

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    The Thundercats production blog says that the estimated air date of the two parter Trials of Lion-o is this Friday. However, we haven't seen any advertising and I just double checked the CN schedule for Friday, and I don't see anything on there.
     
  11. moreprimeland

    moreprimeland Optimus told me to do it! Moderator

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  12. Orodruin

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    I think they are. There was interview with.. what's his name, the original voice of Lion-O, and he said he voiced a couple shorts.
     
  13. Infosaur

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    Dies laughing.

    The music is great too. Thundercat's by way of WB.

    I wonder if these shorts will answer the Lion-O/Tygra relationship?
     
  14. Smasher

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    That short was great.
    The only way it could have been any better is if Buttons made a cameo.
     
  15. Sideswipe1954

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    If any others done are like this one, I do not think they will address such an important issue, as I believe these are meant to be non-canon
     
  16. grayman

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    That was awesome! I want more of these with plenty of Snarf in them.
     
  17. Nachtsider

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    I love that title banner with Snarf's smiling face - it's a delightful throwback to old school Disney and Warner Brothers' stuff. Poor Snarf - a victim of his own dedication. :lol 

    I wouldn't really call a short like this one 'non-canon'; it's more 'diversionary' - something lighthearted that doesn't have to do with any of the main plot and doesn't contain any serious, earth-shattering revelations or vital story elements.
     
  18. Star Saber

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    The Snarf short is awesome! We should have more, really well written stuff, reminds me somewhat of the Pixar shorts we'd get at the beginning of a film, short but funny :) 
     
  19. Sideswipe1954

    Sideswipe1954 Well-Known Member

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    I thought they specifically said on the blog that this past short was Non-Canon, and I think Thundercats.ws had that as well
     
  20. Nachtsider

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    Something is normally regarded as 'non-canon' if it contradicts canon in some way. I see nothing in this short that contradicts or runs contrary to events in the main storyline.