Thundercats was a cartoon that was released in the US in 1985. It was a favorite amongst all kids when I was growing up. A total of 130 episodes were aired out of which few were aired on Television Maldives (TVM). But the episodes that were aired, were awaited for with barely contained impatience. I remember that back then, in every household there existed one or more Lion-O, Cheetara, Panthro, Tygra, WilyKit and a WilyKat. Snarf would also be included if necessary. Those who were fast enough in choosing got the good guys, whilst the ones a bit slow to react to the choosing game, gets left with the evil characters. Some even went as far as to shape a Sword of Omens from some plywood lying around the house. Good times!.
Even though, back then the conversations in a cartoon didn’t interest us much, the concept of good vs bad/good winning over evil reached out to us. The theme remained central that the thundercats would come under attack from the mutants mainly lead by the mini-skirt clad Mumm-Ra who wants the power of the Sword of Omens and to destroy the Thundercats so that he could rule the Third World. (sort of reminds me of Maumoon!)
Based on the fact that the cartoons were produced in the 1980’s I would say the animation is pretty good. Am currently watching all the episodes that were aired, and only now do I understand that behind the fight between good and evil, their lies a good background story as well that continues development throughout giving insight into what life was like before the Thundercats came to the Third World.
There is talk that a Thundercats movie might be released on 2010, however the videos on YouTube doesn’t shed much light onto how ‘awesome’ this movie would turn out to be. If WarnerBros. does decide to release one, I hope that it doesn’t diminish the joy that we had back in the 90’s when a rare episode of Thundercats would be aired on TVM that had us all hyped up for the rest of the week!
I love Thundercats.
BTW, evil Mumm-rah wears a buruga in his milder incarnation and wears the said mini-skirt in his extremo-evil bad ass self.
Oh.. is that what happens.. in his milder versions he is fully clad huh! :P I should watch out for that part next time!
I luv thundercats aswell. btw, the series 1 to 130 is available at farivashop for 70 bucks.
niiiice! Is the quality good? If so I might consider buying! :)
went to fariva shop …
they dint have thundercats … bummer …
guess i’m just gonna have to DL it over rapidshare …
gotta watch it … love it …
Yah it is one cartoon that we gotta love!
I downloaded the whole thing using mutorrent. took ages with the slow as hell Dhiraagu connection, but then it is worth the wait.. :D
I haven’t bought it but saw a list of series available to buy, the place is located on buruzu magu, near SHE building, opposite to a kids shop, okys
Mail me, I will drop u guys off at the shop if there’s further confusion, hehe ;)
Oh I think it might be available at Movie Link as well :)