by Jonah Posted: July 19th, 2012 at 1:39 pm
Returning as shorts during Cartoon Network’s DC Nation, fans had already gotten a taste of Teen Titans Go! Featuring the same cast of characters and voice actors from the Teen Titans show that aired several years ago, the shorts focused on the comedy and chibi elements that permeated the original series. Featuring steady laughs and solid character design, the shorts were well received, so it was little surprise when Cartoon Network announced a full half hour show. At the DC Nation panel and press day for Comic Con International this year, fans and press got a chance to learn more about the upcoming series.
In a short video interview, Executive Producers Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic talked briefly about the new show. The duo talked the differences between Teen Titans and Teen Titans Go!, the similarities between the new show and MAD, as well as what fans were already saying about the show based on the shorts and a handful of promotional images. Check out the full interview after the jump.
If you’re a fan of the property, chances are you already know that the ThunderCats will be returning to television courtesy of Cartoon Network. Although the series doesn’t debut until a week from today (Friday, July 29th), the network screened the debut episode at Comic-Con in Room 6A. For my thoughts on the screening and the ensuing panel, hit the jump. [Warning: Spoilers may lie ahead]
We’ve already seen two trailers for the return of ThunderCats on Cartoon Network, but the premiere of the series itself is nearly upon us as the cable network has announced the series will kick-off with an hour-long premiere on Friday, July 29th at 8/7c. Then the series will hit its regular timeslot at 8:30/7:30c on August 5th. But before all that, audiences at Comic-Con in San Diego will be able to watch the full premiere episode at a ThunderCats panel on Friday, July 22nd at 3:30pm in Room 6A. The panel will include a discussion with producers Michael Jelenic, Ethan Spaulding and art director Dan Norton.
And if you’re anxious to check out some of the old school ThunderCats before this new series takes off, Cartoon Network will also air nine episodes from the classic ThunderCats series over the weekend of July 23 and Boomerang will also host a classic ThunderCats marathon on July 16 and 17 along with airing the series every day at 5 p.m. starting Monday, July 18. For an official synopsis of the new Cartoon Network series, hit the jump.
Warner Bros. Consumer Products has sent over some high resolution images of the new Thundercats toys that are arriving later this year. While I never thought the Thundercats would get rebooted, I have to say, I’m really curious what the new animated show will look like. As a fan of the 80′s cartoon, I hope they don’t screw it up. Already I’m not crazy about the look of the new Lion-O and Snarf, but, again, I’m willing to give it a chance. Hit the jump to check out the toys. The new Thundercats premieres later this year on Cartoon Network.
Back in June we found out that a brand new animated series would bring Thundercats back to television. At the time details were practically non-existent, but at last month’s New York Comic-Con producer Michael Jelenic and revealed some juicy details about the eagerly awaited return of Lion-O, Mumma-Ra, Panthro, Cheetara, and the rest of the gang. In case you’re not one of those people excited about the prospect of a new Thundercats, the producer puts things in perspective,
“It’s funny because I’ve been working on a lot of Batman cartoons the last couple years, and I tell people I have a new Batman cartoon coming out and they’re like, ‘Cool.’ But when I say Thundercats, they’re like, ‘Thundercats?!?! Oh my God!’”
To find out what he had to say about the eagerly anticipated new series on Cartoon Network, hit the jump
by Jonah Posted: August 3rd, 2009 at 8:22 pm
I have made no secret of my love for Cartoon Network’s fun take on the Dark Knight in Brave and the Bold. At Comic Con, I accosted, er, interviewed several people involved with season 2 including: series producer James Tucker, producer Michael Jelenic, voice director Andrea Romano, writer Stan Berkowitz, and Director Sam Liu, about what to expect when you’re expecting. I can tell you that Batman Brave and the Bold Season 2 will feature Firestorm, Captain Marvel, Omacs, and more Flashes than you can count on one hand! Oh My! More Silver Age shenanigans after the jump.