Larry Kenney To Voice Lion-O Again on Cartoon Network’s New THUNDERCATS Show – UPDATE

     July 16, 2010

Larry Kenney Lion-O Cartoon Network THUNDERCATS slice

If you’re a fan of ThunderCats and have been curious who might voice Lion-O on the new Cartoon Network show arriving in 2011, you’ll be happy to learn Larry Kenney is returning to voice Lion-O again.  The news comes from Rosemary Ward’s Facebook page (via toynewsi).  Ward works in costuming and she posted:

“Interesting Thundercat News! Talking to the a talent agency just now in regards to Larry Kenney, I found out He’ll be voicing Lion-O again!

Hit the jump for what we know about the new ThunderCats show:

UPDATE: I’ve been told by someone at the studio that we may have jumped the gun.  According to the studio, Larry Kenney will be voicing King Claudus who is Lion-O’s father.

Thundercats new series cartoon network image 2011 lionoLast month we posted a press release for the show and we were also provided high resolution artwork which is to the right.

According to the press release:

The 21st century reimagining of the series marks a creative collaboration between WBA and Studio4°C, one of the most vibrant animation studios in Japan, with credits including “The Animatrix,” “Gotham Knights” and “Halo Legends.” WBA is working closely with Studio4°C, utilizing the latter’s expertise to give the “ThunderCats” characters a new cutting-edge look while remaining true to the compelling storylines and mythology of the original series.

Roaring to life through WBA and Studio4°C’s use of the Japanese animated artistry of anime, “ThunderCats” characters Lion-O, Mumm-Ra, Panthro, Cheetara and others will spring off the screen with realistic cat-like characteristics inconceivable in previous incarnations.

The new “ThunderCats” will appeal to viewers who have loved the characters all their lives as well as young newcomers to the franchise. A sweeping tale combining swords and science and boasting ferocious battles with the highest of stakes, the grand origin story of Prince Lion-O’s ascension to the throne – and of those who would thwart his destiny at any cost – takes on epic dimensions in this sharp new telling. As the forces of good and evil battle each other in the quest for the fabled Stones of Power, Lion-O and his champions learn valuable lessons of loyalty, honor and mortality in every episode.

“ThunderCats” is executive produced by Sam Register (“Teen Titans,” “Ben 10,” “Batman: The Brave and the Bold”). Michael Jelenic (“Batman: The Brave and the Bold,” “Wonder Woman”) and Ethan Spaulding (“Avatar: The Last Airbender”) are the producers.

-

While it’s too early to tell what kind of show ThunderCats will be, I’m really hoping it’s cool.  And I’m really happy the original Lion-O is returning. Hopefully we’ll learn more at Comic-Con next week.

Thundercats new series cartoon network image 2011

Watch Now
Around The Web

Television