Hollywood! Adapt This: THUNDERCATS

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This week in adaptation news: Disney has a new live-action reboot of The Jungle Book in the works, some new images cropped up from the Odd Thomas adaptation despite questions surrounding the film’s release, and Fox has plans for a series version of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.  As for live-action movie adaptations that should have happened by now but still haven’t, I bring you today’s topic of discussion.  Though this popular 1980s animated show was recently rebooted as a re-imagined animated series, plans to bring the colorful cast of characters to the big screen have yet to come together.  Hit the jump to get sight beyond sight.  Hollywood! Adapt this: ThunderCats!

Comic-Con: Over 140 High-Res Images From the Convention Floor; Includes IRON MAN 3, STAR TREK, STAR WARS, Lego, More

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While walking around Comic-Con the past two days, I’ve taken almost 150 pictures of the various things items on the convention floor.  If you’re interested in checking out what’s in San Diego this year, hit the jump for tons of posters, costumes, toys, collectibles, people, props, and so much more.

A few of the movies and TV shows you’ll see include Iron Man 3, Breaking Bad, Men in Black, The Walking Dead, Resident Evil, Total Recall, Looper, Ender’s Game, G.I. Joe, Transformers, Star Trek, Back to the Future, Lego, Knight Rider, Star Wars, Sideshow Collectibles, Entertainment Earth, The Hobbit, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, The 5th Element, Thundercats, THX 1138, and more.

PSA Sunday: Thundercats Against Underage Drinking; Plus Outtakes

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As a child of the 80s and 90s, I received a good portion of life advice from television shows like Family Matters, Step by Step and The Cosby Show. When flesh and blood actors weren’t available to act as surrogate parents, I relied on the animated advisors on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Transformers to make sure I walked a righteous path. So when Lion-O, Lord of the Thundercats whipped out the Sword of Omens and told me to “Obey the code” against underage drinking, who was I to argue? Boy, am I glad they produced this PSA. By the age of 5, I was already up to a case of Natty a day and had developed a taste for illegal moonshine. There’s no telling what type of raging childhood alcoholic I would have become if it weren’t for the Thundercats. Hit the jump to check out the PSA along with a bonus blooper track.

Comic-Con 2011: THUNDERCATS Screening and Panel Recap

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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]

Comic-Con 2011 Collectible Swag Bags Revealed; Will Double as Backpacks

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Warner Bros. Studios is having a very busy week, but not so busy as to forget a little thing called Comic-Con 2011. Warner Bros. Entertainment will once again be teaming up with the con to sponsor the “Comic-Con International: San Diego Official Bag.” The more than 130,000 bags (available to badge-holders upon check in) will feature official Comic-Con art on one side and one of 10 franchises in the WB/DC universe on the other. Featured titles include Batman: Arkham City, ThunderCats and Fringe. Hit the jump to check them out!

To prevent your arms from getting tired from hauling all your swag around, this year the bags will turn you into a walking advertisement double as backpacks! Personally, I’m willing to stab a guy in the eye for a ThunderCats bag. Knowing my luck, I’ll get The Vampire Diaries. If you guys hear about some black market bag trading going on, be sure to let me know.

Comic-Con 2011: Schedule for Friday, July 22nd; Includes THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, FRIGHT NIGHT, and THE WALKING DEAD

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If you thought Thursday was crazy at Comic-Con, then the schedule for Friday will make your brain break apart. There were some high profile panels on Thursday, but Friday it’s non-stop. Sony is looking to own the day with their 90-minute panel for Total Recall, 30 Minutes or Less, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, and The Amazing Spider-Man. Hall H will also be hosting presentations for The Adventures of Tintin, Raven, Steven Soderbergh’s Haywire, Underworld 4, Batman: Year One, Pacific Rim, Seventh Son, Paradise Lost, Mass Effect, and Fright Night.

The TV side is also on overdrive with a pilot screening of Locke & Key, and panels for The Walking Dead, The Big Bang Theory, Children’s Hospital, Bones, Green Lantern: The Animated Series, The River, Black Dynamite, Eureka, Bob’s Burgers, Falling Skies, ThunderCats, Robot Chicken, Ugly Americans, Warehouse 13, and True Blood. Hit the jump for a list of schedule highlights for movies and TV.

Over 9 Minutes of Footage plus New Images from Cartoon Network’s New THUNDERCATS Series

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What’s the best way to celebrate America on this sure-to-be-slow movie news day?  Manimals!  Almost ten minutes of new footage from Cartoon Network’s reboot of the 1980s TV series ThunderCats.  I didn’t much follow ThunderCats when I was kid.  I was more of a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles-man…boy…person.  In any event, if you’re looking forward to the reboot or if you want your kids to look forward to the reboot, hit the jump to check out the footage plus new images/wallpapers.  ThunderCats will debut with an hour-long premiere on July 29th.

New THUNDERCATS Series Premieres July 29th on Cartoon Network and Will Screen at Comic-Con

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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.

Comic-Con 2011: Warner Bros. Announces Panels for FRINGE, CHUCK, THE BIG BANG THEORY, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES and More

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Warner Bros. has just announced which of their television series will be making appearances at Comic-Con this year. This list of shows that will have panels includes: Fringe, The Big Bang Theory, Chuck, Nikita, Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries, Children’s Hospital, Alcatraz, Person of Interest, The Secret Circle, Green Lantern: The Animated Series, The Looney Tunes Show, MAD, Scooby Doo! Mystery Incorporated, ThunderCats and Young Justice.

Hit the jump to read the full press release, which includes the talent that will be appearing on each panel as well as locations and times. We’ll have many more Comic-Con 2011 announcements for you in the coming weeks, leading up to our full coverage of the convention beginning July 2oth.

Trailer for Cartoon Network’s New THUNDERCATS Animated Series

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Some big news came out of WonderCon this past weekend, and while that Green Lantern footage took the internet by storm, we have yet another piece of video that might get you excited. It’s the new trailer for Cartoon Network’s all-new Thundercats animated series. I can’t say that this is exactly my cup of tea, but I’m sure plenty of grown up nerds will want to introduce their kids to the characters who made their childhood cartoon-watching days so great. Based upon the iconic 1980s action classic, Thundercats tells the epic tale of Lion-O and his battle against evil in the quest for the fabled Stones of Power. Check out the new trailer after the jump.

Programming for Wondercon 2011 Announced: GREEN LANTERN, COWBOYS & ALIENS, IMMORTALS, and More

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Programming for this year’s WonderCon has been announced.  This will be my first year attending WonderCon and Steve has informed me that it’s like Comic-Con except you can breathe.  While WonderCon may be the less-famous sibling to Comic-Con, it still has some big-name panels for fans.  This year, WonderCon is giving over the Esplanade Ballroom to some of the year’s biggest genre properties.  Leading the list of films is Warner Bros’ Green Lantern as well as Cowboys & Aliens, Super, The Three Musketeers, Hanna, Priest, and Immortals.  TV is also getting some attention with panels devoted to the new series Falling Skies, ThunderCats, and Terra Nova as well as Nikita, Doctor Who, Human Target, and V.  There will also be plenty of artists, writers, and other creative folks.

Hit the jump for the full schedule.  Wondercon 2011 runs from April 1 – 3rd at the Moscone Center South in San Francisco.

Kevin Michael Richardson Discusses THUNDERCATS; Says Will Friedle Is Lion-O (UPDATED) Emmanuelle Chriqui is Voicing Cheetara

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A few weeks ago we brought you footage from the first trailer for Cartoon Network’s rebooted Thundercats animated series. Today, we have what seems to be casting confirmation from the new voice of Panthro, Kevin Michael Richardson (The Cleveland Show). While discussing the upcoming series, Richardson claims that the voice of Lion-O is being provided by Will Friedle. Probably best known (by me at least) for his turn as Eric Matthews in ABC’s long-running sitcom Boy Meets World, Friedle also has an extensive amount of voice acting credits under his belt with series’ such as Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Batman Beyond, and Kim Possible.

In addition to Richardson and Friedle, Emmanuelle Chriqui also revealed that she is lending her pipes to an unidentified character for the new-look Thundercats via her recent interview with us. For more on what Richardson had to say about the series, hit the jump to check out his video interview.

UPDATE: We’ve confirmed with the studio that Emmanuelle Chriqu is the voice of Cheetara.

Emmanuelle Chriqui Exclusive Interview ELEKTRA LUXX; Updates on ENTOURAGE, THE BORGIAS, THUNDERCATS and TRON: UPRISING

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In Elektra Luxx, the follow-up to writer/director Sebastian Gutierrez’s 2009 film Women in Trouble, actress Emmanuelle Chriqui plays Bambi, a sexy stripper who has gone on a getaway trip to Mexico with her best friend, Holly Rocket (Adrianne Palicki). While away, porn star Holly Rocket decides to finally get up the courage to tell Bambi how she really feels about her, truly shocking the unexpecting Bambi.

At the film’s press day, Emmanuelle Chriqui did this exclusive interview with Collider, where she talked about revisiting this character, how much she has enjoyed working with Adrianne Palicki, and how Sebastian Gutierrez is great to work with because he just innately understands her, as a person. She also talked about voicing a character on the ThunderCats reboot on Cartoon Network (update: we’ve spoken to the studio and confirmed it’s Cheetara) and the Tron: Uprising animated series (set to air on Disney XD in the summer of 2012, with a preview on the DVD/Blu-ray release of Tron: Legacy), her role on the upcoming Showtime series The Borgias, and what she’d like to see happen with her character on the last season of the HBO series Entourage. Check out what she had to say after the jump:

First Trailer for the New THUNDERCATS Animated Reboot

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Fans of the original Thundercats series will want to skip right to the jump to check this out!  Cartoon Network is gearing up to release the new Thundercats series later this year. We recently brought you some still images of their new anime-styled look. Now, we can show you those same characters in action, plus a slew of other heroes and villains from the original series.

Want to see what Jaga and King Claudius look like re-imagined?  How about WilyKit and WilyKat?  Or maybe villains are more your thing and you want to check out the new interpretations of Mumm-ra and the Reptilians of Plun-Darr?  Why are you still reading?  Hit the jump!

Video of the New THUNDERCATS and GREEN LANTERN Toys

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Yesterday I posted 100 images from Toy Fair 2011.  Included were tons of photos of all the movie related toys set to arrive throughout 2011 like Green Lantern, Smurfs, Happy Feet 2, Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger, Star Wars, The Walking Dead, Gremlins and many others.  However, thanks to the good folks at Warner Bros., after the jump you can check out two videos that focus on the upcoming Thundercats and Green Lantern toys.  What I really like about the Thundercats toy line is that they’re making the new and old versions of the characters.  I really hope the new cartoon is good.

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