Thundercats (1985–1989)

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A team of humanoid cats fight evil in their adopted home world.

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Lion-O is haunted by the recurring nightmares of Thunderians being killed on Thundera while he fled to the safety of Third Earth with Jaga and the other ThunderCats. Jaga later tells Lion-O... See full summary »

Director: Katsuhito Akiyama
Stars: Bob McFadden, Earl Hammond, Larry Kenney
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Bob McFadden ...
 Snarf / ... (125 episodes, 1985-1989)
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 Lion-O / ... (125 episodes, 1985-1989)
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 Mumm-Ra / ... (125 episodes, 1985-1989)
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 Cheetara / ... (125 episodes, 1985-1989)
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 Panthro / ... (125 episodes, 1985-1989)
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 Tygra / ... (125 episodes, 1985-1989)
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 Pumyra / ... (60 episodes, 1987-1989)
Doug Preis ...
 Alluro (60 episodes, 1987-1989)
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The inhabitants of the planet Thundera evacuate just before it is destroyed. They were pursued by a band of mutants. All but one of their escape ships was destroyed. Only a small group of Thunderans (Thundercats) remained. With only half engine power, the group, which was led by Jaga, had to set a course for the nearest planet. Jaga commanded their ship while the other 7 were in their stasis tubes. Jaga died on their journey to Third Earth and their ship crashed there. Soon they made friends with various groups in the area and they designed a fortress. Mumm-Ra the centuries-old embodiment of evil, along with the mutants that destroyed the rest of the Thunderans are a constant threat. But Lion-O, the new leader of the Thundercats, with his weapon the "Sword of Omens" will help the Thundercats to have a standing chance. Written by D. Darnoc

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The first season was actually completed in 1983, but was not publicly shown until two years later. See more »

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[repeated line]
Lion-O: Thunder... thunder - thunder - THUNDERCATS, HOOOOOOOOOOOO!
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Referenced in 220 Volts: Anos 80 (2012) See more »

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Thundercats
Music by Bernard Hoffer
Lyrics by Jules Bass
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Pure Fantasy
17 May 2002 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Thundercats was pure fantasy for me when I watched it in the 1980's. Thundercats is the type of cartoon you can watch and it makes you forget your troubles. The world can be a tough place sometimes so it's nice to be able to sit down and watch a bit of escapism, to be able to watch a world where the heroes always beat the bad guys.

I first watched Thundercats in 1985. However, I picked up a couple of videos of it in late 2001 and watched them. I still enjoyed them.

Thundercats was based on Third Earth which had the most beautiful scenery of any cartoon. Lion-O was the leader who was full of courage. He had a team he could depend on-the strong Panthro, the reliable Tygra and the beautiful Cheetara who could run really fast. They helped him in his battle against the evil Mum-Ra (one of the best cartoon baddies ever in my opinion, certainly more evil than Skeletor from He-Man).

The stories were very good like most 1980's stories. My favourite part of each episode was where Lion-O used to call his friends with the aid of the Sword of Omens whenever he was in trouble.

This was a great series with a brilliant theme tune.


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