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


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A team of humanoid cats fight evil in their adopted home world. Full summary »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 8 of 9)
Bob McFadden ... Snarf / ... (125 episodes, 1985-1989)
Larry Kenney ... Lion-O / ... (125 episodes, 1985-1989)
Earl Hammond ... Mumm-Ra / ... (125 episodes, 1985-1989)
Lynne Lipton ... Cheetara / ... (125 episodes, 1985-1989)

Earle Hyman ... Panthro / ... (125 episodes, 1985-1989)
Peter Newman ... Tygra / ... (125 episodes, 1985-1989)
Gerrianne Raphael ... Pumyra / ... (60 episodes, 1987-1989)
Doug Preis ... Alluro (60 episodes, 1987-1989)

Series Directed by
Katsuhito Akiyama (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Peter Lawrence (22 episodes, 1985-1989)
Leonard Starr (19 episodes, 1985-1987)
William Overgard (14 episodes, 1985-1989)
Chris Trengove (7 episodes, 1985-1989)
Bob Haney (7 episodes, 1985)
Stephen Perry (7 episodes, 1985)
Kimberly Morris (6 episodes, 1985-1989)
J. Larry Carroll (6 episodes, 1987-1989)
Bill Ratter (6 episodes, 1987-1989)
Lee Schneider (5 episodes, 1985)
Matthew Malach (4 episodes, 1985-1989)
Jules Bass (4 episodes, 1985)
George Hampton (3 episodes, 1987-1989)
Mike Moore (3 episodes, 1987-1989)
Sandy Fries (3 episodes, 1987-1988)
Lawrence DuKore (2 episodes, 1985)
Ron Goulart (2 episodes, 1985)
Howard Post (2 episodes, 1985)
Bruce W. Smith (2 episodes, 1985)
Ted Wolf (2 episodes, 1985)
Herb Engelhardt (2 episodes, 1987)
Dennis Woodyard (2 episodes, 1989)

Series Produced by
Jules Bass .... executive producer (125 episodes, 1985-1989)
Arthur Rankin Jr. .... executive producer (125 episodes, 1985-1989)
Lee Dannacher .... supervising producer (2 episodes, 1985)
Series Original Music by
Bernard Hoffer (2 episodes, 1985)
Series Production Management
Steven Hahn .... production manager (128 episodes, 1985-1989)
Masaki Îzuka .... in charge of production (2 episodes, 1985)
Series Sound Department
Pete Cannarozzi .... recording staff: effects (2 episodes, 1985)
John Curcio .... recording staff: dialogue (2 episodes, 1985)
Larry Franke .... recording staff: editorial (2 episodes, 1985)
Tom Perkins .... recording staff: editorial (2 episodes, 1985)
Series Animation Department
Jim Meskimen .... secondary character designer (125 episodes, 1985-1989)
Bob Camp .... secondary character designer (60 episodes, 1987-1989)
Michael Germakian .... secondary character designer (60 episodes, 1987-1989)
Pepe Moreno .... secondary character designer (60 episodes, 1987-1989)
Katsuhito Akiyama .... animator (2 episodes, 1985)
Yukimatsu Itô .... animator (2 episodes, 1985)
Tsuguyuki Kubo .... animator (2 episodes, 1985)
Minoru Nishida .... animator (2 episodes, 1985)
Kazufumi Nomura .... animator (2 episodes, 1985)
Toshihiko Sato .... animator (2 episodes, 1985)
Akihiko Takahashi .... animator (2 episodes, 1985)
Yûji Yatabe .... animator (2 episodes, 1985)

Atsushi Aono .... inbetween artist (unknown episodes)
Masayuki .... animator: opening animation (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
Bernard Hoffer .... composer: theme music (123 episodes, 1985-1989)
Michael Farrow .... recording staff: music (2 episodes, 1985)
Series Other crew
Tony Giovanniello .... production staff (2 episodes, 1985)
Robert Kuisis .... psychological consultant (2 episodes, 1985)
Peter Lawrence .... script consultant (2 episodes, 1985)
Connie Long .... production staff (2 episodes, 1985)
Matthew Malach .... production staff (2 episodes, 1985)
Heather Winters .... production staff (2 episodes, 1985)

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Also Known As:
30 min | USA:30 min (130 episodes)
Sound Mix:
Argentina:Atp | Canada:PG (TV rating) | Iceland:LH (some episodes) | Iceland:L (some episodes) | Ireland:G (video rating) | Singapore:G | South Africa:PG (DVD rating) | UK:U (cut) | UK:U (uncut DVD version) | USA:TV-Y7

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The cartoon was revived in 2011 as a prequel following Lino-O and the Thundercats in their teenage years.See more »
[repeated line]
Lion-O:Thunder... thunder - thunder - THUNDERCATS, HOOOOOOOOOOOO!
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Thundercats ROCKED!!!, 6 July 2006
Author: Armybratsmom2624-1 from United States

OK, so here's my take on those fab cats!

Lion-o: Big strong guy with an awesome sword. A little unsure of himself at times, but who isn't? Always willing to help out others and a bit shy around Cheetara.

Panthro: A tough guy with a tender heart. But watch out for his nun chucks, they're lethal. A master mechanic who is in love with his "baby", the Thundertank.

Tygra: Architect and designer, he is also a physic of sorts. He is a voice of reason for the other Thundercats, uh, when he isn't getting addicted to Silky Fruit or keystones, LOL, just had to put that in there.

Cheetara: OK boys, go ahead a drool. This she cat is a fast one and an accomplished fighter. She is also known as a sex symbol of teenage boys during the 80's.

Wily Kit and Wily Kat: Always getting into trouble, but still very adorable. These kids were the link for many kids, even today. They go through what we did at that age, so we can relate to them.

Snarf: Lion-o's former nursemaid and his verbal conscience, he's not too good with electronics, but he can help out in a pinch.

Bengali: What can I say, the man is sexy(or maybe I just think so). A blacksmith back on Thundera, Bengali has had to reforge the Sword of Omens on more then one occasion. Oh, and don't forget his growl (shivers) Pumyra: Often overlooked and under-appreciated, this chick gets very little respect. What is known about her is that she is a healer and has never had a change of clothes.

Lynx-o: The oldest of the Thundercats, he was blinded during his escape from Thundera. Very knowledgeable about most everything and is sensitive to sound. He uses a braille board to "see" things. Not bad for an old guy.

So there you go, my little account of the Thundercats. If you want to know more, check out some of the websites dedicated to them. I'd give you a site, but I'm not sure the censors would let me. :(

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