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23 January 1985 (USA) See more »
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)
Steve 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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30 min | USA:30 min (130 episodes)
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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 setting of many of the installments of "ThunderCats" was described as "THIRD Earth." The present day was referred to as "FIRST Earth."See more »
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Lion-O:Thunder... thunder - thunder - THUNDERCATS, HOOOOOOOOOOOO!
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7 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Thunder, Thunder, Thunder, THUNDERCATS HO!, 11 September 2003
Author: Mr_Garak from Cuba

Another brilliant series to come out of the 80's though it kind of remind me of He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe at first, but quickly established itself as something differen't

The story is basically about a small group of Thunderians, who are Thundercats which is basically their equivilent of a royal family who have ot abandon their homeplanet of Thundera as the planet is destroying itself, led by Jaga the few reminaing Thunderian ships are attack by Mutants form the planet plundarr and are taken out with no trouble by the mutants ship, all except the flagship which they know is carrying the eye of Thundera, which is ebedded in the hilt of the mystic sword of omens.

Lion-O is the yound lord of the Thundercats who often receives advice from the ghost of Jaga and is keeper of the sword of omens, he has the look of a Lion like his name.

Cheetara is one only 2 females in the show at first, she can run at very fast speeds, but can only keep it up for about two miles, she has the look of a Cheeta hense her namesake.

Panthro is the engineer of the group who manages to build anything you can think of out of just about any ammount of scrap he can find, he resembles the look of a Panther.

Tygra the scientest who's bolowhip allows him to become invisible giving him an advantage in fights, Tygra also has the ability to trick people's minds (a bit like the jedi mind trick) he resemble a tiger.

Wiley Kitt a Thunderkitten who along with her brother Wileykatt is always getting into some kind of trouble.

Wiley Katt a thunderkitten like his sister Wiley Kitt and is always getting into trouble.

Snarf is Lion-O's trusted companion,keeper and friend, not sure what snarf is supposed to be only he is a feline like Thundercat not like the others who are part humanoids part cats.

Bengali was a blacksmith on Thundera before it was destroyed he was almost left on Thundera along with his companions Lynx-O and Pumyra, bengali resemble a Bengal Tiger.

Lynx-O lost his sight when flames caused by Thundera's destruction engulfed his eye's, but his other sense where hightend by the loss of his sight, he uses a brail board made by Panthro to hepl him with his duties in the Cats Lair and the Tower of Omens, he resembles a Lynx.

Pumyra the third female of the Thundercats, she resembles a Puma.

Ssslythe is the leader of the mutants who attacked the Thundercats, Ssslythe wishes only to possess the eye of Thundera, Ssslythe is a lizard type humanoid.

Monkien is a monkey type human and a part of the mutants.

Jackalman is a jackal typehumanoid, and is also a part of the mutants.

Vultureman is a vulture type humanoid, doesn't really like Ssslythe ordering him about most of the time but does obey him.

Mumm-Ra is the devil priest of third earth and is everliving as long as evil exists, Mumm-Ra is over a thousand year old and his body is decayed, even though Mumm-Ra's appearance is that of a weak frail old creature his magic is very powerful, Mumm-Ra serves the ancient spirits of evil who do not exist on the same plain of existance as Mumm-Ra does on third earth, but they do communicate with him via the four giant statues in the black pyramid where Mumm-Ra lives, the ancient spirits of evil grant Mumm-Ra the power to transform himself into Mumm-Ra the ever living, a more powerful, more hideous looking and stronger version of his normal self, Mumm-Ra the everliving's power is beyond question, and his voice was one of the most evil and best bad guy voices in cartoon history in my opinion.

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