ThunderCats Roar, the ThunderCats comedy animated version, has finally been here. Well, kind of. The first two-part season, “Exodus,” is now available for the first time. Cartoon Network has published the episode through the Cartoon Network App, and anyone who can sign in should have the opportunity to view the series on their own. It is currently unclear when and if more will be published via the CN App.
ThunderCats Roar And Cartoon Network App
As you may or may not remember, ThunderCats Roar was first announced in May 2018, and while it was scheduled for debut in 2019 at the Cartoon Network, it seems that it was reversed this year. The announcement received a great response, with several people quickly basing it on the first look and short trailer online, and what little details the team had already been talking about it could be gleaned from. Cartoon Network has been relatively silent about the project since some people speculated that it could never be released.
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Synopsis Of ThunderCats Roar
This is how the show was officially described when it was first announced:
Lion-O and ThunderCats – Tygra, Panthro, Wilykit, Cheetara, and Wilykat – are barely able to escape the sudden destruction of their homeworld, Thundera, to crash land on a mysterious and exotic Third Earth world. Lion-O, the newly appointed ThunderCats Savior, tries to lead the team, thus making this world a new home. A strange host of creatures and people, including the cruel Mumm-Ra, the wicked third earth tyrant, will avoid the tyrannical reign of the world by nothing, even the ThunderCats.
ThunderCats Roar’s first two-part episode is currently available for viewing using the official Cartoon Network App. The rest of the show might be on schedule, but it looks like Cartoon Network is going to at least release the rest of the show this year.
Review Of ThunderCats Roar
While animated and designed in a format very different from the original show, the embodiment seems to have been created to pay a sillier kind of homage to the original in the 1980s. It certainly has personality, if nothing else. No definite word yet when the show appears on Cartoon Network itself, but it looks like it will come shortly.
The biggest problem with the first two episodes-the first more than the second-is that they are a bit too quick. The scenes begin and end with little transition space, and as a result, the comedic timing is only slightly off. Maybe the pace helps get through the presentation of the first episode in the 11-minute window, but the series would be better if it only took a few seconds. In this way, the second episode improves. It’s still swift, but the payoffs for some running gags will land with laughs.
Does ThunderCats Roar attract a massive adult cult, like the Steven Universe, or She-Ra and the princess of power? Perhaps not judging by the premiere. But it could be the best cartoon of ThunderCats. The original was as stupid as most cartoons of the 80s, only supported by nostalgia and unfulfilled potentials in adult memories. And although the 2011 version was successful, it was never as good as the anime from which it was inspired. ThunderCats Roar knows what it wants to be, and it does it well, aside from a few paced quibbles.
ThunderCats Roar, too, has the best snarf, perhaps not a lot, but something worthwhile.