UPDATE: Now with working video thanks to BuzzFeed.
Here’s almost ten minutes of the Cartoon Network’s reboot of “ThunderCats,” which should be interesting to you if you’re a huge geek, a nine-year-old boy, or a normal adult who watched the original cartoon as a child and got confused by his attraction to Cheetara. I won’t name any names.
The new cartoon frames Lion-O as a brash heir to the throne, with Tygra as his dick older brother (so then why is Lion-O the heir?) and Cheetara as the sexy cat-person who shows up when he’s in trouble. Snarf and WilyKit and WilyKat also make appearances, although there’s no sign of Panthro, who only did, like, everything in the original series. Also, the original series featured the ThunderCats as the last of their line living on Third Earth after their home planet of Thundera was destroyed, whereas this new version treats Third Earth as the ThunderCats’ home planet. Um, that’s what some dork told me, anyway. I punched him in the stomach for knowing idiot nonsense like that.
Anyway, Topless Robot is hitting the inhaler pretty hard over this, but my enthusiasm is in check. It looks like a worthy remake, but I’m not going to make any plans to DVR it and watch it late at night and hit the slo-mo button when Cheetara’s on-screen. Nope. Not gonna do it. Swear.