Thunder…Thunder..Thundercats Whaaaa!?

Posted 6 years ago by Television

Another day, another cool 80’s franchise is getting a reboot for the anime generation.

This is an official image from Warner Brothers Animation from their upcoming Thundercats animated series. Pictured, starting at the rear, are Tygra (looking pretty bad ass), Panthro (looking very bad ass), Cheetara (looking sleek and sexy), and Lion-O (looking like Sailor Moon after hitting the ShakeWeight).

Seriously, why does everyone else have normal-looking eyes and Lion-O gets stuck with huge, teal, cat eyes? If the eyes are the window to the soul, Lion-O is going to be little more than a big kitty with a shiny sword. Whereas I’d believe that any of the others would totally kick Mumm-Ra’s wrapped up ass. Maybe it will look better in motion, and perhaps make sense with the character, but from a purely visual standpoint, I’m not feeling it.

However, all hope is not lost. The producers of the new show include Sam Register (Teen Titans, Ben 10, Batman: The Brave and the Bold), Michael Jelenic (Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Wonder Woman), and Ethan Spaulding (Avatar: The Last Airbender). With resumes like that, there’s a good chance the show will be great, despite Lion-O’s girly eyes.

What do you think of the new Thundercats designs? Or, better yet, do you think there should even be new Thundercats in the first place?

(via MTV Splashpage)

Scooby-Doo Where Are You Complete Series DVD Gift Set

Posted 6 years ago by Television

Scooby-Doo

Know any 70’s cartoon fans and need a last-minute gift idea? Check out this Mystery Machine Van Replica that Warner Bros. has released, containing 41 episodes from the original Scooby-Doo Where Are You! series. I’m a sucker for collectible DVD packages, and this one is pretty awesome. It’s the first DVD set I’ve seen that actually holds it’s own on a shelf next to your other collectibles as far as coolness-factor goes.

You know what to expect from the cartoon itself: pure 70s Hanna-Barbera camp. That’s not a bad thing by any means. Scooby-Doo Where Are You! became a template of sorts for HB cartoons in the 70s and 80s, but none of the other shows really captured the goofiness and fun of watching Shaggy, Scooby, and the gang solve mysteries every week.

Read More

Peanuts Deluxe Holiday Collection on Blu-ray

Posted 6 years ago by Television

If there’s a product I’ve bought more times than any other, it has to be the Peanuts Holiday collection. I’ve owned these classics on VHS, twice on DVD (someone borrowed and never returned), and now on Blu-ray. In twenty years, if movies are downloaded directly into chips in our brains, I’ll be sure to make room for these. The Peanuts holiday specials are like comfort food for your TV.

The Blu-ray box set contains the previously released Remastered, Deluxe Editions in a special slip-cover. (I previously reviewed the Charlie Brown Christmas Blu-ray by itself). Each disc contains it’s own bonus episodes and features. Here’s the rundown:

Read More

The Pirates of Darkwater on DVD

Posted 6 years ago by Television

I don’t know how, but I completely missed out on The Pirates of Darkwater when I was a kid. It aired on Fox Kids in the prime of my cartoon-watching days, when I was about six years old. I thought Pirates were pretty cool, but still, I totally missed this one.

Luckily, thanks to WB and their Warner Archive, I now have the entire series on DVD.

Read More

Batman Brave and the Bold DVD Review

Posted 6 years ago by Television

Batman: The Brave and the Bold is a show I’ve been waiting a long time to watch. We don’t get any TV channels or watch any new television at our house (by choice), but every once in a while a show catches our attention and we rely on DVD to check it out. Being a proud member of the geek community, I’d been hearing a lot about Batman: The Brave and the Bold.

Unfortunately as it is with most children’s TV shows, the DVD releases are numerous and don’t contain very many episodes. This was and is the case with Batman, because rather than releasing a full season one set, WB has divided the season and released Season One, Volume One. It’s the first 13 episodes on 2 discs when it could have easily been the entire first season.

Read More