ThunderCats is a classic animated series which ran from 1985-89. It told the story of humanoid cat-like creatures from the planet Thundera, carriers of the Sword of Omens – a magic artifact which gives them powers. It is sought after by the Mutants of Plun-Darr, which are the series’ antagonists.
The series has been rebooted a few times already, in 2011 and 2020, but this movie will be different in that it will use both traditional animation and CGI. Director Adam Wingard, of Godzilla vs. Kong and Death Note fame, stated:
I want to do a Thundercats film that takes you back to that ’80s aesthetic. I don’t want to reinvent the way they look; I want them to look like Thundercats. I don’t want to do it live action, either. I don’t want it to look like Cats, I don’t want those kinds of issues … I want to do a movie you’ve never seen before. A hybrid cgi film that has a hyper-real look and somehow bridges the gap between cartoon and cgi.
There is no set release date of the movie, but we’ll let you know if any cat whispers in our ears.