Last month we got our first look at the new version of the animated TV series ThunderCats that is due to premiere on Cartoon Network later this year. But back in the Summer of 2009, the plan was to reboot ThunderCats in a new animated FILM. Back then, we got our first look at concept art of what the character Lion-O might look like. Today, we get to check out video footage from that now-shelved ThunderCats movie which leaked to the Internets this week. It won’t stay online for long so, check it out while you can.
As you can see, this movie was going to be a “realistic” CGI take on the ThunderCats characters which stands in contrast to the colorful anime/manga-look of the coming TV series. Check out the footage below and see what you think:
Yeah, I’m not sure what to think of this. It looks … not great. I can’t imagine an entire movie of … this. I guess it’s for the best that this ThunderCats movie was never made. The plan to move forward with an animated series on TV seems the smarter way to go. What do y’all think of this footage? Does this look like a movie you’d like to see?
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