Thundercats: Season Two Volume One DVD

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Thundercats
Cast: Bob McFadden, Earl Hammond, Larry Kenney, Lynne Lipton
Studio: Warner Bros.
Rating: 7/10

CORPORATE LINE: The inhabitants of the planet Thundera evacuate just before it is destroyed. They were pursued by a band of mutants. All but one of their escape ships was destroyed. Only a small group of Thunderans (Thundercats) remained. With only half engine power, the group, which was led by Jaga, had to set a course for the nearest planet. Jaga commanded their ship while the other 7 were in their stasis tubes. Jaga died on their journey to Third Earth and their ship crashed there. Soon they made friends with various groups in the area and they designed a fortress. Mumm-Ra the centuries-old embodiment of evil, along with the mutants that destroyed the rest of the Thunderans are a constant threat. But Lion-O, the new leader of the Thundercats, with his weapon the “Sword of Omens” will help the Thundercats to have a standing chance.

THE REVIEW: The animation is certainly dated; however there are a lot of memories from watching the show as a kid. The second season offered more depth with new characters and more.

THE EXTRAS:
“The music of Thunderats” and the Rembrandts music video of the Thundercats theme song and the Bernie Hoffer, the composer, perform the theme song. This is the worst featurette ever.

FRANKLY: Thundercats will only appeal to those who enjoy the show or are feeling a bit nostalgic.

+ Charlie Craine

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