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[Article Updated: February 26, 2010]
Cartoon Network aired a sneak peek trailer of the new ThunderCats animated series yesterday during the Hall of Game Awards After Party. The minute-long trailer revealed details about the show including familiar faces such as Jaga, Grune, and the rest of the original ThunderCats. In addition, we also saw who we assume to be King Claudus, Lion-O and Tygra’s father — and the character Larry Kenney will be voicing.
We also get our first look at Wilykit and Wilykat as well as some new characters we have yet to be introduced. The trailer did not have any dialogue, so we still don’t know how any of the characters sound, but if the trailer’s music was any indication, the soundtrack is going to be very grand in scale.
Check out the trailer courtesy of tdubois01 as well as some screencaps we gathered from the video!
Look for a detailed breakdown of the trailer soon! Definitely a great time to be a ThunderCats fan!
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According to a conversation between ThunderCats Lair forum member catmountain and ThunderCats Executive Producer Michael Jelenic, a short ThunderCats clip might be shown this Friday on Cartoon Network’s Hall of Game Awards.
While asking a question in regards to which character Jim Meskiman would be voicing in the new series, Jelenic responded with:
“Can’t give those details, but I hear they MIGHT (this is not confirmed) so some actual animation during Cartoon Network’s Hall of Games tonight.”
The quote mentions that the awards show was “tonight” (Monday), but Cartoon Network’s website says the awards show is airing on Friday, February 25 at 7PM ET/PT. According to various reports on the interweb, the actual awards show took place on Monday, February 21 and will be edited and aired this coming Friday. Whether or not the ThunderCats clip was shown at the actual awards remains to be seen. If the clip was not premiered on Monday, Cartoon Network might work the clip into a commercial which could possibly be shown during the television airing on Friday.
We’ll try to get a bit more information on this rumor, but if nothing comes up…we will know on Friday whether or not ThunderCats will make its anticipated premiere!
For those interested in the actual Hall of Game Awards, here is the official press release from Cartoon Network:
CARTOON NETWORK HALL OF GAME AWARDS TO FEATURE ALL STAR LINE-UP
Sports Awards Show Hosted by Tony Hawk to Air on Cartoon Network Friday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. (ET/PT)
Cartoon Network today announced an all star line-up of icons from the worlds of sports, television, film and music who will be appearing at the first-ever Cartoon Network Hall of Game Awards (HallofGame.com). From the red carpet, to the never-before-seen stunts and surprises on stage, Cartoon Network Hall of Game Awards, which will air Friday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. (ET/PT), will be an evening of humor and fun at the most raucous and biggest sports awards show ever presented on television.
Hosted by skateboarding legend, Tony Hawk, the Cartoon Network Hall of Game Awards broadcast will feature appearances byFirst Lady Michelle Obama, Jessica Aney (SI Sportskid of the Year),Nnamdi Asomugha, Jake T. Austin, Drew Brees, Shannon Brown, Kobe Bryant, Chewbacca, Chris Cole, Lucas Cruikshank aka “Fred,” Stephen Curry, Landon Donovan, Carl Edwards, Roger Federer, Arian Foster, Rick Fox, Zachary Gordon, A.J. Hawk, David Henrie, Dwight Howard, DeSean Jackson, Greg Jennings, Joe Johnson, Tony Kanaan, Lisa Leslie, Robbie Maddison, Sal Masekela, Terrell Owens, Rico Rodriguez, Ryan Sheckler, Matthew Stafford, Amar’e Stoudemire, Andrew W.K., Venus Williams, Tiger Woods and the cast of Cartoon Network’s Dude, What Would Happen—C.J. Manigo, Jackson Rogow and Ali Sepasyar—among many others. The evening will feature performances by Travie McCoyand the Inglewood High School Marching Band. Earvin “Magic” Johnson will also be on-hand to receive the first-ever “Gameblazer Award” for his lifetime achievement in sport.
Voting continues in seven award categories on HallofGame.com and to date the site has already received over 30 million votes. Voting categories and their respective nominees include: “Most Awesome Mascot,” sponsored by Pepperidge Farm®Flavor Blasted® Goldfish® crackers; “He’s Got Game;” “She Got Game;” “That’s How I Roll,” sponsored by Kids Foot Locker; “Alti-dude;” “Dance Machine;” and “My Bad.” Fans can also cast votes for their favorite athletes on the all-new Hall of Game App. Free to download from the iTunes store, fans can also use the app to add their face to sports photos, customize pictures with Hall of Game graphics and share them with friends via Facebook and Twitter.
Cartoon Network Hall of Game Awards is a high-energy, off-the-wall, multi-platform experience that lets viewers vote and honor their favorite sports stars and sports moments of the year. This first-of-its-kind, sports award and entertainment event for kids, is created and produced in association with IMG Media, the production arm of global sports, entertainment and media company, IMG. Veteran, award-winning television and special events producers, Michael Dempsey and Steve Mayer serve as executive producers and TheSports Illustrated Group’s SI KIDS franchise is the official media partner.