It’s the year of the ThunderCats!

Warner Bros. Animation announced on Wednesday that it is currently creating a fresh take on our favorite feline heroes. Japanese animation studio Studio4°C will be in charge of recreating the popular 1980s animated series in an updated, more anime style.

The new ThunderCats animated series, which will premiere on Cartoon Network in 2011, promises to be true to the original series and cater to both new and old fans alike. According to the Warner Bros. press release, the show will consist of “a sweeping tale combining swords and science and boasting ferocious battles with the highest of stakes…”

“In addition to being Warner Bros. Animation’s first anime series, ‘ThunderCats’ marks our most ambitious foray yet into fantasy,” said Register. “The realism and dynamic visual style we’ve achieved are sure to thrill viewers, and the cool weapons, vehicles and technology should help the show appeal to a diverse audience.”

For the full press release, click here.