Warner Bros. have announced plans to re-release the classic 1980s ThunderCats animated series on DVD!
In 2005, ThunderCats exploded onto official DVD in the United States, with the release of a 6-disc set containing the first half of the show’s first season. Over the course of the following couple of years, Warner Bros released three more sets that completed the series’ full 130-episode run.
With the new ThunderCats series set to launch this year, Warner Bros have announced plans to re-release the classic series, but this time in a slimmed-down format – ThunderCats – The Original Series: Season 1, Part 1, a 2-disc set featuring the first 12 episodes, is set to release on July 12th at a cost of $19.97 SRP.
Here’s the studio’s official description:
Springing into action: the first animated adventures of the feline-inspired fantasy! A noble band of survivors from the peaceful world of Thundera bravely faces off against vicious mutants intent on destroying them. Make way for exotic creatures, mystical powers and action-packed battles of good versus evil in the exciting saga of the Thundercats!
In these first-season adventures – 12 Episodes on 2 Discs – from the dynamic animated series, the Thundercats adopt Third Earth as their new home and encounter alien beings galore…some friendly, some looking for a fight! And while they brave their strange surroundings, their young leader Lion-O struggles with his new responsibilities as head of their foundling civilization. Crash with these cats for Over 4 Hours of Classic Cartoon Thrills!
CARTOONS: Exodus • The Unholy Alliance • Berbils • The Slaves of Castle Plun-Darr • Pumm-Ra • The Terror of Hammerhand • Trouble with Time • The Tower of Traps • The Garden of Delights • Mandora the Evil Chaser • The Ghost Warrior • The Doomgaze
(Info from: www.tvshowsondvd.com)
There have been no new special features announced for this set, but it has been confirmed that the set will include the featurette “Feel The Magic, Hear The Roar: ThunderCats Fans Speak Out”, which was included as a special feature on the original ThunderCats: Season 1, Volume 1 set that was released in 2005.