ThunderCats: Hear The Roar by David Crichton

ThunderCats is one of the most popular franchises of the last 30 years, and at long last, the full in-depth, behind-the-scenes story of the heroic felines can be told in this exciting new book! The author is a firm friend of this site, and we’re proud to share with you an exclusive first look at the cover artwork, as well as the official press release!

Hear the Roar! The Unofficial and Unauthorised Guide to the Hit 1980s Series ThunderCats

by David Crichton

Originally broadcast in 1985, ThunderCats has become one of the most enduring animated series of its era. For the first time in print, Hear the Roar! documents every aspect of the production of this iconic show — told by the people who made it.

Featuring over 80 exclusive interviews with cast and crew members, this definitive reference guide charts ThunderCats‘ creation and development, drawing on a wealth of never-before-seen production paperwork and leaving no stone unturned.

Dedicated chapters highlight the writing, animating, scoring and recording of ThunderCats, while a comprehensive story guide reviews all 130 episodes, including notes from the scriptwriters themselves! The legendary ThunderCats toy line from LJN Toys is documented too, and even the associated series SilverHawks is explored.

This essential guide to ThunderCats demonstrates why the show continues to thrive, while many of its contemporaries have faded into obscurity…


The book is being published by Telos, and is available to pre-order from this link: David advises us that this should be the fastest way to get your hands on a copy.

The book is also available to pre-order from Amazon in the UK.

Boasting over 500 pages and nearly a quarter of a million words, the book is priced at £16.99 (approximately $28.00). Whilst it is currently only available to order from the UK, it will soon be made available to US distributors such as Amazon in the US – however, if international fans don’t want to wait, we believe Amazon in the UK do ship overseas.

Later on the book will also be made available through other comic book and collectables shops such as Forbidden Planet, and other US and UK high street book stores.

Representing a labour of love on behalf of its author, this definitive guide to ThunderCats is sure to become a collector’s item for fans all over the world!