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ThunderCats Season 1 Volume 1
DVD artwork – Cheetara

Pencilled by: Mike Royer

 

From the collection of: MannysCollectibles
Owner’s website: thundercatslair.org
Notes of Interest: Yet another unique piece of artwork that was used by Warner Brothers for their DVD release of ThunderCats Season 1 Volume 1. As with the other examples of this artwork we have featured in this gallery, the reason for its inclusion is firstly because of historical importance, but also because this piece was drawn by an artist named Mike Royer – Mike has an extensive CV working in the field of illustration (including working on several comic titles, notably as the most prolific inker of the works of the legendary Jack Kirby throughout the 1970s and 1980s), and is perhaps most noted for his work with Disney, where he was responsible for creating the character designs for Disney’s version of Winnie the Pooh! An interesting thing to note if you compare this piece to the finalised version that was used on the DVD packaging is that, on the finalised version, Cheetara’s expression has been altered slightly to show more of a smile than you see on this original artwork, making this piece even more interesting. We actually have been able to provide quite a large-sized scan of this piece – click on the image above to view a larger version!