Without tipping our hand pre-review, Cartoon Network's reboot of feline-like alien heroes ThunderCats Roar! really worked for us on a number of Teen Titans GO!–Rocky & Bullwinkle levels. Now that we're less than a day away from premiere "Exodus Part 1 & 2" (Saturday, February 22 – unless you already previewed it through the app), we're sharing the latest (and possibly last) video in the network's "Who's Who" series – one that takes a turn to the dark side.
Starting with ThunderCats team leader, Lion-O, we we're given a look at Cheetara, super-speedster whose keen mind keeps her one step ahead of Mumm-Ra. From there, we met Panthro, the team's muscle but also a master fixer – followed by Tygra, Lion-O's teacher and the team's "brains", and wrapping up with Thunderkittens Wilykit and Wilykat.
Now it's all about evil, undead Mumm-Ra: if he has his way, Third Earth will be the ThunderCats' last – assuming his bumbling Mutants don't find a way to accidentally kill them all first:
Staying true to the original series' premise, Lion-O, Tygra, Panthro, Cheetara, Wilykat, and Wilykit — The ThunderCats – barely escape the sudden destruction of their home world, Thundera, only to crash land on the mysterious and exotic planet of Third Earth. Lion-O attempts to lead the team as they make this planet their new home. A bizarre host of creatures and villains stand in their way, including the evil Mumm-Ra, Third Earth's wicked ruler who will let nothing, including the ThunderCats, stop his tyrannical reign over the planet.
"ThunderCats Roar!" season 1, episode 1 "Exodus: Part 1 & 2" – Fleeing the destruction of their home planet Thundera, Lion-O and the ThunderCats land on the mysterious, dangerous, all-around awesome world of Third Earth! But their enemies, the Mutants of Plun-Darr have followed them and it turns out Third Earth already has a Mumm-Ra problem, can Lion-O learn the ropes of being a leader in time?
ThunderCats Roar! features Max Mittelman voicing Lion-O and WilyKat; Patrick Seitz as Tygra and Mumm-Ra; Erica Lindbeck as Cheetara and WilyKit; Chris Jai Alex as Panthro; Larry Kenney as Jaga; Trevor Devall as Slithe; Andrew Kishino as Jackalman; Jim Meskimen as Monkain; and Dana Snyder as Vultureman and Berbils.