MTV spoke with "Thundercats" producer Michael Jelenic about the return of the "Thundercats" to the Cartoon Network in 2011 and what viewers can expect from the reborn series?
"I tell people I have a new Batman cartoon coming out and they're like, 'Cool...'" laughed Jelenic. "But when I say 'Thundercats,' they're like, 'Thundercats?!?! Oh My God!'"
The new series will be using Japanese animation studio, Studio4C for artwork but Jelenic wants to make the series a bit more simple to understand. "In the other version, there's something like three different planets involved, and they all converge onto one planet, and nobody's really connected. I just wanted to bring that all together."
Jelenic insists that the classic characters of Panthro, Cheetara, and Tygra will be in the new series, including Snarf but Snarf will not talk this time.
"He won't be going, 'Lion-O, why don't you do this?'" said Jelenic, imitating the character's familiar whine. "We just having him say, 'Snarf! Snarf!' That's a way to get him in the show without annoying every single person who hates him. It's funny, because people are always like, 'I hate Snarf! Wait. you're not going to put him in? That's terrible!'"