ThunderCats (1985)

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  • TV-Y7
  • 2011
  • 4 Seasons
  • 7.9  (18,611)

ThunderCats is a classic animated series that first graced the screens of kids back in 1985. The show follows the adventures of a group of humanoid felines, known as ThunderCats, who inhabit a planet called Third Earth. The ThunderCats are a mix of housecats and big cats, each with their unique abilities that they utilize to protect their planet from harm.

The main protagonist is the young prince, Lion-O, who wields the Sword of Omens, one of the most powerful weapons in the universe. The sword gives him the ability to see faraway lands, locate people in need, and project beams of energy at his enemies. Throughout the series, Lion-O leads his band of ThunderCats as they battle against a variety of villains, including the evil Mumm-Ra, the ever-faithful Mumyraites, and the treacherous mutants.

ThunderCats also features a range of unique locations, including the depths of the Thundera caverns, the mystic Tower of Omens, and the Forest of the Trees. The show has an extensive cast of supporting characters, such as Snarf, Lion-O's loyal pet, and Jaga, the elder ThunderCat who mentors Lion-O.

The show's animation style is impressive for its time, with its vivid colors and detailed character designs. The voice actors in the show also do a fantastic job, bringing the characters to life with their performances. The show's main cast includes Emmanuelle Chriqui as Cheetara, Kevin Michael Richardson as Panthro, Robin Atkin Downes as Mumm-Ra, Dee Bradley Baker as Tygra, Clancy Brown as Grune, Pamela Adlon as WilyKit, Michael McKean as Zaxx, and Matthew Mercer as Aluro.

Overall, ThunderCats is a fantastic animated series that has withstood the test of time. It's a great show for kids and adults alike, with its action-packed battles, memorable characters, and engaging storyline. Despite its age, it still holds up today and remains a beloved classic amongst fans of the genre.

ThunderCats (1985) is a series that is currently running and has 4 seasons (149 episodes). The series first aired on July 29, 2011.

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The Book of Omens
31. The Book of Omens
December 5, 1986
The ThunderCats finally open the Book of Omens. The Guardian of the Book explains that the ancient artifacts they have gathered must be presented at four different locations at precisely five clicks before the twenty-fourth hour or the ThunderCats will be frozen in time and the new ThunDERa torn apart by earthquakes.
Well of Doubt
30. Well of Doubt
December 4, 1986
The ThunderCats build a Homing Beacon Tower just in time to guide a group of Thundarian refugees back to the planet.
The Zaxx Factor
29. The Zaxx Factor
December 3, 1986
Vultureman hijacks a space bookmobile to escape Captain Bragg's Circus Train. On board, he learns of the powerful Rosencranz Medallion that once belonged to Mumm-Ra's arch rival Zaxx.
Touch of Amortus
28. Touch of Amortus
December 2, 1986
Amortus, an evil tentacled creature banished eons ago by the Thunderians, has returned to the new ThunDERa through Mumm-Ra's cauldron.
Swan Song
27. Swan Song
December 1, 1986
The ThunderCats prepare for a visit from the Ecology Inspector. The Inspector hopes to enlist the aid to the ThunderCats in capturing Two-Time, an intergalactic land poacher who has been stealing entire land masses with his geodesic vessel.
26. Shadowmaster
November 28, 1986
A rare lunar eclipse casts an eerie pale over the new ThunDERa. The eclipse opens a portal where the exiled Shadowmaster contacts the Ancient Spirits of Evil.
Ma-Mutt's Confusion
25. Ma-Mutt's Confusion
November 27, 1986
Mumm-Ra unveils his latest weapon, the Babylonian Barbarian Boiler, to destroy the ThunderCats. The Boiler emits a beam that rapidly melts anything it touches.
The Mossland Monster
24. The Mossland Monster
November 26, 1986
Tygra gets caught in a meteor shower while returning from Third Earth. Losing control of the Feliner, he crashes through the atmosphere into the unexplored Mosslands of New ThunDERa, where he awakens the gigantic Monster of the Mosslands.
Cracker's Revenge
23. Cracker's Revenge
November 25, 1986
Captain Cracker attacks bounty hunter Captain Bragg, who is holding the exiled Luna-Taks prisoner, and frees the Luna-Taks in order to have them help him return Third Earth to a pirate's paradise.
Helpless Laughter
22. Helpless Laughter
November 24, 1986
An astronomical lineup of the five Thundarian moons causes a serious drought on the new ThunDERa. Panthro and Snarf take the ThunderTank to collect the remaining water of Dreary Canal. On the way, they are attacked and the ThunderTank crashes into the Swamp of the Laughing Lilypads, which causes uncontrollable laughter.
21. Malcar
November 21, 1986
In an effort to reach a distressed Thundarian spaceship, the ThunderCats must use all of their supplies of Thundrillium to fuel the Feliner for a deep-space voyage.
Screw Loose
20. Screw Loose
November 20, 1986
The tremors that previously threatens to destroy the new ThunDERa begin again when Jagara loses control of the gyroscope. The ThunderCats bring in a gyroscope specialist robot named Screw-Loose.
The Heritage
19. The Heritage
November 19, 1986
Wilykat and Wilykit discover the Golden Sphere of Setti, an ancient artifact that once belonged to Mumm-Ra. The sphere magnifies his power by four, making him more powerful than the Ancient Spirits of Evil.
Frog Man
18. Frog Man
November 18, 1986
As reconstruction of the new ThunDERa continues, the ThunderKittens drill a water well, where they not only hit water but release an amphibian-like creature with green skin.
17. Leah
November 17, 1986
The Ancient Spirits of Evil provide Mumm-Ra with a Mirror Wraith, which can take the form of any shape and travel through space using mirrors as portals. Meanwhile, an escape pod containing a Thundarian child named Leah is rescued by the ThundarCats. Leah had been separated from her parents when their spaceship was destroyed by a meteor storm.
Return to Thundera Part 5
16. Return to Thundera Part 5
November 14, 1986
Mumm-Ra realizes he must destroy the new ThunDERa in order to destroy the ThunderCats, so he travels to the Great Beneath and blasts the gyroscope into rapid decay.
Return to Thundera Part 4
15. Return to Thundera Part 4
November 13, 1986
Knowing he cannot defeat both Tygra and Punyra on Third Earth and the ThunderCats on the new ThunDERa, Mumm-Ra orders Ma-Mutt to rescue the Mutants from Captain Bragg.
Return to Thundera Part 3
14. Return to Thundera Part 3
November 12, 1986
Enraged by his failure to destroy the ThunderCats, Mumm-Ra returns to the Great Beneath as Jaga the Wise.
Return to Thundera Part 2
13. Return to Thundera Part 2
November 11, 1986
The ThunderCats are determined to stay on the new ThunDERa despite its unstable environment. Meanwhile, Mumm-Ra summons Grune the Destroyer to help him destroy the ThunderCats.
Return to Thundera Part 1
12. Return to Thundera Part 1
November 10, 1986
With Mumm-Ra banished form Third Earth, the ThunderCats return to their home planet ThunDERa. The Ancient Spirits decide to give Mumm-Ra one last chance to destroy the ThunderCats.
The Last Day
11. The Last Day
November 7, 1986
The Ancient Spirits give Mumm-Ra until sundown to destroy the ThunderCats or be banished from Third Earth forever.
The Circus Train
10. The Circus Train
November 6, 1986
Wilykat is hypnotized and stows away with Captain Bragg, a bounty hunter who poses as the leader of a traveling circus.
The Jade Dragon
9. The Jade Dragon
November 5, 1986
Mumm-Ra's mentors, the Ancient Spirits of Evil, threaten to relinquish Mumm-Ra's rule over Third Earth if he fails to destroy the ThundarCats. The spirits describe an ancient artifact called the Dragon of Doom that can capture any being inside its small body.
The Thunderscope
8. The Thunderscope
November 4, 1986
Snarf discovers an ancient Thundarian artifact, the Thunderscope, amid the wreckage of the ThunderCats' original spaceship. The object has the power to immediately identify any object of Thundarian origin.
The Wild Workout
7. The Wild Workout
November 3, 1986
Following up on a rumor, the ThunderCats take the Feliner to ThunDERa where supposedly a piece of the Treasure of ThunDERa lies within the Caverns of Cold. Mumm-Ra watches them in his cauldron and concocts a trap for them.
Bracelet of Power
6. Bracelet of Power
October 31, 1986
Snarf accidentally discovers the Bracelet of Power has the power to control the ThunderCats. Gradually, he starts to coerce the ThunderCats to do his bidding. Snarf then loses the bracelet to Mumm-Ra.
Locket of Lies
5. Locket of Lies
October 30, 1986
Mumm-Ra retrieves the ancient Thundarian artifact the Locket of Lies. Mumm-Ra and Ma-Mutt use the artifact to lure the ThunderCats into a concealed pit-trap.
The Formula
4. The Formula
October 29, 1986
Aluro invents a supercharged fuel that finally gives the SkyTomb enough power to reach the new ThunDERa.
Return of the ThunderCubs
3. Return of the ThunderCubs
October 28, 1986
Growing impatient with Mumm-Ra's repeated failures to destroy the ThunderCats, the Ancients diagram a plan for him to claim the Treasure of ThunDERa. He must trick Cheetara into revealing the location of the treasure by offering her an original piece of the treasure casket.
Key to Thundera
2. Key to Thundera
October 27, 1986
Lion-O is about to give up deciphering the hieroglyphics in the Book of Omens, when Snarf suggests using the Sword of Omens as a magnifying glass. This causes to book to open and sucks Lion-O and Snarf into it.
Exile Isle
1. Exile Isle
October 24, 1986
The Luna-Taks kidnap the ThunderKittens. The ThunderCats rescue the ThunderKittens and capture the Luna-Taks in the process. The ThunderCats sentence the Luna-Taks to exile on Exile Island.
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  • Premiere Date
    July 29, 2011
  • IMDB Rating
    7.9  (18,611)