Ever since some unofficial photos of the new Thundercats cartoon by Japanese animation house STUDIO 4C leaked from the London Toy Fair yesterday, the internet has been abuzz with news of the Tcats’ new look and generating speculation on either how awesome or terrible the show will be. Personally, I can’t judge an entire animated series based on one image alone and, for the most part, I kinda like the new character designs. Most of all Panthro looks like a real bad*ss here and he’s the character I probably liked the least in the original series despite having cool nunchucks like Micheangelo.
It got me thinking about some of the million of other possible re-inventions of the Thundercats I’ve seen, namely the work of Sean “Cheeks” Galloway who also worked on the latest Spectacular Spider-Man cartoon and LeSean Thomas who got so far as to do officially commissioned concepts for a scrubbed Tcats reboot back in 2006. So, I decided to share some of my favorite fanart here with you guys. What’d you think, would any of these have been bettter than what’s above? Worse? Got favorites of your own?