New ‘ThunderCats’ Premieres July 29 on Cartoon Network

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Cartoon Network’s revival of the classic 1980s animated series ThunderCats is set to premiere on the network July 29.

The series will kick off with an hourlong premiere event starting at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The series will slide into its regular time slot of 8:30 p.m. ET/PT starting the following Friday, Aug. 5.

ThunderCats is set in the kingdom of Thundera, which is being threatened by the evil sorcerer Mumm-Ra. So Lion-O, the young heir to the throne, embarks on a quest to take his rightful place as king. From Warner Bros. Animation, ThunderCats is executive produced by Sam Register (Teen Titans, Ben 10, The Looney Tunes Show), with Michael Jelenic (Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Wonder Woman) and Ethan Spaulding (Avatar: The Last Airbender) producing.

To celebrate the premiere, ThunderCats will have a significant presence at Comic-Con International: San Diego. A panel scheduled for 3:30 p.m. on Friday, July 22 in room 6A will include an exclusive screening of the hour-long series premiere. Jelenic, Ethan Spaulding and art director Dan Norton will participate in a subsequent panel discussion and answer questions from fans.

Coinciding with Comic-Con, Cartoon Network will also air nine episodes from the classic ThunderCats series over the weekend of July 23. Boomerang will also host a classic ThunderCats marathon on July 16 and 17 and air the series every day at 5 p.m. starting July 18.