ThunderCats (1985)

  • Genre: Animation, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action & Adventure
  • Creator: Tobin Wolf
  • First Air Date: 1985-01-23
  • Last Air Date: 1989-09-29
  • Total Seasons: 4
  • Total Episodes: 130
  • Status: Ended
  • Episode Runtime: 22 min.
  • Production Company: Rankin/Bass Productions
  • Production Country: United States of America, Japan
  • Networks: Syndication
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The inhabitants of the planet Thundera evacuate just before it is destroyed. They were pursued by a band of mutants. All but one of their escape ships was destroyed. Only a small group of Thunderans (Thundercats) remained. With only half engine power, the group, which was led by Jaga, had to set a course for the nearest planet. Jaga commanded their ship while the other seven were in their stasis tubes. Jaga died on their journey to Third Earth and their ship crashed there. Soon they made friends with various groups in the area and they designed a fortress. Mumm-Ra the centuries-old embodiment of evil, along with the mutants that destroyed the rest of the Thunderans are a constant threat. But Lion-O, the new leader of the Thundercats, with his weapon the "Sword of Omens" will help the Thundercats to have a standing chance.

  • Keywords: future, magic, sword, cat, pyramid, post-apocalyptic future, mummy, high technology, anthropomorphism, clairvoyance, space, super speed, mutants, spaceship, good vs evil
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    ThunderCats Seasons

    Season 0

    First Air Date:
    5 Episodes

    Season 1

    First Air Date: 1985-01-23
    65 Episodes

    Season 2

    First Air Date: 1986-09-08
    25 Episodes

    Season 3

    First Air Date: 1988-09-05
    20 Episodes

    Season 4

    First Air Date: 1989-09-04
    20 Episodes

    ThunderCats Episodes

    Title Air Date Duration
    Season 1Episode 1The Sword of Omens (1)30 min
    Season 1Episode 2Ancient Spirits of Evil (2)30 min
    Season 1Episode 3Ramlak Rising30 min
    Season 1Episode 4Song of the Petalars30 min
    Season 1Episode 5Old Friends30 min
    Season 1Episode 6Journey to the Tower of Omens30 min
    Season 1Episode 7Legacy30 min
    Season 1Episode 8The Duelist and the Drifter30 min
    Season 1Episode 9Berbils30 min
    Season 1Episode 10Sight Beyond Sight30 min
    Season 1Episode 11The Forest of Magi Oar30 min
    Season 1Episode 12Into the Astral Plane30 min
    Season 1Episode 13Between Brothers30 min
    Season 1Episode 14New Alliances30 min
    Season 1Episode 15Trials of Lion-O, Part One30 min
    Season 1Episode 16Trials of Lion-O, Part Two30 min
    Season 1Episode 17Native Son30 min
    Season 1Episode 18Survival of the Fittest30 min
    Season 1Episode 19The Pit30 min
    Season 1Episode 20Curse of Ratilla30 min
    Season 1Episode 21Birth of the Blades30 min
    Season 1Episode 22The Forever Bag30 min
    Season 1Episode 23Recipe for Disaster30 min
    Season 1Episode 24The Soul Sever30 min
    Season 1Episode 25What Lies Above, Part 130 min
    Season 1Episode 26What Lies Above, Part 230 min
    • Bob McFadden

      as Snarf
    • Larry Kenney

      as Lion-O / Jackalman / Snarf Egbert (voice)
    • Earl Hammond

      as Jaga / Mumm-Ra / Vultureman (voice)
    • Lynne Lipton

      as Cheetara
    • Earle Hyman

      as Panthro
    • Peter Newman

      as Tygra
    • Gerrianne Raphael

      as Pumyra
    • Doug Preis

      as Alluro
    Production Jules Bass Executive Producer
    Writing Peter Lawrence Writer
    Writing Leonard Starr Writer
    Writing Bob Haney Writer
    Writing Stephen Perry Writer
    Writing Jules Bass Writer
    Writing Lawrence DuKore Writer
    Writing Ron Goulart Writer
    Writing Howard Post Writer
    Writing Bruce W. Smith Writer
    Writing Tobin Wolf Writer
    Writing Dennis Woodyard Writer
    Sound Bernard Hoffer Music
    Production Arthur Rankin, Jr. Executive Producer
    Writing William Overgard Writer
    Visual Effects Tsuguyuki Kubo Character Designer
    Visual Effects Minoru Nishida Character Designer