Thundercats

1985 TV-Y7 4 seasons

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Thundercats

1985 TV-Y7 4 seasons
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This animated series follows the epic adventures of the Thundercats -- refugees from a dying planet and guardians of powerful jewel -- as they arrive on a new world only to find that their enemies, the Mutants of Plun-Darr, have tracked them down.
SEASON  1
  • SEASON  1:1
  • SEASON  1:2
  • SEASON  2:1
  • SEASON  2:2

Summary of Season 1:1 (1985) - 6 discs

When the planet Thundera becomes unstable, its inhabitants -- the Thundercats -- board a spaceship and head to a new cosmic home: Third Earth. But malevolent mutants led by the powerful Mumm-Ra stalk the travelers to their destination. The mutants are determined to exploit and control Third Earth unless valiant Lion-O and the other Thundercats foil the baddies. Special features include a chat with Thundercats fan Wil Wheaton of "Star Trek" fame.
Format
DVD
Screen
Full Screen 1.33:1
Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral), French
CC
Yes
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Rating
TV-Y7 - This program is designed for children age 7 and above.
age 7+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 7+
  • Bob McFadden
  • Larry Kenney
  • Earl Hammond
  • Lynne Lipton
  • Earle Hyman
  • Peter Newman
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Reviews

age 7+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that the catlike heroes in this '80s cartoon are champions of justice and defend the weak and oppressed, but their methods are often violent. Weapons like stun darts, swords, and whips are prevalent, and although visible injuries are rare, a character's death is part of at least one storyline. Happily, though, there are some instances in which the heroes deter an onslaught without force, so viewers do see that there's always a choice to be made in confrontational situations. The array of mutant villains are bound to frighten the very young, but older kids who aren't bothered by this sort of content might enjoy the show's action. The series' animation style definitely dates it, but its messages about loyalty, determination, and perseverance are just as relevant today as they were during the show's original run.

Sexual Content

No sexual content, but the lone female character's breasts are accentuated by her tight suits and curvy physique, and the guys' muscular arms, legs, and abs are visible through their bodysuits.

Violence

Weapons include laser guns, clubs, stun darts, swords, whips, and sticks. Violence is prevalent in the ThunderCats' exchanges with their enemies. Injuries are rare and exchanges are brief, but occasionally characters die, though its presentation is very sanitized and there's no blood or gore. The show's villains are a motley crew of monsters who may frighten young kids.

Language

No cursing, but some use of words like "stupid."

Social Behavior

The show's themes include honesty, courage, and responsibility, and the ThunderCats embody these traits in their efforts to champion the weak and oppressed. The lone female character is on equal footing with the men (although she's greatly outnumbered).

Consumerism

During its heyday in the '80s, the show inspired a marketing line of toys, video games, comic books, and a few movies. An updated version of the show will likely inspire more products.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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