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