For children who grew up in the 1980s, the Thundercats holds a special place in their hearts. The combination of stellar animation and sophisticated storytelling made livelong fans of the kids who grew up on the adventures of Lion-O, Cheetara, Snarf, Pathro, and others as they battle the ancient evil of Mumm-Ra. The show recently had a remake called "Thundercats Roar" that introduces the characters to a new generation fo fans in a cartoonier and more kid-friendly version of the characters based around modern CalArts-style animation.
YouTuber Mike Booth has created a reimagining of the original show's opening sequence in brilliant CGI. Compared to other recent cat-related CGI properties, the animation in this video is clean and incredible. This video is an incredible tribute to the love of the original Thundercats show.
"Earlier this year, I thought I'd have a go at learning how to use 3D animation software, really just so I could do some simple effects in my films... but I got a little bit carried away," Booth writes in the video's description. "The ThunderCats have been a love of mine since I can remember and the intro is something I thought would be a fun challenge to recreate and keep my interest while I was learning the software. I've got no plans to make anything else like this... for a few years, at least. I will at some point make a ThunderCats short film, but I'll wait until the software reaches a point where I can film a performance on my camera and just drag and drop it onto my 3D characters."
Watch the video below. Thundercats HO!