Tuesday, April 15, 2008

ThunderCats Are Loose!

To celebrate the DVD release of ThunderCats Season 2 Volume 1 from Warner Home Video in the UK, the ThunderCats logo was projected onto the House of Parliament in London, England last night ... which I think looks pretty damn cool. Both Season 1 and 2 of ThunderCats have already been released on DVD here in the US but promo for the collections were never handled this well:

I was a huge fan of ThunderCats when I was a kid. I watched the entire series when it aired on TV back in the 80's and loved collecting the action figures (in fact, I still have a Lion-O action figure still in its package) which I loved posing with in photos:

During my very brief career as a Boy Scout, we named our troop ThunderCats and used the logo as our insignia. I hated every moment of camping in the wilderness (surprise, surprise) but I remember fondly that we would shine our flashlights into the air pretending the beams shined the ThunderCats signal yelling out ThunderCats, Ho! in the middle of the night. Yes, I realize this sounds incredibly dorky but this is what kids in the 80's who grew up without cell phones or the Internet did for fun. I trust there are a few readers out there who can appreciate this bit of ThunderCats news. I have to say, I feel kinda sad for the state of children's cartoons these days ... for the most part, they don't even exist any more. The pop culutre of kids' youth today is going to be made up of My Space and You Tube which feels ridiculously cheap compared to the richness of 80's cartoons (Transformers, He-Man, Sliverhawks, M.A.S.K., Voltron, Smurfs, Pac-Man, and on and on and on) and sitcoms (Diff'rent Strokes, Silver Spoons, The Facts of Life, Family Ties, Growing Pains, etc.). Ah memories. [Source]