Thursday, January 7, 2010

Lion-O


Today's post is a little late due to bad weather. I have a distinct memory of running home from school to catch the first episode of Thundercats on The Den. They'd been hyping it like mad for ages and I was soooo worried that I'd miss it, thus ruining my life. The intro animation has to be one of the best bits of 80's action cartoon goodness ever.

15 comments:

Declan Shalvey said...

Yeah i remember seeing Thundercats when i was a kid and being disappointed that it didn't look as good as the opening title.

Deadly drawing Thomps. Between this and watching Turtles Forever this week i'm getting all nostalgic.

Moondog said...

Love it. I much prefer this simpler use of screentone, all the shades are very clearly defined and work a treat in unison, 'specially round his face where you've worked in the white about the maw.
Now we've had two thundercats(my cheetara a ways back), maybe somebody'll chip in with a third.
I could see Bob doing something unspeakable to Snarf...

Fran Johnston said...

Pretty cool Bompso!

Stephen Thompson said...

That's my nickname.

Will Sliney said...

Great drawing Thompson. That intro was and still is amazing. What year did it start on the Den you must have been tiny. I like how Dec was critiquing art even when he was 3 years of age

Stephen Thompson said...

Well The Den started in '86 so I was alt least seven years old.

Will Sliney said...

Ha, jesus, i think ive got a memory of that now. Dempseys Den!

Declan Shalvey said...

Ahhh Dempesy's Den. I got a photo of myself on it for my birthday once, Y'know, on those 'Happy Birthday' bits they used to do. Good times.

Yep, i was critical back then too. I'd spot the lesser-quality animation in the Batman cartoon, in Animaniacs, even as far back as Tiny Toons.

Will Sliney said...

Ah man, Thundercats was years before Tiny toons surely wasnt it? Jesus I hope you didnt watch too much heman, they use the same 5 frames of Rotoscoping animation over and over again

Declan Shalvey said...

I actually can't remember any bits from He-Man to be honest.

Moondog said...

Small mercies etc

Leigh G said...

That is fantastic.

Lion-O would be proud to hang that in his bathroom next to his huge kitty litter tray.

Yeah it's definately my favourite intro scene next to Galaxy Rangers.

JayKent said...

thunder, thunder,thunDER, THUNDER CATS!
feckin luv this cartoon

Judy said...

Really love this :)
Watched it as a kid and so it's deadly to see it done so well

jon haward said...

great image