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After The Turtles… The Cats

We got this from Movie Finatic: Animation fandom circles are all a-buzz (or is it reeling?) from the news that director and producer Michael Bay, fresh from his successful (at least financially) re-boot of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise is now set to give a try at a live-action movie based on (wait for it): ThunderCats. The thought of Mr. Bay taking on another 80’s animated TV icon was enough for no less than The Onion to create their own spoof article. But is all this just talk or is it actually happening? Stay Tooned! *Snarf Snarf Snarf…*

image c. 2014 by Jannica Coons

image c. 2014 by Jannica Coons

ThunderCats on the loose, again

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A new series of Thundercats is to be made (in a distinctly different style) by Tokyo-based Studio 4°C in collaboration with Warner Bros. Animation.

According to a press release, the series will retell the "grand origin story of Prince Lion-O's ascension to the throne – and of those who would thwart his destiny at any cost."

The news comes just weeks after the suspicious death of ThunderCats writer Stephen Perry.

ThunderCats writer's death a homicide

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Missing comic book creator Stephen Perry, writer for popular 1980s animated show ThunderCats, was the victim of a homicide, police in Zephyrhills, Florida report.

Stephen's van was found 11 days ago, along with the remains of an arm. Friends say he went missing earlier this month. His roommates, James and Roxanne Davis, had also disappeared, but were recently arrested on separate probation- and drug-related charges.

Stephen is survived by his past partner Krystal Carroll and their 5-year-old son, Leo.