Sunday, July 3, 2011

Thundercats Ho! New Promo Clip, Concept Art, & 9 Minutes of Footage - Looks Fantastic

CartoonNetwork has a new promo clip for the series premiere on July 29

Over at IGN they've got Thunder Thursdays. Which has some great behind the scenes info on 
the approach of the new series and the Japanese Anime Studio working on the project. Including a generous amount of production art backgrounds, vehicles and character key models. 
I've shared a few here but visit IGN for a lot more.

I'm really digging the art style so far. The semi muted color pallet, the simple line quality, it all reminds me the art of  Moebius and the classic Heavy Metal movie. There's certainly a bit of Retro feel to it. 
Yes, the Anime influence is clear as well, but it's more like the arty anime style 
usually seen in features like Princess Mononoke from Studio Ghibli versus the broad 
exaggerated styles often seen in Kids Anime series.

And here's a bonus - 9 minute clip from the first episode - for as long as it lasts.

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