Cartoon Network just announced when new episodes ThunderCats will be airing — season two will premiere on Saturday, March 24, at 9:30 am. Although I’ve been rather pessimistic about the show’s chances of late, I’m glad CN is airing it sooner rather than later. The above clip includes the first appearance of classic Mumm-Ra lackeys Monkian and Jackalman, renamed Addicus and Kaynar, which is pretty groovy, and there’s another clip after the jump of WilyKit and WilyKat on hoverboards, with additional ThunderCats-standing-on-large-rock action. Also, ToyNewsI says the Berbils make Panthro a new set of robotic arms, bringing him even closer to Jet Black from Cowboy Bebop. Has someone made a Cheetara as Faye Valentine fan art yet? I’m… I’m asking for a friend.
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