2011 Thundercats – The Cats Out Of The Bag – Official Image

After the leaked images circulating ALL over the internet yesterday, Warner Bros. Animation has released an official picture :

Here is the information from the press release :

Roaring to life through WBA and Studio4°C’s use of the Japanese animated artistry of anime, “ThunderCats” characters Lion-O, Mumm-Ra, Panthro, Cheetara and others will spring off the screen with realistic cat-like characteristics inconceivable in previous incarnations.

The new “ThunderCats” will appeal to viewers who have loved the characters all their lives as well as young newcomers to the franchise. A sweeping tale combining swords and science and boasting ferocious battles with the highest of stakes, the grand origin story of Prince Lion-O’s ascension to the throne – and of those who would thwart his destiny at any cost – takes on epic dimensions in this sharp new telling. As the forces of good and evil battle each other in the quest for the fabled Stones of Power, Lion-O and his champions learn valuable lessons of loyalty, honor and mortality in every episode.

“ThunderCats” is executive produced by Sam Register (“Teen Titans,” “Ben 10,” “Batman: The Brave and the Bold”). Michael Jelenic (“Batman: The Brave and the Bold,” “Wonder Woman”) and Ethan Spaulding (“Avatar: The Last Airbender”) are the producers.

Gotta love the advent of the Internet.  From blurry cam to official press release, the dynamics of promotion and media have changed (for the good!)

As an aside, this is the best tweet ever from a company.  Bandai made a comment late last night regarding the picture snapping fan and the subsequent lighting up of the Internet :

Bandai America
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What part of “NO PHOTOGRAPHY” do you not understand!? 😛 #ThunderCats
Best. PR. Response. Ever.

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