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ThunderCats: Season 1, Book 1 Roars on DVD

Join Lion-O, Panthro, Cheetara and more as Warner Home Video releases ThunderCats: Season 1, Book 1 on DVD October 18, 2011.

Press Release from Warner Home Video

BURBANK, CA - Join Lion-O, Panthro, Cheetara and more as Warner Home Video releases ThunderCats: Season 1, Book 1 on DVD October 18, 2011. The two-disc set features the first eight action-packed episodes of the new anime-inspired feline fantasy from Warner Bros. Animation, based on the 1980s animated classic. The DVD set is priced to own at $19.97 SRP.

ThunderCats presents the grand origin story of Prince Lion-O's ascension to the throne — and those who would thwart his destiny at any cost — and 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. The 21st century reimagining marks a creative collaboration between Warner Bros. Animation and Studio4°C, one of the most vibrant animation studios in Japan, giving the original characters a new cutting-edge look while remaining true to the compelling storylines and mythology of the series.

Starring Will Friedle, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Madeleine Hall, Satomi Kohrogi, Matthew Mercer, Eamon Pirruccello, Kevin Michael Richardson, Dee Bradley Baker, Clancy Brown, Corey Burton, Robin Atkins Down and Larry Kenney, ThunderCats is executive produced by Sam Register with Michael Jelenic and Ethan Spaulding producing.

“The new ThunderCats series appeals to viewers who have loved the characters all their lives as well as young newcomers to the franchise, and we are very excited to release the first installment of the first anime ThunderCats series on DVD,” said Rosemary Markson, WHV Vice President, TV and Special Interest Marketing. “One of the 1980s’ most popular animated series with a 21st century twist -  ThunderCats: Season 1, Book 1, is a must own for every generation's DVD library."

The all-new anime ThunderCats series airs Fridays 8:30/7:30c on Cartoon Network.


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BASICS$19.97 SRPStreet Date: October 18, 2011Languages:  EnglishSubtitles:  Spanish, FrenchApprox running time: 88 minutesDVD Catalog #1000164282 About Warner Home Video:With operations in 90 international territories, Warner Home Video, a division of  Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc., commands the largest home entertainment distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video's film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Video and New Line Cinema.

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment GroupWarner Bros. Home Entertainment Group brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment's home video, digital distribution, interactive entertainment/videogames, direct-to-DVD production, technical operations and anti-piracy businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. WBHEG is responsible for the global distribution of content through DVD, electronic sell-through and VOD, and delivery of theatrical content to wireless and online channels, and is also a significant worldwide publisher for both internal and third party videogame titles. For more information on this and other titles distributed by Warner Home Video, visit

About Warner Bros. AnimationWarner Bros. Animation (WBA) is one of the leading producers of animation in the entertainment industry, with an innovative and talent-rich roster boasting some of the most accomplished writers, producers and artists working today. The studio is on the cutting edge of animation technology, and has both CG and traditionally animated projects in current production and development. In 2010, WBA unveiled three new theatrically released CG cartoon shorts that feature iconic Looney Tunes characters Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner, rendered in stereoscopic 3D. For television, WBA currently produces Batman: The Brave and the Bold, The Looney Tunes Show, MAD, Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated, ThunderCats and Young Justice for Cartoon Network, and will soon launch Green Lantern: The Animated Series and more. WBA also creates the highly successful series of DC Universe Original Animated Movies for DVD. Producing for multiple platforms including TV, digital and home entertainment both domestically and internationally, WBA is highly respected for its creative and technical excellence, as well as for maintaining the Studio’s rich cartoon heritage. It is also the home of the iconic animated characters from the DC Comics, Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Looney Tunes libraries. One of the most-honored animation studios in history, WBA has been honored with six Academy Awards, 35 Emmy Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents’ Choice Award, the HUMANITAS Prize, two Prism Awards and 20 Annie Awards (honoring excellence in animation).

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