Save the Thundercats!
by Yume Ninja-Sovereign | June 13th, 2012
Cheetara (Jenny), Tygra (Marisha), Lion-O (Chloe), Panthro (Traycee)
When my friends Jenny and Marisha asked me to get involved in their ‘Save ThunderCats’ project,; I was more than happy to oblige. With my Sugarpill cosmetics in tow, I put on my Makeup Artist hat and helped these ladies bring the characters to life.
As someone who grew up in the mid-80s and enjoyed the original ThunderCats series, I have a lot of love for the rebooted series.
Like other rebooted 1980s series such as HUB‘s My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic; the new ThunderCats series is well animated and well written. Trust me, the new series is awesome if not better than its predecessor.
Chloe as Lion-O, photo: Greg Destefano
Though the series is just starting to gain attention, it looks like Cartoon Network has already unofficially taken them out of Fall season. The slow start may be due to the poor decisions in debuting this series on Friday nights. The pick up of the show began once Cartoon Network changed the show time to Saturday mornings. Yes, that magical time where children usually watch TV.
Bad choices aside, like Marisha, Jenny, and all of you geek girls out there: I’m not willing to let this cancellation happen with out a fight!
Marisha as Tygra, photo: Greg DeStefano
So how do you go about saving a TV show?
Get seen, be heard!
Sign the petition and make your own SAVE THUNDERCATS t-shirt if you have to!
Traycee as Panthro, photo: Greg DeStefano
Why do I care so much?
Back in 1985, my brother Mike and I would go down into the basement after every show and pretend we were Lion-O and Cheetara. We would pretend we were fighting Mumm-Ra and wield our swords, that’s why.
Shows like ThunderCats helped fueled my imagination, my interests, and eventually my own creativity. If I could get that much from it in 1985, imagine what children in 2012 could do 30 years from now from the reboot?
Jenny as Cheetara, photo: Greg DeStefano
If you want to help us try to save ThunderCats please sign the petition here:
The petition is currently at 1,100; just 400 signatures short of the 1,500 signatures goal.
Help support the cause by reading the comments, buy the dvd’s on amazon, read the reviews, and laugh…
This show is worth saving.
I’ll leave you with more wonderful images by Greg DeStefano: ThunderCats with real cats.
Cheetara (Jenny) with the beautiful Mochi.
Makeup: Sugarpill – Flamepoint, Love+, Buttercupcake, Goldilux
Props by Jenny and Marisha
Tygra (Marisha) and trouble maker Callie
Makeup: Sugarpill – Bulletproof, Flamepoint, Love+, Goldilux
Props by Marisha
Panthro (Traycee) with shy Luna
Makeup: Sugarpill – Magpie, Afterparty, NYX Glitter liner in green
Lion-O (Chloe) with Callie
Props by Marisha
I’m grateful for being asked to be a part of this project. If you guys want to help support the “Save ThunderCats‘ movement, please sign the petition and/or reblog the photos on tumblr! Spread the word, nerds.