My good friend, Larry Houston, sent me this article from Variety, the entertainment daily. It seems video game veteran Jerry O'Flaherty, art director of Gear of Wars and Unreal tournament will direct the CGI movie of the Thundercats , the classic Rankin and Bass cartoon from the '80's. Since I like the art direction of Gears and Unreal, I'll be looking forward to seeing what he does with the T'Cats. Actually, the reason Larry sent me the article(as I've mentioned before) is that I worked on the original series, (yes, I'm that old). I was the art director for the last season and designed the secondary characters for the last thirty shows and wrote two of them "Shadowmaster" and "Well Of Doubt" (you can check them out on Season 2 - Volume 2 of the Thundercats DVD set).
Here's a clip:
I hope they bring back the Shadowmaster. It would be fun to see my character on the big screen.
So, what left to say but...THUNDERCATS...HO-O-O-O-O!!!!
Larry Houston is a very talented animation producer/director with tons of credits, including the early X-men animated series. Please look him up and bug him to start a blog or website. He definitely has a lot to share with everyone.