Thunder, Thunder, Thundercats…..

Warner Bros Animation have teamed up with Japanese animation company Studio 4°C (The people behind Batman: Gotham Knights & The Animatrix) to reboot the Thundercats series later this year.

If you don’t remember the Thundercats from the first time round, it was a cheesy 80’s cartoon that followed the adventures of a group of cat-like humanoid aliens and it was AWESOME. Here’s pictures of the original and the revamped cast to jog your memory.

Original
The Revamped Version with a heavy anime feel

Cartoon Network are planning to show an initial 26 episodes and it marks Warner Bros. Animation’s first ever anime series!

Check out the trailer and let us know what you think….

Here’s what Warner Bros. Animation has to say about the revival:

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.

Read more: http://weblogs.variety.com/on_the_air/2010/06/cartoon-network-and-warner-bros-revive-80s-toon-thundercats.html#ixzz1McdTL4KG

They haven’t released much more info as yet but in our humble opinions and having watched the trailer, we reckon it looks set to have less cheese but more breasts! Never a bad thing 🙂

What do you guys think? Are you excited by the idea of Thundercats 2.0 or should it be left well alone? To be honest – the original was so damn good, it’s going to be pretty tough to beat. Lets just hope they do one of our favourite cartoons justice!

Thundercats HO!!!

**RANDOM FACT ALERT** – Larry Kenney the original voice of Lion-O in the 1980s series is now the voice of King Claudus, the father of Tygra & Lion-O!

Perhaps Being A Princess Isn’t All That!!!

As a huge Disney fan which has me longing to be a princess I watched the recent Royal wedding just a little bit enviously!

That was until I saw this unfortunate comparison of two real life princesses and their Disney alter egos……

While Prince William and Kate are the vision of the classic fairytale ending poor Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie have been somewhat harshly likened to the Ugly Sisters thanks to their “alternative” head gear!

While my longing has reduced (slightly) I console myself with fabulous Disney accessories fit for a princess and dream that someday my prince will come………

Here’s looking forward to the next royal knees up, the wedding of Zara Phillips to her rugby prince(?!)

I can’t wait to see what those fashion adventurous Princesses come up with to adorn their heads – will it be happily ever after?!

xoxo

All Spaced Out!

This morning I received a very interesting package! Tearing apart the brown paper layers, it soon became clear there were some VERY special goodies hidden beneath. A small feast of astronaut food! Thanks to the lovely guys who supply us with our NASA tees, we were able to sample the delights of ‘freeze-dried ready to eat space food’ (something that by the sound of it, the boys had wanted to do for years!). First up was the Mint Choc Chip Ice Cream, followed by the Chocolate Protein Bar and to finish, the Peanut Butter Protein Bar. The concept is weirdly exciting, the flavours weirdly accurate and the texture, interesting!

Freeze-Dried Mint Choc Chip Ice Cream
Genius!
Hmmmmm...
Mullins wanted to go first

Si's not so sure!

Drawing a crowd

The Protein Bar
Amy loves it!

XOXO

Mr Men and Little Miss Google Doodles for Roger Hargreaves 76th Anniversary

If you, like zillions of other people require the services of Google today, you will be greeted by a series of wicked Mr Men or Little Miss doodles. Honouring the birthday of Roger Hargreaves, the master illustrator and author behind the Little Miss and Mr Men books we all adored as kids (and as adults too) who would have been 76 today. Who was your favourite character? Mine was Little Miss Splendid (for reasons I really shouldn’t need to explain, teehee). Why not check out our splendid offering of wicked Mr Men and Little Miss clothing and gifts. Whether you are grumpy, naughty or a real chatterbox, there’s bound to be something for you! Us peeps here at Truffle Towers have chosen some of our favourite picks:

Mr Men for the Chaps

Mr Grumpy Tee from Junk Food £24.99
Mr Messy Mug £6.95

Little Miss for the Ladies

Little Miss Princess Tee £24.99
Mr Men and Little Miss Canvas Tote £7.99

… And some really, really cute Kids stuff too!

Little Miss Sunshine Booties from Fabric Flavours £17
Mr Tickle Babygrow from Fabric Flavours £16

xoxo