"Earlier this year, I thought I'd have a go at learning how to use 3D animation software, really just so I could do some simple effects in my films... but I got a little bit carried away. The ThunderCats have been a love of mine since I can remember and the intro is something I thought would be a fun challenge to recreate and keep my interest while I was learning the software. I've got no plans to make anything else like this... for a few years, at least. I will at some point make a ThunderCats short film, but I'll wait until the software reaches a point where I can film a performance on my camera and just drag and drop it onto my 3D characters. All 3D animation was done in Blender, an awesome (and completely free) animation software. Shoutout to those behind the MB-Labs plugin for Blender which I used to create the base models for Lion-o, Cheetara, Tygra, Panthro, WilyKit and WilyKat. Lightning style effects were done in Adobe After Effects. Edited in Premiere Pro. Thanks also to the many YouTubers who upload Blender tutorials - I must have watched hundreds of them. Ian Hubert's lazy tutorials are particularly awesome and inspiring. ThunderCats is of course the property of Warner Bros. and its affiliates, and this video should be in no way used for financial gain or commercial use. This video is not associated or connected to Warner Bros. and is simply a fan film made by and for fellow ThunderCats fans."

From http://www.reddit.com/r/Thundercats/comments/iabxlf/thundercats_opening_remade_with_cgi_by_mike_booth/.

Double-Promoting this video and sending it back into the queue for one more try; last queued Sunday, August 16th, 2020 7:38pm PDT - doublepromote requested by Mordhaus.

Boosting this quality contribution up in the Hot Listing - declared quality by Mordhaus.


It wasn't that bad. It's fan made. The faces are weird though.


Dear God, Please destroy and erase this new CGI and NEVER let Hollywood ever even get the idea of a movie!!!

newtboyjokingly says...

If online fan made cgi japanamation is any indicator, if he really wants to make a successful career out of this, he needs to work on his breast physics for Cheetara.


Moving this video to ant's personal queue. It failed to receive enough votes to get sifted up to the front page within 2 days.


That was awesome as hell. *doublepromote

Always loved Thundercats as a kid (along with Silverhawks and Voltron, etc.) and been getting my kids into them as well.

Just saw that they added the original series to Hulu.


Double-Promoting this video back to the front page; last published Sunday, August 16th, 2020 7:38pm PDT - doublepromote requested by lucky760.


I love that it is done frame-by-frame the same. Comparison:

I also love that it's a fantastic example of why hand drawn animation looks better than CGI for realistic-ish humans. I don't think it's possible to make a CGI version of Cheetaras sequence look better than the original hand drawn.


I don't think they were saying it's bad, more it's good enough to give some Hollywood execs ideas about a film cash in.


It wasn't that bad. It's fan made. The faces are weird though.

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