Watch the action-packed 1st trailer for the ThunderCats remake

We've seen still images, we've seen the toys, we've seen the test footage, but here's the first official trailer showing Lion-O and his merry band of Thunderans in action. And a couple of characters we weren't sure were going to make an appearance raise their snarfy heads.

Yeah, that looks like Snarf, Prince Lion-O's annoying sidekick, as well as the Thunderkittens, WilyKit and WilyKat. But despite the potential for the same syrupy cloyingness they brought to the original animated series, it looks like the 2011 show has some other tricks up its sleeve. Namely, some pretty terrific animation.

Maybe it's the apparent scope of the world, but ThunderCats feels like it has something of an Avatar: The Last Airbender vibe. Which is a very, very good thing. See for yourself.

While the whole series has yet to come into focus, what we've seen thus far is promising. Do you agree?

(via MTV Splashpage)

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