The remake for the cartoon Thundercats has been moving forward. Producer Michael Jelenic shared news about wanting to take the old show’s story and simplifying it; the original series had a lot of loosely connected plots and characters. And Jelenic intends to bring things together more cohesively.

“I think when people see the final character designs, people will think it’s a different take, but it will feel very familiar to the old series. … The colors aren’t quite as bright as they were. It’s a little darker take, but you’ll recognize everybody.”

-Michael Jelenic

The people who did The Animatrix will be animating Thundercats. It’ll be intriguing to see how this pans out.

Oh yeah, and Lion-O still better say, “Thundercats, hoooooo!” What? I’m an 80s kid.