Voice Actors For Lion-O And Panthro In Thundercats Animated Series Revealed!

Kevin Michael Richardson has let slip that he'll be voicing Panthro in the upcoming anticipated series as well as who will be providing vocals for Lion-O! Hit the jump for that, his take on the show and to hear him cry, "THUNDER!"

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By Josh Wilding - 3/8/2011


"I love Panthro, so to play him, yeah I'm very very happy. The state of the art animation they have today is... That's exactly what it is — state of the art."

"The cast is fantastic. Will Friedle as Lion-O and some other people who I want to keep anonymous at the moment. It's up to the times, it's a lot cooler, it's going to move a little faster, and the special effects and the direction and the acting are just superb."

"I must tell you, I love the original, and if it ain't broke don't fix it. But from what I've worked on already, I'm very impressed. My favorite part is the 'Thunder... Thunder... THUNDER!"





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Source: MTV Splash Page
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Jp499 - 3/8/2011, 1:21 PM
[Frick] Yeah! Will Friedle was amazing as Terry Mcginnis in Batman Beyond (which sould become a film after Nolan's series ends.)
PoPcornDude - 3/8/2011, 1:23 PM
second ???
well, I do like the first series too, but I wanna see this one too !
;)
jazzman - 3/8/2011, 1:25 PM
everyone knew Panthro was the black guy in Thundercats LOL
Dedpool - 3/8/2011, 1:26 PM
YES! KMR is a great voice actor and perfectly suited for Panthro, and Will Friedle as Lion-O works well too. And Jp499 I agree after WB finishes the Nolan Bat-trilogy they should work on a Batman Beyond live action film or two before jumping back into mainstream Batman.
Jp499 - 3/8/2011, 1:27 PM
I do however hope that Will Friedle is able to do the signature "Thundercats Ho!" properly. His voice isn't as deep as the original voice actor.
BruceWayneNewton - 3/8/2011, 1:27 PM
I definitely misread this and thought Kramer was playing Panthro!
Jagfan28 - 3/8/2011, 1:29 PM
Kevin Michael Richardson and Will Friedle are AWESOME!!! Just seeing Will Friedle's name makes me wanna scream "Feeny? Fa-fa-fa-fa-feeny! Feenay! Fee-hee-heenay! Yow! Hey, hey, what? Whatcha-what-what-what! Hey-ey! Yow! Hey-ey-wow-yay! Yow!"
Jp499 - 3/8/2011, 1:30 PM
@Dedpool yeah man, Batman Beyond is the next logical step, especially with the planned TV show their planning.

and If they do make a regular Batman movie again, It should be set up like Iron Man 2, and serve the primary purpose of setting up crossovers before trying to focus too much on solo stuff again.
spiketwenty11 - 3/8/2011, 1:36 PM
Can't wait.
InfiniteMonkey - 3/8/2011, 1:52 PM
Thunder Cats hoooooooooooooooooo!
LEEE777 - 3/8/2011, 2:17 PM
[frick] a cartoon... we need a MOVIE NOW HOLLYWOOD!

:)
HeadlessJensen - 3/8/2011, 2:35 PM
Kevin Michael Richardson and Will Friedle? Heck yeah! Both excellent voice actors. This will be great!
skullboy - 3/8/2011, 2:37 PM
Kevin's a perfect fit for Panthro. Friedle might do Lion-O justice, but we'll see.
Durango95 - 3/8/2011, 3:27 PM
thats weird i was sure that larry kenney was doing lion-o again
Devastator335 - 3/8/2011, 4:09 PM
THUNDER, THUNDER, THUNDER, THUNDERCATS!
HOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
thatiscrazy - 3/8/2011, 4:57 PM
He sounds just like the original Panthro lol Awsome!
ezio619 - 3/8/2011, 8:27 PM
Collider has confirmed that Emmanuelle Chirqui is voicing Cheetara
Sephiroth - 3/8/2011, 10:26 PM
cool i'm ready for this to air
blazingkidtes - 3/9/2011, 6:20 AM
damn kevs been busy he's allready done the voice in gi joe rengrages and does the voice for bulk head in transformers prime man the man is talentented as hell gotta give him respect he did so many other voices he and keith david are exllecent voice talents
blazingkidtes - 3/9/2011, 6:21 AM
damn kevs been busy he's allready done the voice in gi joe rengrages and does the voice for bulk head in transformers prime man the man is talentented as hell gotta give him respect he did so many other voices he and keith david are exllecent voice talents
rolanddeschain - 3/9/2011, 9:39 AM
jazzman@ totally agree, panthro was the black guy, lol. paint him blue, and give him some nunchucks, he kinda would look like panthro, too

On a side note, they need to do something with Batman Beyond, man.
dudemanjac - 3/11/2011, 1:38 PM
I always knew Panthro was a black guy anyway.
AGENTJAY1130 - 5/20/2011, 4:53 PM
THUNDER......................., THUNDER,...................THUNDER,.............. THUNDERCATS!
HOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
hewilldefytheirgravity - 6/5/2011, 12:11 PM
Panthro and Lion-O were the dudes in the original! Who was the voice of Panthro in the old series anyway?

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