Is resolving the 2011 ThunderCats cliffhanger possible or not?

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Vuxovich

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Since Samurai Jack and Young Justice got their cliffhangers resolved, I would like a resolution of the 2011 ThunderCats reboot. I hope this is possible. If this is NOT possible, then I will tell you many reasons why:

1. Dan Norton prematurely retired from the animation industry immediately after the 2011 ThunderCats reboot. I don't know why!
2. Studio 4°C's restructuring.
3. The Rankin/Bass estate was not pleased with the changes done for the 2011 ThunderCats reboot.

I would like to hear your opinions. Will you please tell me if the resolution of the 2011 ThunderCats reboot is possible?
 

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Considering what they had planned for season 2, I would kind of hope not. What they had planned for Pumyra and the overuse of time-jumps, it would've been a disaster for the show. But if they can do what Samurai Jack did and change the show's direction, then I'm all for it.

As for the possibility of the show being revived, on one hand, CN would rather focus on comedy shows than action shows, one the other hand, if the He-man reboot does good enough, this might be an incentive of the Thundercats being revived.
 

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Considering what they had planned for season 2, I would kind of hope not. What they had planned for Pumyra and the overuse of time-jumps, it would've been a disaster for the show. But if they can do what Samurai Jack did and change the show's direction, then I'm all for it.
I agree. Season two sounded awful. I think it's a good thing the show was canceled when it was. Unless different people are put in charge of resolving that cliffhanger, I would rather the show stayed dead.
 
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To be fair, it is easy to say that an idea sounds bad without seeing how it would actually play out in finished form. Would Endgame sound like a satisfying ending to you, if someone simply told you "They fix the snap with time-travel"? Wouldn't the final season of Samurai Jack sound kinda dumb, if you were told that its main dramatic focus was a love story between Jack and a daughter of Aku? Would Return of the King excite you, if you heard that the conflict gets resolved by the Gollum jumping to the volcano with the ring and Frodo gets on a boat at the end?

And yes, I know fully well that some people hate all three of those endings, but my point still stands.
 

Fone Bone

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To be fair, it is easy to say that an idea sounds bad without seeing how it would actually play out in finished form. Would Endgame sound like a satisfying ending to you, if someone simply told you "They fix the snap with time-travel"? Wouldn't the final season of Samurai Jack sound kinda dumb, if you were told that its main dramatic focus was a love story between Jack and a daughter of Aku? Would Return of the King excite you, if you heard that the conflict gets resolved by the Gollum jumping to the volcano with the ring and Frodo gets on a boat at the end?

And yes, I know fully well that some people hate all three of those endings, but my point still stands.
Actually yeah, I would have accepted all of those ideas. The ThunderCats second season sounds freaking HARSH.
 

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3. The Rankin/Bass estate was not pleased with the changes done for the 2011 ThunderCats reboot.
Where did you hear about that? I think I heard about the other two points before, but I don't recall the Rankin/Bass estate being upset with the changes done for the 2011 reboot before.

As for the topic at hand, I wouldn't really be that interested in the series getting a continuation. It would be nice for the fans and the people involved in the series. I remember an interview from Will Fredile that made it seem like he was really excited and into the role as Lion-O, so I was sad for him and the rest of the staff with the show being cancelled and written off. However, if the second season ideas were anything to go on, it still would have had the same kind of problems I had with the first season. It sounds like the pacing problems were still be pretty pronounced. The execution could still make it work, but I don't have much faith that it would have been handled properly after the first season.

I don't think that the 2011 reboot was bad. It started off quite promising, it still had some good moments and episodes throughout its season and I don't think it deserved to be written off. I think it was just rushing through a lot of its storyline in the attempt to find an audience and that didn't work out. I guess it's possible that they could still find a way to continue the series even with Cartoon Network writing it off, but I wouldn't bet on that happening any time soon.
 
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I.R. Shokew

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It'll be better received than Roar if it were ever to happen, for one thing. However, it would need some rewrites and a more balanced tone (not too dark, but so not to make it too light) to shine. It would also need to not be in Con's control. This is definitely a job fora streaming regime to do it right and make it shine, honestly.
 

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I'm all in favour of a continuation to the 2011 reboot but if anything, I don't think it will be based on the planned concept for season 2, given that it would've divided fans even more had it happened.
 
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