"ThunderCats Roar!" – Meet Panthro: The Team's Main Muscle & Master Fixer [VIDEO]

Cartoon Network and Warner Bros. Animation's reboot of the feline-like alien heroes ThunderCats Roar! comes crashing onto Cartoon Network screens with "Exodus Part 1 & 2" starting Saturday, February 22, so you might be asking yourself, "Who are these strange feline-like characters being danced before my eyes?"

Well, the network's been doing its part to help with those answers with a video series "Who's Who" – starting with ThunderCats team leader, Lion-O, then followed by a look at Cheetara – super-speedster whose keen mind keeps her one step ahead of Mumm-Ra.

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Next up, we've got Panthro – not only the team's muscle but also a master fixer.

How important is a skill like that? You know that expression "like a bull in a china shop"?

Imagine the five bulls for each ThunderCats member – and the "china shop" being pretty much anywhere they go:

Staying true to the original series' premise, Lion-O, Tygra, Panthro, Cheetara, Wilykat, and Wilykit — The ThunderCats – barely escape the sudden destruction of their home world, Thundera, only to crash land on the mysterious and exotic planet of Third Earth. Lion-O attempts to lead the team as they make this planet their new home. A bizarre host of creatures and villains stand in their way, including the evil Mumm-Ra, Third Earth's wicked ruler who will let nothing, including the ThunderCats, stop his tyrannical reign over the planet.

"ThunderCats Roar!" season 1, episode 1 "Exodus: Part 1 & 2" – Fleeing the destruction of their home planet Thundera, Lion-O and the ThunderCats land on the mysterious, dangerous, all-around awesome world of Third Earth! But their enemies, the Mutants of Plun-Darr have followed them and it turns out Third Earth already has a Mumm-Ra problem, can Lion-O learn the ropes of being a leader in time?

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ThunderCats Roar! features Max Mittelman voicing Lion-O and WilyKat; Patrick Seitz as Tygra and Mumm-Ra; Erica Lindbeck as Cheetara and WilyKit; Chris Jai Alex as Panthro; Larry Kenney as Jaga; Trevor Devall as Slithe; Andrew Kishino as Jackalman; Jim Meskimen as Monkain; and Dana Snyder as Vultureman and Berbils.

About Ray Flook

Proudly serving as TV Editor, Ray started with Bleeding Cool in 2013 as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought aboard as staff in 2017. Counting John Cusack as his pop culture "spirit animal," his "word fu" stays strong as he continues trying really hard to be the sheppard...

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