Calm Down, Your Childhood is Still Intact
Earlier in the week Cartoon Network announced their plans of rebooting a new ThunderCats series entitled ThunderCats Roar, as well as provided some sample animation they will be using for the new series. This obviously prompted an intense amount of nerd rage that featuring the classic yet tired complain of “They ruined my childhood!” and “I’ll never watch this f**king show, it look horrible!” with all of the strange entitlement that apparently comes with being in your 30’s and holding a cartoon from the 80’s on such a high pedestal.
Nico Colaleo, who is attached to the project in a so far unnamed way, seemed to have buckled under the pressure a bit and took to Twitter with several frustrated responses to the myriad of negativity.
The thing is though, hopefully you can hear me in the back because obviously a lot of you supposed adults need to be reminded of this: this show is not for you. Let that sink in for a second and remember that, even back in the 80’s your so precious show is for ages 5 and up. This show is and always has been for kids, folks. During its creation process, no one was thinking “man, what about the guys in their mid 30’s that used to watch this?” because you are absolutely not in their target audience in any way, shape or form.
So seriously, stop with the crybaby fanboy antics, because literally no one cares outside of other crybaby fanboys. I remember when I watched the show as a child my father could care less that it was on, and do you know why? Because the show was aimed at me and my age range, not my father who was in his late 20’s/early 30’s. Did he sit behind me and bitch about it throughout the episode until it was finished then walk around the house complaining about how dumb the programs I was into were? Not a bit, he just sat there and let me watch it because it was a show for children that kept me quiet and entertained for half an hour, which (besides selling action figures) is the entire point to the show.
Am I saying that this is a great direction for the property to take and can’t wait for the show to premier? No, absolutely not, but I can see how kids would enjoy it, and that is exactly the point of the show. So lets take a step back and a deep breath and try to remember that maybe we should stop holding a series about kitty people fighting a mummy so friggin’ seriously.