Things about Thundercats you only notice as an adult
As 1980s children's cartoons go, you could call ThunderCats a bit of an also-ran. Made by Rankin/Bass (the guys who made all those stop-motion Christmas specials like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer), ThunderCats isn't as fondly remembered as Masters of the Universe and certainly isn't as well made as the Marvel/Hasbro/Sunbow productions, most notably Transformers and GI Joe. Despite the swift cancellation of the 2011 revival, however, we're still nostalgic for the original 1980s ThunderCats. The series ran for two long seasons, from 1985 to 1989, and it had some truly weird touches that read differently to adult eyes. Here are ten things about ThunderCats that we didn't notice, or pay attention to, when we were kids.