Cartoon Network – Con talks Cats and Deleted Scenes with Thundercats Roar Writer/Producers Victor Courtright and Marly Halpern-Graser

Cartoon Network – Con talks Cats and Deleted Scenes with Thundercats Roar Writer/Producers Victor Courtright and Marly Halpern-Graser!!!

Are you a dog or a cat person and why? Con age 12

Victor Courtright – I like cats most, they’re really cute

Marly Halpern-Graser – I had a cat growing up and what I like about cats is that it really feels like your living with a wild animal. I really like nature and animals and with cats it feels like you’re living with a little panther that lets you in its house.

Which Thundercats character are you most like and why? Con age 12

Victor Courtright – I think we all want to be most like Lion-O. So I’ll say that!

Marly Halpern-Graser – If I’m honest, probably Tygra because I worry about things.

Why did you want to make this Thundercats so different to the past shows? Con age 12

Victor Courtright – I think a lot of what we’re doing is updating the tone of the shows so that modern audiences can find it exciting and get sucked into the story lines in comparisons to all of the new exciting media that’s coming out. Besides that a lot of what we’re doing is a celebration of what they were doing in the original 80’s show. I hope that kids watch it, they watch our version and then get excited about the original show and go and watch that at some point too.

Marly Halpern-Graser – There are hundreds of episodes of the original Thundercats show and we wouldn’t be able to do a better job of making ‘that’ show. That show’s perfect for what it was trying to do. So we had to make sure our show was little different so there would be a reason to make it.

What was the most fun thing about making Thundercats Roar? Con age 12

Victor Courtright – We had so many really talented artists working on the show and obviously one person can’t create that much material. So the amazing talented people that we brought in on every department. It was such an inspiring group of people to watch and every new drawing was super precious. Just being surrounded by the most talented people I know and watching them work on this amazing thing. We all love the show so it was a really fun time.

Marly Halpern-Graser – I’m a writer so I can’t draw anything, so seeing the phenomenal work not just by the drawing artists but also Matthew Janszen our composer. I can’t write music, he writes amazing music. I get to see scripts written by our amazing writers I got to bring on. Just in general supervising a TV show is the best part about it is getting to seeing all of the amazing work everyone does every day.

Were there any jokes cut from the show that you really loved and what were they? Con age 12

Victor Courtright – I mean definitely there were a lot of jokes cut from the show.

Marly Halpern-Graser – Its hard for me to remember because its been long enough since we edited this stuff – so I can’t remember what we edited and what’s still in there some times.

Victor Courtright – I remember at one point one thing we had in there was that Tygra was to become a chores wizard.

Marly Halpern-Graser – Yeah, that’s true. We had a whole fantasy sequence where Tygra imagined himself with magical chores powers. We designed that costume and there’s a drawing of Tygra as the Chores wizard that’s pretty amazing.

Victor Courtright – And he was going to fly around Cats-Lair using a wand to clean up spills. It was awesome.

Marly Halpern-Graser – We did try to get Tygra ‘The Chores Wizard’ into other episodes and it never make any sense, so we never got to use it. That’s the best one.

Victor Courtright – So that design is out there, hiding somewhere!!!

Is there another classic TV show you would love to re-imagine and why would you want to do it? Con age 12

Victor Courtright – I’m a huge Doctor Who fan. I wouldn’t want to re-imagine it, but man its a big world. Maybe there’s room for me.

Marly Halpern-Graser – I’ve done a bit of that already. I’ve worked on some Scooby-Doo’s and some Tom and Jerry’s. And I’ve written some episodes of some Loony Tunes stuff. I don’t know about a classic TV show that I’d like to re-imagine. For me no matter what you’re doing, the most interesting thing is to figure out is how to make something feel new and feel different to other versions of that show that have been done before.

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