How to Draw Thundercats

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw Thundercats in 8 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

The images above represent how your finished drawing is going to look and the steps involved.

Below are the individual steps - you can click on each one for a High Resolution printable PDF version.

At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Thundercats.

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How to Draw Thundercats - Step-by-Step Tutorial

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Interesting Facts about Thundercats

Thundercats is a 1985 television show that was revived in 2011. Hugely popular and selling many toys at the time, it is a show based around a group of aliens that look half-cat and half-human. They have incredible powers and spend much of the show trying to make friends with humans on earth, and battling the mutants that they consider their enemy. Mumm-ra is their mortal enemy and the cause of much of the danger in the show.

Did you know?

  • The original Thundercats was animated in Japan by some of the people who later went to Studio Ghibli.
  • In the film “Juno”, the main character shouts “Thundercats are go!” when she goes into labor.
  • Though they are aliens, many of the characters are based on the “Glam-Rock” style of many 80s rock musicians.
  • The 2011 show, though many of the characters have similar names, is very different from the 1980s show.
  • All of the main characters have names based on wild cat names.
  • Thundercats parodies show up frequently on the Adult Swim cartoon “Robot Chicken”.

80s Nostalgia: Interest in the original Thundercats television show was revived in the 2000s by nostalgic adults who were growing to miss the show. It has appeared, along with He-Man, in many comedy sketch shows that poke fun at older cartoons.