Warner Bros. Animation has just provided us with the first photo from the upcoming animated series Thundercats, which will premiere on Cartoon Network later this year. Click on this new photo below, which features Lion-O, Mumm-Ra, Panthro, and Cheetara, to access our gallery for this new series:

Thundercats Promo Photo

Roaring to life through WBA and Studio4°C's use of the Japanese animated artistry of anime, Thundercats characters Lion-O, Mumm-Ra, Panthro, Cheetara and others will spring off the screen with realistic cat-like characteristics inconceivable in previous incarnations.

The new Thundercats will appeal to viewers who have loved the characters all their lives as well as young newcomers to the franchise. A sweeping tale combining swords and science and boasting ferocious battles with the highest of stakes, the grand origin story of Prince Lion-O's ascension to the throne - and of those who would thwart his destiny at any cost - takes on epic dimensions in this sharp new telling. As the forces of good and evil battle each other in the quest for the fabled Stones of Power, Lion-O and his champions learn valuable lessons of loyalty, honor and mortality in every episode.

Thundercats is executive produced by Sam Register (Teen Titans, Ben 10, Batman: The Brave and The Bold). Michael Jelenic (Batman: The Brave and The Bold, Wonder Woman) and Ethan Spaulding (Avatar: The Last Airbender) are the producers.