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Panthro lives! Check out his debut on the new 'Thundercats' -- EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK

Panthro

(Cartoon Network)

Thundercats nostalgists were probably a bit sad when, in the early moments of the premiere of Cartoon Network’s franchise reboot, it was established that Panthro – one of the most iconic characters from the original ’80s series – had died off-screen. The same nostalgists were then cheered up when Panthro turned out to still be alive…but were then even more horrified when “Panthro” turned out to be the regicidal Mumm-Ra in disguise. Well, nostalgists, once you’ve emerged from your session with your friendly neighborhood pop culture therapist, be aware: This Friday’s episode of Thundercats will introduce the genuine Panthro. And unlike some iconic ’80s anthropomorphic animal cartoon superheroes, Panthro’s still got his nunchaku. Check out the clip below: 

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Originally posted August 8 2011 — 10:00 AM EDT

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