Cheetara (ThunderCats)

Last updated
ThunderCats character
First appearance"Exodus"
( ThunderCats )
September 9, 1985
Created by Tobin Wolf
Voiced by Lynne Lipton (1985 series)
Emmanuelle Chriqui (2011 series)
Grey DeLisle (young Cheetara in 2011 version)
Erica Lindbeck ( ThunderCats Roar )
In-universe information

Cheetara is a fictional character from the fictional ThunderCats franchise. [1]


1985 series

Cheetara is the sole adult female member of the Thundercats. Cheetara is based on the cheetah. Her powers are superspeed and psychic powers. She is also a skilled fighter with the baton/bo staff weapon. [2]

2011 series

In the 2011 rebooted version of ThunderCats, Emmanuelle Chriqui voiced Cheetara. [3] [4] Cheetara's powers are similar to her 1980's counterpart but given an expanded background with her being part of a secret clergy. [5] [6]

Thundercats Roar

Cheetara in the 2020 version of ThunderCats is portrayed as the bravest and the most competent fighter of the Thundercats. [7]


Cheetara has had a mostly positive reception from critics. Comic Book Resources ranked the character among 11th Best thing about ThunderCats. [8] io9 ranked Cheetara 2nd best thing about ThunderCats. [9] The character is so popular the Hollywood actress Milla Jovovich is interested in portraying Cheetara in any potential live action adaptation of ThunderCats . [10] Comic Book Resources consider Cheetara the 10th most valuable Thundercats toy. [11]

Related Research Articles

Milla Jovovich American actress, model, and singer

Milica Bogdanovna Jovovich, known professionally as Milla Jovovich, is an American actress, supermodel, and singer. Her starring roles in numerous science-fiction and action films led the music channel VH1 to deem her the "reigning queen of kick-butt" in 2006. In 2004, Forbes determined that she was the highest-paid model in the world.

<i>ThunderCats</i> (1985 TV series) American animated television series

ThunderCats is an American science fantasy animated television series that was produced by Rankin/Bass Animated Entertainment and Leisure Concepts debuting in 1985, based on the characters created by Ted "Tobin" Wolf. The series, for which Leonard Starr was the head writer, follows the adventures of a group of catlike humanoid aliens. The animation for the episodes was provided by the Japanese studio Pacific Animation Corporation, with Masaki Iizuka as production manager. The studio was acquired in 1989 to form Walt Disney Animation Japan. Season 1 of the show aired in 1985, consisting of 65 episodes, followed by a TV movie entitled ThunderCats – Ho! in 1986. Seasons 2, 3, and 4 each contained twenty episodes, starting with a five-part story.

Teela Fictional Masters of the Universe character

Teela is a fictional superheroine from the Masters of the Universe franchise. She is the Captain of the Royal Guard at the palace of Eternos and thus responsible for training and protecting Prince Adam of Eternia. While Adam is He-Man, Teela often assists him in his battles, but she is unaware of his alternate identity. Teela is one of the first characters developed for Masters of the Universe, although her figure was released in the second half of the first wave. Writer Donald F. Glut named her after Gunga Ram's elephant from the Andy's Gang television show.

Emmanuelle Chriqui Canadian actress and model

Emmanuelle Sophie Anne Chriqui is a Canadian actress. She is known for her performance on HBO's Entourage as Sloan McQuewick, Claire Bonner in Snow Day, Dalia in You Don't Mess with the Zohan, Lorelei Martins on The Mentalist and Lana Lang in the Arrowverse series Superman & Lois.

Krass/Ram-Man is a fictional character from the popular Masters of the Universe toy line by Mattel.

<i>ThunderCats</i> (comics) Superhero comic book series

The ThunderCats a superhero comic book series was based on the original television series of the same name. It was originally published by Marvel Comics through its Star Comics imprint in 1985, lasting for 3 years and 24 issues. During this time, a new series was published by Marvel UK consisting of 129 issues and was also published for three years. Beginning in 2002 Thundercats titles were published by Wildstorm Productions, and including 5 mini-series and several one-shots.

<i>Saturday Morning Watchmen</i> 2009 film

Saturday Morning Watchmen is a Newgrounds and YouTube viral video published on March 5, 2009, the day before the release of the live-action Watchmen film. The musical video parodies the DC Comics limited series Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, portraying the opening sequence of a fictional 1980s Saturday morning cartoon based on the series. The video was animated, written, composed and sung by Harry Partridge and voiced by Partridge, Joshua Tomar, and Hans Van Harken. In stark contrast to the comic, it has a cheerful, upbeat tone, poking fun at the tendency of the campy nature of 1980s animation to sanitize superheroes and other violent themes. It features many of the mainstays of 1980s cartoon films, like catchy rock themes, and references to the openings of Thundercats, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Jem, The Legend of Zelda, and Scooby-Doo. On the Newgrounds site, Partridge stated the video "combines two huge passions of mine, one being the comic genius that is Alan Moore and the other being kids' programming from the late '80s, which I would say is my biggest animation inspiration."

ThunderCats is an animated television series, developed by Ethan Spaulding and Michael Jelenic for Cartoon Network. A reboot of the original 1980s TV series of the same name, ThunderCats was produced and developed by American studio Warner Bros. Animation and animated by Japanese studio Studio 4°C, and combined elements of western animation with Japanese anime. The series began with an hour-long premiere on Cartoon Network on July 29, 2011. It is the final animated collaboration of both Arthur Rankin Jr. and Jules Bass, as Arthur Rankin Jr. died on January 30, 2014.

Snarf (<i>ThunderCats</i>) Fictional character of the Thundercats franchise

Snarf is a fictional character featured in the ThunderCats franchise.

Mumm-Ra Fictional character and the main antagonist from the ThunderCats franchise.

Mumm-Ra is a fictional supervillain and the main antagonist of the ThunderCats franchise. He is an undead evil sorcerer bound to the servitude of four malevolent, godlike entities known as the Ancient Spirits of Evil. Native to the planet of Third Earth, Mumm-Ra's goal is to destroy the ThunderCats and ensure his world remains under his control.

ThunderCats is an American media franchise, featuring a fictional group of catlike humanoid aliens. The characters were created by Tobin "Ted" Wolf and originally featured in an animated television series named ThunderCats, running from 1985 to 1989, which was animated by Japanese studio Pacific Animation Corporation, and co-produced by Rankin-Bass Animated Entertainment.

<i>ThunderCats Roar</i> American animated television series

ThunderCats Roar is an American animated television series produced by Warner Bros. Animation for Cartoon Network that premiered on February 22, 2020. It is the third television series in the ThunderCats franchise after the original series and the 2011 television series. It is Jules Bass's first solo work without his partner Arthur Rankin Jr., who died on January 30, 2014. The show's premise is similar to the original series; in which the ThunderCats escape their dying homeworld Thundera, crash-land on Third Earth, and face off against various villains led by the evil overlord Mumm-Ra. Like Teen Titans Go!, ThunderCats Roar sports a more light-hearted, comedic tone than previous incarnations. The show ended on December 5, 2020, being cancelled after just one season. It was widely panned by both critics and fans of the original series.

Man-E-Faces is a fictional character from the Masters of the Universe franchise. He is a member of the Heroic Warriors, notable by his distinctive appearance, with his large, blue metal head on which his faces appear in its screen-like opening. His ability is to change his face from his regular human face to that of a robot and a monster.

Roboto is a fictional character from the Masters of the Universe franchise.

Panthro is a fictional character of the ThunderCats franchise. He is the strongest and usually associated with strength of body and will. He wields a set of nunchaku given to him by Jaga before arriving on Earth. The role he plays for the team ranges from warrior to mechanic, and occasionally counsel for the young Lion-O. Normally exemplified by a cheerful disposition, he is, however, also quick to lose his temper and has a paralyzing fear of bats and a dislike of spiders.

Lion-O is a fictional superhero and the main protagonist character of the ThunderCats franchise. Lion-O is the leader and the hereditary "Lord of the ThunderCats." Lion-O is based on the lion and wields the legendary Sword of Omens, which is able to fire bolts of energy and allows Lion-O to see across great distances with its power of "Sight Beyond Sight", as well as the Claw Shield, a gauntlet that launches grappling lines from its claws.

Tygra is a fictional character from the ThunderCats franchise. The character is portrayed by Peter Newman in the 1985 ThunderCats TV series and Matthew Mercer in the 2011 ThunderCats TV series. In the first TV series, Tygra is known as the ThunderCat architect and scientist. In the second one, the writers modified some of the characters and Tygra became the adoptive brother of Lion-O. The character also appeared in several comic book series and many various figures based on the character were produced by various manufacturers.


  1. "Meet The New ThunderCats Cast!". MTV News.
  2. Dietsch, T. J. "We Compare The Old ThunderCats To The New ThunderCats!". MTV News.
  3. "ThunderCats Ho! Beloved cartoon returns to Canadian Cartoon Network". September 3, 2013.
  4. "Access Week In Geek: Emmanuelle Chriqui Talks The Return Of 'Thundercats' | Access Online". Access.
  5. "Thunder Thursdays: Know Your ThunderCats! - IGN" via
  6. "'Thundercats': What Reviews Are Saying". The Hollywood Reporter.
  7. Flook, Ray (2020-02-07). ""ThunderCats Roar!" - Meet Cheetara: NOT Faster Than Lightning [VIDEO]". Retrieved 2020-04-12.
  8. "Thundercats NOOO: 8 Characters Who RULED (And 7 Who Were THE WORST)". CBR. October 11, 2017.
  9. "All 31 ThunderCats (and Their Foes), Ranked". io9.
  10. "Milla Jovovich Wants to Play Cheetara in ThunderCats Movie". ScreenRant. January 9, 2017.
  11. "ThunderCash: The 15 Most Valuable ThunderCats Toys You Wish You Kept". CBR. October 20, 2017.