ThunderCats is an American animated television series that was produced by Rankin/Bass Productions debuting in 1985, based on the characters created by Tobin "Ted" Wolf. The series follows the adventures of a group of cat-like humanoid aliens. The animation was provided by Pacific Animation Corporation. Season 1 of the show aired in 1985, comprised of 65 episodes, followed by a TV movie entitled ThunderCats - HO! in 1986. Seasons two, three, and four followed a new format of twenty episodes each, starting with a five-part story; these aired from 1987 to 1988, 1988 to 1989, and 1989 to 1990, respectively.
Liono, Cheetara, WilyKit, WilyKat and Snarf all make random cameo appearances in the cartoon series in their 1986 ThunderCats animation. Pantara and Tygra are the only Thundercats not to make any appearances, except in 2012, where the whole Thundercats cast appear on the series in their 2011 ThunderCats animation style.