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Meet Peter Newman at Retro Con 2022!

March 25, 2022 Leave a comment

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ThunderCats are officially on the loose! Rounding out our T-Cats reunion is actor Peter Newman!

Peter was the voice of Tygra, second-in-command of the ThunderCats Nobles! Architect and scientist of the group, Tygra was the designer of the majestic Cats Lair, and possessed the power of invisibility, as well as the ability to create illusions with his mind.

Like many in the cast, Peter also voiced other principal characters on the show. These include the evil mutant Monkian, the ThunderCat’s resident blacksmith Bengali, and WilyKit’s partner in mischief WilyKat!

Wings of silver, Nerves of steel! Peter also got to take the lead on Rankin/Bass’ follow-up series ‘SilverHawks’, where he played the fearless leader of the team: Quicksilver! He also voiced Mumbo Jumbo and Timestopper.

With reruns of these shows on streaming, and new action figures currently in production at Super7, both the ThunderCats and SilverHawks brands have been experiencing a major renaissance of late!

Peter Newman joins his colleagues Lynne Lipton and Larry Kenney at our ThunderCats (and SilverHawks!) reunion at Retro Con 2022- September 24th & 25th in Oaks, PA! Come meet them in person and catch their Q&A at the show!

Meet the Voice of Cheetara, Lynne Lipton, at Retro Con 2022!

March 18, 2022 Leave a comment

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We’ve been chasing this particular guest since even before our very first show in 2012! Rather appropriate given her primary character…

But we’re excited to announce that at long last, actor Lynne Lipton will be joining us for Retro Con 2022!

Lynne is best known for voicing the bo-staff wielding speedster Cheetara on the classic 80’s animated series ThunderCats! A favorite since episode one, the character has since transcended the ThunderCats cartoon and toy line and gone on to become a pop culture icon (and a “cartoon crush” for many).

An actor of great versatility, Lynne actually voiced ALL the female characters on the first season of the ThunderCats show! These include the likes of the mischievous WilyKit, as well as Mumm-Rana, Queen Tatara, Ro-Bear Belle, Luna, and the popular recurring character Mandora the Evil Chaser!

Lynne joins the voice of Lion-O himself (Larry Kenney) at Retro Con 2022, September 24th & 25th in Oaks, Pennsylvania! ThunderCats are on the move!

Meet Lion-O Voice Actor Larry Kenney at Retro Con 2022!

March 11, 2022 Leave a comment

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Retro! Retro! Retro! Retro Con… HOOO!!!

We can’t have a 10th anniversary celebration without the Lord of the ThunderCats, can we? Please welcome the legendary Larry Kenney back for Retro Con 2022!

Larry is of course best known for voicing iconic 80’s hero Lion-O on the cartoon with possibly the greatest intro song of all time… ThunderCats! Larry also voiced Jackalman and Safari Joe on the show, as well as Bluegrass, Buzzsaw, and Poker-Face on the Rankin/Bass follow-up series Silverhawks.

Adding to his eclectic list of characters, Larry also voiced classic cereal mascots Count Chocula and Cocoa Puffs Sonny, the Chief on Teen Titans Go (with a cameo as Lion-O in one episode!), JB Cripps on Red Dead Online, and is even the voice of Skittles Candy! “Retro the Rainbow! Taste the Rainbow!”

Larry will be joining us both days this year, and will be taking part in a Q&A at the show. Don’t miss your chance to meet this cool cat in person!

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Free Pin for MOTU/ThunderCats/Jem Costumers at Retro Con 2018!

August 26, 2018 Leave a comment

 

Planning to wear a He-Man, ThunderCats, or Jem related costume to Retro Con? Stop by the raffle table up front! We’ll give you a complimentary 2.25″ pin! 

 

 

 

These are custom made by us, and we’ll give these out to MOTU/ThunderCats/Jem costumers (heroes and villains) while supplies last! Just a token of our appreciation for helping add to the atmosphere of the show. 🙂

Meet Larry Kenney at Retro Con 2018! **SATURDAY ONLY!**

April 3, 2018 Leave a comment

 

We’d like to welcome back an old friend for Retro Con 2018: Voice Actor Larry Kenney!

 

 

A veteran in the world of radio and voice acting for over 40 years, Larry is best known in the retro realm as the voice of Lion-O, Lord of the ThunderCats! Fans got to watch the character learn and grow into the confident leader of the ThunderCats team across 130 episodes of the wildly popular 80’s cartoon series by Rankin/Bass.

Larry also voiced Jackalman and Safari Joe on the show, and went on to voice Lion-O’s father Claudus in the 2011 revival of ThunderCats!

 

 

Larry did voice work for the Rankin/Bass’s follow-up cartoon series as well, Silverhawks, where he played Colonel Bluegrass, Buzzsaw, and Poker-Face. 

He was also the voice of classic cereal mascots Count Chocula and Cocoa Puffs Sonny, and has been the tagline voice in the popular Skittles commercials for more than a decade now. “Exclusive the Rainbow! Taste the Rainbow!”

 

 

Larry will be at Retro Con on SATURDAY ONLY! He doesn’t travel to as many conventions these days, so don’t miss this chance to meet the voice of some of the most revered characters of all time!!

Larry Kenney at Retro Con 2015!

February 2, 2015 1 comment

 

We welcome fan-favorite Larry Kenney back for Retro Con 2015!

 
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A veteran in the world of radio and voice acting for over 40 years, Larry is of course best known to us as voice of the heroic leader of the ThunderCats, Lion-O! The popular show by Rankin/Bass Productions ran for 130 episodes across four seasons (from 1985 to 1989) and still has a staunch fan base to this day!

 

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Peter Newman returns for Retro Con 2014!

April 28, 2014 Leave a comment

We have Larry Kenney coming back for our 2014 show, and now we are pleased to announce the return of another ThunderCats favorite:

Voice actor Peter Newman!

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Peter is perhaps most remembered for giving voice and personality to the ThunderCats’ resident scientist and architect Tygra! Second in command of the ThunderCats team, Tygra was also the designer of many of the structures on Third Earth, including the Cat’s Lair and the Tower of Omens! His weapon of choice was a whip-like bolas, and he had the ability of limited invisibility as well as telepathy.

 

Peter also voiced other prominent characters on the show, including…

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                                          Wilykat

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Monkian

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                                               and Ben Gali!

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Larry Kenney at Retro Con 2014!

October 23, 2013 Leave a comment

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We are pleased to welcome the  Lord of the ThunderCats himself to our 2014 show:  Voice actor Larry Kenney!

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Larry is of course best known for his role of the heroic leader of the ThunderCats, Lion-o! The show ran for 130 episodes across four seasons (from 1985 to 1989).

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Larry is also known for being the voice of guitar-playing Colonel Bluegrass on SilverHawks, martial arts black-belt Karate Kat (part of ‘The Comic Strip’ tv show), plus he gave personality to Count Chocula and Cocoa Puffs Sonny in cereal commercials in the 80’s. In more recent years he has been the announcer on vh-1′s ‘Best Week Ever’ program, and has reprised his role of Lion-o for humorous ThunderCats skits on the animated series Family Guy. He was also given the role of Claudus, father of Lion-o, on the updated ThunderCats cartoon in 2011!

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