Swat-Kats, the popular 90s cartoon series starring fighter pilots T-Bone and Razor, returns to action with a reboot of the original series. Toonz Media Group has teamed up with the original creators to produce a new series, Swat-Kats: Revolution. The original show, titled Swat Kats: The Radical Squadron, first aired in 1993 for two seasons. The upcoming series will be distributed worldwide by Toonz and is expected to introduce new characters while exploring contemporary themes, according to the series creator.
India-based Toonz announced on February 2 that the reboot would be titled Swat-Kats Revolution and would take place in Megakat City with the original protagonists, just like the original show. The show, which will be created alongside original show creators Christian and Yvon Tremblay, will appeal to viewers aged 5 to 11. The vigilante heroes will face off against powerful villains, from their hidden base in the junkyard of Megakat City.
In the rebooted TV series, the show’s main characters, T-Bone and Razor, will face new characters alongside the old villains. The feline fighters will be equipped with futuristic weapons, advanced gadgets and vehicles, including a new fighter jet, according to the producer. The popularity of the original show continued into the 2000s, with a Kickstarter campaign attempting to raise funds to revive the show a few years ago.
The series may be a reboot of the Tremblay brothers’ original series, but it will stay true to the original animated series. “Character relationships, clever and witty writing, action, imaginative stories and larger-than-life villains will increasingly feature. The new series will be contemporary and explore themes that the new audience will identify with it,” said Christian Tremblay.
The original Swat Kats: The Radical Squadron was produced by Hanna-Barbera and debuted in 1993. The series grew in popularity over its two seasons and became the number one syndicated show the following year. according to Toonz. The series continued to air on television many years later and remained popular among viewers into the 90s. The producers did not reveal an official release date for Swat-Kats Revolution, but the show will be available in worldwide and will be distributed by Toonz, according to the producer.