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Then And Now: Lion-O by SalmirAeon Then And Now: Lion-O by SalmirAeon
Then & Now compares characters from when they first appeared to what they look like now.

Today's Then & Now is about Lion-O from Thundercats. Comparing him from his looks in the original show (1984) to his looks in the reboot (2011)

Lion-O and Thundercats was created by Rankin/Bass Productions, and is owned currently by Warner Bros. Animation/Studio 4C
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Phenometron Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
This is perfect!
kenumi Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I've seen both the first and second version of Thundercats. Aesthetically speaking it is an upgrade. The original Thundercats looked a little older but I think that was the purpose. The original Lion-O looked okay. He was the best looking of the Thundercats unless you counted Cheetara (who continues to be beautiful in both versions). I do like the new version better in most ways.
destinyfate67 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
lion-o in the old series, to me, always looked kinda(he also doesn't pants....that's werid in my standards) ugly. new lion-o looks hot and cute at the same time(according to me)!
BLADEDGE Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Student General Artist
DO you have a Lined ink drawing of 2011's face?
SalmirAeon Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Student Digital Artist
surprisingly, no

The original drawing is exactly what you see. I split the page in 2 and drew both halves of the faces on the same page.
Invader-Zonia Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Although I never have seen the original Thundercats from what I see of the Original LionO I like his newer version better, I'm sure those who watched the Original would disagree, maybe not all but it all depends on point of veiw.
larxel4evaXD Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011
Am i the only one who likes his older version better? :O
SalmirAeon Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Born in the 80s? Understandable
larxel4evaXD Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
More like early 90's. Still, his old look brings nostalgia.
Even so, new look is ok. :D
haydenyale Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SilverJ7 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Student General Artist
his newer version's better. :D
OmegaDrive9 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
I've heard that the voice of the original Lion-o voices his father.
SalmirAeon Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
This is true
DysprosiumOxide Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the new version way better :3
kacript Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
Me too, I think this is one of the remakes thats better than the original.
nekomakino Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
this its far the most interesting draw ive seen ;) i did watch the 80s series, though im not from that generation hahaha im not that old, but the series got 2 times to the TV on my country, i can say that the original its far my number 1 still, but the new series are awsome as well, watching it wasnt bored at all at least i liked it, the new designs are cool too :) and the plot its toally nice n_n, i have heard many people disliking the new series... but well... not everyone has the same mind lol. And its said that about Likes there is nothing write xD jajaja ;I

Lion-o keeps being cool even with the new desing!!! and smexy xD
i think the detail that its the one everyone notice was the eyes..... xD
everfaraway Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very interesting image I have to admit, the one thing I see wrong with the pic is that the pupil in the 80's Lion-O's eye is too long. But it is a nice comparison of the two
AishaMoroshee Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I like this. :D I still havent seen the new thundercats though, I'm worried it wont be good. Its one of those things thats either going to be amazing, or suck a lot, at least in my eyes.
SalmirAeon Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I've watched the first 2 episodes of the new series. It's pretty good, but i've not seen the orignal, so i have no real opinion
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