When Filmation began the He- Man cartoons in the 1980's, they reused the character of the talking tiger, just as they reused a number of other elements from earlier cartoons that had been produced by the studio.
"Cringer" was the pet of Adam, as He-Man was called in his secret identity.
Cringer usually appears to be a clumsy, worthless cat,
and also appears to be cowardly,
but when Adam transforms into He-man,
Cringer transforms into the mighty Battle Cat and fights the forces of evil alongside him.
In this version, the tiger undergoes a transformation along with the hero, and the two are superheroes together, which I think is much more satisfying than the situation in the original comic book.
Shazam ( Captain Marvel Cartoon ):