Thursday, June 22, 2006

Cartoon Fun: He-Man and She-Ra

Remember He-Man?
In a distant and mystical land, wimpy Prince Adam leads the life of royalty. Unknown to all but a few close friends/allies, Prince Adam is actually a hero, the mighty He-Man. Together with his friends, (such as Teela; her father, a man-at-arms; mysterious Orko and his mighty friend/horse substitute Battle Cat), He-Man battles the evil Skeletor and his minions for control of the world, and, more importantly, for the control, power and "honor of Greyskull," the mysterious castle from which He-Man derives his powers.

Watch the intro to He-Man and the Masters of the Universe:

He-Man intro in Spanish

After watching He-Man again I have a few questions:
It was called He-Man and The Masters of the Universe, so where was all that "universe" stuff. I mean he never left the planet...that I can remember.

Was the animation really this crappy?

Was the show really that gay? I mean He-Man is basically wearing fur bikini shorts and a giant sword. The whole show is giant half clothed muscle men fighting giant half-clothed, muscled monsters. Except for Man at Arms but lets face it with that mustache he's obviously a Tom of Finlandesque leather queen.

See gay:

He-Man Man-E-Faces commercial:

He-Man meets The Big lebowski (awesome you must watch this):

and speaking of He-Man remember his sister She-Ra the Princess of Power
The kidnapped daughter of Queen Marlena and King Randor of Eternia (characters from He-man and the Masters of the Universe), Princess Adora grew up in Etheria. There, she lead an evil army until the day her long lost twin brother, Prince Adam (He-man), came to tell her who she really was. As her alter ego, She-ra, the princess protects Etheria by fighting the forces she once worked for.

She-Ra intro:

A commercial for the She-Ra toys. See how many rhimes of power you can catch...

Another She-Ra commercial:

There was a Christmas episode?
In this special Christmas episode of the He-Man and She-Ra cartoons, their sidekick Orko accidentally gets beamed to Earth during a test of a new spy satellite. Orko manages to get back Planet Eternia, but brings along two Earth children, Alisha and Manuel, with him. Since it's Christmastime on Earth, the kids are naturally filled with the holiday spirit, but this overflowing goodwill attracts the unwelcome attention of the Horde Prime and Skeletor. Will the combined power of He-Man, She-Ra and the spirit of Christmas be enough to stop them?

Watch a scene here:

and as a bonus the trailer for Secret of the Sword:

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