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The Secret of the Sword (1985)

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Prince Adam and Cringer travel to Etheria in search of the one who is meant for a special destiny.....One who will gain the power to become She-ra, and who will fight to free Etheria from ... See full summary »

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Melendy Britt ...
Princess Adora / She-Ra / Catra / Hunga the Harpy (voice)
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Skeletor / Man-at-Arms / Cringer / Battle Cat / Bald Rebel / Chef Alan (voice)
Linda Gary ...
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Bow / Hordak (voice)
Erika Scheimer ...
Queen Angella / Imp (voice)
Lou Scheimer ...
King Randor / Swift-Wind / Kowl / Mantenna / Horde Trooper / Kobra Khan / Trap Jaw / Tri-Klops / Broom / Sprag / Sprocker / Garv the Innkeeper / Bard / Messenger / Horde Computer (voice) (as Erik Gunden)
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Prince Adam and Cringer travel to Etheria in search of the one who is meant for a special destiny.....One who will gain the power to become She-ra, and who will fight to free Etheria from the Horde's evil grasp. Written by Cringer <Cringer@mindspring.com>

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The Sword of She-Ra  »

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Like the He-Man television series before it, this film was based on a popular line of toys. She-Ra and her rebel friends were all released as part of the She-Ra line. Most of the Horde characters (Hordak, Leech, Mantenna, Grizlor) were all part of the Masters of the Universe line. Catra was the only Horde member who was released as part of the She-Ra line, as she was originally intended to be She-Ra's arch-enemy, before Hordak was eventually given that role. See more »

Goofs

Battle-Cat knocks Catra's mask off, causing her to return to humanoid form, and begins to chase her. However, when he is seen still chasing her a short time later, the mask is back on her head. See more »

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[first lines]
Hordak: You may have defeated us, but you'll never see this child again! Ah-Hahahahahahahaha!
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Edited from She-Ra: Princess of Power: Reunions (1985) See more »

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I Have The Power
Composed by Erika Scheimer, Shuki Levy, and Haim Saban
Lyrics by Erika Scheimer
Performed by Erika Scheimer and Noam Kaniel
Courtesy of Shermley Music Co. ASCAP
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Once upon a time, this was a cool cartoon
30 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A hundred million years ago, I thought He-Man was cool, but She-Ra was even cooler. I don't even know why I thought so.. maybe because I also dug Wonder Woman, The Bionic Woman, and Batgirl.. but I digress. When the movie came out, pre-multiplex, kids of all ages rejoiced when Adora 'held aloft her magic sword and said, "For The Honor of Greyskull!" Yeah, that was cool. She-Ra had a more upbeat theme than her brother, He-Man, and quite honestly, her special effects were better too. I coulda done with Cowl, the owl, and "Swift Wind", the lame-ass talking horse, but the rest of it was decent. Bo had a rockin' bod, Castaspella (don't you just love the name?!) could kick Shadow Weaver's butt, and Queen Angella, with her wannabe English accent, defended Castle Bright Moon till the cows came home. Mixing the original He-Man series with She-Ra was done effectively, meaning it was a buyable story-line... and when all was said and done, and Adora, nay She-Ra, realized her true identity, she decided to stay and "defend Etheria against the evil forces of Hordak." Pure cheese, but when you're a kid, who cares?!


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