He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1983–1985)

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The most powerful man in the universe, He-Man, goes against the evil forces of Skeletor to save the planet Eternia and to protect the secrets of Castle Grayskull.

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John Erwin ...
 He-Man / ... (130 episodes, 1983-1985)
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 Man-At-Arms / ... (130 episodes, 1983-1985)
Linda Gary ...
 Teela / ... (130 episodes, 1983-1985)
Lou Scheimer ...
 Orko / ... (130 episodes, 1983-1985)
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 Arcadian women / ... (73 episodes, 1983-1985)
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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. Written by Jason A. Cormier <wildrose@mindspring.com>

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By the power of Grayskull!


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Executive producer Lou Scheimer was instrumental in developing the concept of He-Man Mattel Toys and D.C Comics. The character had originally appeared in D.C. comics as a Conan the Barbarian-type character living in a post-apocalyptic world. Scheimer called the story "the most vile thing I'd ever read". Taking inspiration from the character Captain Marvel from an earlier Filmation series, Scheimer developed the concept of Prince Adam as He-Man's alter ego, the character of the Sorceress as his benevolent mentor, and Orko as the jester-style comic relief, to make the show more kid-friendly. Despite these changes, the show still came under fire from some groups as too violent, with some even accusing it of having hidden Satanic messages. See more »

Quotes

Skeletor (U.S. Version): [Repeated Line] I'll get you for this, He-Man!
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Referenced in Weird Science: What Genie? (1995) See more »

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Opening and Closing Title Theme
by Haim Saban, Shuki Levy and Lou Scheimer (as Louis Scheimer)
Published by Warner Bros Music Corporation
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I have the POWER and SO MUCH MORE
14 November 2002 | by (california) – See all my reviews

On my Birthday (Nov 13, next to Veteran's day) I thought I review something special, and one thing came to mind "He-Man", probably the greatest cartoon (done by Funimation) done ever.

Even 20 yrs later "He-Man" surpasses many cartoons for it's quality, action, and beautiful hand drawn animation (now literally forgotten as most cartoons use computers).

Cartoon Network has now tried to cash in on the classic, but looking at both versions "Toonami"'s version of He-Man pales in comparison to the 1983-1985 185 Episodes classic.

The classic hasn't been shown in the air for ages, but through my power I have been able to download of the episodes.

Check out this cartoon it's a classic.


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