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He-Man and She-Ra: A Christmas Special -- During a trip to Earth, Orko learns about the origins of Christmas and brings its traditions back with him to Eternia.


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He-Man and She-Ra join together to stop Horde Prime from ruining Christmas for some Earth children stranded on Eternia. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
John Erwin ... He-Man / Prince Adam / Webstor (voice)

Alan Oppenheimer ... Skeletor / Man-At-Arms / Zipper (voice)
Linda Gary ... Teela / Queen Marlena (voice)
Lana Beeson ... Alicia (voice)

Melendy Britt ... She-Ra / Princess Adora / Mermista / Catra (voice)

George DiCenzo ... Hordak / Bow / Cutter (voice)
Erika Scheimer ... Peekablue / Perfuma / Mother (voice)

R.D. Robb ... Miguel (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lou Scheimer ... Orko / King Randor / Swift Wind / Spikor / Two-Bad / Modulok / Kowl / Rattlor / Horde Prime / Father / Multi-Bot (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Bill Reed 
Ernie Schmidt 
Writing credits
Don Heckman (written by) &
Bob Forward (written by)

Produced by
Lou Scheimer .... executive producer
Original Music by
Shuki Levy 
Haim Saban 
Lou Scheimer  (as Erika Lane)
Film Editing by
Bob Crawford 
Joe Gall 
Rick Gehr 
Production Management
Joe Mazzuca .... vice president in charge of production (as Joseph A. Mazzuca)
R.W. Pope .... production manager
Joseph Simon .... post-production supervisor (as Joe Simon)
Art Department
Bob Arkwright .... storyboard supervisor
Bill Barry .... storyboard artist
Victor Dal Chele .... storyboard assistant supervisor (as Edigio Dal Chele)
Gary Goldstein .... storyboard artist
Connie Schurr .... graphic designer
Sound Department
Bill Kean .... sound editor
Don Kenney .... sound editor
Jeffrey C. Patch .... sound editor (as Jeff Patch)
Becky Bocek Reu .... recording coordinator
Charles Rychwalski .... sound editor (as Charlie Rychwalski)
Erika Scheimer .... recording director
Visual Effects by
Randy Fullmer .... special effects animator
Brett Hisey .... animation special effects supervisor
Ashley Lupin .... head of special effects
Mark Myer .... special effects animator
Dardo Velez .... animation special effects supervisor
Camera and Electrical Department
Steven P. Damiani .... camera operator
Roncie Hantke .... camera operator
Ron Jackson .... camera operator (as Ronald Jackson)
Robert Jacobs .... camera operator (as R.D. Jacobs)
Dan Larsen .... camera operator (as Dan C. Larsen)
David J. Link .... camera operator
Lin-Z Rogers .... camera operator
Rick Taylor .... camera operator
Dean G. Teves .... camera operator
Chuck Warren .... camera operator
Jerry Whittington .... camera operator (as Jerry Wittington)
Steven Wilzbach .... camera operator
F.T. Ziegler .... camera supervisor
Animation Department
Barry Anderson .... animator
Craig Armstrong .... layout supervisor
Rich Arons .... animator
Arland Barron .... animator
Bronwen Barry .... assistant layout artist
Carl Bell .... animator
Barbara Benedetto .... assistant layout artist
Joe Binggeli .... background artist (as Joseph Binggeli)
Tim Callahan .... background designer
Nino Carbe .... background designer
Armando Carrillo .... layout artist
Ruben Chavez .... background artist
Yi-Chih Chen .... animator
Hee Ja Cho .... layout artist (as Hee-Ja Cho)
Won Ki Cho .... animator
Moon Choi .... animator (as Moon Hwan Choi)
Pat Clark .... animator (as Patrick Clark)
Gary Conklin .... background artist
Tom Cook .... animator
Jenifer Costin .... assistant layout artist
Doug Crane .... animator
Susan Crossley .... layout artist
James A. Davis .... animator
Zeon Davush .... animator
Lindsay Dawson .... layout artist
Lou DiGerolamo .... cel service supervisor
Larry Eikleberry .... character designer
Lillian Evans .... animator (as Lil Evans)
Ben Farish .... animator
Flamarion Ferreira .... background artist
Marcia Fertig .... animator
Kevin Frank .... layout artist
Rene Garcia .... layout artist
Sergio Garcia .... layout artist
Michael Gerard .... animator (as Michael R. Gerard)
Jim Gomez .... layout artist (as James Garneau)
Frank Gonzales .... animator
Dean Gordon .... background artist
Lennie K. Graves .... animator
Ann Guenther .... background artist
Julio Guerrero Leon .... animator (as Julio Guerrero)
Jon Haber .... layout artist
Carl Hall .... animator
Lee Halpern .... animator
Ed Haney .... layout artist (as Edward Haney)
Karen Haus .... animator
Herb Hazelton .... character design supervisor
Mike Hazy .... scene planning supervisor
Dale Hendrickson .... character designer
Gary Hoffman .... layout department supervisor (as Gary L. Hoffman)
Richard Hoffman .... animator
John Howley .... background design supervisor
Robert M. Kalafut .... background artist (as Robert Kalafut)
Karenia Kaminski .... layout artist
Ervin L. Kaplan .... color director
Ellen Kashan .... assistant layout artist
Diane Keener .... character design supervisor
Glen Kennedy .... animator (as Glen Howie Kennedy)
Pat Keppler .... assistant layout artist (as Patricia Keppler)
Saeil Kim .... animator
Aundre Knutson .... animator
John Koch .... layout artist
Jang Woo Lee .... animator
Dori Littell-Herrick .... key assistant animation coordinator
Istvan Majoros .... layout artist
Tim Maloney .... background artist
Alex Mann .... background designer
Mircea Mantta .... animator (as Mircea Manta)
Mauro Maressa .... animator
Warren Marshall .... layout artist
Leandro Martinez .... background designer
Lorenzo Martinez .... background design supervisor
Hal Mason .... animator
David McBride .... background artist
Linda McCall .... layout artist (as Linda B. McCall)
Burt Medall .... animator (as Burton Medall)
Dan Mills .... layout artist
Flavia Mitman .... ink and paint supervisor
Gale Morgan .... layout artist
Constantin Mustatea .... animator (as Costy Mustatea)
Dennis Neil .... animator (as Dennis Owen Neil)
Marcus Nickerson .... layout artist
Greg Nocon .... layout artist
Jane Nordin .... animator (as Jane Norden)
Armando Norte .... background designer
Bill Nunes .... animator
Michael O'Connor .... animator (as Michael J. O'Connor)
Tom O'Loughlin .... background artist
Michael O'Mara .... layout artist
Rolando Oliva .... background artist
Eduardo Olivares .... animator
Lew Ott .... character designer (as Lewis Ott)
Don Peters .... background artist
Rocco Pirrone .... layout artist
Doris A. Plough .... assistant animation supervisor (as Doris Plough)
David Prince .... animator
Letha Prince .... mark-up supervisor
Ric Quiroz .... character designer (as Rick Quiroz)
Virgil Raddatz .... animator (as Virgel Raddatz)
Bev Randles .... animation checking supervisor
William Recinos .... layout artist
Dana M. Reemes .... animator
John Remmel .... xerography supervisor
Greg Reyna .... animator (as Gregory Reyna)
Young Kyu Rhim .... animator
Craig Robertson .... background artist
Joe Roman .... animator
Harry Sabin .... character designer
Louise Sandoval .... animator
Jim Schlenker .... background artist (as James Schlenker)
Don Schloat .... animator
Howard Schwartz .... head of final checking
Don Schweikert .... background artist
Bart Seitz .... layout supervisor
Susan Semer .... assistant layout artist
Tom Shannon .... layout artist
Kunio Shimamura .... animator
Jay Won So .... animator (as Jay-Won So)
J. Michael Spooner .... layout artist
Daniel St. Pierre .... background designer (as Dan St. Pierre)
Robert E. Stanton .... background artist (as Robert Stanton)
Alex Stevens .... background designer
Michael Toth .... animator
Bob Tyler .... layout artist (as Robert Tyler)
Mark Wallace .... background designer (as Mark R. Wallace)
Curt Walstead .... layout artist
Thomas Warkentin .... character designer
Neal Warner .... animator
Don Watson .... background artist
Sherry Wheeler .... animator (as Sheri Wheeler)
Larry White .... animator (as Lawrence White)
Ellen Woodbury .... animator
Editorial Department
George Mahana .... supervising editor
Music Department
Sam Horta .... music editor
Shuki Levy .... conductor
Haim Saban .... conductor
Mary Ruth Smith .... music editor (as Mary R. Smith)
Other crew
John J. Blough .... production assistant
June Gilham .... film coordinator
Christie Meyer .... film coordinator
Arthur H. Nadel .... executive vice president: creative affairs
Donald F. Roberts .... educational and psychological consultant
Michael P. Sowa .... production assistant
Robin Tismeer .... production coordinator
Pamela Vincent .... production associate
Robert W. Wilson .... production controller

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51 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Other "Masters of the Universe" and "She-Ra" characters that can be seen at the royal party include Zodac the cosmic enforcer, Orko's Uncle Montork, Dre-Elle, Madame Razz, Moss Man, and Ram-Man. None of these characters have any dialogue.See more »
Hordak:What? No bucket of bolts is going to push Hordak around.See more »
Christmas on EterniaSee more »


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Campy He-Man Christmas fun for everyone, 1 December 2015
Author: amesmonde from Novelist of The Final Version

Two Children become lost when they go to find their family's Christmas tree, befriended by Orko they set about to bring the goodwill of Christmas to Eternia.

In 1985, in the hight of this popularity came this hour shy Christmas special. Filmmation's offering works just like the He-Man and the Masters of the Universe and its spin-off She-Ra episodes. Even though a commercial for the twist waist & power punch action toys it also had some great stories and morals to share, this is more of the same. Naturally there's the recycling of the same cells but there's plenty of new footage including cute children, a puppy and Adam dressed as Santa Claus.

When Alisha and Manuel visit Eternia their goodwill attracts the unwelcome attention of Horde Prime and Skeletor. The tale switches between planets and this special has a mix of fantasy elements synonymous with both shows - fairies, soldiers, monsters and (also thrown in are Transformer-like) robots.

Amongst the action set-ups there's some nice writing from Don Heckman and Bob Forward with plenty of sugary cuteness and animated visual treats. Look for Orko's nod to Ghostbusters. For fan's it bridges Earth to Queen Marlina, there's the on screen mix of Eterniain and Etheria characters and Skeletor's transition from super villain to reluctant nice guy. After Hordak orders Skeletor to kidnap the kids there's a great scene where they explain Christmas to Skeletor:

Skeletor: Tell me more about this "Christmas."

Miguel: Well, it's a wonderful time of the year. Everyone has lots of fun.

Skeletor: You mean they get in fights?

Miguel: No, no - they have fun!

Skeletor: Fights are fun. I like fights!

Miguel: And you give each other presents.

Skeletor: And when you open them, they explode, right?

Miguel: No! They're nice gifts.

Skeletor: Nice? Doesn't sound like much fun to me!

Priceless. Today, 30 years later directors Bill Reed and Ernie Schmidt offering may have trouble keeping up with the pace and style of contemporary cartoons but it's a heart warming story, fitting for the seasonal period, complete with some catchy songs and all the regular character favourites (voices from legend Alan Oppenheimer, John Erwin and Linda Gary to name a few).

While possibly not the best Christmas cartoon, that prize is up for debate, it's still has great nostalgic value and is great viewing for children.

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