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The Secret of the Sword (1985)

Prince Adam is sent to the world of Etheria to find his long abducted sister, Adora, and awaken her to her own destiny.

Writers:

Lawrence G. DiTillio (as Larry DiTillio), Bob Forward
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Cast

Cast overview:
John Erwin ... Prince Adam / He-Man / Beast Man (voice)
Melendy Britt ... Princess Adora / She-Ra / Catra / Hunga the Harpy (voice)
Alan Oppenheimer ... Skeletor / Man-at-Arms / Cringer / Battle Cat / Bald Rebel / Chef Alan (voice)
Linda Gary Linda Gary ... Teela / Queen Marlena / Sorceress / Shadow Weaver / Glimmer / Madame Razz (voice)
George DiCenzo ... Bow / Hordak (voice)
Erika Scheimer Erika Scheimer ... Queen Angella / Imp (voice)
Lou Scheimer 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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Storyline

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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An all new animated movie adventure starring He-Man and your favorite Masters of the Universe characters. See more »


Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA | Japan

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

22 March 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Sword of She-Ra See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$7,660,857

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,886,848
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Filmation Associates,Mattel See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Catra's animation model was designed by Dale Hendrickson, based on prototypes for the Mattel action figure in the Princess of Power line and various concepts from the Filmation character design department. See more »

Goofs

When She-Ra learns about her family history in the Whispering Woods, during one of her close-ups the background is from the top of the Magna-Beam Tower at the Fright Zone instead. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Hordak: You may have defeated us, but you'll never see this child again! Ah-Hahahahahahahaha!
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Crazy Credits

Writer Larry DiTillio's last name was misspelled on the original release as 'DiTillo'. This was corrected for the DVD release. See more »

Alternate Versions

Television Version aired as the first five episodes of She-Ra: Princess of Power with additional footage that was cut out of the feature film. See more »

Connections

Edited from She-Ra: Princess of Power: Beast Island (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Memories ...
9 September 2002 | by SuperlichSee all my reviews

I don't care what people say about the quality of the animation. Anyone born between 1978 and 1981 has to have fond memories of the show. Cartoon Network recently started a remake of the show, sticking more to the original plotline than the live-action movie. I watched one of the episode and I can still, after not having watched the show for 17 years, name all of the characters.

As for the movie, I think it should be released on DVD. Every guy in his early to mid twenties would buy it. It is a classic, and today's children should get a chance to experience it.


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