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He-Man and She-Ra: The Secret of the Sword (1985)

The Secret of the Sword (original title)
Prince Adam is sent to the world of Etheria to find his long abducted sister, Adora, and awaken her to her own destiny.
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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 ... 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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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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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 Bow introduces Adam to Glimmer, Bow is standing in front of Adam and raises a hand to gesture to him. In the next shot, Bow is standing about a foot behind Adam in a position that would make it impossible for him to make the gesture where Glimmer could see it. 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

Two scenes from the TV version were altered/corrected for the theatrical version.
  • When Bow tells Adam he can't ask him to sacrifice himself, in "Into Etheria" he is facing the camera more than Adam. In The Secret of the Sword, it has been corrected so Bow now faces Adam.
  • As the Rebels gather outside Bright Moon and Queen Angella makes her demands, it is night time in "Battle for Bright Moon", but all following scenes are set in daylight. The sky is recolored to be in daylight in The Secret of the Sword.
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Connections

Referenced in The Venture Bros.: All This and Gargantua-2 (2015) 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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Every now and then a film achieves greatness. An...
1 August 1998 | by Frank-39See all my reviews

Every now and then a film achieves greatness. An animated movie based on a Mattel toy line might not be a place where you would expect this to happen but it did. Two years before this film came out the television show He-Man and the Masters of the Universe debuted. The show was loved by children but hated by adults who thought this was just a twisted way to get the kids to buy the toy the series was based on. Well it was or at least it was intended to be. However something wonderful happened: the show began to teach children moral values and the power of truth, courage, and honor. This film introduces characters that would begin the series She-Ra Princess of Power. The acting is brilliant, the animation perfectly tuned to fantasy, and the evil ever present and not as cartoonish as one might expect. This cartoon whether some will admit it or not was a shining beacon and a glorious presence for any kid in 1980's. Watch it without prejudice and discover wonder, majic, and heroism like you have never seen.


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