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
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The reason certain characters differed from their toy counterparts is that Mattel were often developing action figures at the same time that Filmation were producing the cartoon series. During production of the cartoon Mattel would hand action figure concept illustrations to Filmation, which the studio would use to create the animated versions of the characters. However, by the time the action figures were released some radical design changes may have taken place, resulting in them looking nothing like their animated counterparts. See more »
Series canon establishes that Trapjaw's right arm is mechanical, yet in several episodes, it shows his left arm to be mechanical, and switches back to his right arm. See more »
I am Adam. Prince of Eternia and defender of the secrets of Castle Greyskull. This is Cringer... my fearless friend. Fabulous secret powers were revealed to me the day I held aloft my magic sword and said... By the power of Greyskull!
I have the Power! Cringer became the Mighty Battle Cat, and I became He-Man the most powerful man in the universe. Only a few others share this secret... Our friends: The Sorceress, Man-At-Arms and Orko. Together we defend Castle Greyskull from the evil forces of ...
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In the title sequence, when He-Man breaks the wall the names of Lou Scheimer (executive producer) and Hal Sutherland (production consultant) appear. Sutherland's credit transforms into the Sorceress, going along with he-Man's narration. See more »
When He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1983) aired on CITV in the United Kingdom, several scenes were removed, not because they were inappropriate, but it was so that it would fit in a 20-minute slot. This usually included deleting the moral from the end. See more »
This is the greatest animated adventure series ever made in the history of the universe. Based on a Mattel toy line originally intended to be Conan the Barbarian toys this series has every element to make a successful hero story. The animation first of all is brilliant and the production studio Filmation was the only cartoon studio in history to do all their animation entirely within the USA. This has an interesting and varied cast of characters. The aloof King Randor from whom He-Man when he is in the form of Prince Adam is always searching for approval. The strong captian of the Royal Gaurd Teela. The wise inventor and military officer Man-at-Arms. The ultimate comic relief character Orko the Trollan court jester. Then Skeletor one of the best villians of all time. Histronic, operatic, and always blaming his lackeys for the defeats he suffers by He-Man. Those lackeys are pretty good too. Beast-Man controller of all animals, Trapjaw cyborgian wizard of weapons, Triclops master of vision, Mer-Man controller of all sea-creatures, and Evil-Lyn witch of night. Watch this series and be swept off into a romantic and fantastic world that no one seems to know how to take you to anymore.
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