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Power of Grayskull: The Definitive History of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (2017)

The history of Mattel's definitive action figure toy line.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dolph Lundgren ... Himself - Actor
Frank Langella ... Himself - Actor
Anthony De Longis ... Himself - Fight Actor / Fight Choreographer / Stunt Double
Richard Edlund ... Himself - Visual Effects Designer / Cinematographer
William Stout William Stout ... Himself - Production Designer, Artist
Alan Oppenheimer ... Himself - Voice Actor
Brian Dobson ... Himself - Voice Actor
Cam Clarke ... Himself - Voice Actor
John Atkin ... Himself - He-Man Historian
J. Michael Straczynski ... Himself - Writer
Gwen Wetzler Gwen Wetzler ... Herself - Animation Director, Filmation
Erika Scheimer Erika Scheimer ... Herself - Voice Actor / Director, Filmation
Tom Sito ... Himself - Animator / Professor
Dean Stefan Dean Stefan ... Himself - Writer
Lawrence G. DiTillio Lawrence G. DiTillio ... Himself - Writer (as Larry DiTillio)


BY THE POWER OF GRAYSKULL. In the early 1980s He-Man arrived on the scene and hit the world with a punch as powerful as the character himself. Designed in the wake of Conan the barbarian and under the shadow of Star Wars, He-Man's surprising popularity spawned a multi billion dollar empire that included toys, comic books, cartoons, live-action movies and a literal sister spinoff show - She-Ra - and continues to appeal to a ravenous fan-base today. Watch as artists, creators and collaborators dig deep, tell tales and share the surprising developments of an unlikely, unparalleled pop culture success in this Definitive History of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. Do you have the power?

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I have the power...
25 August 2018 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

I just finished watching "Power of Grayskull: The Definitive History of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe" on Netflix, and I must say that I was adequately entertained.

Sure, as a life-long fan of MotU then there weren't all that many surprises to be experiences here. But still, there was information and bits and pieces that I was not familiar with, and it was nice to have this extended information added to the knowledge of the MotU series and toys.

The documentary offers a good insight into what made He-Man, how it was at its pinnacle, how it evolved, what happened to its after its glory days, its early 2K return and the state of affairs today. So there is a little bit of something for everyone here.

There are good insights into Filmation's creation of the animated series, the crew and people behind the figures from Mattel, and also interviews with prominent people from those places, as well as with Frank Langella and Dolph Lundgren whom both starred in the live-action movie.

Regardless if you are a newcomer to the MotU franchise or a life-long fan, then "Power of Grayskull: The Definitive History of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe" definitely was entertaining. Sure, it was not something that you would watch more than once, but still worth the time and effort to do so.

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