28 July 2006

Teela and Princess Aura?

The Flash Gordon animated series from Filmation was a precursor to He-Man and the Masters of the Universe in quite a few ways. One of the more obvious connections was the similarity in design between Princess Aura and our favorite hot-headed Masters of the Universe female, Teela. Not only is the pose exactly the same, but so too is the actual face! Notice that the pair each wear a tiara that frames their face in the same way...


(click on the image to see it at full-size)

6 comments:

Mike Bock said...

I noticed that too. Filmation's women are hot, I miss those designs.

Kevin Martinell said...

Wow, she's gorgeous! Never saw any of the characters in the "Flash Gordon" series before, but I guess this is what Teela would look like if she let down her hair.

Actually, seeing the two women side by side, Princess Aura looks like she could have been Teela's "wild" sister, if she had one!

Or what if there was an episode that featured an evil twin of Teela from the dark side of Eternia or from another dimension, featuring Princess Aura's character design, who came to challenge our favorite red-headed heroine?! I would have loved to see an episode like that! :)

Thanks for posting and reading! God Bless...

~KevyGuy :)
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JafariStew said...

AWESOME!!! Aura's picture on the back was enough to get me to BUY the Flash Gordon set without ever seeing an episode!
I check your wonderful site all the time! You inspired me to start my own MOTU art blog!
I love this idea you have for a "Teela" website, if you ever need any TEELA ART by JafariStew, I have tons!
http://s24.photobucket.com/albums/c44/teelamotu/charadesign/?action=view¤t=minicomicteelaCCSOLOFINAL.jpg&refPage=&imgAnch=imgAnch1

Zentron said...

Not unusual for FILMation to do that, most of their designs from previous series often show up in the new productions, though with some refinements of course! Just like the animation ;)

alvaro said...

It's like disco teela (I see future hints of what she-ra would look like many years later)

ToonJukka said...

Only had one episode on VHS as a kid from Filmation's Flash Gordon; "Castaways in Tropica" and I loved it. Would have been awesome to see the full season 1 as a kid but luckily got the UK and US DVD releases.

The image of Princess Aura lying down on the back-cover was very enticing and I hate it that the particular scene wasn't in my VHS-tape. LOL.

Always been a huge Teela fanboy. She is one hottie and Aura (with Melendy voicing her) is superb as well!

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