21 August 2006

Birthday Blog #1 - Gleeful Mantenna!

It's my birthday! That's right, today I turn twenty-nine years old, and in honor of this event I have decided to feature TEN He-Man and She-Ra entries in one single session...

Are you ready?

Then let us begin...

Tom Sito's memorable directing on the season one She-Ra episode "A Loss for Words" culminates in some wonderful animation on Mantenna. During a battle with the forces of good Mantenna looks to his right, only to see Hordak standing over the trap door that he himself is all too familiar with. After giving one of the sneakiest looks in the series, rubbing his hands together to emphasize the point, he activates the button causing Hordak to fall through the trap door. His look to camera at the very end of the scene says it all!


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5 comments:

Grimbot said...

Happy birthday!

Jukka said...

I especially love how the animator made the tips of Mantenna's ears tilt inward in a Seussian manner.

Happy Birthday James! :)

TheShadow said...

That is one of my favorite scenes from She-Ra. Finally, Mantenna's revenge!

And... Happy Birthday!

Kevin Martinell said...

It's a treat to see Mantenna share a joke with the audience ... The way he fluttered his eyes, after he dropped Hordak down the trap door, was just too hilarious, as was his odd sounding laughter, a little later, when he sat on Hordak's throne! :)

Nice that Mantenna got his "revenge" on Hordak after being dropped down the trap door for so many times! :)

Happy Birthday James! Hope that your special day was enjoyable and one to remember. :)

God Bless...

~KevyGuy :)
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HB Potlood said...

Mantenna must have been the animator's favourite. He's always so wonderfully expressive!

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