13 November 2006

A repeat performance...

The opening scene of "Day Of The Flowers" from She-Ra's season two feels like a mini episode. What is interesting is that the scene reuses action-based animation from three previous season one She-Ra episodes. The opening shot and subsequent direction is based on animation from "Into Etheria", the scene where She-Ra and He-Man destroy the guard tower uses animation from "The Price of Freedom", and finally Bow and Glimmer drive a Horde transport vehicle away using animation from "The Peril of Whispering Woods". I have to say this is some of the best reuse of previous animation, combining three episodes to create one super action scene!

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6 comments:

Cosmic Falcon said...

I love the music in this clip...it's spot-on!

Greg said...

im sure they knew the end was coming so they started to cut corners to save some money

Mike Bock said...

An excellent clip, I always enjoy when He-Man and She-Ra work together to break or trow something.

Everythime I watch She-ra makes me wonder how a third season of MOTU would've been like.

Kevin Martinell said...

Yes, I did make all of the connections between the mentioned episodes, too! I really get a rush from this scene ... It's so intense and action packed!

By the way, check out "Sweet Bee's Home," during the scene where He-Man and She-Ra break a hole through the walls of The Fright Zone and launch Sweet-Bee's ship to safety ... There is stock animation of He-Man using his strength taken from many Season 2 He-Man episodes including, "A Trip To Morainia," "Happy Birthday Roboto," "Bargain With Evil, and "Things That Go Bump In The Night." :)

Back to "Day Of The Flowers" ... The final shot of the opening scene, featuring Bow and Glimmer driving the Horde truck towards the Horde Troopers, and the audience, is fantastic ... You can even hear the crashing sounds of the Troopers being knocked over, at the end of the scene. :)

True, this episode has its flaws, but I still enjoy it, and both Adam and Adora do very well against The Monstroids, without being able to transform into He-Man and She-Ra. Plus, any She-Ra episode featuring He-Man as the guest star is awesome!

Thanks for posting and reading! God Bless...

~KevyGuy :)
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Joni Koivisto said...

"Day of the Flowers" was one of the very few (6) episodes of She-Ra series I grew up with and it was only crossover episode I had. So, on some level this episode worked as a confirmation for me, that both He-Man and She-Ra does exist in the same world and that "I'm Adora He-Man's twin sisters..." thing wasn't just an empty talk.

Kinda interesting that this episode worked as prove for me, that He-Man and She-Ra existed in the same universe, since I already had "A Christmas Special" on VHS before I saw this episode.

ToonJukka said...

Like Joni mentioned, "Day of the Flowers" was one of the episodes released in Finland on VHS.

And it actually is the ONLY crossover episode from ALL the episodes we got. But on the covers they always boasted "The Legend of He-Man continues! Meet She-Ra: Princess of Power!"

So "Day of the Flowers" holds that special place in my heart as it was one of the earliest crossover-episodes I saw.
(Personally "A Loss for Words" was the first-ever She-Ra episode I saw from SKY-channel)

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