24 March 2009

Redrawn transformation?

Yes, believe it or not the memorable animation sequence of Prince Adam unsheathing the Sword of Power was actually redrawn in the second season, but only appeared in certain number of episodes! As you can see below the first image shows Adam holding aloft the sword from the first season, but if you look at the following image you will notice that Adam's face looks odd. If you look closely you will see that his body has been slightly redrawn, too! The fact that the cel was redrawn is more noticeable in the comparison shot of the sword; the latter cel appearing to look extremely hurried. It is also worth mentioning that in season one the sword of power sometimes had the gaps colored in, and sometimes not, leading to speculation that it may have been redrawn previously. Oh the joys of being an overly keen fan of He-Man and She-Ra...




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

5 comments:

Grimbot said...

I keep switching between two pics and I can't notice anything different about Adams "redrawn" face.

Kevin Martinell said...

Wow! Never noticed that, as well as other differences with this animation, like Prince Adam lowering his left arm while drawing his sword during the second transformation from "Orko's Favorite Uncle," for example, which you also caught, James. :) I also see what you mean about the face in the latter animation ... Notice how Adam's mouth and nose aren't aligned!
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Jukka said...

I love this sort of tidbit-info from the show. Something you can detect when multiple viewing.

Buzz Chuck said...

Hmmm... I would have never noticed.

Vinto-Man said...

again something ive never noticed. You have also pointed out the delays in them panning to the top of the sword. You know your craft well sir!

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