08 March 2009

Widget descriptions.

In the script to the season one He-Man episode "Evil-Lyn's Plot" writer Paul Dini describes the Widgets in some depth in order to guide the character design artists. Interestingly some of the descriptions are very different to what we saw on screen. Kando, the leader of the Widgets is described as having a "white beard", something that never materialized in his actual design; Lara is described as a "spunky tom-boy", which is an accurate description as to how she turned out; and finally Squinch is referred to as a "Gabby Hayes type" character, which is obviously why John Erwin developed such an odd voice! I should also note that the below picture from the season two episode "The Littlest Giant" is one of my favorite images of the Widgets; so much so that I actually managed to buy this cel a few years ago!


mermaidliz said...

I can see why you like this cell that much: three different personalities in the same scene and each one of them has a different expression :)

Kevin Martinell said...

This scene always had me in stitches because Squinch demands that Skeletor keep his promise to make Squinch big so he can take on the villains! Skeletor was probably thinking, "Like that'll ever happen! What kind of a fool does he take me for?!" :)
Thanks for reading! God Bless!

~"KevyGuy" :)
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