03 December 2010

Warlock in He-Man?

Storyboard artist Michael Swanigan was a huge fan of the series that he worked on, and a fan of Filmation. As a result he would often pay homage to previous series that the company had worked on. In the season one He-Man episode "The Remedy" Michael decided that a winged creature in the script, a Takdryl, should sport the same character model as Warlock from Filmation's previous series, Blackstar! I always enjoyed this episode's nod to the Blackstar series...

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jon said...

fantastic post!love filmations re-use of stock animation over lapping other series, they did it a lot of with sound effects too.

been reading your blog daily since it began.

thanks 4 the hard work u put in 2 it.

i for one really appreciate it.


Kevin Martinell said...

Wow ... Never knew about this, as I thought that the creature had an impressive looking design that should have been used again! Notice how in the episode of "The Remedy" the Takdryl that attacks He-Man and Man-At-Arms produces dragon sounds while the Takdryl who befriends He-Man produces bird sounds. :)
Thanks for reading! God Bless!
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HB Potlood said...

Ah yes, I remember this episode well. Because Blackstar was on Sky channel when this He-Man first appeared on ITV. Those were the days.

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