28 February 2011

Raising the new sword...

Here is a memorable shot from The New Adventures of He-Man episode "The Ultimate Challenge", one of the best-looking episodes of the series! When He-Man is feared dead, much to the surprise of Skeletor, the Mutants, and the people of Primus, he makes a rather dramatic entrance. I always thought that the artists in this scene looked to the Filmation cartoon when drawing He-Man with his sword aloft. The way in which he is posed, the angle of his head; it is very reminiscent of the Filmation art for the transformation sequence. Also worth noting that in this scene his ponytail does not make an appearance...


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4 comments:

Kevin Martinell said...

Almost a mirror image or carbon copy ... By staring at this still, I'm expecting to see the same lightning effects from the Filmation series bursting forth from He-Man's sword, too. :) Thanks for reading and God Bless! ~"KevyGuy" :)

Fabian said...

This shot does resemble Filmation a bit. It does look obvious that the inspiration was drawn from Flimation for this shot of animation. It seems to work well.

Geret said...

I try and try to love The New Adventures and I struggle. This image actually helps. I may just have to tackle an episode tomorrow. Since "Slush Head" is coming my way (in MOTUC form), any good episodes featuring him that I should watch?

Chris Sunday said...

Really like the way he looks here! Shame that they didn't mimic more elements from the Filmation series. But I wonder if Filmation could have sued if they did?

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