16 November 2011

Hordak activates the freeze ray...

Don Manuel is one of my favorite storyboard artists from the days of He-Man and She-Ra. His boards are always incredibly detailed, yet easy to understand. In this storyboard panel from the She-Ra episode "Horde Prime Takes A Holiday" we see his design for the giant freeze cannon that adorns Horde Prime's flagship, the Velvet Glove. I love the fact that he sets up the camera pan to reveal just how large this cannon is in comparison to the tiny characters of Hordak, Mantenna and Multi-Bot who stand to the left of the panel. Fortunately, the freeze cannon in the final episode, having gone through the layout department and background design, retains its awesomeness!


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

5 comments:

Kevin Martinell said...

"Etherian Technology" at its best. :)

Chris (He-Fan) said...

This was a striking scene from a very memorable episode - when Horde Prime's ship got trashed I almost felt sorry for Hordak! ;)

Fabian said...

the final product on film was translated well from the storyboard. The episode I feel is one of the best of the series.

HB Potlood said...

Say what you will about the static animation, but no other cartoon studio had panning shots like Filmation!

SirBush said...

Hang on a minute... was Horde Prime ever shown in the She-Ra cartoon? I'm assuming not, but I never saw even close to the full run of episodes. If not, was he ever heard?

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