24 January 2012

Wraparound differences #7

Here are some more examples of how the wraparound segment from "She-Ra Unchained" featured vastly different footage when retelling the events of "Beast Island". The images on the left are from the episode "Beast Island" showing the moment when He-Man is freed from his chains by Kowl. However, as you can see in the images on the right, in the wraparound from "She-Ra Unchained", He-Man actually breaks the chains himself with no help from Kowl.



(click on the images to see them at full-size)

12 comments:

David Monid said...

Oh you can try and hide the fact that you had help from Kowl, He-Man, but we all know better. :D

I guess this was done to get the wrap up over and done with quickly so that Filmation can start the episode as soon as possible.

foyboyusc said...

Thanks for publishing this! For years all I had were a handful of episodes that my parents had taped on VHS of He-Man and She-Ra, and two of them were Into Etheria and Beast Island. Having those two episodes virtually memorized, it is really neat to see different takes on the animation! The only thing that disappoints me (and correct me if I'm wrong), they didn't do these wraparounds for the last two episodes did they?

Kevin Martinell said...

Yes, and he does it so easily too! Even the color of the background is a different shade of blue, between the two episodes. :) Thanks for reading and God Bless! ~"KevyGuy" :)

Mosquitor said...

I know Filmation was never exactly renowned for continuity, but these inconsistencies are a bit silly...

Nefty said...

It might have been an error, but it could be justified by the whole: "Memories are never accurate" explanation.

Grimbot said...

Perhaps all of that footage came from test prints? Would explain the inferior look of most of them.

So if that's the case, maybe the original version of this scene was Kowl turning off the forcefield of the chains (instead of making the chains to disappear into thin air) thus enabling He-Man to break free?

Yeah, Wraparound differences #3 show He-Man struggling to break free and the chains aren't glowing, BUT that might have been a blooper... like giant Hordak sitting on the throne.

What does the script say?

chosen1heath@me.com said...

now THAT isa glaring mistake on Filmation's part. What is up with that?

HB Potlood said...

In this case I can almost understand why they would want to animate this scene over again: this way they don't have to explain what Kowl is doing there and can just focus on He-Man's escape.

Daniel Quintero said...

Maybe Kowl was that kind of actor that plays Diva... so, he didin't want to re-shoot that scene!

SirBush said...

I find this quite strange, considering Filmation's use of the stock animation system. Why would they bother to re-animate a scene that they clearly already had in storage?! As a side issue, do you happen to know how many episodes of She-Ra that He-man also appeared in?

joseephus said...

I never noticed these wraparound differences until you brought them up. Thanks for pointing these out :-)

Chris Sunday said...

I'm starting to wonder if the wraparounds were just changes done due to Filmation not being happy with the original shots? Plus since they did quickly put together the Secret of the Sword film. They just didn't have time to wait for the updated scenes? Regardless, still love them!

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