18 February 2012

TV spot alternate takes #2

Prior to the debut of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe airing, two differing TV spots were created by Filmation in order to promote series. The cel sequences and backgrounds used in these TV spots primarily came from the episodes "Diamond Ray of Disappearance", and "The Dragon Invasion", as they were two of the first episodes to near completion! In this, the second of four posts, I shall highlight the notable differences between the footage used in the TV spots with the actual completed episodes themselves.

In this piece from the TV spot we see Teela leap onto a Sky Sled within the grounds of the Royal Palace and take to the skies. The final piece of animation appears in "Diamond Ray of Disappearance", but not within the grounds of the palace. Notice that in the TV spot the background of the Royal Palace is missing an entire layer behind the archway.

On the left-hand side is the footage from the TV spot, while on the right-hand side is the footage as it was produced for the series.




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In this piece from the TV spot we see Stratos swoop through the shot. The final piece of animation appears in "The Dragon Invasion", but takes place inside Castle Grayskull with Trap Jaw's laser blasts just missing the winged warrior.

On the left-hand side is the footage from the TV spot, while on the right-hand side is the footage as it was produced for the series.



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1 comment:

Kevin Martinell said...

The evening sky backgrounds make both action sequences look great and help add more atmosphere to the animation. Both settings could have easily fit into any episode that takes place at night. :) Thanks for reading and God Bless! ~"KevyGuy" :)

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