22 February 2012

TV spot alternate takes #4

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 fourth 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 sequence from the TV spot we see Trap Jaw on the War Sled firing laser blasts and destroying buildings at the Royal Palace. The final piece of animation appears in "Diamond Ray of Disappearance", and was reshot to take place during the day.

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 the He-Man and the Masters of the Universe logo in front of an outerspace background. The final piece of animation used during the introduction sequence has the text appear on a black background.

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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3 comments:

Kevin Martinell said...

The TV spots must have preferred the night-time backgrounds for added drama! That outer space background looks so awesome. :) I wish that background was chosen as the final version! Thanks for reading and God Bless! ~"KevyGuy" :)

joseephus said...

The difference between those shots of Trap-Jaw are "night and day"! I couldn't resist :-) Seriously, that is cool to know.

ToonJukka said...

I also love the space-background behind the title-logo. Looks amazing.

Thanks for these comparison-shots! I find them fascinating! :)

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