17 April 2012

No need to reanimate!

Filmation were both famous and infamous for their dependency on stock footage. However, on occasion, they would animate a sequence that need not be reanimated! Case in point, Prince Adam posed like He-Man raising the Sword of Power. In the season one episode "Dawn of Dragoon", unable to transform into He-Man, we see Prince Adam lower the sword and hold it across his chest like He-Man. However, in the season two episode "One for All" we Prince Adam hold the sword across his chest and subsequently raise it aloft utilizing an entirely new piece of animation! This is one time that Filmation could have saved money by reusing the sequence from "Dawn of Dragoon". The images on the left are from "Dawn of Dragoon", the images on the right are from "One for All".



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1 comment:

Kevin Martinell said...

Interesting to see Prince Adam with a longer face in the first pair of images, after he lowered his sword. :) Also notice all of the major differences in his vest, between the two images! I also thought that the first of the two animations should have been used for the latter scene, because Prince Adam's face looked closer to He-Man, for the "I Have The Power" footage! :) Thanks for reading and God Bless! ~"KevyGuy" :)

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