"Happy Birthday Roboto" layout artwork
Throughout this month The Power and The Honor Foundation in conjunction with The He-Man and She-Ra Blog will be showcasing never-before-seen Filmation production artwork.
Here we see a prime example of how the layout artwork was illustrated to both guide and influence the animators when they came to work on their particular scenes. This illustration of Orko and the robot that guards Man-At-Arms' laboratory from the He-Man episode "Happy Birthday Roboto" focuses on just how frustrated Orko is with the situation. Although the animation in the episode is more in-keeping with the style of the show, the layout artist illustrates the kind of comedy animation they would like to see utilized in the scene.
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