07 February 2013

FILMATION FEBRUARY - DAY: 7

Background line art from MU023 "The Return of Orko's Uncle"

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.

This background illustration of Spydra's castle from the He-Man episode "The Return of Orko's Uncle" shows the creative minds of those that worked at Filmation. When creating a background for the He-Man or She-Ra series, the artists would often have to create some of the weirdest locations ever seen. In this case the artist had to design a castle with a spider-like motif, hence the castle has large leg-like structures protruding from each side, while the main tower is the spider's body.


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4 comments:

Dušan Mitrović said...

Filmation - masters of background art

Kevin Martinell said...

Wow, never noticed that the castle had leg-like structures until I saw this piece, and I have seen this episode way too many times! I guess I got distracted by the more common center of the structure. :) I have always found it far-fetched and ridiculous how Orko's "exploding" powers caused the entire structure to crumble at the end of the episode! Excellent artwork. :)

ToonJukka said...

I've seen this episode many times when I was a kid, but never paid attention to that design-element. Just shows how great Filmation background-artists were. :)

San Sebastian said...

Very mystical .... reminds me of Indiana Jones

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