27 April 2006

The Zactons Return!

The moral segment to the He-Man episode "Teela's Trial" shows Man-At-Arms fixing a robot, while two other robots look on. Oddly these robots are actually the Zactons from "Keeper of the Ancient Ruins" who should be guarding the treasures at the Ancient Ruins in the Sands of Time! As you can see below the director uses the same cel setup with no variation aside from the background.

(click on the images to see them at full-size)


Anonymous said...

What a reappearance! :) I remembered you wanting to do this as one of the Special Features for the Episode Review Website, James ... At last, the feature is here! :)

Maybe the Zactons decided to visit The Royal Palace, in a later episode, and that poor Zacton that got damaged in the first place broke down again?! Duncan to the rescue! :)

Also, it was a surprise to hear Man-At-Arms giving mention to the Zactons, briefly, in Act 2 of "Happy Birthday Roboto!"

Thanks for posting and reading! God Bless...

~KevyGuy :)
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Unknown said...

This is a fun finding! :)
Feels like something the director threw in for any hardcore fans to spot!

Thanks for sharing. I remember Man-At-Arms was working on some machines in couple moral-lessons (like in Cosmic Comet). I wonder how many times he was seen working on a machine during them moral-segments.

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