|She-Ra: Princess of Power|
Logo of the series
|Genre||Animated series, Action, Fantasy|
|Directed by||Gwen Wetzler|
|Voices of||Melendy Britt
|Country of origin||USA|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||93 (List of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Lou Scheimer|
|Running time||24 mins.|
|Production company(s)||Filmation Associates
|Distributor||Group W Productions|
|Original channel||First-run syndication|
|First shown in||United States|
|Original run||September 9, 1985) – December 2, 1986)|
|Related shows||He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
The New Adventures of He-Man
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (2002 TV series)
She-Ra: Princess of Power is an American animated television series produced in 1985 by Filmation. It is a spinoff of Filmation's highly successful He-Man and the Masters of the Universe series, aimed primarily at a young girls' audience to counterbalance the latter show's popularity with boys. As was the case with its predecessor, the show was based on a toy line by Mattel (titled Princess of Power, itself a spin-off from Mattel's Masters of the Universe line) and was produced with financial backing from Mattel to promote the toys.
The show follows the adventures of She-Ra, He-Man's twin sister, who is leading a group of freedom fighters known as the Great Rebellion in the hope of freeing their homeworld of Etheria from the tyrannical rule of Hordak and the Evil Horde. She-Ra makes her début in He-Man and She-Ra: The Secret of the Sword, a full length animated movie that was created by compiling together the first five episodes of the-then forthcoming syndicated series: "Into Etheria", "Beast Island", "She-Ra Unchained", "Reunions" and "Battle For Bright Moon". The series premiered in 1985 and was cancelled in 1986, after 2 seasons and 93 episodes.
She-Ra first appears alongside He-Man in the theatrical film The Secret of the Sword, which eventually became the first five episodes of the She-Ra series. She-Ra is He-Man's twin sister who was kidnapped at birth by Hordak and taken to Etheria, where she served as a Horde Force Captain before being rescued by He-Man and joining the Great Rebellion. With her Sword of Protection Adora can become She-Ra, just as Prince Adam can become He-Man. After reuniting with her parents she decides to return to Etheria.
The show revolves around Adora's adventures with the Great Rebellion battling against the evil Horde, of which she was once part. It was virtually identical to He-Man and the Masters of the Universe in structure, even down to the show's opening introduction, some of the theme music, and the fact that only three other characters know Adora's secret identity. In the storyline, the Horde invaded Eternia and Skeletor worked for Hordak as his second-in-command. The Horde was defeated by King Randor and the Masters. Hordak fled Eternia, but not before stealing King Randor's infant daughter leaving Skeletor behind where he would end up being the main villain on Eternia. Many characters from He-Man guest starred frequently on She-Ra's show.
The first season of the show ran five days a week, like He-Man, with the second season being reduced to a Saturday morning cartoon. She-Ra ended in 1986, and the character was never again mentioned in any other version of He-Man. It was intended that She-Ra and her cast of characters would be re-introduced into the 2002 He-Man reboot series. However due to the series being canceled, this never came to be.
- Melendy Britt - Princess Adora/She-Ra, Catra, Castaspella, Mermista, Jewelstar, Octavia
- George DiCenzo - Hordak, Bow, General Sundar, Sea Hawk, Red Knight, Duke Dreer, Dylamug (shared), Vultak, Tung Lashor
- Alan Oppenheimer - Skeletor, Cringer/Battle Cat, Man-At-Arms
- Diane Pershing - Netossa, Spinerella, Sweet Bee
- Lou Scheimer - Kowl, Mantenna, Leech, Horde Troopers, Horde Prime, Spirit/Swift Wind, Light Hope, Broom, Grizzlor, Modulok, Orko, Snout Spout, Inspector Darkney, Dylamug (shared)
- Linda Gary - Glimmer, Shadow Weaver, Madame Razz, Scorpia, Entrapta, Teela
- John Erwin - Prince Adam/He-Man, Beast Man
- Erika Scheimer - Queen Angella, Flutterina, Frosta, Imp, Starla, Peekablue, Perfuma, Loo-Kee
Reruns aired on USA Network from September 1988 to September 1989. Reruns of the show currently air on the Qubo Night Owl Block, on the Retro Television Network, on Me-TV, as well as Teletoon Retro in Canada.
DC Comics has revamped the Masters of the Universe in a new series one of the online titles has a one-shot about She-Ra which promises to continue in the main He-Man comic. http://www.readdcentertainment.com/Masters-of-the-Universe-8/digital-comic/DIG002285
BCI Eclipse LLC (under license from Entertainment Rights) released all 93 episodes of She-Ra: Princess of Power on DVD in Region 1 in 3 volumes in 2006-2007. Each volume contains an extensive array of special features including documentaries, character profiles, commentaries, DVD-ROM features, trivia, photo galleries and more. As of 2009, these releases have been discontinued and are out of print as BCI Eclipse ceased operations.
On May 31, 2010, Classic Media announced that they plan on re-releasing the series on DVD in Region 1. They subsequently re-released Season 1, volume 1 on September 28, 2010. Unlike the BCI Eclipse release however, this release contains fewer episodes, a 2-disc set featuring 20 episodes. On January 24, 2011, Classic Media released She-Ra: The Princess of Power - The Complete Series.
On October 19, 2009, Universal Pictures UK (Under license from Classic Media) released Season One, volume one in the UK, exclusively through retailer HMV. It is available in their stores and through their website. Since early 2010, other retailers like Amazon.co.uk, have also began selling the box set.
In Region 4, Madman Entertainment has released the entire series on DVD in Australia in 3 volume sets (similar to BCI Eclipse releases) as well as a complete series set.
|DVD name||Ep#||Release dates|
|Region 1||Region 4|
|Season 1, Volume 1||33||November 7, 2006 (BCI)||March 15, 2007|
|Season 1, Volume 2||33||April 3, 2007 (BCI)||August 16, 2007|
|Season 2||28||September 4, 2007 (BCI)||December 5, 2007|
|The Complete Series||94||January 24, 2011||June 24, 2009|
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