Netflix Giving He-Man An Anime Facelift In New Mattel TV Series

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When thinking about classic '80s cartoons, one of the biggest standouts is Masters of the Universe, which most of us simply called "He-Man" because the real title of that cartoon was a mouthful for a toddler. Now, He-Man is returning to television as Mattel TV and Netflix have teamed up for an anime series.

Announced at Power-Con, director Kevin Smith surprised audiences and announced this new project. He will serve as showrunner and executive producer of Netflix's anime series Masters of the Universe: Revelation. The show will entail unresolved stories from the classic '80s era, and it will follow many of your favorite characters right where they left off when the show ended.

"I'm Eternia-ly grateful to Mattel TV and Netflix for entrusting me with not only the secrets of Grayskull, but also their entire Universe," declared Smith in a press release. "In Revelation, we pick up right where the classic era left off to tell an epic tale of what may be the final battle between He-Man and Skeletor! Brought to life with the most metal character designs Powerhouse Animation can contain in the frame, this is the Masters of the Universe story you always wanted to see as a kid!"

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Eric Carrasco (Supergirl), Tim Sheridan (Reign of the Supermen), Diya Mishra (Magic the Gathering), and Marc Bernardin (Alphas) will serve as writers on the new series. Powerhouse Animation, the studio behind Netflix's Castlevania series will be doing the animation.

The new series continues to grow Netflix's anime content on the service. "He-Man has inspired children--and the child inside of us all--for decades, with his feats of heroism and courage in the face of evil," exclaimed John Derderian, head of anime content for Netflix. "We can think of no better creator for this show than Kevin Smith."

No release date was revealed at the time of the announcement.

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"He-Man has inspired children--and the child inside of us all--for decades, with his feats of heroism and courage in the face of evil," ??… Damnit, I should’ve been watching this instead of Beavis & Butthead and Ren & Stimpy.. all those shows did was turn me into a crazy ass kid.

Castlevania was superb though & this could be good as well if they make it for a slightly more mature audience..

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Wait i just thought, I would love it if they took He-Man into a Shakespearean directions of seriousness, with everyone Alan Rickman acting it up. lol. So campy.

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I'll watch the hell outta this.

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As written above, the original He-Man series was created simply to sell toys. This time, since they're obviously not in the business of selling toys, He-Man will definitely be yet another tool for Netflix to push their far-left nonsense agenda. I'll wait for the reviews to come out about this one before I chance ruining my perfect nostalgia of the original series.

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@jsprunk: Just keep your tinfoil hat on so that the gay rays emanating from the screen don't turn you into a flaming homosexual. That's what you have to do now days because all the commies that have taken over the media. There was nothing in the world more hetro than He-man running around in his fuzzy little speedo.

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@jsprunk: you’re clearly the snowflake here, not him. You’re so afraid of Netflix content harming you. It would be fantastic to have left wing agenda thrust upon us after being gagged to death by right wing agenda full of lies and distortions. You might actually learn a thing or two!

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@Swampthing: If you say so internet tough guy. Your post literally has nothing to do with what I wrote though. Congrats!

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@Swampthing: K...LMAO!

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Will it be in the old animated style or in a new style? His announcement makes it sound like the latter, but I'm not sure?

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I am pleasantly surprised all of the comments of people who have finally realized the bs that is slowly trying to take over our entertainment and our childhood memories of characters/stories. Firm hand shakes to all of you!

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@Whiterod:

Lol, yeah. look what they have done with 100 yr old comics, 70 yr old Godzilla movies, and 1000s yr old book and religious references. Stuff has been hashed and rehashed since the begging of time, served up with a new coating of BS each time. 'Don't take my child hood memory' 'this is not the America, I remember' cries are well, kinda childish.

I could live without any more He-man, being a GI Joe, Robotech, and Thundercats man myself.... lol - But who cares, it is new forms of mindless entertainment and drawing a line in the sand with a group of men hardily hand shaking each other over stopping 80s cartoon remakes seems kinda---- well gayer then He-man lame. To each their own, I guess.

I did love the Lost in Space remake on Netflix, so maybe i am an outlier.

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@jenovaschilld: I don't know about the "begging" of time, but taking original content and twisting it to satisfy a small section of population while also ramming it down the throats of the people who truly enjoyed the original version seems like a version of proselytism. So if it is gay to want to preserve childhoods, original thoughts and original content, then sign me up for the parade.

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@Whiterod: hahahahaha -- He-Man remake with any kinda of changes on Netflix is comparable to proselytism--- ahahaha yep your one of them, alright. lol.

He-man -- and here i was afraid of those mormon kids knocking on the door. lmao

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When I was young, watching He-Man was awesome!

After I grew up a bit and saw some of the cartoon episodes again, they were outright awful. Then I saw the He-Man movie with Dolph Lundgren and I threw up in my mouth.

Please, Netflix, don't waste your time and money on this franchise.

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They can announce it's cancellation at the same time too, we already know it's going to happen after 1 season like all of the shows that matter.

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Netflix? Let me guess, He-Man will be gay, Master-At-Arms will be black, the Sorceress will be Indian and flirting with Teela. Prince Adam will have trouble being accepted by his bigot father king Randor and Sceletor will be misunderstood. Please DON'T!!!

It will be like this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJF-1qMHMyI

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@michaeldark: So this is what happens to the kid who watched to much He-Man growing up, probably starring at the bulge of plastic codpiece for a little too long. Who then grows up an comes onto gaming sites and posts anti- everything that is not straight white male quarter back. Because in his eyes, anything else beyond that, must be un-American.

Look dude, a positive female character, persons of color, and people with less then Leave It to Beaver sexuality will not destroy 40 yr old toy figurines and what they represented. Adding some shades of color to your white washed American memories will not destroy media as we know it, nor will it make you forget 'special times' spent with your boy scout leader in the bathroom, priest in the closet, or power bottoming your favorite uncle.

Trust me, take a breath, it'll all be okay.

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@michaeldark: He-Man will be gay, but Adam will be trans this time.

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@michaeldark: Only if this is the opening credits song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZ5LpwO-An4

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@ToadstoolPeach:

or this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoqCzXbDtlY

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I trust Kevin Smith with this, lets see.

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> He-man

> Anime

> Netflix

Cataclysm

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What is the over/under that the title "He-Man" won't make it through the progressive cheese shredder of politics.

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Well this will be interesting...

Not gonna stream it though. Hate streaming. If it ever comes out on DVD/Blu-Ray, I'll grab it. Otherwise, I'll hard pass. I wouldn't mind seeing the stories fleshed out though. It sucked that both the original series were cut short because the toy market stopped being lucrative enough for Mattel back then.

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i mean- i grew up with it, but ... I would love to see a extra extra gay version just for the comedy. Not derogatory in any way, but you know the show was gayer then hanna barbaras characters, dr smith in lost in space, and most of the darrens on bewitched including the uncle.

Why not embrace it, it was so campy at the time, with a mr universe Arnold Schwarzenegger gold gym shirt vibe, and innuendos a plenty. Think of it, as queer eye for the straight he-man. or To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Prince Adam.

Now there will be a Revelation..

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@jenovaschilld:

That's probably how I'd remake it too - embrace the camp factor. I mean he already has fabulous secret powers!

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Yesssssssssss

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We're finally going to see what's up Orco's dress.

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@timthegem: Orco will be transformed into a small, weird little white guy wearing a diaper and a chain around his neck.

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@timthegem:

Ummm...

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When She-ra got a Re-boot Netflix said there would be no He-Man I knew that was a lie..

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No, thanks. I'm holding out for the M.A.S.K. revival.

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@thedarklinglord: damn you brought up M.A.S.K. I guess there are other old people on this board.

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@thedarklinglord: Oh my god...MASK... You just chipped the rust of a ton of memories.

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@cjtopspin: Fair warning: don't YouTube the theme song or it will be stuck in your head for days.

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@thedarklinglord:

...too late.

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Eh, they'll ruin it with feminization and by shoehorning in gender politics like they do with all of their new shows.

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My money is that He-Man will be trans

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@mypetmonkey: She-Man and the Masters of the Universe!

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@streamline: She-Man and the Universe That Is Totally Equal

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