Netflix plans a He-Man cartoon

Discussion in 'Movies and Television' started by QLRformer, Aug 18, 2019.

  1. TattooedRobot

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    The issue with 200X is the medium. There was no Netflix back then. The standards for popularity of a mainstream program are high but the tech takeover of entertainment is putting a lot more specific context in people’s hands. This is a long way of saying I think 200X would have been more popular on Netflix or Amazon.

    The toyline didn’t engender a lot of confidence in the brand either though. Those toys were a joke even for the very early 00’s
     
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    Yeah, seems clear that they wanted to tell a story that happens after the more typical He-Man vs. Skeletor, battle for Eternia. And maybe the 200X series was so rich in continuity/storytelling, that it might conflict with what they want to do. Since the original series was far more "loose" with continuity, it probably made more sense for them to build off of the series where the status quo was basically reset after every episode.
     
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    I'm a little apprehensive about the Kevin Smith part, but after finally watching his interview with Pixel Dan this morning before work, I'm a little more optimistic. I'll reserve more judgement till I at least see some designs further down the road.
     
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    So it's a He-Man anime that takes place after the events of the original cartoon...with Kevin Smith at the wheel.

    Yeah, this won't go pear-shaped quick.
     
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    It IS like Castlevania!

     
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    I'm a big Kevin Smith fan and even felt this was a bit of a weird choice. No joke I have listened to hours of his podcasts including Smodcast, Jay and Bob get old, Hollywood Babble On and Fat Man on Batman, not to mention watched Comic Book Men and all his other stuff and not once have I ever got the impression that he was a Fan of He-Man; like ever. I will say that he is one of the best brand ambassadors in the Geek world so perhaps that was their reasoning.

    HOWEVER, his Podcast partner on Fatman on Batman (now Fatmen beyond) Marc Bernardin is also working on this and is a legitimately great writer who will totally rock this I'm sure.
     
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    That was crap, the show was doing fine and got good ratings for the time. Like many shows it was killed when the toys stopped selling. The last 4 or 5 waves of figures were 95% He-man/ Skeletor armor variants. Which at the time was just the same figure most people had with new Armor. The only other figures that people actually wanted that were different characters came one or two to a box and were hard to find. So Toys R us had clearance shelves with Ice Armor He-man, Lava Skeletor, or monster armor and random color type variants of the same figures. They were selling them like Barbie with outfit changes. While not selling characters people actually wanted like man e faces and king hiss. You can only buy the same figure with new Armor so many times. Lord help you if you were looking for Buzz off, because the scalpers already claimed him.
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    I hope doesn't end up like the new She-ra.
     
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    I wonder what Kevin Smith thinks of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power...
     
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    A well written, enjoyable series with (mostly) likable characters?
     
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    No, a cal arts-like animation.
     
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    While I was hoping for a show made by the creative team behind the new She-Ra, I'm looking forward to this. I trust Kevin Smith to lead a solid project and corral the talent necessary to make a good show. Hopefully they wont limit themselves to previously established characters (not that there is a deficit of those) and will create some fun new characters in the same style.
     
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    Why would we want them to have it?
     
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    Ha ha, what? The show doesn't even remotely resemble the (non-existent) Calarts "style."
     
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    Please stop. Like christ alive, most western shows are from Cal arts alumni. You going to complain about every single era of animation?
     
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    Just speaking for myself. She-Ra is a favorite of myself, my wife and my 7-year old daughter. It's very rare for us to find a show that all three of us want to watch. Used to be Adventure Time until the wee one started having Litch nightmares and had to stop watching it. :( 

    I'm guessing the tone & animation of this new He Man wont be to my daughter's liking, but fingers crossed.
     
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    What I'm curious about is if this is going to "pick up where the original show left off"... the original show that had very little in the way of anything resembling an overarching plot... and the last thing cannonically was the Christmas special... will we see characters from She-Ra (obviously not the Dreamworks version, but the classic version)?
     
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    Yes, they were rhetorical questions.
     
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    Last few years, Kevin Smith directed several of the Arrowverse shows episodes & he did a fine job there.
     
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    I would tend to agree with your rhetorical questions. However from a business standpoint I think it was a smart move from Mattel. As a fan the jury is still out but MOTU is and always has been corporate schlock.