Netflix viewers get double that of He-Man this year. made kevin smith Masters of the Universe: Revelation Which updates the classic Filmation animated series of the ’80s with new details. Another new series He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, Redesigned all characters in new computer animations. Executive producers Jeff Matsuda and Rob David talk about their show with Showbiz Cheat Sheet.
“Overall, it’s really important to us that we really kept the essence of the characters we’ve always loved,” Matsuda said. “But we really wanted to give these next generation kids a facelift that they could own for themselves. So I think they’re all still who they were but we put our veneer in it and our new look in it. added.
Keep in mind that kids won’t just be watching He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. They will also be buying toys. David Mattel is also the Vice President of Creative Content for Television.
“Mattel is a story company and then a toy company,” David said. “The good news is, it’s completely organic with this property. When Jeff is diving in with his pencil, we’re just sitting there talking, we never think about where kung fu holds up? What is Toy Play going to be? We systematically succumb to something that makes something that kicks butt that we want to see and works well for this show and series and then sure enough Well, it aligns with the great fun game patterns Mattel is known for.
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe It takes time to reveal how each character becomes an action figure. Not only does this tend to turn Prince Adam into He-Man, but Duncan eventually becomes Man-at-Arms and Teela becomes He-Man’s right-hand woman. Once they gain their powers, their armor may seem a bit more recognizable.
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“Kids today certainly don’t want immediate heroes,” David said. “They like characters they can see as challenges, basically starting out as white belts and then moving all the way up to black belts. We then also wanted to define what the universe was like. What does it mean to be a master. For the first time, in some ways, that word has been used in different ways over the years. Sometimes it has been a team concept, sometimes not, but really it has been called a Trying to give a basic definition that can be uniquely applicable to these characters.”
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Added a new development to the legend. Not only does Adam claim the power of Greykull, but he now shares it. He turns his friends into a team with his own magical powers.
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“Each of them are on this journey of self-discovery,” said David. “So the important thing is, well, how do they look when we first meet them? How do they look in their base mode? Then how do we show them that they open up and level up their true potential? ? and then how can we show them moving upwards in this process? And then where are they as protagonists also at the beginning of the series. And where will they be at the end of the show.”
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Premieres September 16 on Netflix. We’ll find out more on the Showbiz cheat sheet here with David and Matsuda.