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He-Man and She-Ra: The Secret of the Sword (1985)

The Secret of the Sword (original title)
Prince Adam is sent to the world of Etheria to find his long abducted sister, Adora, and awaken her to her own destiny.
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Cast

Cast overview:
John Erwin ... Prince Adam / He-Man / Beast Man (voice)
Melendy Britt ... Princess Adora / She-Ra / Catra / Hunga the Harpy (voice)
Alan Oppenheimer ... Skeletor / Man-at-Arms / Cringer / Battle Cat / Bald Rebel / Chef Alan (voice)
Linda Gary Linda Gary ... Teela / Queen Marlena / Sorceress / Shadow Weaver / Glimmer / Madame Razz (voice)
George DiCenzo ... Bow / Hordak (voice)
Erika Scheimer Erika Scheimer ... Queen Angella / Imp (voice)
Lou Scheimer ... King Randor / Swift-Wind / Kowl / Mantenna / Horde Trooper / Kobra Khan / Trap Jaw / Tri-Klops / Broom / Sprag / Sprocker / Garv the Innkeeper / Bard / Messenger / Horde Computer (voice) (as Erik Gunden)
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Storyline

Prince Adam and Cringer travel to Etheria in search of the one who is meant for a special destiny.....One who will gain the power to become She-ra, and who will fight to free Etheria from the Horde's evil grasp. Written by Cringer <Cringer@mindspring.com>

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USA | Japan

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

22 March 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Sword of She-Ra See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$7,660,857

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,660,857
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (theatrical)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The room in which Prince Adam & Princess Adora were born in, as seen during the flashback sequence, was first seen as Teela's bedroom in the Royal Palace of Eternia in He-Man and the Masters of the Universe: The Starchild (1983) and will be seen again as Ariel's room at Castle Mystacor in She-Ra: Princess of Power: The Anxious Apprentice (1985). See more »

Goofs

During all the scenes involving the Magna Beam and it's charger, Hordak's right arm keeps changing between his usual blue one and a mechanical one with a claw without explanation. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Hordak: You may have defeated us, but you'll never see this child again! Ah-Hahahahahahahaha!
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Crazy Credits

Writer Larry DiTillio's last name was misspelled on the original release as 'DiTillo'. This was corrected for the DVD release. See more »

Alternate Versions

The new 2006 DVD version has a new beginning to the film. The opening credits were updated with new visuals while keeping the song "I have the Power" and the voice actor's names (and character photos) the same. As well, there are many new visual effects throughout the film, most notable when Adora turns into She-Ra. In those scenes, there is a sparkly crescent arc over her head. See more »

Connections

References Journey Back to Oz (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

I Have The Power
Composed by Erika Scheimer, Shuki Levy, and Haim Saban
Lyrics by Erika Scheimer
Performed by Erika Scheimer and Noam Kaniel
Courtesy of Shermley Music Co. ASCAP
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Once upon a time, this was a cool cartoon
30 November 2005 | by cen19See all my reviews

A hundred million years ago, I thought He-Man was cool, but She-Ra was even cooler. I don't even know why I thought so.. maybe because I also dug Wonder Woman, The Bionic Woman, and Batgirl.. but I digress. When the movie came out, pre-multiplex, kids of all ages rejoiced when Adora 'held aloft her magic sword and said, "For The Honor of Greyskull!" Yeah, that was cool. She-Ra had a more upbeat theme than her brother, He-Man, and quite honestly, her special effects were better too. I coulda done with Cowl, the owl, and "Swift Wind", the lame-ass talking horse, but the rest of it was decent. Bo had a rockin' bod, Castaspella (don't you just love the name?!) could kick Shadow Weaver's butt, and Queen Angella, with her wannabe English accent, defended Castle Bright Moon till the cows came home. Mixing the original He-Man series with She-Ra was done effectively, meaning it was a buyable story-line... and when all was said and done, and Adora, nay She-Ra, realized her true identity, she decided to stay and "defend Etheria against the evil forces of Hordak." Pure cheese, but when you're a kid, who cares?!


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