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DreamWorksTV Posts He-Man Dance Party Video

DreamWorks’ official Youtube channel, DreamWorksTV, has just posted a new video called “He-Man Dance Party.” It’s not exactly the kind of video you’d expect as a serious lead-in to the series, but the video is described by the channel with the following words:

“It’s time they had some fun for a change!”

…and that’s exactly what it looked like. A series of clips edited to make it look like He-Man, Alora, Cringer, Man-at-Arms, Orko, and even Skeletor and his minions dancing along to a cringeworthy yet infectious electronic beat. I honestly don’t know how to describe it. Kind of like a train wreck – it’s horrible yet you can’t help but look. Only in this case, nobody got hurt, except what little dignity Prince Adam still had.

You can check out the video below:

Masters of the Universe is Turning 30

Masters of the Universe is Turning 30

Mattel’s classic toy line and cartoon franchise Masters of the Universe is getting ready to celebrate its 30th Anniversary, and as a means of celebrating the franchise’s 3rd decade, Classic Media has signed a new host of consumer products partners who will help kick off the celebrations with brand-spanking new merchandise and media based on Prince Adam and the denizens of Eternia.

Columbia Pictures looks to revive He-Man and the Masters of the Universe

Columbia Pictures looks to revive He-Man and the Masters of the Universe

Just a few days after learning He-Man has a video game revival on the way, we’re now told we could see a cinematic adventure following the Masters of the Universe. Though we’re still working with early announcements and rumors, Columbia Pictures has said they tasked Mike Finch and Alex Litvak to write a Masters of the Universe reboot based on a Justin Marks script. Recreating the 1980s Filmation cartoon and Mattel toyline wont be an easy process, as a failed Warner Brothers pitch and a unpopular Cartoon Network toon can attest. He-Man’s success in theaters is also up for grabs, as Dolph Lundgren’s 1987 attempt as the Most Powerful Man in the Universe fell short, even before Frank Langella’s Skeletor showed up. Let’s hope for better things this time!

THQ and Mattel are now the Masters of the Universe

THQ and Mattel are now the Masters of the Universe

As if He-Man didn’t have enough to do! THQ and Mattel have joined in a multi-year pact bringing the Masters of the Universe to bring He-Man video games to fans around the globe. No specifics have yet been given on which platforms, or even which era of the heroes (the classic 80s toon, the Cartoon Network relaunch, something new, etc.) the video games will focus on, but its safe to say that they’ll make every effort to a universal (master of the universal?) approach. Skeletor, you may have finally met your match!

Mattel and Classic Media’s She-Ra reaches 25th anniversary

Mattel and Classic Media's She-Ra reaches 25th anniversary

Princess Adora might not be overly anxious to dish out her age every birthday, but Mattel and Classic Media couldn’t be more proud that She-Ra – their creation and Adora’s alter ego – is celebrating her 25th anniversary this week. For the honor of Grayskull! The classic 80s toon, recently re-released on YouTube, produced a legion of fans, action figures, and products a few decades back, rising to fame as the twin sister of Prince Adam, other wise known as He-Man. Together, the two lead the Masters of the Universe franchise from Saturday mornings to digital downloads on iTunes, with more in store for the future. Take a look at the full press release from Mattel

Qubo beefs up their cartoon offerings with Turbo Dogs, He-Man, She-Ra, Ghostbusters, and more

Qubo ramps up with Turbo Dogs, He-Man, She-Ra, Ghostbusters, and more

The Qubo Channel has some big things brewing for the upcoming season, with plans to launch a number of new and popular series across the network time slots. Included in the long list are Scholastic’s Magic School Bus series and Vitaminix, both of which make their return to the channel. The Mysteries of Alfred Hedgehog, Willa’s Wild Life, Shelldon, Mighty Machines, Pearlie, and Turbo Dogs will be joining in, as well. New to Qubo is an even larger list, including He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, Brave Starr, She-Ra Princess of Power, and Ghostbusters. With this mix of classics, new and old, Qubo has all of a sudden become a powerful cartoon force itself! Which will you been turning in for?

He-Man versus Superman at Toy Fair 2010

He-Man versus Superman at Toy Fair 2010

He-Man; super-strong good guy. Superman; super-strong good guy. We can all see the connection, so Mattel decided to capitalize on it and just partner the two up! Mattel is bringing their new action figure line of Masters of the Universe Classics to retail, paired up with DC Comics characters. The new figures, sculpted by Four Horsemen, have the look and feel of the original cartoon from the 1980s, but with modern style and craftsmanship. And, what’s more, they’ll be packaged in with 6″ DC Universe Classic action figures. The first 2-pack from this line will of course be Superman and He-Man, as the two stand toe-to-toe as they’ve done before, in DC Comics Presents #47. The toys were featured at Toy Fair 2010, and can now be seen here at ToonBarn! Check out the shots

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe: Grayskull

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe: Grayskull

Warner Bros. and Silver Pictures are currently working together on a draft of their feature film adaptation of Mattel’s He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. The movie, which is going by the name Grayskull, brings He-Man to the big screen in a revival they hope will match Transformer’s recent success. The original toon of the 1980s continues to have retro-popularity, and the Cartoon Network revival a few years back met with great success, so there’s good reason to hope this film will also do well!

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