He-Man and the Masters of the Universe

1983 American animated television series produced by Filmation

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe was a cartoon series, that first came out in 1983. It aired in first run syndication. It was based on a popular toy line and told the story of Adam, who was prince of the planet, Eternia. Prince Adam had a magic sword that could turn him into He-Man, the most powerful man in the universe. He-Man along with, Battle Cat, Teela, Man-At-Arms, and Orko, fought Skeletor, who wanted to take over the universe. It was very popular in the 1980s and was revived three times, one made in the early 1990s, another in 2002 for Cartoon Network, and another in 2021 for Netflix. There was also a spin-off called She-Ra: Princess of Power, which was about He-Man's sister.

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
Science fantasy
Created byMattel
Roger Sweet (uncredited)
Directed byGwen Wetzler
Hal Sutherland (production director)
Voices ofJohn Erwin
Linda Gary
Alan Oppenheimer
Lou Scheimer
Erika Scheimer
Composer(s)Shuki Levy
Haim Saban
Erika Lane
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes130 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)Lou Scheimer
Producer(s)Gwen Wetzler
Running time23 min.
Production company(s)Filmation Associates
DistributorGroup W Productions
DreamWorks Classics
Cartoon Network
Focus Filmes
Original networkfirst-run syndication (1983-1985)
USA Network (1988-1990)
qubo Channel (2010-August 25, 2013)
Audio formatMono (Early Season 1)
Stereo (Mid-Late Season 1-2)
Original releaseSeptember 5, 1983 –
November 21, 1985
Related showsShe-Ra: Princess of Power
The New Adventures of He-Man
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (2002 TV series)

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