Check out this fan-made HD version of the Filmation He-Man and the Masters of the Universe intro in the following post!
The intro was made by Giovanni Ricco, who said about its creation, "The intro has been redesigned by hand, frame by frame with Photoshop tracing the original frames, while the effects (energy, lightning) are done in After Effects. It was harder to redesign Battle Cat because of streaks, the tail, and the colors. I generated all the backgrounds and created art to bridge the gaps on the sides, as the original is a 4:3 is square while 16:9 HD is rectangular."
As to why he made it, Giovanni said, "I have always loved He-Man. The lessons at the end of each episode have served me so much in life, and I hope to share them with my son who will be born in November. I am a digital artist in Italy and have worked for film and animation. Even in school, my thesis had an elaborate trailer dedicated to an Italian comic book. The idea to make this HD intro came to me when I saw a He-Man documentary on DVD and because my wife gave me a cel from the original series of He-Man. I wanted to give something back, to thank all those people who have worked on the Filmation series: designers, animators, voice actors."
Giovanni has more in store! "Now I'm working on the opening theme of She-Ra and on my favorite episode 110 The Problem with Power."
It looks good.
The only thing thatīs less spectacular is the transformation sequence if you ask me. The original is so impressive itīs so hard to improve it.
I had the same problem with the new Sailor Moon Crystal series.
The blue background behind the Sorceress looked great. It was fun to rediscover the intro again and iīm looking forward to the She-Ra Princess of Power intro!
*Toy version Catra *Sagitar *Drissi *Lizorr *Zilora *Granita *Delora *Battle Armor Queen Marlena *Hawke *Pebb-Liss(Minicomic Comet Warrior) *Lady Slither
Aww snap, I wanted to do that
Apart from the After Effects... effects, it is very good, a few tweaks here and there, it'd been perfect! Still nice to see what my HD recreation will sort of look like when it's done
impressive. Iīm sure that was many hours of hard work
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I wonder though how he's managed to put it on Youtube without copyright issues for the soundtrack. It is fantastic though - many many congratulations to the artist
And I'm loving the pencil / sans effects versions too!
He-Man & She-Ra Stop Motion Video - Princess Adora's New Internet Song - now online on Youtube
Its not really HD because on original 756p scans from cels you can see a lot more details, your bacjkgrounds are blurred out a lot, especially details, sure you spent a lot of time animating characters but backgrounds lost a lot of details compared to original show even in 480p.It looks like if you used smudge tool on backgrounds and painted back black lines.There is more to it than that, you would need actual cels to recreate that intro.You put a lot of work but you shouldnt tinker so much with backgrounds and you should use weighted lines.