Tallstar has been diligently keeping track of mentions, remarks from creators, and other tidbits about the new DreamWorks She-Ra cartoon coming soon from Netflix. We're grateful for all his hard work!
Check out all the info below to find out everything we know about the cartoon so far,
and click here to join the discussion on the He-Man.Org forums!
OFFICIAL SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS FOR THE REBOOT
UPDATES TO KNOWN CAST AND CREW
Sunna Wehrmeijer (Music Composer)
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS WITH CAST AND CREW
@hyperbollock: Oh hell yeah! How are you involved?! Tell me everything!
@tiki_machine: I'm heavily involved! I work closely with the Art Director and Show Runner. Almost every pre-production asset (character designs, backgrounds, props) go thru my desk, where I make sure everything stays on-model and in the established style of the show. I maintain uniformity of designs by cleaning up all the rough assets and prepping them for the color stylists or background painter. I can't say or show anything just yet but when I can, I will.
@tiki_machine: And we hope you'll love this iteration.
COMMENTS FROM CAST AND CREW
@adamraycomedy (via his Instastory): Just finished recording some She-Ra. That's right She-Ra. Coming to Netflix in August, I think. Either way, I'm voicing a horse. She-Ra for Netflix-DreamWorks-August. (*Note: Adam Ray didn't seem sure about the series premiere date in this video clip.)
@aimeecarrero: I may never be as tall, as blonde, or as ripped as #SheRa, but I sure can sound like her! Thank you @collectsideshow for this beautiful statue!
@gullshriek: designing major characters is always so stressful. I've been researching and looking forward to doing one for months, pushed it back from an earlier episode to get more time, and seeing it come together is just (crying emojis)
@gullshriek: I still need to get approval from like 900 people about it and CERTAINLY do several rounds of notes but it's no longer a looming amorphous concept. I can rest
@gullshriek: and y'all wont even see it for 20 more years, after I've learned that everything I've done is wrong and bad actually
@gullshriek: I've learned so much even just since I started on this show. I'm a little embarrassed of some work but I'm excited to see my progress.
The hosts over at She-Ra: Progressive of Power podcast recently got some information from a staff writer which ties into an earlier He-Man.org news update from January 14th, 2018 regarding diversified body types in the series. This is what Character Designer Rachel Geiger had to say at the time:
@TheRealZentron: What did you try to avoid when designing?
@gullshriek: with regard to inspiration or in general?
@TheRealZentron: Hmm, in general!
@gullshriek: I'd say samey-looking characters. I didn't want them to blend into each other and have just their outfit colors and hairstyles be the biggest differences. Distinct characters are way more fun and interesting
This is the more recent update via She-Ra: Progressive of Power's Facebook page:
This writer tells us the Netflix reboot will do an "A+ job on diversifying body types. As a woman with broad shoulders and big ol' hips, I'm going to have a whole BUNCH of options for cosplay. Can't wait for people like you to see the artwork someday!"
Adam Ray discusses his role on She-Ra and the Princesses of Power (and drops some interesting tidbits of information) on his "About Last Night" podcast. Musical guest Joey McIntyre from New Kids On The Block joins in on the conversation. Look for the June 7th episode on iTunes. (*Some adult content.) The conversation starts at the 1:00:35 mark. Transcript:
Adam Ray: "And again, if you needed someone on singing backup I just sang two songs for this DreamWorks show that's coming out in August called She-Ra, that I'm the singing...I'm the talking horse on. I'm her sidekick."
Joey McIntyre: "Amazing!"
Adam Ray: "The kids are going to love it by the way."
Joey McIntyre: "I love it."
Adam Ray: "My character tested the best with kids."
Joey McIntyre: "Wow!"
Adam Ray: "So get ready to (expletive) call me up and be like: "Hey Swift Wind will you do some lines for me. I'm the funny sidekick talking horse. For She-Ra."
Joey McIntyre: "Wow, you went from quickfat to Swift Wind. That's...wow dude you've come a long way. You have come a long way. Congratulations."
Adam Ray: "Thanks man."
Join Krystal Joy Brown (NETOSSA) and co-host Kristen McGuiness for a special PRIDE episode of "How We Do This" podcast. She-Ra and the Princesses of Power Showrunner Noelle Stevenson is one of the guests on the June 13th "How Do We Tell Our Stories?" episode. While Noelle is still unable to discuss the She-Ra reboot storylines due to non-disclosure agreements, a myriad of topics related to She-Ra are covered and interesting information related to the series is dropped in this episode. I encourage you to listen to the full episode, but have provided a couple of timestamps below if you're too busy for that. (*Some adult content.)
Alternate link in case anyone is having trouble downloading on iTunes.
"On this week's special episode in honor of PRIDE, we welcome our first guest co-host, famed TV critic John Griffiths, as we interview author, graphic novelist, cartoonist, TV writer and creator of the "She-Ra" reboot, Noelle Stevenson! We discuss the changing landscape of TV, film, and who gets to tell their stories today. From the TONYs to "Pose" to "She-Ra" herself, we talk about how LGBTQ stories are being told and moving from the fringes to the mainstream. We also laugh... a lot."
RUMORS (WHAT WE MIGHT SEE)
Could Amanda Celine Miller be an unannounced voice actor on the upcoming DreamWorks/Netflix reboot of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power?
- Amanda and showrunner Noelle Stevenson are following each other on Twitter.
- Amanda recently followed Merit Leighton (FROSTA) on Twitter.
- Amanda is following Vella Lovell (MERMISTA) on Twitter.
- Amanda "liked" this and this tweet of interest.
- Amanda mentions a voice acting project in this interview. She says she can't talk about it. (15:34 mark)