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    MYP Series on Mattel Action's Youtube channel

    The Youtube channel "Mattel Action" has posted the first episode of 2002 Animated He-Man by Mike Young Productions.

    The version they put up is an interesting one. In regards to the introduction theme...


    • The Season 1 Introduction sequence they use is not one that was in any Cartoon Network episode per say, and it's definitely not the version that has been stuck on all DVD releases.
    • It's from the updated animation which began with "Roboto's Gambit"
    • It has sound effects on villains somersaulting, but noWhiplash roar for example, though then there is the last growl on Beast Man
    • No Skeletor laugh
    • Adam doesn't say "By the Power of Grayskull"
    • All heroes stand a beat on-camera, before the Logo flies behind them, which was in CN ep #17-25. But its missing the chant "HE-MAN! HE-MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE"
    • The title graphics for "The Beginning - Part I" have been omitted.
    • Man-At-Arms is still missing the animation of the top of his mace emerging. But that I expected as much.
    • In the end of ep1 they have replaced the actual He-Man logo which was on black background to a new text on orange bg.
    • All end credits are missing




    Last edited by Jukka; July 26, 2022 at 02:29pm.
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    Thanks, here´s the video link
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPfUovwENVY

    Is it my computer or did Mattel mess up the aspect ratio?

    Left is DVD:

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToyCulture View Post
    Thanks, here´s the video link:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPfUovwENVY

    Is it my computer or did Mattel mess up the aspect ratio?

    Left is DVD:
    https://i.postimg.cc/m203L6Q5/Bildsc...m-20-38-52.png
    Yeah, the youtube video is in the old 4:3 television ratio. Perhaps Mattel doesn't have a copy of the DVDs and is just using tapes recorded back in 2002?

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    Oh wow, you guys are right, it looks terrible with that aspect ratio!
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    Alright Episode #2 is online now!
    Let's see what we have here.




    • frame ratio is still sadly "squeezed" even if it is the 16:9 widescreen
    • The villains in intro have more sound effects, Whiplash roar and everything
    • Intro has Adam say "By the Power of Grayskull!"
    • Intro has Skeletor's laugh missing
    • Intro has now the added "chant" at end when logo appears
    • The heroes still have a chance to stand-for-a-beat before the logo appears in the sky

    • title-text "The Beginning - part II" is missing, so I guess these versions won't have the episode titles...
    • End of episode has missing the entire "next time, on He-Man and the Masters of the Universe" wraparound tag
    • End credits also missing



    ----------------------------------------------
    Next up...

    Episode #3 is online now!

    • frame ratio is still sadly "squeezed" even if it is the 16:9 widescreen
    • Somehow they went BACK to their ep1 version of the intro-theme
    • Intro does not have Whiplash "roar"
    • Intro does not have Prince Adam saying "By the Power of Grayskull"
    • Intro does not have Skeletor's laugh
    • Intro does not have the chant "HE-MAN, HE-MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE" at the end
    • The heroes still have a chance to stand-for-a-beat before the logo appears in the sky



    • title-text "The Beginning - part III" is missing, so I guess these versions won't have the episode titles...
    • Also I realised now, they omitted WRITTEN BY as well as DIRECTED BY credits. Which is a shame.
    • End credits missing entirely



    Quote Originally Posted by anytimepally View Post
    Yeah, the youtube video is in the old 4:3 television ratio. Perhaps Mattel doesn't have a copy of the DVDs and is just using tapes recorded back in 2002?
    They are not using Cartoon Network version. In that case the sides would be cropped from 4:3 ratio (also intro theme would have the original animation of Adam AND then Man-At-Arms mace-animation in ep1 might be intact)




    The source looks to be same as on DVDs. But its squeezed from the 16:9 size into a 4:3 size as it appears.




    I do hope they can look into the frame-size issue.
    Not sure if they need to "lock" down the 16:9 size ratio before uploading the video file to youtube or what might be the issue.
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