With a new film well on the way, it would be hard not to take note of Filmation’s original animated He-Man series and the successful toy franchise therein. Directors Randall Lobb and Robert McCallum now invite fans of the franchise to share in the fandom with The Power Of Grayskull: The Definitive History of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe.
Dolph Lundgren, Frank Langella, Richard Edlund, J. Michael Straczynski and Alan Oppenheimer are among those now lending their voices to a new documentary chronicling the origins and blockbuster-success of the popular 80s toy franchise. High Octane Pictures has since acquired the rights for its U.S. rollout and will release on digital and DVD beginning September 3.
In the early 1980s He-Man arrived on the scene and hit the world with a punch as powerful as the character himself. Designed in the wake of Conan the barbarian and under the shadow of Star Wars, He-Man’s surprising popularity spawned a multi billion dollar empire that included toys, comic books, cartoons, live-action movies and a literal sister spinoff show – She-Ra – and continues to appeal to a ravenous fan-base today. Watch as artists, creators and collaborators dig deep, tell tales and share the surprising developments of an unlikely, unparalleled pop culture success in this Definitive History of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. Do you have the power?