Based on the toy line which goes by a similar name, He-Man made its debut in September 1985. Widely considered one of the most popular cartoons of the decade in which it aired, the success of He-Man had a significant impact on the incentives behind producing animated programs.
By the same token however, the series was often criticized for serving as an extended commercial for new merchandise and action figures. Nonetheless, the He-Man franchise has proven to be remarkably durable over the years.
The characters have been adapted to fit many forms, including comic books and a live-action film which premiered in 1987. A direct sequel series, titled Masters of the Universe: Revelation, has been announced by Netflix.
The Unique Way Alan Oppenheimer Recorded His Skeletor Lines
The star-studded cast, with a recognizable name lending their vocals to a specific persona, stands in contrast to the original He-Man series where voice actors generally recorded lines for multiple characters.
Alan Oppenheimer was famously the voice of villains such as Skeletor and Mer-Man, but he also brought the heroic Man-At-Arms to life. In a new interview with Comic Book Movie, Oppenheimer shed some light on his unique way of jugging so many contrasting characters. Read the actor’s full quote below:
“As a matter of fact when I would do He-Man, many times I would do all three voices at the same time talking to myself. Most people will do one voice all the way through then go back and pick up the second voice and I used to say to the producer “well let me just talk to myself.”
So I would do Skeletor and I would do Man at Arms and Merman and I’d go back and forth and we’d have a lot of fun with it that way.”
Yep what a very unique method indeed. So, what do you all think about this guys?