She-Ra: Princess of Power

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This article is about the animated television series. For the fictional character, see She-Ra.
She-Ra: Princess of Power
Logo of the series
Genre Animated series, Action, Fantasy
Directed by Gwen Wetzler
Voices of Melendy Britt
Linda Gary
John Erwin
George DiCenzo
Lou Scheimer
Erika Scheimer
Composer(s) Shuki Levy
Haim Saban
Country of origin USA
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 93 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s) Lou Scheimer
Location(s) United States
Running time 24 mins.
Production company(s) Filmation Associates
Distributor Group W Productions
DreamWorks Classics
Original channel First-run syndication
Audio format Stereo
First shown in United States
Original release September 9, 1985 (1985-09-09) – December 2, 1987 (1987-12-02)
Related shows He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
The New Adventures of He-Man
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (2002 TV series)

She-Ra: Princess of Power is an American animated television series produced in 1985 by Filmation. A spin-off of Filmation's He-Man and the Masters of the Universe series, She-Ra was aimed primarily at a young female audience to counterbalance He-Man's popularity with young males. Unlike the He-Man cartoon, which was based on the Masters of the Universe toy line by Mattel, the creation of She-Ra was a collaboration between Filmation and Mattel. The initial group of characters and premise were created by Filmation, while the characters introduced later were designed by Mattel. Mattel provided financial backing for the show, as well as an accompanying toyline. The series premiered in 1985 and was cancelled in 1986, after 2 seasons and 93 episodes.

On March 22, 1985, Filmation released an animated movie based on the series titled, He-Man and She-Ra: The Secret of the Sword. The film is composed of five episodes from the She-Ra television series: "Into Etheria", "Beast Island", "She-Ra Unchained", "Reunions" and "Battle For Bright Moon".[1]


The show follows the adventures of Adora, He-Man's twin sister, who leads a group of freedom fighters known as the Great Rebellion in the fight to free Etheria from the tyrannical rule of Hordak and the Evil Horde. With her Sword of Protection Adora can become She-Ra, just as Prince Adam can become He-Man.

Born on planet Eternia to Queen Marlena and King Randor, Princess Adora is kidnapped at birth by Hordak and taken to Etheria. There she serves as a Horde Force Captain before He-Man rescues her. After reuniting with her parents on Eternia, She-Ra decides to return to Etheria and lead the Great Rebellion.

Main characters[edit]

The Great Rebellion

Character Voice Actor Notes
She-Ra / Princess Adora Melendy Britt The Princess of Power and Prince Adam's twin sister. Formerly Force Captain of the Horde, she is now one of the leaders of the Great Rebellion.
Swift Wind / Spirit Lou Scheimer She-Ra's talking steed who transforms into a winged unicorn.
Light Hope Lou Scheimer The guardian of Crystal Castle.
Madame Razz Linda Gary A witch who serves as an adviser, and provides comic relief in the series. She is one of the few people on Etheria who know that Adora is She-Ra.
Broom Lou Scheimer [2] Madame Razz's companion and mode of transportation.
Kowl Lou Scheimer A flying creature who appears to be a cross between a koala and an owl. He is one of few people on Etheria who knows that Adora is She-Ra.
Bow George DiCenzo An archer and friend to She-Ra. He is one of the longest-serving members of the Great Rebellion.
Glimmer Linda Gary Princess of Bright Moon, leader of the Great Rebellion before stepping down in favor of Adora. She possesses light-based magical powers.
Queen Angella Erika Scheimer The magical winged Queen of Bright Moon, Glimmer's mother.
Castaspella Melendy Britt Queen of Mystacor and a sorceress.
Frosta Erika Scheimer A member of the Great Rebellion with cold-related powers. She is the Ice Empress of Castle Chill in the Kingdom of Snows.
Netossa Diane Pershing A member of the Great Rebellion who wears a cape that doubles as a net for capturing her foes. She is the only human character in the cartoon who is not Caucasian.[3]
Perfuma Erika Scheimer A flower maiden with the power to make plants grow.
Peekablue Erika Scheimer A reluctant member of the Great Rebellion whose peacock-like tail feathers give her the power of "multi-vision".
Flutterina Erika Scheimer A member of the Great Rebellion with butterfly wings.
Spinnerella Diane Pershing Netossa's best friend. She has the ability to spin rapidly while dancing, creating a whirlwind.
Sweet Bee Linda Gary A humanoid scout with insect wings, and member of an alien race seeking a new planet to inhabit.
Mermista Melendy Britt A mermaid princess who joins the Great Rebellion. Mermista has a French accent.
Sea Hawk George DiCenzo A pirate who joins the Rebellion. He has a crush on Adora, but is indifferent to She-Ra.
Spritina Erika Scheimer A Twigget similar to Madame Razz, Sprocker and Sprag.
Sprag Lou Scheimer A Twigget similar to Madame Razz, Spritina and Sprocker.
Sprocker Lou Scheimer A Twigget similar to Madame Razz, Spritina and Sprag.

The Evil Horde

Character Voice Actor Notes
Hordak George DiCenzo The tyrannical ruler of Etheria.
Shadow Weaver Linda Gary The Horde's powerful sorceress whose face is obscured in the shadow of her hooded cloak.
Catra Melendy Britt The Force Captain of the Evil Horde who can transform into a panther.
Mantenna Lou Scheimer An insectoid member of the Horde, whose bulging eyes can extend from their sockets and fire energy beams. He functions mainly as comic relief.
Leech Lou Scheimer An energy-draining creature with suction cup hands.
Grizzlor Lou Scheimer A beast-like member of the Horde.
Modulok Lou Scheimer A red-skinned insectoid who can reassemble his body parts to take on different shapes. He was originally a scientist from Eternia.
Multi-Bot Lou Scheimer A two-headed, four-armed robot created by Modulok.
Horde Troopers Lou Scheimer Mechanical soldiers that serve the Horde Empire.
Horde Prime Lou Scheimer The tyrannical ruler of the galaxy. His face is perpetually concealed by smoke.
Scorpia Linda Gary A humanoid with the tail and claws of a scorpion.
Entrapta Linda Gary[4] An aloof scientist and master of traps, she has long magical hair she can use to ensnare her enemies.
Imp Erika Scheimer A shape-shifting spy who can disguise himself as everyday objects.
Octavia Melendy Britt An octopus-like humanoid with four tentacles.
Tung Lashor George DiCenzo Excitable reptilian villain with extending tongue.
Dylamug George DiCenzo / Lou Scheimer Strange robotic leader of horde troopers.
Colonel Blast Lou Scheimer Horde trooper commander with numerous built-in laser blasters.
Vultak George DiCenzo Flying master of the Horde Zoo.


Series run[edit]

The first season of the show ran five days a week, like He-Man. The second season aired Saturday mornings. She-Ra ended in 1986, and the character was not mentioned in the following two He-Man cartoon series.[5][6]


Voice Actor Characters
Melendy Britt Princess Adora/She-Ra, Catra, Castaspella, Mermista, Jewelstar, Octavia
George DiCenzo Hordak, Bow, General Sunder, Sea Hawk, Red Knight, Duke Dreer, Dylamug (shared), Vultak, Tung Lashor
Alan Oppenheimer Skeletor, Cringer/Battle Cat, Man-At-Arms
Lou Scheimer Kowl, Mantenna, Leech, Horde Troopers, Horde Prime, Spirit/Swift Wind, Light Hope, Broom, Grizzlor, Modulok, Multi-Bot, Orko, Snout Spout, Inspector Darkney, Dylamug (shared)
Erika Scheimer Queen Angella, Flutterina, Frosta, Imp, Starla, Peekablue, Perfuma, Loo-Kee[7]
Linda Gary Glimmer, Shadow Weaver, Madame Razz, Scorpia, Entrapta, Sweet Bee, Tallstar, Teela, the Sorceress
Diane Pershing Netossa, Spinnerella
John Erwin Prince Adam/He-Man, Beast Man, Granamyr


Reruns aired on USA Network from September 1988 to September 1989, and on Qubo Night Owl from September 27, 2010 to August 25, 2013. In 2010, Retro TV began airing reruns.[8] Reruns have also aired on Me-TV, as well as Teletoon Retro in Canada.


Main article: Princess of Power

The female She-Ra characters were released in the 1980s as part of the Princess of Power toy line, while The Evil Horde were incorporated into Masters of the Universe. In the 2000s, an exclusive She-Ra toy was released for the MOTU 200X line. The later Masters of the Universe Classics toy line features characters from the entire franchise, including new action figures from the She-Ra cartoon series.

Other Media[edit]

In the DC Comics series Masters of the Universe, the title "Masters of the Universe #8" is a one-shot about She-Ra.[9]

DVD releases[edit]

BCI Eclipse LLC (under license from Entertainment Rights) released all 93 episodes of She-Ra: Princess of Power in 3 volumes on DVD (Region 1) in 2006-2007.[10][11][12] Each volume contains special features including documentaries, character profiles, commentaries, DVD-ROM features, trivia, and photo galleries. In 2009, the releases were discontinued when BCI Eclipse ceased operations.[13]

On May 31, 2010, Classic Media announced plans to re-release the series on DVD (Region 1). On September 28, 2010, they released Season 1, Volume 1 as a 2-disc set featuring 20 episodes.[14] On January 24, 2011, Classic Media released She-Ra: The Princess of Power - The Complete Series.[15]

On October 19, 2009, Universal Pictures UK (under license from Classic Media) released Season 1, Volume 1 in the UK, exclusively through retailer HMV.[16] In early 2010, other retailers, such as, also began selling the series as a box set.

Madman Entertainment released the entire series on DVD (Region 4) in Australia, both in 3 volumes (similar to BCI Eclipse releases) and as a complete series set.

DVD name Ep# Release dates
Region 1 Region 4
Season 1, Volume 1 33 November 7, 2006 (BCI) March 15, 2007
Season 1, Volume 2 33 April 3, 2007 (BCI) August 16, 2007
Season 2 28 September 4, 2007 (BCI) December 5, 2007
The Complete Series 94 January 24, 2011 June 24, 2009


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  7. ^ "Erika scheimer and the legacy of she-ra". Retrieved 2011-10-23. 
  8. ^ "RTV Bringing Back Retro Saturday Morning TV". TVNewsCheck. August 5, 2010. Retrieved August 8, 2010. 
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  10. ^ "She-Ra: Princess of Power - Pretty In Pink: Your First Look At Box Art For She-Ra - Season 1, Volume 1". 
  11. ^ "She-Ra: Princess of Power - Season 1, Volume 2 Press Release". 
  12. ^ "She-Ra: Princess of Power - Press Release For She-Ra: Princess of Power - Season 2". 
  13. ^ "Site News - PRESS RELEASE: Navarre Shuts Down BCI, Makers of He-Man, Day Break, Price is Right and other DVDs". Retrieved 2010-05-31. 
  14. ^ "She-Ra: Princess of Power DVD news: Fabulous Secrets Are Revealed: DVD Re-releases Coming from Classic Media". Retrieved 2012-05-09. 
  15. ^ "She-Ra: Princess of Power DVD news: Delay for She-Ra: Princess of Power - The Complete Series". Retrieved 2012-05-09. 
  16. ^ "She Ra: 6dvd (2009): DVD". Retrieved 2012-05-09. 

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