She-Ra and the Princesses of Power

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She-Ra and the Princesses of Power
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power.png
Promotional poster
Genre Action
Adventure
Science fantasy
Superhero
Based on She-Ra: Princess of Power
by Filmation and Mattel
Developed by Noelle Stevenson
Voices of Aimee Carrero
Karen Fukuhara
AJ Michalka
Marcus Scribner
Reshma Shetty
Lorraine Toussaint
Keston John
Opening theme
  • "She-Ra and the Princesses of Power Theme Song"
  • by Kari Kimmel
Composer(s) Sunna Wehrmeijer
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Production
Executive producer(s) Noelle Stevenson
Chuck Austen
Editor(s) Josie Campbell (story editor)
Running time 23 minutes
Production company(s)
Distributor Netflix Streaming Services
NBCUniversal Television Distribution
Release
Original network Netflix
Chronology
Related shows He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (2002 TV series)

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power is an upcoming American animated science fantasy action adventure web television series developed by Noelle Stevenson and produced by DreamWorks Animation Television. A reboot of the 1985 Filmation series She-Ra: Princess of Power, it is to premiere on November 16, 2018 on Netflix.[1][2]

Plot

The series follows Adora, a 16-year-old orphan raised by Hordak, a tyrannous ruler who rules over Planet Etheria with his evil Horde. One day, after getting lost in the woods, Adora comes across a magic sword and transforms into the legendary Princess of Power, She-Ra. Realizing the suffering that the Horde has inflicted upon the planet and its people, Adora joins a resistance group known as the Rebellion and teams up with other magical princesses, forming the Princess Alliance, to liberate Etheria from Hordak's grasp, clashing against her former comrade Catra.[3]

Production

She-Ra in the 1985 series (left) and her 2018 redesign (right) that triggered a controversy on social media.

The cast includes Aimee Carrero, from Elena of Avalor, who voices the title role.[4] Mary Elizabeth McGlynn is the voice director.[5]

After first images of She-Ra's design were released in July 2018, controversy ensued on social media. Some people – men, according to Vox[6] – contended that she wasn't as sexy,[6] voluptuous or glamorous as in the original series,[7] or that she looked like a man.[8] Other users responded that the new series tried to avoid sexualizing a children's show, and conveyed body positivity.[6]

J. Michael Straczynski, the co-creator of the original series, commented that his She-Ra was written as "a warrior, first and foremost", and that "anyone who is looking back at [her] as the 'ideal woman' is doing so through the lens of prepubescent (...) interest and kind of, understandably, imprinted on her like baby ducks. I get it. But that wasn’t the creative *intent*."[9] Fan artists responded to She-Ra's redesign and the controversy over it with a wave of artworks celebrating the heroine's new look.[7] The Verge reported that most of these artists were young women who were inspired by the new design's detractors to improve the new character's profile and her reputation.[7]

A first teaser trailer released in September 2018 showcased Adora's transformation into She-Ra.[10] A longer trailer was released in October 2018.[11]

Voice Cast

References

  1. ^ Alex Gilyadov. "First Look at Netflix's She-Ra and the Princesses of Power". IGN. Retrieved May 19, 2018.
  2. ^ Alex Gilyadov (July 16, 2018). "First Look at Netflix's She-Ra and the Princesses of Power". IGN. Retrieved July 18, 2018.
  3. ^ "She-Ra: first look at Netflix reboot". Den of Geek. Retrieved 2018-05-24.
  4. ^ Burwick, Kevin (18 May 2018). "Netflix's She-Ra and the Princesses of Power Teaser Offers First Look at the Reboot". TVWeb. Retrieved 23 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Mary E. McGlynn on Twitter". Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  6. ^ a b c Abad-Santos, Alex (18 July 2018). "The fight over She-Ra's redesign, explained: Some men are mad she isn't sexier". Vox. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  7. ^ a b c Robinson, Tasha. "Why the wave of She-Ra fan art is subversive and uplifting". The Verge. Retrieved 29 July 2018.
  8. ^ Chen, Tanya. "Some Guys Are Criticizing The Redesign Of This Kids Cartoon Heroine For Not Being Sexy Enough". Buzzfeed News. Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  9. ^ Hale-Stern, Kaila (20 July 2018). "Original She-Ra Co-Creator J. Michael Straczynski ‏Weighs in on Anger Over the New Design". www.themarysue.com. Retrieved 20 July 2018.
  10. ^ "The first teaser for Netflix's She-Ra shows off Adora's transformation". Polygon. 10 September 2018. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  11. ^ "Netflix's She-Ra gets brand new trailer at New York Comic Con". Polygon. 4 October 2018. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  12. ^ Sam Stone. "First Look at Netflix's She-Ra and the Princesses of Power". CBR. Retrieved May 18, 2018.
  13. ^ "Grey Griffin on Twitter". Retrieved 18 July 2018.

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