Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
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Fri, Sep 18, 2015 - Sat, Sep 19, 2015
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MASTERING THE UNIVERSE: A HE-MAN & SHE-RA CELEBRATION
Presented by the American Cinematheque, Dammaged Goods and HeManWorld.com

Based on the popular Mattel toy line, Filmation’s “He-Man and the Masters of the Universe” was one of the most popular animated children’s shows of the 1980s. The fantasy-adventure revolves around Prince Adam, who is transformed into the muscular He-Man whenever he raises his magic sword and invokes the power of Grayskull, the mystical castle fortress of his planet Eternia. He-Man’s feline companion, Battle Cat, flying wizard Orko and evil nemesis Skeletor are among the colorful characters that made the original program a cult favorite, while spinoff “She-Ra: Princess of Power” (He-Man’s sister) gave girls an equally heroic role model.

Our celebration of the most powerful cartoon in the universe kicks off with the live-action MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE, in which He-Man (Dolph Lundgren) faces off against Skeletor (Frank Langella). Director Gary Goddard, production designer William Stout and other cast and crew appear in person for a post-screening Q&A. The next day, the Egyptian is transformed into Eternia for a series of events beginning with a mini-convention of artists, collectors and vendors in the lobby. Along with classic moments from the TV series, the festivities include a rare screening of the theatrically released THE SECRET OF THE SWORD and wrap up with the West Coast premiere of TOY MASTERS, the recent documentary about the origins of “Masters of the Universe.” Filmation veterans Tom Sito, Larry DiTillio and Marc Scott Zicree, along with voice actors Alan Oppenheimer (Skeletor) and Melendy Britt (She-Ra), will be on hand for a discussion and to meet fans.

Series programmed by Grant Moninger and Duvien Ho. Program notes by John Hagelston.

Egyptian TheatreFri, Sep 18, 2015 - Sat, Sep 19, 2015
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Films in this Series at the Egyptian

Cast & Crew In Person!
Fri, Sep 18, 2015 - 7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre
In-Person Guests, 2 Feature Films and a Clip Show!
Sat, Sep 19, 2015 - 1:30pm
Egyptian Theatre