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New He-Man Masters Cartoon Network

By Rob M. Worley     June 14, 2002

Although it'snot based on a comic book He-Man and the Masters of the Universeis favorite of Comics2Film readers. Cartoon Network announced earlierthis week that the toy-based hero concept is slated to return to television inan all-new series of animated adventures.

He-Man andthe Masters of the Universe will make its Cartoon Network debut at 4p.m. (ET, PT) on Friday, August 16 with a 90-minute special featuring thenever-before-told story of the origin of He-Man. Beginning August 23, the26-episode series will begin airing on Fridays during Toonami. He-Man andthe Masters of the Universe will join the daily Toonami line-up inNovember.

Cartoon Networkprovides this description of the concept: "Eternia is a land of myth,sorcery and advanced technology where epic heroes accomplish remarkable deeds,strange creatures roam the land, and malevolent enemies wreak havoc. Deep withinCastle Grayskull lies the repository of universal knowledge hidden long ago bythe Elders of Eternia. He-Man and the Masters of the Universe defend CastleGrayskull and all of Eternia from the tyrannical Skeletor and his EvilWarriors."

On Friday,August 16, the 90-minute movie premiere will tell the story of how Prince Adambecame He-Man, the most powerful man in the universe, for the very first time.The original He-Man series was introduced to television audiences in 1983 andbecame one of the most successful kids entertainment properties in history.

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