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. Our celebration of the most powerful man in the universe kicks off at the Egyptian Theatre on Friday, September 18th with the live-action MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE movie. Director Gary Goddard, Chelsea Field (Teela), Robert Towers (Karg), Anthony De Longis (Blade), and production designer William Stout appear in person for a post-screening Q&A. On Saturday, September 19th, The Egyptian Theatre is transformed into Eternia for a series of events beginning with a mini-convention of artists, collectors and vendors in the lobby. The festivities include a rare screening of the animated movie THE SECRET OF THE SWORD, followed by the West Coast premiere of TOY MASTERS, the recent documentary about the origins of “Masters of the Universe.” Filmation veterans Tom Sito, Larry DiTillio, Diane Pershing 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.
Friday, September 18th, 2015
7:30 PM – MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE
Co-presented by Dammaged Goods and He-Man World: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE, 1987, Park Circus/MGM, 106 min. PG. Dir. Gary Goddard.
“I Have the Power!” A battle fought in the stars comes to Earth as the popular Mattel toy line comes to the big screen. After stealing a cosmic key, Skeletor (a perfectly cast Frank Langella) seizes control of the planet Eternia and is on the brink of ultimate power – unless He-Man (Dolph Lundgren) and his allies can stop him. Elevated by Bill Conti’s epic score, this underrated fantasy courses with pulpy energy – Marvel Comics artist Jack Kirby was a source of inspiration. With Billy Barty, Meg Foster, Jon Cypher, Chelsea Field, and Anthony De Longis.
Discussion following with Director Gary Goddard, Chelsea Field (Teela), Robert Towers (Karg), Anthony De Longis (Blade), and production designer William Stout.
Movie Ticket Price: $11. No vouchers accepted.
Saturday, September 19th, 2015
1:30PM – 5:00PM: Doors open for a mini-convention in the lobby with exhibitors, voice actors and comic artists, followed by discussions and screenings in the auditorium:
2:30 PM: “Building A Universe, Creating A Legacy”
Erika Scheimer kicks things off with a discussion on all things Filmation, her father Lou, voice acting and song writing for He-Man, She-Ra, Ghostbusters and more.
3:00 PM: “Masters of Toy Design”
Discover the secrets of your favorite action figures with original Masters of the Universe designer Mark Taylor and artist Errol McCarthy.
3:55 PM: “Filmation He-Man & She-Ra”
Hear the behind the scenes stories of the Filmation cartoons from the people who made the magic happen! Discussion with Tom Sito, Larry DiTillio, Marc Zicree, Melendy Britt, Diane Pershing and Alan Oppenheimer.
5:00 PM: THE SECRET OF THE SWORD – 30th Anniversary!
1985, 100 min. Dirs. Ed Friedman, Lou Kachivas, Marsh Lamore, Bill Reed, Gwen Wetzler.
As the Great Rebellion battles the Evil Horde on the war-torn planet Etheria, Princess Adora finds herself drawn to the magical Sword of Protection. Adora magically transforms into the powerful She-Ra when she raises her sword and says “For the Honour of Grayskull!” Heart, humor and action ensues with the help of robots, talking trees, and a flying unicorn in this imaginative kid-friendly adventure.
7:00 PM: TOY MASTERS – West Coast Premiere!
2012, 97 min.
Directors Corey Landis and Roger Lay, Jr. had no idea what they were getting into when they sought out the origins of their favorite childhood action figure, He-Man of the popular “Masters of the Universe” animated TV series. As this documentary reveals through numerous interviews, credit for the billion-dollar franchise remains in dispute 30 years after its launch.
Discussion following with directors Corey Landis and Roger Lay, Jr.
Ticket Price For This All-Day Event: $15. No vouchers accepted.
Egyptian Theatre – 6712 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028