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He-Man and the Masters of the Universe - He-Man / She-Ra Christmas Special Announcement: Details, Extras, Artwork!

Posted by David Lambert
BCI Eclipse has announced the He-Man and She-Ra - A Christmas Special DVD for release on December 6. Here's the information from their sell-sheet:
    The holiday season comes to the magical worlds of Eternia and Etheria in the He-Man & She-Ra Christmas Special! when Orko accidentally winds up on Earth during the Christmas winter, he befriends two children after saving their lives. While trying to figure out a way back home, the children tell a curious Orko about the nature of the holidays and the good will and cheer that go hand in hand.

    When they finally return to Eternia, the holiday spirit is spread amongst the entire Royal Palace. Everyone soon rejoices at the idea of Christmas the same time they honor the nearby birthday's of Princess Adora and her twin brother Prince Adam... also known to us as She-Ra and He-Man!

    But trouble brews when the horrible Horde Prime commands Skeletor and Hordak to crush this newly discovered festive enthusiasm. Soon, Hordak and Skeletor are in a contest to kidnap the children, appease Horde Prime and destroy Christmas on Eternia and Etheria!

    Now He-Man and She-Ra, along with one of the largest teams of heroes ever depicted in a single episode, struggle to stop these two super villains and a colossal crew of evil lackeys from completing their horrible mission! Watch to see how the forces of evil stack up against our heroes and the holiday spirit in the
    He-Man & She-Ra Christmas Special!
Bonus features include:
  • The Holidays and Morals of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
    One ingredient shared by both He-Man and She-Ra captures the attention of parents and children alike. This documentary explores the educational and moral foundation that has kept He-Man a lasting inspiration across generations.
  • The Heroes and Villains of He-Man and the Maters of the Universe
    This documentary analyses the exciting family of characters and how Filmation's writers and animators turned the characters into pop icons.
  • Art cards
    Two 4x6 art cards by Phil Jimenez and David Mack
  • I Have the Power music video featurette
  • A Montage of Morals
  • Character Profiles
  • Trivia and "fun facts"
  • The complete "Christmas Special" script in PDF format
  • UPDATE: Both English and Spanish Language Audio Tracks Are Included
Reader Zach Harris also tipped us off to a new Q&A session that had with BCI, and lots of info is revealed there. The most important is that they are planning on the release of Season 1, Volume 2 right after the first of the year, then the first half of Season 2 in the Spring, and the rest of Season 2 in the Summer. By Fall 2006 you ought to see the first half of The New Adventures of He-Man, and the second half of that before the end of that year. They are still pursuing She-Ra's regular episodes (including the pilot "The Secret of the Sword"), and other Filmation titles as well. Oh, and it's worth noting that the "ultra-slim" packaging for Season 1, Volume 1 has been chucked...they're going to go strictly with the fold-out "digipak" style box that will be familiar to fans of the original "G1" Transformers on DVD. There's a lot more info at that Q&A you'll want to read, especially as pertains to on-disc extras and what other content you will and won't see. Check it out on the Sept. 13 update at

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