She-Ra and the Princesses of Power (2018) - Top 5 Facts!
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She-Ra and the Princesses of Power (2018) - Top 5 Facts!

VOICE OVER: Rebecca Brayton WRITTEN BY: Nick Spake
For the honor of Grayskull! For this list, we're taking a look at fun trivia about the 2018 reboot of the iconic '80s cartoon series. Join MsMojo as we count down our picks for the Top 5 Facts About She-Ra and the Princesses of Power.
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Top 5 Facts About She-Ra and the Princesses of Power


For the honor of Grayskull! Welcome to MsMojo and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the Top 5 Facts About She-Ra and the Princesses of Power.



For this list, we’re taking a look at fun trivia about the 2018 reboot of the iconic ‘80s cartoon series.





#5: It’s Developed by Noelle Stevenson


From “Steven Universe” to “Star vs. the Forces of Evil,” we’ve recently gotten a slew of acclaimed animated shows that were created and developed by women. The new “She-Ra” series should be another milestone for female animators, as it’s being developed by Noelle Stevenson. This cartoonist initially received attention for her fan art, which put a hipster spin on “The Lord of the Rings.” Upon graduating from Maryland Institute College of Art, Stevenson would go on to work on the comic series “Lumberjanes” and create the web comic series “Nimona,” both of which won her Eisner Awards. In terms of animation, she’s acted as a writer on “Wander Over Yonder,” “DuckTales,” and “Big Hero 6 The Series.”



#4: It’s Produced by DreamWorks Animation



Through their partnership with Netflix, DreamWorks Animation has mostly been hitting it out of the park on the small screen. The company has primarily stuck to CG animation with the “How to Train Your Dragon” spin-off series and the Daytime Emmy-winning “Trollhunters.” “Voltron: Legendary Defender,” on the other hand, drew inspiration from anime with traditional animation and some CGI sprinkled in for good measure. “Legendary Defender” not only attracted new fans to the franchise, but also received praise from those who grew up with the original “Voltron” series. If “She-Ra” can follow in the same footsteps, DreamWorks will have another successful reboot of an ‘80s property under their belt.





#3: A D&D Character Was Adapted for the Series



The “Masters in the Universe” franchise pairs nicely with “Dungeons & Dragons”, so, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Noelle Stevenson is a fan of the fantasy role-playing game. She even appeared on a couple episodes of “Critical Role,” a web series in which professional voice performers play “D&D.” Stevenson described her first character as a “Tiefling warlock nightmare baby.” She further explained that the character “was a teenager who sold her soul to the devil to make her mom mad.” (It happens.) Teleportation was one of her character’s most notable abilities. While developing a character with similar powers for “She-Ra,” Stevenson couldn’t resist borrowing a few traits from her “D&D” creation.



#2: The Voice of She-Ra



Voicing the titular heroine, Aimee Carrero been tasked with filling the talented shoes of Melendy Britt, who voiced Princess Aura on the “Flash Gordon” animated series and Princess Adora on the original “She-Ra”. Of course, this isn’t the first time Carrero has voiced a strong-willed princess, as she previously brought Elena of Avalor to life. (xref) The supporting cast is equally impressive with Karen Fukuhara of “Suicide Squad” as Princess Glimmer, Marcus Scribner of “Black-ish” as archer Bow, and AJ Michalka of “The Goldbergs” as the villainous Catra. The series even managed to book a few award-winning actresses, including Lorraine Toussaint as Shadow Weaver and Sandra Oh as Castaspella. Talk about a horde of talent.





#1: The Response to She-Ra’s Design



Whenever a beloved animated series is rebooted, fans are always going to have passionate opinions about the character redesign. “She-Ra” is no exception. “Princesses of Power” adopts a CalArts style, which puts a strong emphasis on simplified character design. The style has been utilized for a lot of stunning animated shows, including “Adventure Time,” “Gravity Falls,” and “The Amazing World of Gumball.” However, some have deemed the style as lazy and uninspired. So as you can imagine, not everyone was onboard for She-Ra’s simplified look, including those who argued the character wasn’t quote unquote “sexy” enough. At the same time, many fans have applauded the new design, flooding social media with inspiring, empowering fan art.
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