'She-Ra' at 25: A look back
January 25th, 2011
04:09 PM ET

'She-Ra' at 25: A look back

When we reported on the 25th anniversary of "She-Ra" a couple of months back, we were amazed at the number of Facebook recommendations, retweets and comments that poured in from die-hard fans of the Princess of Power.

"She-Ra's" Silver Jubilee continues as the entire series has been released today in a DVD box set.

The set includes all 93 episodes of "She-Ra: Princess of Power," which began airing in 1985. The cartoon series was initially a spin-off of "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe," as She-Ra was the twin sister of He-Man and essentially served as his female counterpart in order to acquire an entirely new demographic: little girls. (Talking, flying rainbow unicorn, anyone?) Translation: they wanted to sell more toys!

But no matter, both series remain beloved - and although "She-Ra" was a spin-off, it maintained a solid, dedicated fan base.

"She-Ra" took place in the world of Etheria, which was often overrun by corruption in the form of the evil Hordak and his henchmen, the Horde. Justice on Etheria was shaky at best and each episode centered on the quest for freedom among She-Ra and the band of freedom fighters known as The Great Rebellion. Of course, the moral dilemmas faced by She-Ra and her allies could easily be translated by children into real-life scenarios.

He-Man, meanwhile, lived in Eternia - a different world within the same universe - and many, many crossovers between the two planets (Yep, they were planets) ensued.

What about you? What are your favorite memories of "She-Ra"? Do you have a favorite episode? Are the action figures still floating around your parents' house somewhere?

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  1. money,is,science,shooting,the,market,how,hoe

    Amazing issues here. I'm very glad to see your post. Thanks a lot and I am having a look ahead to touch you. Will you kindly drop me a e-mail?

    August 29, 2012 at 7:45 am | Report abuse |
  2. herb

    it was a nice show

    January 26, 2011 at 10:09 pm | Report abuse |
  3. mike

    Never was a He Man a/o She Ra fan, though love the Robot Chicken spoofs of both over the past few years and that unfortunately are the only things I remember about either of these two "cheesy" 1980s Saturday morning cartoons. Oh well.

    January 26, 2011 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Red Pison

    All Saturday morning it was about giant robots and musclebound men with swords fighting evil...and when it was my sister's turn to choose it was horrible cutesy stuff like My Little Pony and Rainbow Brite. This show was at least tolerable because of its action/adventure element as well as being tied to He-Man. Now I hear they're bringing back old shows from the 80s and it makes me wonder if we'll be getting a new She-Ra series as well?

    January 26, 2011 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
  5. endiamond

    great show! my daughter and I were just watching this on hulu !

    January 26, 2011 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  6. herman


    January 26, 2011 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  7. herman

    i wish she would fight against the evil villian sarah palin. or maybe they could have sarah palin play a villian on the new wonder woman series.

    January 26, 2011 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Jamelia

    It still comes on , on the channel Qubo !

    January 26, 2011 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  9. herman

    IHonestly i think it would be a very good 3D movie project. I would definitly pay to see it.

    January 26, 2011 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
  10. herman

    Good show.

    January 26, 2011 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  11. Chris

    She-Ra is cool. But my favorite is SHIRA Lazar. Yowza. 😛

    January 26, 2011 at 1:37 am | Report abuse |
  12. jennyjen

    yeah so she rocks . could she be the reason so many women go psycho for body building?

    January 26, 2011 at 1:17 am | Report abuse |
  13. heydog

    hey dog. hey. and just why did Dave and Sir Thomas Chong get blacklisted from those academy award things. they was robbed. bioooooootch.

    January 25, 2011 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
  14. heydog

    she ra had some big cartoon tiiiiiiiities. thats what Dave Chapelle would say.

    January 25, 2011 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Ria

    She-ra was awesome, the story, characters, worlds, colours, and theme songs kicked ass! Who cares if Mattel owns it all & the cartoon was one big PR Marketing machine? It could've been worse! – like Star Wars regurgitated!
    Cat-Ra was my fav
    Shadow-Weaver scared the he'll outta me
    Loo-kee got annoying ;P

    January 25, 2011 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
  16. cheefsfury


    January 25, 2011 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Moloney

    Took forever but finally found Loo-Kee in the third paragraph of this story.

    January 25, 2011 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Lucy

    In my humble opinion, whilst She-Ra was an ok cartoon series, it was inferior compared to the awesome Dungeons and Dragons cartoon, a much better series!

    January 25, 2011 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Alex

    Best cartoon of all time – best episodes, IMO, are "Huntara", "Loo-Kee Lends a Hand", "A Loss for Words" and "Treasure of the First Ones". They don't make them like this any more!

    January 25, 2011 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |

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