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He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (2002 - 2004)

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He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (2002 - 2004) (Television Series)
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He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (Television Series)

August 16, 2002 - January 10, 2004
 
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He-Man and the Masters of the Universe is a modern remake of the 1980s series of the same name. 
 
Unlike the previous He-Man series, set on the futuristic planet of Primus, this version sought to return to the roots of the storyline and provide broader explorations never reached in the first series, including origins for each character, and some first time animated debuts of familiar toyline faces. The series also brought back several writers from the original series, such as Larry DiTillio. 
 
While the remake is mostly different from the original, it does have a few similarities. For example, Prince Adam transforms into He-Man when he says "By the power of Grayskull" followed by "I have the power!" (later episodes feature a chorus singing He-Man's name during the scene change). It also features "scene change" sequences, but only the one involving the Sword of Power was taken from the Filmation series; all the others were created just for this series, plus the sequences occur less frequently than on the previous series.