This (and Resistance) are immediately off-putting due to the style. I get that anime style seems to have infected everything, but my first impression of the new She-Ra when I saw a screenshot was just to shudder.
But if it’s decent underneath, I might point my daughter in that direction as she’s currently very very into the old She-Ra dvds. I’m not sure how she’ll adjust to the change in style, but she’ll probably like it.
But does it do the dumb ‘random hyperactive pop-culture cartoon’ schtick that every DisneyXD and most recent kids cartoons have done, or does it play it relatively straight?
Is it still aimed at kids, or is it aimed at adults like half those cartoons seem to be?
Most importantly, does it have the same music for the transformation? Because that’s the best bit.
On the plus side, my daughter has been pestering me for a She-Ra doll, and they obviously still didn’t make them… maybe there’s a new range now?
Having watched a lot of She Ra recently, it’s interesting to see Filmation’s techniques as an adult. Some of the animations are actually pretty detailed and realistic (almost rotoscoped), but those ones tend to get repeated VERY frequently (particularly the she-ra / he-man running diagonally at the screen one). The ones that are more ‘custom’ per context are a lot more ropey, and the perspective constantly seems slightly off (a problem I remember Thundercats also having).
So it seems like not a lack of talent, but a lack of time/budget. The intro animation to Thundercats is still bloody great… it’s a shame half the episodes weren’t that good.