Beyond He-Man and She-Ra: celebrating the Filmation legacy

443 days ago | Den of Geek

Andrew Younger Sep 2, 2016

Tarzan, Space Sentinels, The New Adventures Of Batman, Flash Gordon, Bravestarr and more, as we salute Filmation...

For a child of the 1970s and 80s, nothing readied you for a half hour of quality entertainment quite like the Filmation logo. Immortalised by their phenomenal success with He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe, and its spin off She-Ra: Princess Of Power, Filmation produced some of the most fondly remembered animated series to grace the small screen.

Over a period of 26 years - in tandem with classic Doctor Who funnily enough - the company's writers, artists and producers delivered a staggering amount of programming. While naysayers point to Filmation's penchant for reusing a stockpile of rotoscoped body movements, or the heavy handedness of its moralising and educational content - children on the other hand, thrilled to an irresistible mixture of action, adventure and superhuman heroes.

Now something of a lost art form,


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Movies & TV

Tarzan (1999)
Space Sentinels (1977)
The New Adventures Of Batman (1977)
Flash Gordon (1979)
Bravestarr (1987)
He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe (1983)
She-Ra: Princess Of Power (1985)
Doctor Who (1963)
Batgirl (1967)
Jason Of Star Command (1978)
Isis (1975)
Space Academy (1977)
Blazing Saddles (1974)
Robin Hood: Men In Tights (1993)
Silent Running (1972)
Star Wars (1977)
Batman (1992)
Batman and Robin (1997)
Defenders Of The Earth (1986)
Firefly (2002)
Transformers (1984)
Masters Of The Universe (1987)
Sherlock Holmes (1964)
Century (1997)

People

Melendy Britt
Alan Oppenheimer
Linda Gray
Jane
Evil
Lou Scheimer
Norm Prescott
Hal Sutherland
Edgar Rice Burroughs
Robert Ridgely
Tom Baker
Adam West
Burt Ward
Adolf Hitler
Joss Whedon