If you grew up in the '80s, chances are you spent a lot of time watching cartoons. Cartoons in the '80s were pretty much a way of life. There were so many classic cartoons from the era, that's hard to choose just one favorite. In the past few years, there have been various remakes of '80s cartoons, including that abysmal adaptation of Jem and the Holograms. Sometimes, when something is beloved, it is hard to picture it as something new. But, Netflix just dropped the teaser trailer for their upcoming adaptation of the popular '80s cartoon She-Ra and it looks awesome. If you love nostalgia, then you will be excited to share this show with your littles.
Now titled, DreamWorks She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, it looks like a fairly faithful adaptation of the original. The coolest thing is that even though it's a fairly faithful adaptation, the creators of this new version are placing emphasis on the themes that are especially relevant to young fans in 2018 while still being the same show that their parents remember watching themselves. She-Ra, who was created in the '80s as a female equivalent to He-Man by Filmation and toy company Mattel was really a grab for little girls to buy more dolls. This new version is to give little girls someone cool to look up to and emulate.
DreamWorks She-Ra and the Princesses of Power tells the story of orphan Adora, a young woman who leaves her life in the evil world Horde when she finds a magic sword. The sword gives her the power to transform into She-Ra, the savior of Etheria. In this new world she inhabits, women are at the forefront. "The series brings forth indomitable female characters each with their unique abilities and flaws to empower and entertain audiences everywhere," reads the press release about the show. Not only does the show promote the unique power of woman as individuals, but it also incorporates themes like friendship, loyalty and magic.
And what's even better is that Netflix has really gotten an amazing cast for the show too. Adora/She-Ra will be voiced by Aimee Carrero, who is also the voice of Disney's Elena of Avalor. Plus, legendary television actresses Lorraine Toussaint and Sandra Oh will voice characters Shadow Weaver and Castaspella respectively. DreamWorks She-Ra and the Princesses of Power hits Netflix on Friday, November 16th. We know we'll be watching!