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Origin of "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe" series

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Re: Origin of "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe" serie

Postby Dolphin78 » Fri Oct 07, 2011 8:09 am

Thanks Charles,

Having been involved in shopping around for animation for the 65 episode Galaxy Rangers about those years, there was a great deal of serious competition cranking up from Asia and Canada in that era also. The Japanese Yen was very weak at the time making it about a 10 to 1 better cost ratio for cell work and the Canadian government was providing big subsidies for their domestic animation industry too.

Then too there was a big bunch of rewarmed and dubbed animation from Japan in series like Voltron which started saturating what is in essence a very limited kids audience. Market fragmentation in syndication and cable was beginning to be felt also.

Hard decisions. Hard decisions.
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