Mattel marked the 20th anniversary of its He-Man product line by bringing the champion of Eternia back to television, this time on cable, and on Cartoon Network, which programmed the series to lead off its Saturday night block.
Independent producer Mike Young was tapped to helm the new series, which reimagined some episodes of the original 1983-86 Filmation series, while also producing new material. The new series aired from 2002-05 and currently rests in CN's vaults, as Mattel discontinued the line again when sales plummeted. Here's the first three episodes of the 21st century version of He-Man.
As I noted when reviewing She-Ra not too long ago, He-Man's sis was to return as well, but the show was cancelled before that could happen. The quality of animation, understandably, was much better than the original, but the lone quibble I have was de-aging Prince Adam, He-Man's alter-ego. In the original series, it was assumed that Adam was at least over 21, but this time, he was presented as 16, and, predictably, a wee bit immature. There were no hints of a relationship between He-Man & Teela, either, which was a mistake.