I don't know about you, but I believe that the best part of Saturday morning is still cartoons (okay, so not having to set an alarm is pretty sweet too). I used to be obsessed with a ton of cartoons -- Rainbow Brite, Care Bears, Teddy Ruxpin, My Little Pony, and Rugrats were the big ones (I am proud to admit I had dolls for all of them, and I still have the VHS tapes -- now if only I had a VCR to watch them on).
But the one I thought was the coolest of all the cool cartoons was She-Ra: Princess of Power. When I found out it was the 25th anniversary of the show, I knew I had to give in to the nostalgia and watch it again when She-Ra: Volume 1, Season 1 was released on DVD this week.
Here's the basics: The show was a spin off of the popular '80s cartoon, He-Man (think super buff blonde dude -- not such a bad cartoon). She-Ra was Princess Adora's alter ego and He-Man's twin sister. Adora was kidnapped by a mean dude named Hordak when she was a baby, and now she fights evil and tries to bring peace to the kingdom of Etheria.
But I think the most important part is just how cool She-Ra is. She fights evil by using the power of nature. She's a superhero. She's as powerful as her twin brother. How many times do you see such a strong female in a cartoon? Not as often as you should, especially in 2010, and certainly not when the She-Ra spin-off debuted in 1985. Plus every time she needs to transform into She-Ra, she holds her magical sword over her head and yells, "For the Honor of Grayskull, I am She-Ra!" That's just cool.
So if you can't tell, I've pretty much been obsessed with watching the season one DVD since it came out. And that got me thinking about you guys. Let me know -- what were your favorite shows when you were younger? Which show do you wish you could get on DVD today?
Emily, J-14 editor
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