We explain why Stinkor did not appear in He-Man and the Masters of the Universe

We explain why Stinkor did not appear in He-Man and the Masters of the Universe

After the success achieved with She-Ra and the princesses of power, Netflix will soon bring back its twin series: Masters of the Revelation Universe, taking as a starting point the original series from 1983 He-Man and the Masters of the Universe created by Filmation, which in turn was based on a line of toys from Mattel from Masters of the Universe.

The original series was on the air for two years and had 65 episodes that narrated the adventures of the prince Adam on the fictional planet of Eternia, who had a Sword of Power that granted him super powers transforming him into the He-man to defend the world from the wicked Skeletor.

But the show’s team was reluctant to cast a particular villain despite having used many other lesser-known characters in it. It was about Stinkor, a humanoid skunk with the ability to release a toxic odor from its body that could immobilize enemies. The original toy did indeed give off a stinky odor that continues to smell to this day.

Robert Lamb, one of the writers of the Masters of the Universe, has related how it was his time at the Mattel headquarters to study the dolls that they could finally introduce into their drawings, but when it was the turn of the Stinkor figure he thought it was nothing more than “a walking fart joke“And, from his point of view,”only two skunk characters have worked in cartoons; Pepe le pew [de los Looney Tunes] Y Flower from Bambi. “

Although they came to consider different situations in which to introduce this character, such as joining him with Perfume on She-Ra, Stinkor was eventually left out of the first series of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, but he was able to redeem himself and see his appearance in the remake that was released in 2002 for cartoon Network.

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