He-Man Returns; Westporter Helps

“He-Man” is coming back to life.

And one of “the men” responsible is a Staples High School graduate.

Rob David is executive producer of Netflix’s new anime series. Called “Masters of the Universe: Revelation,” it will take place in a Mattel-inspired world, and focus on unresolved story lines from the classic 1980s show. It picks up on “what may be the final battle between He-Man and Skeletor,” says executive producer Kevin Smith.

Rob David (left) and Kevin Smith.

David — a 1992 Staples alum, where he was active in Players and co-president of Model UN — is well suited to the task. He’s vice president of Mattel TV, and author of He-Man: The Eternity War. 

After graduating from Columbia University, he wrote for several New York-based animated series, including “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” He now lives in California, with his wife and twins. (She is in charge of online content for Sesame Workshop, and has helped develop their highly regarded autism, LGBT and military family inclusion material.)

Staples classmate Evan Stein says, “Having read Rob’s reboot stories of He-Man and She-Ra that he wrote when he moved to LA, and the fanboy favorite crossover of He-Man and the ThunderCats, I’m sure this will be a runaway success.”

The original He-Man animated series ran from 1983-85. Set on the mythical planet of Eternia, it featured Prince Adam — transformed into He-Man — as the most powerful man in the universe.


One response to “He-Man Returns; Westporter Helps

  1. Wendy Cusick

    Blast from the past! Trip down memory lane!
    The ’80s had some really cool shows, cartoons (He-Man, She-Ra, Transformers, Inspector Gadget, Smurfs etc etc) and the music 🎶🎷🎸was fantastic!
    The radio ruled 📻 (no digital downloads)

    Interesting how times change…
    Statement back then was “you’re watching too much TV📺 or on the phone (landline)☎️📞 too much”
    Statement in between ” you’re on the computer 💻🖱️ too much”
    Statement now ‘you’re on your smartphone 📱or tablet too much”

    I wish you well (Rob David) on the reboot on the retro show and your future writings for Mattel TV.