New Adventures of He-Man Vol. 1 DVD CoverA press release went out today officially announcing (again?) the release of the first volume (of two) of the New Adventures of He-Man DVDs on December 26, a mere twelve days away.

The set will contain 6 discs packed with 33 remastered episodes, art cards, 2 new documentaries, trailers and a lot more.

I have included the text of the press release after the jump for those interested in the lengthy document detailing what the set offers.

December 14th, 2006



Six DVDs in a Six-Panel DigiPak Available December 26th for $49.98

Los Angeles, CA – After the tremendous success of “He-Man and the Masters of the Universe®,” BCI Eclipse, a Navarre Corporation Company, and leading UK media company and underlying rights owner, Entertainment Rights Plc (“ER”) who licensed the He-Man and the Masters of the Universe® rights to BCI, announce the release of “The New Adventures of He-Man®” Volume One. The six DVD pack which will be released under BCI’s Ink & Paint brand will include 33 digitally remastered episodes from the first season of the ‘90s animated series and be available December 26th at a suggested retail price of $49.98.

“We are excited to introduce the final saga in the successful He-Man series,” said Jeff Hayne, Director of Acquisitions, BCI. “As evidenced by the great demand for prior He-Man sets, this release will undoubtedly continue to sate fans’ appetites.”

“The New Adventures of He-Man®,” Volume One, is the first release in a two volume set that will include all 65 original episodes of the popular animated saga. Both He-Man volumes, along with prior He-Man and She-Ra DVD releases form a unique “spine art mural.”

The six DVDs will include the first 33 episodes of the series, and also feature:
• Two brand new documentaries
• Two new original art cards by award-winning comic book artists Ed McGuinness (Superman, JLA) and Bryan Hitch (The Ultimates)
• 50 Character profiles
• Five scripts
• Commercial bumpers
• Art gallery
• Episode guide booklet
• Trailers
• Trivia fun facts
• Easter eggs
• Spanish language tracks

“The New Adventures of He-Man®,” aired in 1990 as a spin-off of the popular He-Man and the Masters of the Universe® series.

Consulting with BCI on the project and providing extra content is Val Staples, the owner of, the internet’s largest portal for the He-Man and the Masters of the Universe® fan community, the owner of MVCreations graphic design company, and the publisher of the recent Masters of the Universe comic. Producing the special features, documentaries and most of the extra content is entertainment writer Andy Mangels, a best-selling novelist, and author of Animation on DVD—The Ultimate Guide.

Under its Ink & Paint brand, BCI has to date announced the following titles:
The Best of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe®
[2005 TV DVD Award for Best 1980’s Series release]
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe® Season One Volumes I & II
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe® Season Two Volumes I & II
The Best of She-Ra, Princess of Power®
He-Man® and She-Ra®: A Christmas Special
Flash Gordon
Prince Valiant Volume 1
Blackstar – The Complete Series
Space Sentinels & The Freedom Force — The Complete Series
Defenders of the Earth – The Complete Series
Groovie Goolies – The Saturday “Mourning” Collection
Journey Back to Oz
Dungeons & Dragons
She-Ra Princess of Power®, Season One, Volume One
And now:
The New Adventures of He-Man®

The entire line of Ink & Paint titles can be viewed at

About Navarre Corporation
Navarre Corporation is a publisher and distributor of physical and digital home entertainment and multimedia products, including PC software, CD audio, DVD video, video games and accessories. Since its founding in 1983, the Company has established distribution relationships with customers across a wide spectrum of retail channels which includes mass merchants, discount, wholesale club, office and music superstores, military and e-tailers nationwide. The Company currently provides its products to over 19,000 retail and distribution center locations throughout the United States and Canada. Navarre has expanded its business to include the licensing and publishing of home entertainment and multimedia content, primarily through the acquisitions of Encore, BCI, and FUNimation. For more information, please visit the Company’s web site at
About BCI
BCI, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation, is an independent entertainment video and audio supplier. BCI has continually redefined the standards and concepts of this industry, often introducing national success categories through its marketing programs. Its vast collection of titles represents both exclusively licensed titles from around the world, as well as in-house produced CDs and DVDs. Under its Ink & Paint brand, it releases classic animation on award-winning DVD sets.

About Entertainment Rights

Entertainment Rights Plc (ER) is one of the UK’s leading media groups focused on the ownership of high-quality children’s and family programming, characters and brands. ER owns or controls the rights to many global characters, including He-Man and the Masters of the Universe®, Fat Albert and the Cosby kids™, She-Ra®, Ghostbusters, Postman Pat®, Jess the Cat™, Basil Brush®, Little Red Tractor™, Rupert Bear® and Jim Jam & Sunny™. Since 1999, ER’s library has grown from just 50 to nearly 2,000 hours of entertaining and educational programming for children and families around the world. This includes certain rights to global brands such as Mattel’s Barbie™, Scholastic’s Clifford the Big Red Dog™, Hasbro’s Transformers™, Harveytoons’ Casper the Friendly Ghost and Classic Media’s Felix the Cat. ER’s wholly-owned subsidiary Tell-Tale Productions, created and produced The Tweenies, one of the UK’s most successful pre-school brands. Most recently, ER acquired the majority interest in Rupert Bear®, one of the most recognizable children’s characters in the world, which will appear on Channel Five’s Milkshake slot in the UK beginning Fall 2006. ER’s Jim Jam & Sunny is being produced by the creators of The Tweenies. Jim Jam & Sunny has been commissioned by the UK’s ITV and is set to air on ITV1 and the network’s new digital children’s channel, CiTV, in Fall 2006. For further information please visit

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The New Adventures of He-Man

Street Date: December 26th, 2006
Order Date: November 14th, 2006
Catalog #: 47226-9
Retail Price: $49.98