Unleash the magic!

is a quote that stuck with us for quite a while. So we thought it‘s about time to pay tribute to an iconic character, known as the one and only He-Man. We had a lot of fun creating our version of He-Man, a version that could actually be working in our studio.


With hand-drawn characters, cel-shaded environments, a wacky liquid simulation and general awesomeness, we went on a nostalgic journey "Back to the 80s" and dug deep into the boxes of our animation skills and children's hearts. A slight wink to the new and older generation of coffee-loving, shorts-wearing, gym-seeking kids out there. From dyrdee with love!


We wanted to create a contrast of traditional 2D animation transitioning seamlessly into full CG. While animating the 2D part frame by frame by hand, we put a lot of effort into each pose to make our He-Man as wierd as possible.

Making Of

The 3D animation is a wild mix of liquid simulations, glassy shading and neon lights. While beeing technically challenging and state of the art, we wanted to add a funny twist by rendering the shot with cheesy colors and materials.


dyrdee Tasks

Concept, Production, Direction, Animation


Creative Director

Ole Keune

Ljubisa Djukic



Sven Henrichs

Ninett Hartmann






Antonin Moucha

Sohrab Roshanaee



Jade Wu

Chau Vu

Konrad Müller