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Year:
Duration:
21 min (65 episodes)
Genres:
Animation | Action | Adventure | Crime | Drama | Family | Fantasy | Romance | Sci-Fi | Thriller
IMDB rate:
8.3
Awards:
4 nominations
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 1994-11-19
Cast
Actor
Character
Mira Furlan
Mira Furlan
Spider-Man
Linda Gary
Linda Gary
Spider-Man
Patrick Labyorteaux
Patrick Labyorteaux
Spider-Man
Christopher Daniel Barnes
Peter Parker
Sara Ballantine
Mary Jane Watson
Edward Asner
J. Jonah Jameson
Roscoe Lee Browne
Kingpin
Rodney Saulsberry
Robbie Robertson
Jennifer Hale
Felicia Hardy
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Trivia
Mary Jane Watson's first appearance ("The Return of the Spider-Slayers") is based on her first full comic appearance in Amazing Spider-Man #42. She even says the line famous line, "Face it tiger, you just hit the jackpot".
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Peter Parker/Spider-Man was actually supposed to marry Mary Jane Watson in the series finale, but story editor John Semper rejected the idea and instead had Peter marry Mary Jane in "The Wedding" episode in season five. Semper was against the two being married for real because he felt Peter Parker should "never get the girl" on the animated series.
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The cast of the Fox Kids cartoon X-Men cross over as their respected roles (episode 2.04 "Neogenic Nightmare Chapter 4: The Mutant Agenda")
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Quotes
Spider-Man: [talking about the bomb strapped to his wrist] No, no take it back. It clashes with the color of my costume.
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Spider-Man: Subtetly is not your strong point, is it?
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Tombstone: Come down here and fight like a man!
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Faq
Q
Who performed the series theme song?
A
Joe Perry, best known as the guitar player from classic rock band Aerosmith. Coincidentally, after this show ended, Aerosmith covered the theme to the 1960s Spider-Man cartoon series for the 2002 film.This is hinted at in joke form in one of the early episodes. After Spider-Man has acquired the Black Suit (episodes 8-10 of season one), he tries out the shape shifting abilities of the suit while sticking on the side of a building. First, he tries his conventional "Peter Parker" look and then he says, "No, wait, how about that guy from Aerosmith?" and as his wardrobe changes, we hear a quick refrain of the theme song.
Q
What were some of the changes from the original comic books?
A
While this animated series is generally regarded as being pretty close to the comics, a few major changes were made:*One major change is the removal of nearly every reference to radioactivity - in the comics it is a bite from a radioactive spider that causes Peter's transformation into Spider-Man. Nearly every reference to radioactivity is replaced with references to a fictional science called "Neogenics." This includes the spider whose bite causes the transformation, though ironically, Joe Perry's theme song uses the lyric "Radioactive Spider-Man."*Most of the changes made to the story were to make it appropriate for younger audiences. As a result, some of the more mature, darker themes of the comics were toned down. For instance, a story arc in the 70s comics involved Harry Osborn becoming addicted to drugs - obviously not the most appropriate fare for a children's animated series. Other similar changes include altering the character of Morbius so he wouldn't suck people's blood in a traditional manner, changing Carnage to suck people's life energy rather than straight-up murdering, and removing nearly all uses of words like "kill" and "die."*Many character origins were changed. For instance, in the comics the character of The Prowler was a window-washer who used inventions he made for window-washing purposes to wreak havoc, while in the TV show he used a stealth battle suit invented by the Kingpin (although the appearance of the character's suit was virtually identical in both incarnations.) Other key changes were made to the Kingpin - in the comics he was more-or-less a mafia boss and nothing more, while the TV series gives him a ton of technology and pretty much makes him the main villain.
Q
What was intended to happen within the next season?
A
The writer had originally planned to have Spiderman follow Madam Web inside portal to a place with the appearance of England. Mary-Jane, having no memory of her past life, was located there, as well as Carnage, who took the role of the infamous "Jack the Ripper." But, due to Fox's poor judgment, they decided to drop the idea, and create the failure of a series "Spiderman Unlimited."
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Photos from cast
Mira Furlan Linda Gary Patrick Labyorteaux
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