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Spider-Man: The Animated Series 

Spider-Man (original title)
A young man with spider-like abilities fights crime as a superhero in New York City while trying to have a normal personal life.

Creators:

Stan Lee, Steve Ditko
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5   4   3   2   1  
1998   1997   1996   1995   1994  
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Christopher Daniel Barnes ...  Peter Parker / ... 65 episodes, 1994-1998
Sara Ballantine ...  Mary Jane Watson / ... 40 episodes, 1995-1998
Edward Asner ...  J. Jonah Jameson 35 episodes, 1994-1998
Roscoe Lee Browne ...  Kingpin / ... 36 episodes, 1995-1998
Rodney Saulsberry ...  Robbie Robertson / ... 31 episodes, 1994-1998
Jennifer Hale ...  Felicia Hardy / ... 29 episodes, 1995-1997
Linda Gary Linda Gary ...  Aunt May Parker / ... 28 episodes, 1994-1997
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Storyline

After being bitten by a radioactive spider, young Peter Parker finds that he now has spider-like super powers. Hoping to use his new-found abiilties for wealth and fame, he lets his ego blind him to the needs of others, and indirectly causes the death of his uncle Ben when he refuses to help a police officer catch a fleeing criminal. Humbled by his failure, he resolves to use his talents for fighting crime, and becomes the superhero Spider-Man. While he fights assorted super-villains, Peter also must balance his personal life, including his girlfriend Mary Jane, his job as a photographer at the Daily Bugle, and a an editor who has convinced himself that Spider-man is a criminal that has to be brought down. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Mary Jane Watson's character design is based on the artwork of John Romita. In the comics, Todd McFarlane had redesign the character because he thought she should look more contemporary. Her design in the comics revered back to the one by Romita. See more »

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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Crazy Credits

The episodes shown in syndication of the Jetix line-up feature a shortened opening credit sequence that shows clips from all 5 seasons. However, Season Two episodes have their original intro. See more »

Alternate Versions

Syndicated versions of the pilot episode, "Night of the Lizard", omit a sequence in which the Lizard accidentally slams into his wife with his tail when turning. See more »

Connections

Featured in Biography: Stan Lee: ComiX-Man! (1995) See more »

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Greatest Animated Spider-Man Series!
23 September 2015 | by btimmfanSee all my reviews

This is the best Spider-Man animated series ever made. It is also one of the best superhero animated series ever. The story arcs were epic and unpredictable, Spider-Man had the perfect personality and voice in Christopher Daniel Barnes, and nearly every major character in the Spider- Man mythos made an appearance. Also, the majority of the character designs were great to look at and had a very realistic look to them.

It is not a perfect show. There was a lot of reused animation (scene cuts from previous episodes reused in later episodes). Sometimes it would fit and look alright, and other times it was pretty obvious. Also, even though some things were toned down for being a children's show, I never got the feeling or impression that anything was lacking (even in later viewings as an adult). Anyway, I seriously doubt there will ever be another Spider-Man show that comes close to the quality of this one. This IS Spider-Man.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 November 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(65 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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