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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.

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Stan Lee, Steve Ditko
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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 November 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Spider-Man: The Animated Series See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(65 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Harry Osborn makes his first animated appearance in this series. Though he never appeared in any prior Marvel shows, Harry was mentioned as Peter Parker's friend and roommate in 1981's "Spider-Man" animated series. See more »

Quotes

Spider-Man: [during his first tussle with Tombstone] Now I get the name. I feel like I was just hit by a slab of granite.
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Crazy Credits

The end credits are shown over rough sketches of the characters. See more »

Alternate Versions

After the terrorist attacks on the USA of 11 September 2001, ABCFamily heavily edited the episode "Day of the Chameleon" to remove the World Trade Center, buildings, parts of the NY skyline, a helicopter crashing into a building, as well as exploding and falling to the ground below, among other shots... making the first scene virtually implausible to comprehend as it was originally intended. Dialogue was re-looped to match the new, shorter, version. Also, some production credits from the episode are missing as well, due to their being on screen during the omitted footage. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Recess: School's Out (2001) See more »

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"Spider-Man" - A loyal fan's review
6 June 2008 | by dee.reidSee all my reviews

This is probably the best animated series of Marvel Comics' Spider-Man during the 20th century. I saw "Spider-Man" whenever I could on FOX Kids during its short run on television during the mid-1990s. If you've read the comics since "Amazing Fantasy #15" (Spidey's August 1962 debut), then there's no need to retell the story, but I'll do it anyway: Peter Parker is a shy high school student who gets bitten on the hand by a radioactive spider at a science exhibit. The spider-bite gives him a vast array of spider-like abilities, which he then uses to fight crime after the murder of his beloved Uncle Ben by a burglar. Fans also know that Parker's life wasn't easy, as both Peter Parker and Spider-Man: his relationships with the people he was closest to suffered (like with best pal Harry Osborn and - eventual - wife, Mary Jane Watson), and he became desperate for cash after Uncle Ben's death so he had to take a job as a photographer for the Daily Bugle to help support his widowed Aunt May - all this while fighting crime as tights-wearing wall-crawler Spider-Man.

Anyway, the animated series "Spider-Man" is fantastic, a more-than-faithful adaptation of the comics. A lot of classic villains appear here, my favorite of which is Dr. Octopus, as well as my favorite Spider-Man character (other than Spidey himself), Venom - he's just the coolest anti-hero in the Spider-Man Universe!

I just wish this show would hurry up and come to DVD soon.

10/10


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