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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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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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TV-Y | See all certifications »

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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

John Semper, the story editor/producer for "Spider-Man: The Animated Series", revealed in an online interview that Richard Fisk was going to return if the show had been picked up for a sixth season. Semper said that Richard Fisk was going to become the crime lord known as the Rose, like he did in the Spider-Man comic books, and was going to try to frame Daily Bugle reporter Ned Leeds. See more »

Quotes

Spider-Man: Subtetly is not your strong point, is it?
Wolverine: Hey, can't even spell the word.
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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 »

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9 July 2008 | by SonicBoom77See all my reviews

Really, this is my favorite cartoon of all time. Growing up as a small kid watching it everyday when coming home from school i quickly became a huge fan of the series and Spider-Man himself, if i hadn't had seen this series i would probably never had been a Spider-Man fan. Every episode was amazing they always had a great cliff hanger, great story, great characters, great voice actors and great animation. The Venom Saga was easily my favorite storyline i remember watching all the time on VHS after receiving it as a Christmas present, the storyline was amazing, i didn't read the Spider-Man comics to know the origin of the Symbiote but this TV Show told it better as far as staying in Spider-Mans world.The Storyline was very dark and scary if only the Spider-Man 3 film had followed the symbiote story it would have made more sense and been better but the storyline was pure incredible, Peters dark side was unique and scary. Venom quickly became one of my favorite villain to ever step into the Superhero world. The series didn't have the character of Gwen Stacy but i was totally fine by, i didn't discover her character until years later. The Green Goblin was always my second favorite character of the show his design was perfect and his character was perfect as well and he delivered one of the most amazing evil laughs i have ever heard. The series didn't feature much Electro so that disappointed me because he is my favorite villain ever believe it or not. I always enjoyed The Black Cat and Spider-Man episodes mainly because i enjoyed the love relationship storyline a ton, i enjoyed it more then the Peter and MJ story lines likely because Black Cat was like Spider-Man a lot fighting crime. If you are now in your teens and are a die hard Spider-Man fan it is likely because you grew up watching this series, like myself. This series is very special to me and it will always remain my favorite cartoon series ever. 10/10


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