Sep
14
2019

Disney+ raiding old Marvel cartoon libraries?

Yes! Well, at least in the Netherlands:

Disney’s upcoming streaming service Disney Plus may be the new home of some classic Marvel animated television shows. A free trial version of the service in the Netherlands revealed a host of animated shows on the service. Disney has not yet confirmed if these titles are Netherlands exclusive, or if the titles will be available in other countries.

The titles showcased include X-Men ’92 Spider-Man ’94, Spider-Woman ’79, Spider-Man ’81, Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends, Iron Man ’94, Fantastic Four ’94, Incredible HulkSilver Surfer, and Spider-Man Unlimited.

Although the only reason why I can imagine that they wouldn’t would be for rights reasons. Seems like a no-brainer; not to mention, an instant nostalgia bomb. I can’t wait to see how much Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends, the beloved show of my youth, actually sucked! I’m more worried that Incredible Hulk will, though. Nostalgia is a two-bladed weapon.

5 Comments

  • Jeff Weimer says:

    I remember the Incredible Hulk cartoon, and Stan Lee giving his bon mots at the end of every episode (“This Is Stan Lee…). It’s when I first noticed he GAF about his creations and legacy.

  • UnmovingGreatLibrary says:

    The shows may turn out to have actually sucked when watched now, but it’s safe to say that the 90s X-Men cartoon theme never did and never will.

    • DemosthenesVW says:

      The show doesn’t either. A few years ago, I bought the DVDs and watched the entire run in production order (something I’d never been able to do as a kid, because FOX always seemed to broadcast them out of order). Except for a really lackluster run of episodes at the end of the fifth season, it held up.
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      In fact, if it weren’t for Batman: TAS, I would say X-Men ‘92 is the greatest animated superhero series of all time. Admittedly, that’s a pretty big “if.”

    • Jon says:

      It was a big trailblazer, and whenever I think of Rogue it’s that voice actress that comes to mind, “sugah”.

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