History Trivia / SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries

27th Mar '16 9:31:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatVoice:
** Creator/MarkHamill brought what was essentially a slightly deeper, more toned-down version of his Joker voice to the Hobgoblin, but it works very well.
** Spider-Man himself, Christopher Daniel Barnes, was well-known for voicing Prince Eric in Disney's ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' and would later voice Prince Charming in the direct-to-video ''Cinderella'' sequels. Live-action wise, Barnes would go on to play Greg Brady in the first two ''Film/TheBradyBunch'' films at the same time as his voice work here. Twelve years after the show ended, he voiced Noir Peter Parker in ''VideoGame/SpiderManShatteredDimensions'' and [[ComicBook/SpiderMan2099 Miguel O'Hara]] in ''VideoGame/SpiderManEdgeOfTime''.
** Creator/HankAzaria (Venom/Eddie Brock) is better known as... Moe Syzslak, Professor Frink, Apu, and countless others from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''.
** Creator/JenniferHale (Felicia Hardy/Black Cat) would go on to play Cinderella herself in the same movies, not to mention Naomi Hunter in ''Franchise/MetalGear'' and [=FemShep=] in ''Franchise/MassEffect''. Other Marvel characters she would later voice include Jean Grey for ''Wolverine and the X-Men'' and Carol Danvers, AKA: MsMarvel, for ''Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes''.
** Speaking of Felicia Hardy, [[Series/TheGoldenGirls Blanche Devereaux]] is her mother.
** Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. (Doctor Octopus) also voiced Alfred on ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', though Doc Ock has a more Eastern European accent.
** Creator/DavidWarner who did Ra's Al Ghul on ''Batman: The Animated Series'' as well, as well as the Lobe from ''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}''.
** [[Franchise/MetalGear Solid Snake]] is the voice of Captain America.
** While [[Creator/CamClarke Liquid Snake]] is Mr. Fantastic.
** Creator/JimCummings is the Shocker, the Rhino is [[Series/That70sShow Bob Pinciotti]] (while at the same time, across the Fox Kids lineup, Red Forman was [[WesternAnimation/EekTheCat General Galapagos]]), Creator/EdAsner's J. Jonah Jameson, and Creator/MalcolmMcDowell as the voice of Whistler in his debut.
** EarlBoen, whom you might remember from the ''{{Terminator}}'' movies or as the voice of Nemesis in ''VideoGame/BlackAndWhite'', plays Beyonder and Red Skull.
** Speaking of early 2000's video games, for the voice of Franchise/{{Blade}} we have the guy who voiced Gargarensis the Cyclops in ''AgeOfMythology''. Interesting choice.
** James "[[Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir Uncle Phil]]" Avery reprises the role of ComicBook/WarMachine from ''WesternAnimation/IronMan'' season 1, and Dorian "Season 2 War Machine" Harewood is Tombstone. In fact, with the exceptions of most of the ComicBook/FantasticFour (Creator/QuintonFlynn did return as the Human Torch, though), Doctor Doom, and ComicBook/{{Daredevil}}, pretty much most of the voices actors from the other Marvel series at the time reprised their roles on the show. However, Creator/TomKane voiced Doctor Doom.
** Creator/RobPaulsen was Hydro-Man.
** Creator/TonyJay was Baron Mordo.
** [[Creator/EdwardAsner Lou Grant]] was J. Jonah Jameson, both characteristically and literally.
** Creator/RichardMoll is ([[TheOtherDarrin the second voice of]]) the Scorpion.
** And in the Japanese dub:
*** Spidey [[Creator/ToshiyukiMorikawa is]] [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Kyosuke Nanbu]]
*** Mary Jane [[Creator/YukoKaida is]] [[Anime/QueensBlade Risty]] and [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn Marida Cruz]]
*** Uncle Ben and Kingpin [[Creator/{{Mugihito}} are]] [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Keel Lorentz]]
*** J.J. Jameson [[Creator/KoseiHirota is]] [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Gosunkugi]]
*** Elizabeth Allen [[Creator/ChiakiTakahashi is]] [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Litchi Faye Ling]]
*** Kraven [[Creator/HideakiTezuka is]] [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn Suberoa Zinnerman]]
*** Morbius [[Creator/AtsushiOno is]] [[Anime/QueensBlade Count Vance]] and [[Manga/SoulEater Joe Buttataki]] [[HilariousInHindsight (Except that, instead of coffee, he wants more PLASMA!)]]
** Mary Jane's Aunt Anna is [[Franchise/StarTrek Majel Barrett, a.k.a. Lwaxana Troi, Nurse Chapel, and the voice of Starfleet's computers.]]
** And Madame Web is Creator/StanLee's wife.
** [[Creator/BarbaraGoodson Ashley Kafka]]; [[Creator/RobertAxelrod Punisher's sidekick, Microchip]]; and Daredevil are respectively, [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Rita Repulsa, Lord Zedd]], and [[Series/PowerRangersTimeForce Mr. Collins]]
** [[Music/{{Aerosmith}} Joe Perry]] sings the opening theme.
** His voice is so versatile you probably didn't recognize him, but Norman Osborn is voiced by Neil Ross, who also voiced [[Anime/{{Voltron}} Keith and Pidge!]] (amongst others).
*** It's also [[RoleReprisal not the first time he voiced the character either]], as he previously had voiced Osborn in the 1980's Spider-Man cartoon (the solo one, not ''[[WesternAnimation/SpiderManAndHisAmazingFriends Amazing Friends]]'').
** [[Series/GoodLuckCharlie Amy Duncan]] voices Alisha Silvermane.
28th Feb '16 9:24:52 AM nombretomado
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** Speaking of early 2000's video games, for the voice of {{Blade}} we have the guy who voiced Gargarensis the Cyclops in ''AgeOfMythology''. Interesting choice.

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** Speaking of early 2000's video games, for the voice of {{Blade}} Franchise/{{Blade}} we have the guy who voiced Gargarensis the Cyclops in ''AgeOfMythology''. Interesting choice.
8th Jan '16 6:01:55 PM themisterfree
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** Creator/JimCummings is the Shocker, the Rhino is [[Series/That70sShow Bob Pinciotti]], Creator/EdAsner's J. Jonah Jameson, and Creator/MalcolmMcDowell as the voice of Whistler in his debut.

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** Creator/JimCummings is the Shocker, the Rhino is [[Series/That70sShow Bob Pinciotti]], Pinciotti]] (while at the same time, across the Fox Kids lineup, Red Forman was [[WesternAnimation/EekTheCat General Galapagos]]), Creator/EdAsner's J. Jonah Jameson, and Creator/MalcolmMcDowell as the voice of Whistler in his debut.
29th Dec '15 5:09:35 AM Anddrix
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** James "[[Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir Uncle Phil]]" Avery reprises the role of ComicBook/WarMachine from ''WesternAnimation/IronMan'' season 1, and Dorian "Season 2 War Machine" Harewood is Tombstone. In fact, with the exceptions of most of the ComicBook/FantasticFour (Creator/QuintonFlynn did return as the Human Torch, though), SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom, and ComicBook/{{Daredevil}}, pretty much most of the voices actors from the other Marvel series at the time reprised their roles on the show. However, Creator/TomKane voiced Doctor Doom.

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** James "[[Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir Uncle Phil]]" Avery reprises the role of ComicBook/WarMachine from ''WesternAnimation/IronMan'' season 1, and Dorian "Season 2 War Machine" Harewood is Tombstone. In fact, with the exceptions of most of the ComicBook/FantasticFour (Creator/QuintonFlynn did return as the Human Torch, though), SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom, Doctor Doom, and ComicBook/{{Daredevil}}, pretty much most of the voices actors from the other Marvel series at the time reprised their roles on the show. However, Creator/TomKane voiced Doctor Doom.



** As noted earlier, despite most of the guests star retaining their [=VAs=] from prior shows, outside of Creator/QuintonFlynn, the WesternAnimation/FantasticFour were recast, along with Daredevil and SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom.

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** As noted earlier, despite most of the guests star retaining their [=VAs=] from prior shows, outside of Creator/QuintonFlynn, the WesternAnimation/FantasticFour were recast, along with Daredevil and SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom.Doctor Doom.
31st Oct '15 10:43:54 PM Green_lantern40
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** Spider-Man himself, Christopher Daniel Barnes, was well-known for playing Prince Eric in Disney's ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' and would later play Greg Brady in the first two movies which parodied the Brady Bunch as well as Prince Charming in the direct-to-video ''Cinderella'' sequels. Twelve years after the show ended, he voiced Noir Peter Parker in ''VideoGame/SpiderManShatteredDimensions'' and is voicing Miguel O'Hara in ''VideoGame/SpiderManEdgeOfTime''.

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** Spider-Man himself, Christopher Daniel Barnes, was well-known for playing voicing Prince Eric in Disney's ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' and would later play Greg Brady in the first two movies which parodied the Brady Bunch as well as voice Prince Charming in the direct-to-video ''Cinderella'' sequels. Live-action wise, Barnes would go on to play Greg Brady in the first two ''Film/TheBradyBunch'' films at the same time as his voice work here. Twelve years after the show ended, he voiced Noir Peter Parker in ''VideoGame/SpiderManShatteredDimensions'' and is voicing [[ComicBook/SpiderMan2099 Miguel O'Hara O'Hara]] in ''VideoGame/SpiderManEdgeOfTime''.
21st Oct '15 8:22:44 AM themisterfree
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** The Sinister Six were instead named as the "Insidious" Six, due to concerns that the term "sinister" would be overly disturbing to children. Which is curious, since the then-concurrently airing ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' cartoon featured regular appearances by Minister Sinister, with his original name intact.
* ExiledFromContinuity: There were originally plans to have Ghost Rider in an episode, but the episode was scrapped due to Ghost Rider airing on the UPN network, which airs The Incredible Hulk.

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** The Sinister Six were instead named as the "Insidious" Six, due to concerns that the term "sinister" would be overly disturbing to children. Which is curious, since the then-concurrently airing ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' cartoon featured regular appearances by Minister Sinister, with his original name intact. \n (Admittedly, "Insidious" Six does sound cooler.)
* ExiledFromContinuity: There were originally plans to have Ghost Rider in an episode, but the episode was scrapped due to Ghost Rider airing on the UPN network, having a series planned for Creator/{{UPN}}, which airs The Incredible Hulk.didn't happen (he did show up in the ''Incredible Hulk'' toon that aired on UPN, however).



** His voice is so veratile you probably didn't recognize him, but Norman Osborn is voiced by Neil Ross, who also voiced [[Anime/{{Voltron}} Keith and Pidge!]]

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** His voice is so veratile versatile you probably didn't recognize him, but Norman Osborn is voiced by Neil Ross, who also voiced [[Anime/{{Voltron}} Keith and Pidge!]]Pidge!]] (amongst others).



* IWantYouToMeetAnOldFriendOfMine: Christopher Daniel Barnes, who provided Spider-Man's voice, and Robert Hayes, the voice of Iron Man, had previously starred together in ''Series/{{Starman}}''. Both were reportedly thrilled at doing a team up.

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* IWantYouToMeetAnOldFriendOfMine: Christopher Daniel Barnes, who provided Spider-Man's voice, and Robert Hayes, Hays, the voice of Iron Man, had previously starred together in ''Series/{{Starman}}''. Both were reportedly thrilled at doing a team up.



* ScrewedByTheNetwork: Sort of...it's a bit complicated. The show was always intended to have 65 episodes [[SixtyFiveEpisodeCartoon as was tradition at the time]] but it was popular enough it could have received more episodes but the head of development for Fox Kids hated Avi Arad who was the producer for the show. Story Editor and showrunner John Semper has gone on record in saying the show ended the way he wanted to with Peter Parker saving all of reality, meeting his creator, and being content with his life and any further seasons would have just been doing it for the money.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The adaptation of ''Secret Wars'' was originally going to feature a number of additional characters, most notably Mister Sinister. These were later scrapped for numerous reasons -- namely costs since Sinister's voice actor, Chris Britton, is Canadian-based (the cast of the ''X-Men'' series had previously been flown to LA from Canada for their appearance in the crossover, which proved expensive. Storm got to appear because she's a case of TheOtherDarrin, and her ''former'' voice actress was in LA.)

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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: Sort of...it's a bit complicated. The show was always intended to have 65 episodes [[SixtyFiveEpisodeCartoon as was tradition at the time]] but it was popular enough it could have received more episodes but the head of development for Fox Kids hated Avi Arad Arad, who was the producer for the show. Story Editor and showrunner John Semper has gone on record in saying the show ended the way he wanted to with Peter Parker saving all of reality, meeting his creator, and being content with his life and any further seasons would have just been doing it for the money.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The adaptation of ''Secret Wars'' was originally going to feature a number of additional characters, most notably Mister Sinister. These were later scrapped for numerous reasons -- namely costs since Sinister's voice actor, Chris Britton, is Canadian-based (the cast of the ''X-Men'' series had previously been flown to LA from Canada for their appearance in the crossover, which proved expensive. Storm got to appear because she's a case of TheOtherDarrin, and her ''former'' voice actress was in LA.) And The Lizard's spot was originally made for the Hulk, but he had a series on UPN, so he couldn't be there.



** There were plans to resolve the Mary-Jane Watson subplot by having Spider-Man find her lost in time and bringing her home with Madam Webb's help, but the series was not renewed and the subplot remained unresolved.

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** There were plans to resolve the Mary-Jane Watson subplot by having Spider-Man find her lost in time and bringing her home with Madam Madame Webb's help, but the series was not renewed and the subplot remained unresolved.
7th Jun '15 1:57:30 PM EarlOfSandvich
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** EarlBoen, whom you might remember from the ''{{Terminator}}'' movies or as the voice of Nemesis in ''BlackAndWhite'', plays Beyonder and Red Skull.

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** EarlBoen, whom you might remember from the ''{{Terminator}}'' movies or as the voice of Nemesis in ''BlackAndWhite'', ''VideoGame/BlackAndWhite'', plays Beyonder and Red Skull.
25th May '15 8:05:20 PM calli11298
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*** Oddly, the word "kill" was actually used more than once, when referring to "killing" a news story, and briefly when Spider-Man asks why Black Cat doesn't want to kill him if she worked for the Kingpin.

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*** Oddly, the word "kill" was actually used more than once, when referring to "killing" a news story, and briefly when Spider-Man asks why Black Cat doesn't want to kill him if she worked for the Kingpin. Also, when Flash complains to his girlfriend about how Michael Morbius almost "killed" him. Mac Gargan (who would later become the Scorpion) said he'd "kill for the chance" to get back at Spiderman.



** Spider-Man was also never allowed to throw a punch because it would make the show ''too violent.'' The writers managed to slip about six punches into the 65-episode series (Alistair Smythe punches Kingpin, Alistair punches Scorpion, Black Marvel punches Chameleon, Miss America punches the vulture Spidey throws a punch at the Green Goblin (and misses) and Spidey punches Spot). Although TropesAreNotBad in this case, as it forced Spider-Man to be much more clever in his crimefighting, which fits his genius-level intellect (but still produced quite a bit {{Narm}} since his fights ultimately started to look less like fights and more like dance scenes after a while).

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** Spider-Man was also never allowed to throw a punch because it would make the show ''too violent.'' The writers managed to slip about six punches into the 65-episode series (Alistair Smythe punches Kingpin, Alistair punches Scorpion, Black Marvel punches Chameleon, Miss America punches the vulture Vulture, Spidey throws a punch at the Green Goblin (and misses) and Spidey punches Spot). Although TropesAreNotBad in this case, as it forced Spider-Man to be much more clever in his crimefighting, which fits his genius-level intellect (but still produced quite a bit {{Narm}} since his fights ultimately started to look less like fights and more like dance scenes after a while).
25th May '15 8:02:30 PM calli11298
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** Spider-Man was also never allowed to throw a punch because it would make the show ''too violent.'' The writers managed to slip just two punchs into the 65-episode series (Alistair Smythe punches Kingpin, and Spidey punches Spot). Although TropesAreNotBad in this case, as it forced Spider-Man to be much more clever in his crimefighting, which fits his genius-level intellect (but still produced quite a bit {{Narm}} since his fights ultimately started to look less like fights and more like dance scenes after a while).

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** Spider-Man was also never allowed to throw a punch because it would make the show ''too violent.'' The writers managed to slip just two punchs about six punches into the 65-episode series (Alistair Smythe punches Kingpin, Alistair punches Scorpion, Black Marvel punches Chameleon, Miss America punches the vulture Spidey throws a punch at the Green Goblin (and misses) and Spidey punches Spot). Although TropesAreNotBad in this case, as it forced Spider-Man to be much more clever in his crimefighting, which fits his genius-level intellect (but still produced quite a bit {{Narm}} since his fights ultimately started to look less like fights and more like dance scenes after a while).
4th May '15 9:56:49 AM TheVictoriousV
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** EarlBoen, whom you might remember from the ''{{Terminator}}'' movies or as the voice of Nemesis in ''BlackAndWhite'', plays Beyonder and Red Skull.
** Speaking of early 2000's video games, for the voice of {{Blade}} we have the guy who voiced Gargarensis the Cyclops in ''AgeOfMythology''. Interesting choice.
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