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Spider-Man is a series that ran starting starting November 19, 1994 and ending January 31, 1998. It is the fourth to focus on the wallcrawler after Spider-Man, Spider-Man, and Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends. It is the second longest running series based on a Marvel Comics property after only X-Men, which exists in the same continuity.

The show followed the life of Peter Parker as Spider-Man (voiced by Christopher Daniel Barnes). After the death of his Uncle Ben (Brian Keith), Peter struggles to balance his superhero life and personal life with his Aunt May (Linda Gary and Julie Bennett), girlfriend Felicia Hardy (Jennifer Hale), eventual wife Mary Jane Watson (Sara Ballantine), and best friend Harry Osborn (Gary Imhoff). He fights classic villains such as Shocker (Jim Cummings), Kingpin (Roscoe Lee Browne), Vulture (Alan Johnson and Eddie Albert), and Doctor Octopus (Efrem Zimbalist Jr.) as well as then-recent characters such as Venom (Hank Azaria), Hobgoblin (Mark Hamill), and Carnage (Scott Cleverdon). He would team up with the Fantastic Four, the X-Men (featuring the cast of X-Men), Nick Fury (Philip Abbott) and S.H.I.E.L.D., Prowler (Tim Russ), Captain America (David Hayter), War Machine (James Avery) and Iron Man (Robert Hays, both reprising their roles from Iron Man). The show adapted stories including The Kid Who Collects Spider-Man, Secret Wars, and the controversial Clone Saga. He even traveled to the "real world" to meet Stan Lee (Himself).

The series came about when Marvel Comics was facing financial problems. Avi Arad started Marvel Films Animation to bring characters to animation and hired John Semper, Jr. to be story editor after a previous editor failed to work out. The two clashed on the direction of the show, but Semper won after arguing that a quality show would sell toys anyways. Semper had great freedom when it came to guest stars and included characters such as Punisher (John Beck), Blade (James Donald Hall), Doctor Strange (John Vernon), and Madame Web (Joan Lee). He used season long story arcs, against direct orders since that was something not being done in a children's show. Despite being top in the ratings, the show was eventually cancelled because of a disagreement between Arad and head of Fox Kids Margaret Loesch.

The show as a hit in the ratings. The episode "Day of the Chameleon" won an Annie Award for Best Individual Achievement for Writing in the Field of Animation. The series won a NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Animated/Live Action/Dramatic Youth or Children's Series/Special. The show had a major impact on the comics and subsequent adaptations, most notably with the Venom Symbiote. Before, the symbiote just gave Spider-Man unlimited webbing. Afterwards the comics, films, and other series included the aspect that the symbiote increased his aggressive side. In fact, the film Spider-Man 3 included a recreated shot from "The Alien Costume, Part One". Other aspects include making Green Goblin an alternate personality to Norman Osborn who actually communicates with and demeans his other self. Additionally, the series finale featured a story of Spider-Man traveling to an alternate universe to team up with several other Spider-Men to stop an evil version of himself. A similar story was used in the video game Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions, the comic story Spider-Verse, and Oscar-winning film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.


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Series
1960s
The Marvel Super HeroesSpider-ManFantastic Four
1970s
Fantastic FourSpider-WomanFred and Barney Meet the Thing
1980s
Spider-ManThe Incredible HulkSpider-Man and His Amazing Friends • "Pryde of the X-Men" • Solarman
1990s
X-MenIron ManFantastic FourSpider-ManThe Incredible HulkSilver SurferSpider-Man UnlimitedThe Avengers: United They Stand
2000s
X-Men: EvolutionSpider-Man: The New Animated SeriesFantastic Four: World's Greatest HeroesThe Spectacular Spider-ManIron Man: Armored AdventuresMarvel Super Heroes: What The--?!Wolverine and the X-MenThe Super Hero Squad Show
2010s
Completed The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest HeroesMarvel Anime: Iron ManMarvel Anime: WolverineMarvel Anime: X-MenMarvel Anime: BladeUltimate Spider-ManAvengers AssembleMarvel Disk Wars: The AvengersHulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.Guardians of the GalaxyRocket & GrootAnt-ManMarvel Rising: InitiationMarvel Future AvengersMarvel Rising: Ultimate Comic
Currently Airing Spider-ManMarvel Super Hero AdventuresBig Hero 6
2020s
Completed Marvel Battleworld: Mystery of the ThanostonesLego Marvel Avengers: Climate Conundrum
Upcoming M.O.D.O.K.Hit MonkeyThe OffendersThe Amazing StanMoon Girl and Devil DinosaurSpidey and His Amazing FriendsWhat If...?
Films
Direct to Video
Dracula: Sovereign of the DamnedThe Monster of FrankensteinUltimate AvengersUltimate Avengers IIThe Invincible Iron ManDoctor Strange: The Sorcerer SupremeNext Avengers: Heroes of TomorrowHulk Vs: (Hulk vs Wolverine / Hulk vs Thor) • Planet HulkThor: Tales of AsgardIron Man: Rise of TechnovoreIron Man & Hulk: Heroes UnitedLego Marvel Super Heroes: Maximum OverloadAvengers Confidential: Black Widow & PunisherIron Man & Captain America: Heroes UnitedLego Marvel Super Heroes: Avengers ReassembledMarvel Super Hero Adventures: Frost Fight!Hulk: Where Monsters DwellLego Marvel Super Heroes – Guardians of the Galaxy: The Thanos ThreatLego Marvel Super Heroes - Black Panther: Trouble in WakandaMarvel Rising: Secret WarriorsMarvel Rising: Chasing GhostsMarvel Rising: Heart of IronLego Marvel Spider-Man: Vexed by VenomMarvel Rising: Battle of the BandsMarvel Rising: Operation ShuriMarvel Rising: Playing with Fire
Theatrical
Big Hero 6Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Shorts
X-Men: DarktideSpellboundBait 'n' SwitchChimichangasCosmic Sleigh RideMjolnir MischiefTick Tick SmashTime to UnwindSubmarine ShowdownBig Robot, Little ProblemRooftop RockMagnet Mayhem
Motion Comics
Astonishing X-MenSpider-Woman: Agent of S.W.O.R.D.Black PantherIron Man: ExtremisWolverine: OriginThor & Loki: Blood BrothersInhumansUltimate Wolverine vs. HulkWolverine Versus SabretoothWolverine Versus Sabretooth: RebornWolverine Weapon X: Tomorrow Dies TodayEternalsUltimate Comics
Unproduced Projects
Ant-ManIron ManTeen HulkHulk HoundHoward the DuckDaredevilThe Black WidowHoward the DuckCaptain AmericaThorHulk: Gamma CorpsDeadpoolCaptain MarvelTigra & Dazzler


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