Hey fellas. Time to get this cartoon section rolling. Comic based cartoons are some of my favorites. What a huge surprise I know huh
. Anyway I dedcided to start off with one of my favorites. Spider-Man And His Amazing Friends. I remember watching this every Saturday morning. I'm not sure if it was it's original run or reruns a bit later. My memory ain't that good. Sorry.
I've been watching episodes on Netflix over the last couple weeks when time allows. And it's been fun. Every episode contains a scene I recalled from when I was younger. Memory lane.
Here's the intro. For some reason it won't let me embed a video here:
Here's a little history I borrowed from Wikipedia:
Originally broadcast on NBC as a Saturday morning cartoon, the series ran first-run original episodes for three seasons, from 1981 to 1983, then aired repeats for an additional two years (from 1984 to 1986). Alongside the 1981 Spider-Man animated series, Amazing Friends was later re-aired in the late 1980s as part of the 90 minute Marvel Action Universe (not to be confused with 1977's The Marvel Action Universe), a syndicated series that was used as a platform for old and new Marvel-produced animated fare.
In the second season, the show was aired along with a newly produced Hulk animated series as The Incredible Hulk and the Amazing Spider-Man. The two shows shared one intro which showcased the new title. Stan Lee began narrating the episodes in the second season. Narrations by Stan Lee were added to the first season episodes at this time so that the series seemed cohesive. These narrations (for the first and second season) are not on the current masters. They have not aired since the NBC airings. (As seen on the Stan Lee narration list at Spider-Friends.com)
For the third season, there was another title change. This time the characters' names would be reversed and the show was called, The Amazing Spider-Man and the Incredible Hulk. It remained that way for most of the remaining years. NBC did air the show individually in mid-season (post 1986) after it was not initially announced for their fall schedule. Only some of the Stan Lee narrations for the third season are on the current masters. The missing narrations have not aired since the NBC airings.
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