‘X-Men: The Animated Series‘ Revival Series May Be Coming to Disney+. Director and Producer from the series, Larry Houston, has confirmed that he and the production team behind “X-Men: The Animated Series” have pitched a revival series to Disney for Disney+. Houston shared the news during the virtual Wizard World panel last Friday, “We’ve had talks, but that’s about it. We’ve made conversation and it’s up to them to make the decision, but we’ve let them know that we’re all available for whatever they want to do in the future.”
George Buza, the voice of Beast in the original series, added, “We would all love to do it.” Co-star Chris Britton (Mr. Sinister) said a dozen new half-hour episodes “would be fabulous.” “And it would cost them absolutely nothing. Kind of like what they pay now,” Cal Dodd (Wolverine) added. “Lovely series, though. It’s nice to be able to get talent like that for that amount of money.”
“X-Men, an animated series, debuted on October 31, 1992 on the Fox Network as part of Fox’s “Fox Kids” Saturday morning lineup, which featured cartoons such as X-Men, Bobby’s World, and Life with Louie, and live-action programming such as Power Rangers, directed at young children. X-Men is Marvel Comics’ second attempt at an animated X-Men program, after the ill-received half-hour pilot “Pryde of the X-Men” was broadcast multiple times between 1991 and 1992. The popularity and success of X-Men, along with Batman: The Animated Series (which also debuted in the 1993-94 season), helped launch a number of 1990s-2000s animated series based on comic book series.”
There has been no official word from Disney+ regarding the series, but we think an X-Men revival would be a wonderful addition to the streamable content from Marvel on Disney+. Would you like to see the animated series return? Which episodes did you love as a kid? We would love to hear your thoughts in the comments.
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