Voice Director: Dan Hennessey

US Premiere: Oct 31, 1992
US Conclusion: 1997

Seasons: 5
Episodes: 76

Popularity: 217th All Time, 404th This Week

Franchise: X-Men
Characters on BTVA: 71
As of 2009, this series stands as the longest-running Marvel Comics based TV show.
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said at 8:54 PM on Tue May 29 2018
Just got done rewatching the series and it still really good love the animation, writing, and voice acting and in my opinion the best iteration of X-men plus the theme song rocks
8000 Saiyans
said at 9:57 AM on Sat Mar 10 2018
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Also, it's a shame that the TV Tokyo dub was directed by the guy who directed the Japanese dubs of Beast Wars and Beast Machines, since Tessho Genda as Cable, Daisuke Gori as Bishop and Banjo Ginga as Omega Red are fantastic casting choices.
said at 12:02 PM on Sat Mar 10 2018
@8000 Saiyans A shame but fantastic?
8000 Saiyans
said at 12:10 PM on Sat Mar 10 2018
@Abdullab What I'm saying is that those casting choices are fantastic, but that they had to work with a director that's known for dubs with a lot of adlibbing and innaccuracies.

They would have been amazing in a more serious dub.
8000 Saiyans
said at 12:30 PM on Mon Dec 18 2017
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While the animation isn't anything great, the writing of this show was excellent.

Plus, most of the cast was excellent. Cal Dodd really defined how Wolverine should sound like.
Shaun Ince
said at 7:32 PM on Sun Mar 19 2017
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This show holds a very special place in my heart. It was one of the first Marvel cartoons I got into, other than Spiderman & it was the first time I was introduced to the X-Men. A really awesome show.

Not to mention, it has my favorite voices for Rogue & Gambit.
said at 6:44 PM on Sun Mar 19 2017
I have never heard if any of these VA's other than Tara Strong and Cree Summer's dad
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said at 7:01 PM on Sun Mar 19 2017

I guess you didn't grow up on Torontonian cartoons and shows.

Catherine Disher, Tony Daniels, Lawrence Bayne, Terri Hawkes, Susan Roman, John Stocker, Ron Rubin, Lenore Zann, and Harvey Atkin just to name a few are all A-tier talent. Super versatile and ubiquitous. And Alyson Court is just iconic. This talent pool is really nostalgic for me so I always find it kind of a shame how underrated/overlooked they are here.
said at 1:31 PM on Sun Feb 26 2017
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A true classic Marvel animated series of the 90s and a representation of the X-Men with its cast, vivid animation, smart writing, and of course its kickass theme song
said at 8:16 AM on Mon May 30 2016
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I don't seem to recall this show too well, though I did watch bits and pieces of it when I was younger. I remember the theme song most alongside Lenore Zann's Rogue and Cal Dodd's Wolverine. Oh, and speaking of theme:


Coupled with animation that looked way better than the actual cartoon, this had a great power metal ditty courtesy of Ambience. To be fair, however, series like the 80s ThunderCats also had superior animation quality in the opening sequences than the show itself. I imagine those were simpler times :3
Polyester Funk
said at 12:15 AM on Tue May 31 2016
@CelestialOuroboros The Japanese opening is cool, yet it seems so disingenuous.
Polyester Funk
said at 11:44 PM on Fri Dec 26 2014
We're the episodes rushed into production? Last time I watched this I kept noticing all of the animation errors. It certainly didn't ruin the series for me, but many of the errors just seemed like they have been obvious to anyone who was handling the continuity of this series.
said at 11:35 AM on Fri Mar 20 2015
@Polyester Funk Just one word: AKOM.

Yeah, AKOM was one of the studios that animated this show. This show had pretty cool stories and well done character development, but the animation... BLERGH!!!!

Will Meugniot told me through Facebook that the budget was really low, so they couldn't replicate the awesome animation of the 1989 pilot or why they couldn't get the cast of the pilot.

But still, even with the crappy animation, they managed to pull off a great show.
Polyester Funk
said at 12:59 AM on Sat Mar 21 2015
@Starscreamsfan Just looked up AKOM and they were responsible for the fourth season of Transformers which had bad animation also. I think they also did the "City of Steel" episode and a few others that looked bad too.

Yeah, X-Men had some good stories, but the animation was often times less than stellar. Sometimes it looked OK, but as I said before there were so many obvious errors that just hamper the finished product.
said at 7:02 AM on Sat Mar 21 2015
@Polyester Funk Personally, I think the fourth season of Transformers is one of their best animation efforts (looks better than their other projects). All the other Transformers episodes they did were just awful looking.

From what I've read:

X-Men was originally to premiere over the Labor Day weekend in September; however, due to production delays, it was pushed to the end of October. Moreover, when the animation team AKOM turned in the first episode, it contained hundreds of animation errors, which AKOM refused to fix. Because of time constraints, the episode was aired as is. The second episode was turned in just before deadline, with 50 scenes missing and only a single day reserved for editing. The "Night of the Sentinels" two-part episode originally aired as a "sneak preview" on October 31. Because of the production delays and animation errors in these two episodes, Fox threatened to sever AKOM's contracts. When Fox re-aired the pilot in early 1993, the errors were all corrected.

So, there you go. AKOM was apparently very difficult to work with, if you wanted them to fix their errors, you would have to threaten them. No wonder they got fired from the 1992 Batman cartoon after animating a few episodes.
Polyester Funk
said at 12:20 AM on Sun Mar 22 2015
@Starscreamsfan Comparatively speaking TF season 4 did look better than the episodes in S2 that they did. The later season episodes of X-Men looked really bad IMO. We're they done by AKOM too or someone else?
said at 5:18 AM on Sun Mar 22 2015
@Polyester Funk Yep, definetly AKOM.
said at 3:54 PM on Sun Mar 22 2015
@Starscreamsfan I enojoy the animation but that just...

I see why they were fired off Batman TAS, I know some episodes had animation errors in them, which ones did they animate.
said at 3:56 PM on Sun Mar 22 2015
@pete Which ones did they animate?
said at 4:00 PM on Sun Mar 22 2015
@pete I don't remember that well, but from what I recall, they animated "Christmas with the Joker", the "Feat of Clay" two-parter and another Joker episode (the one with Captain Clown). I"m pretty sure they did some others before being fired.
said at 5:15 PM on Mon Mar 23 2015
@Starscreamsfan I'm guessing "Almost Got Im" was among the list, that had a few animation errors.
said at 5:31 PM on Mon Mar 23 2015
@pete Nope, AKOM had already been fired at that point.
said at 5:53 PM on Mon Mar 23 2015
@Starscreamsfan The replacements weren't better error wise lol.
The Doctor
said at 2:09 AM on Tue Mar 24 2015
@Starscreamsfan Not sure about rest of your info, but there's one small error. 1989 Pilot (AKA Pryde of the X-Men) was not pilot for this show. The two shows share no connection whatsoever.

Also, I have heard a story that the first two episodes had so many animation errors, because Fox Kids almost cancelled the production of the show completely, believing that serious superhero show wouldn't be profitable. They, of course, changed their minds, but at that point they were so behind the schedule that there simply wasn't enought time to fix most of the errors.
said at 3:12 AM on Tue Mar 24 2015
@The Doctor I know it's not the pilot for this show, but a lot of the crew members like Will Meugniot, Larry Houston and Rick Hoberg were involved in both the pilot and this show.
said at 7:33 AM on Tue Mar 24 2015
@The Doctor And, yeah. They did have a lot of problems with the show, like the fact that you stated about the pretty close cancellation of the show.

And even though, the Pryde pilot wasn't the pilot of the show, Meugniot says that it did pave the way to create this show (it's almost the same thing that happened with the Super Powers Team episode "The Fear", which, according to Alan Burnett, was a pilot for a potential Batman cartoon, which paved the way for the 1992 Batman cartoon).
said at 7:38 AM on Tue Mar 24 2015
@pete Dong Yang animated "Almost Got 'Im".

I think the best animation of the Batman cartoon was done by a studio called Spectrum. They animated episodes like "On Leather Wings" and "Heart of Ice".
said at 3:27 PM on Tue Nov 4 2014
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Complain about voice direction if you want, Cal Dodd continues to defines Wolverine's voice, even though Steve Blum has updated it a bit. I don't think most the X-men voices were that bad, all easy to picture in the comics, though Xavier was probably the weakest, and was a bit forced, and most voices can be updated as well Storm is probably my favorite. Apocalypse, Sinister, and The Sentinels stand out most voice wise, though those can be updated too. Without this show the X-men would have faded into obscurity, so while the VA's weren't perfect, it didn't stop people from liking this, and this show from saving the comics.
said at 12:17 PM on Fri Mar 20 2015
@pete In my opinion, the reason as to why a lot of people complain about the voice direction is the same as with The Marvel Super Heroes:

Even though the performers did a great job, a lot of their performances don't hold up really well with the passing of time, and that's something that really saddens me about Marvel Super Heroes and this show, because the performers really gave their best. I mean, people like Susan Roman, John Stocker, Jeremy Ratchford, Robert Bockstael, Tara Strong, Brett Halsey, David Fox, Lally Cadeau, Randall Carpenter, Don Francks, Terri Hawkes, Len Carlson and Harvey Atkin really did their best to give memorable performances.

It's pretty sad to see that a lot of these performances haven't aged well, because they really did a top notch job, and I agree with you, this show really had great performances.
said at 3:32 PM on Sat Mar 21 2015
@Starscreamsfan Tara Strong was on this?
said at 3:37 PM on Sat Mar 21 2015
@pete Yup. She was Illyana Rasputin (Colossus' sister).
said at 7:52 PM on Mon Aug 26 2013
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Am I the only one who gets the urge to kick major ass whenever I listen to the theme song of this show?
said at 5:14 AM on Thu Oct 17 2013
@LordofEvil96 You should hear the Japanese theme. :P
said at 9:19 PM on Sat Jun 8 2013
 2 Shout Outs!
Trust me when I say I am not looking at this through nostalgia glasses, but it is impossible to sing enough praises about this show! It's odd, even watching it as a eleven-year old kid at the time, I knew it would have a life long after its run on Fox because it was so different from anything else; playing out more like a high-brow soap opera than your typical "Saturday morning cartoon" fodder. There was always something about it (if not several things) that just stuck with me after the credits rolled.

Even to this day, whenever I pop in my dvds, I want to see more. Like The Real Ghostbusters, BatmanTAS & later, Avatar the Last Airbender, its one of the elite few animated shows that you really felt a part of; not just a fly on the wall. Thank God for the incredible team of Margaret Loesch, Frank Squillance, Stephanie Graziano, Sidney Iwanter, Eric Lewald, Scott Thomas, Will Meugniot & the countless other writers, animators, the PHENOMENAL voice actors, etc. for creating an experience that is true to the essence of its source material & endures. It was because of this show that I got interested in comics! The forces behind this series is evidence that it pays to be a student of your craft & the stuff you're putting out there into the universe. They gave us [the audience] love & with the obvious HUGE success of the show, it reciprocated ten fold back to them. Nevermind the fact that we were kids, they didn't attempt to insult our intelligence as functioning HUMAN BEINGS & that is to be commended. Future incarnations could learn so much from studying this series.

Hands down, it still remains one of the greatest television shows EVER put on the small screen. IMO, they set the bar so high that almost anything that came afterward pales in comparison. Oh, my X-Men, how I miss you so. :*(

R.I.P Fox Kids.
The Doctor
said at 1:38 PM on Fri Sep 26 2014
@FireMadeFlesh I didn't grew-up with this show and I still love it =)
said at 1:34 AM on Sun Dec 9 2012
It's up there with Batman: The Animated Series as one of the great superhero cartoons of all time! It's certainly one of the better Marvel ones.
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