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Release Date:
12 September 1981 (USA) See more »
The web slinging superhero battles crime in New York City. Full summary »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 2 of 31)
Ted Schwartz ... Peter Parker / ... (26 episodes, 1981-1982)
William Woodson ... J. Jonah Jameson (13 episodes, 1981-1982)

Series Directed by
Don Jurwich (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Larry Parr (7 episodes, 1981-1982)
Donald F. Glut (5 episodes, 1981-1982)
Jeffrey Scott (5 episodes, 1981)
Christy Marx (3 episodes, 1981-1982)
Doug Booth (2 episodes, 1981-1982)

Steve Ditko (unknown episodes)
Stan Lee (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
David H. DePatie .... executive producer (26 episodes, 1981-1982)
Lee Gunther .... executive producer (26 episodes, 1981-1982)
Art Vitello .... producer (26 episodes, 1981-1982)
Series Original Music by
Johnny Douglas (26 episodes, 1981-1982)
Series Production Management
Kathy Condon .... production manager (26 episodes, 1981-1982)
Series Art Department
Cullen Blaine .... storyboard artist (26 episodes, 1981-1982)
Rick Hoberg .... storyboard artist (26 episodes, 1981-1982)
Larry Houston .... storyboard artist (26 episodes, 1981-1982)
Sherman Labby .... storyboard artist (26 episodes, 1981-1982)
Mario Piluso .... storyboard artist (26 episodes, 1981-1982)
Hank Tucker .... storyboard artist (26 episodes, 1981-1982)
Series Sound Department
Jim Blodgett .... sound effects editor (26 episodes, 1981-1982)
Richard S. Gannon .... sound effects editor (26 episodes, 1981-1982)
Ken Rayzor .... recording mixer (26 episodes, 1981-1982)
Series Animation Department
Lyle Beddes .... layout artist (26 episodes, 1981-1982)
Bruce Bennett .... layout artist (26 episodes, 1981-1982)
Norman Cabral .... layout artist (26 episodes, 1981-1982)
Gerry Chiniquy .... animation director (26 episodes, 1981-1982)
Steve Clark .... animation director (26 episodes, 1981-1982)
Dan Fausett .... layout artist (26 episodes, 1981-1982)
Neil Galloway .... layout artist (26 episodes, 1981-1982)
Greg Garcia .... layout artist (26 episodes, 1981-1982)
John Gibbs .... animation director (26 episodes, 1981-1982)
Gary Graham .... layout artist (26 episodes, 1981-1982)
Rick Graham .... layout artist (26 episodes, 1981-1982)
Stuart Heimdal .... layout artist (26 episodes, 1981-1982)
Karl Hepworth .... layout artist (26 episodes, 1981-1982)
Larry Huber .... layout artist (26 episodes, 1981-1982)
Elaine Hultgren .... layout artist (26 episodes, 1981-1982)
Boyd Kirkland .... layout artist (26 episodes, 1981-1982)
Sid Marcus .... animation director (26 episodes, 1981-1982)
Mario Piluso .... layout artist (26 episodes, 1981-1982)
Debra Pugh .... layout artist (26 episodes, 1981-1982)
Bob Richardson .... animation director (26 episodes, 1981-1982)
Keith Sargent .... layout artist (26 episodes, 1981-1982)
Dave Sharp .... layout artist (26 episodes, 1981-1982)
Armand Shaw .... checking supervisor (26 episodes, 1981-1982)
Nelson Shin .... animation director (26 episodes, 1981-1982)
Roy Allen Smith .... layout artist (26 episodes, 1981-1982)
Grant Wilson .... layout artist (26 episodes, 1981-1982)
Roy Wilson .... layout artist (26 episodes, 1981-1982)
Bill Wray .... layout artist (26 episodes, 1981-1982)
Kay Wright .... animation director (26 episodes, 1981-1982)
Series Editorial Department
Robert T. Gillis .... supervising editor (26 episodes, 1981-1982)
Series Music Department
Johnny Douglas .... conductor (26 episodes, 1981-1982)
Joe Siracusa .... music editor (26 episodes, 1981-1982)
Series Other crew
Wally Burr .... voice director (26 episodes, 1981-1982)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
USA:30 min (26 episodes)
Sound Mix:
Netherlands:6 (2010) (DVD) | UK:U (DVD rating)

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11 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
an overlooked ground-breaker, 23 January 2005
Author: phoenix2rachelsummers from Florida, USA

This series has been somewhat overshadowed by the better-known, but in my opinion inferior, "Spider-Man And His Amazing Friends," which aired simultaneously during the early 80s. "Amazing Friends" was produced for network television, and this show was produced for syndication. That's why this show was free of a lot of the clichés and cuteness of most other early 80s cartoons, including "Amazing Friends." There was something genuinely weird and dark about this show, and it captured the flavor of the classic 1960s/early 1970s comic books which inspired it. Instead of teaming him up with countless other Marvel superheroes, Spidey worked mostly alone here, and the show was all the better for it; the only team-up was with Captain America, and even then it was consistent with the tone of the show, as they fought a truly scary villain, Captain America's main enemy, the Red Skull. It is also a historic show, as this was the first series to emerge from Marvel Productions, which went to make some of the greatest cartoons ever, including "Transformers" and "GI Joe." Even though the writing varied in quality from episode to episode, and even though the animation looks somewhat stiff compared to the Marvel shows that followed, this show still deserves more respect.

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