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24 September 1994 (USA) See more »
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Beau Weaver ... Mr. Fantastic / ... (26 episodes, 1994-1996)

Lori Alan ... Invisible Woman / ... (26 episodes, 1994-1996)

Chuck McCann ... The Thing / ... (26 episodes, 1994-1996)

Quinton Flynn ... Human Torch / ... (13 episodes, 1995-1996)

Brian Austin Green ... Johnny Storm / ... (13 episodes, 1994-1995)

Series Directed by
Ernesto Lopez (2 episodes, 1995)
Tom Tataranowicz (2 episodes, 1995)
Series Writing credits
Stan Lee (26 episodes, 1994-1996)
Ron Friedman (3 episodes, 1994)
Glenn Leopold (3 episodes, 1995)

Jack Kirby (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Stan Lee .... executive producer / co-executive producer (26 episodes, 1994-1996)
Avi Arad .... executive producer (3 episodes, 1994)
Ron Friedman .... supervising producer (3 episodes, 1994)
Glen Hill .... producer (3 episodes, 1994)
Dennis Ho .... producer: Encore Communications (2 episodes, 1994)

Matthew Edelman .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
Tom Tataranowicz .... supervising producer (unknown episodes)
Rick Ungar .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
William Anderson (13 episodes, 1995-1996)
Giorgio Moroder (3 episodes, 1994)
Series Film Editing by
Kerry Dean Williams (1 episode, 1996)
Series Casting by
Tony Pastor Jr. (1 episode, 1994)
Ralph J. Rivera (1 episode, 1994)
Series Production Management
Christopher Keith .... post-production supervisor (26 episodes, 1994-1996)
Mary Ann Steward .... production manager (3 episodes, 1994)

Holly A. Keenan .... production manager (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Armand Serrano .... layout supervisor: overseas production (15 episodes, 1994-1996)
Tani Kunitake .... prop design / prop designer (3 episodes, 1994-1996)
Del Barras .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 1994)
Francis Barrios .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 1994)
Michael V. Bennett .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 1994)
Michel Breton .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 1994)
Fred Carrillo .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 1994)
Romeo Francisco .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 1994)
Aleta Fritz-Kozak .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 1994)
Lee Go .... prop design / prop designer (2 episodes, 1994)
Adrian Gonzales .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 1994)
Warren Greenwood .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 1994)
Carlos Lemos .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 1994)
Tec Manalac .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 1994)
Ken Mitchroney .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 1994)
Tom Nesbitt .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 1994)
Ric Quiroz .... prop design / prop designer (2 episodes, 1994)
Wayne Schulz .... prop design / prop designer (2 episodes, 1994)
Michael Swanigan .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 1994)
Danny Taverna .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 1994)
Danilo Tolentino .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 1994)
Keith Tucker .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 1994)
Dave Williams .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 1994)

John Fox .... storyboard artist (unknown episodes)
Scott Shaw .... storyboard artist (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
R.D. Floyd .... supervising sound editor (13 episodes, 1994)
Michael Beiriger .... re-recording mixer (2 episodes, 1994)
Ossama Khuluki .... foley artist (2 episodes, 1994)
Steve Nelson .... sound editor (2 episodes, 1994)
Ken Stange .... sound editor (2 episodes, 1994)

Elliot Anders .... voiceover recording engineer (unknown episodes)
Series Animation Department
Kirk Tingblad .... animation director / timing director (9 episodes, 1994-1996)
Mark Lewis .... clean-up artist: character design (4 episodes, 1995)
Craig Gardner .... background painter (2 episodes, 1994-1996)
Barry Anderson .... animation supervisor / overseas animation supervisor (2 episodes, 1994)
Gerard Baldwin .... animation director (2 episodes, 1994)
Francis Barrios .... model designer (2 episodes, 1994)
Vincent Bassols .... animation director (2 episodes, 1994)
Grigor Boyadjiev .... background layout designer (2 episodes, 1994)
Fred Carrillo .... model designer (2 episodes, 1994)
Cesar de Castro .... background layout designer (2 episodes, 1994)
Daniel de la Vega .... animation director (2 episodes, 1994)
Adrian Gonzales .... model designer (2 episodes, 1994)
Jeff Hall .... animation director (2 episodes, 1994)
Bill Hutten .... animation director (2 episodes, 1994)
Carlos Lemos .... model designer (2 episodes, 1994)
Cesar Magsombol .... background layout designer (2 episodes, 1994)
Tec Manalac .... background layout designer (2 episodes, 1994)
Felipe Morell .... background layout designer (2 episodes, 1994)
Brad Morris .... background layout designer (2 episodes, 1994)
Mark Rubinchik .... model designer (2 episodes, 1994)
Joven Sampang .... inbetween artist (2 episodes, 1994)
Jeff Snow .... model designer (2 episodes, 1994)
Danny Taverna .... model designer (2 episodes, 1994)
Britt Teegarden .... color key artist (2 episodes, 1994)
Vincenzo Trippetti .... model designer (2 episodes, 1994)
Kay Wright .... animation director (2 episodes, 1994)
Series Casting Department
David Wright .... casting assistant (26 episodes, 1994-1996)
Series Editorial Department
Cheryl Campsmith .... on-line editor (1 episode, 1994)
Ray Miller .... on-line editor (1 episode, 1994)
Steven Arenas .... post-production coordinator (1 episode, 1996)
Galen Goodpaster .... assistant editor (1 episode, 1996)
Matthew C. May .... assistant editor (1 episode, 1996)

David Klandrud .... on-line editor (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
David Sibley .... music supervisor (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Andy Boron .... production coordinator (3 episodes, 1994)
Bryan White .... production assistant (3 episodes, 1994)
David Wright .... production assistant (3 episodes, 1994)
Ron Friedman .... story editor (2 episodes, 1994)

Steve Granat .... story editor (unknown episodes)
Tom Tataranowicz .... voice director (unknown episodes)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Marvel Action Hour: The Fantastic Four" - USA (alternative title)
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22 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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[opening theme]
Singer:On an outer-space adventure / They got hit by cosmic rays / And the four would change forever / In some most fantastic ways
Chorus:No need to fear / They're here / Just call for Four / Fantastic Four
The Human Torch:[spoken] Don't need no more.
Singer:[spoken] That's ungrammatical!
Chorus:Oh, Reed Richards is elastic / Sue can fade from sight / Johnny is The Human Torch / The Thing just loves to fight / Call for Four / Fantastic Four / Fantastic Four
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
"Don't need no more! Thats ungrammatical!", 23 December 2010
Author: xamtaro from Singapore

Ah! the corny chorus of the 1994 Fantastic Four Theme song. To the untrained ear of a five year old, it is a catchy upbeat little piece that brings a quaint smile. But listening to it years later, that smile is one of bemused disgust; an uncomfortable smile to hold back the disbelief that one ever considered this "cool" back in his younger days.

"Lame" could not even begin to describe the first season of the 90s Fantastic Four animated series. First you had the low quality animation courtesy of a Taiwanese Animation studio. Weird poses, a mediocre frame rate; a few fluid shots here and there could not make up for the generally dismal quality. It looked like something 15 years behind the times. Art-wise, the designs lacked detail, the colors used were bright and cheery and characters continually went "off model" ending up looking silly.

On the bright side, the voice cast to an impeccable job of becoming their characters. Particularly noteworthy is Chuck McCann whose pitch perfect Brooklyn accent captures the spirit of the ever lovin blue eyed Thing, Ben Grimm. For comic books fans, The stories within the series were faithful recreations of the classic 60s fantastic four comic tales by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. However the execution of those great stories was nothing short of terrible. Silly dialog and Random humor was added particularly in the form of the FF4's new landlady who was continually trying to evict them. That coupled with unforgettable (for all the wrong reasons) moments like a rapping Ben Grimm, The great Galactus hungrily licking his lips and Stan Lee himself pausing the show to break the fourth wall, all of it adds to the utter silliness of the first season.

Season 2 in 1995 to 1996 saw a vast improvement in the overall quality. The most obvious change was in the animation. A higher level of detail, darker colors and more consistent artwork complemented the smooth animation work courtesy of a new Production studio. The writing also takes a darker turn, adapting stories from the 1980s Fantastic 4 comic book run. Gone is the humor, replaced now by more mature narratives and actual human drama. Aside from the various foes the FF4 must face, their greatest conflict comes within themselves and among each other. Reed's inner guilt, Ben's ongoing quest for acceptance, Sue's feelings of inadequacy, even Johnny's broken heart, all of them very real themes that people can relate to. There were episodes that did get a little angsty but no more angsty than those Japanese anime saturating the internet nowadays.

Owing to the vast differences in quality in the respective seasons, the rating above reflects the averaged rating between the two.

Season 1 = 2/10

Season 2 = 8/10

Average = 5/10

Casual viewers should just sit through season two but long time fans of the comic books could check out both seasons and see their favorite stories faithfully translated into animation.

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