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The Spectacular Spider-Man: :  -- An animated television show that focuses on a 16-year-old Peter Parker and the origins of Spider-Man.
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The Spectacular Spider-Man: :  -- Home video trailer for season one of this animated television series


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An animated television show that focuses on a 16-year-old Peter Parker and the origins of Spider-Man. Full summary »
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a fun show with fantastic writing and (sometimes more-than) decent animation See more (27 total) »


 (Series Cast Summary - 18 of 38)

Josh Keaton ... Peter Parker / ... (26 episodes, 2008-2009)

Lacey Chabert ... Gwen Stacy (25 episodes, 2008-2009)

Joshua LeBar ... Flash Thompson / ... (21 episodes, 2008-2009)

Grey DeLisle ... Sally Avril / ... (20 episodes, 2008-2009)

Alanna Ubach ... Liz Allan / ... (19 episodes, 2008-2009)

Vanessa Marshall ... Mary Jane Watson / ... (18 episodes, 2008-2009)

James Arnold Taylor ... Harry Osborn / ... (17 episodes, 2008-2009)

Clancy Brown ... George Stacy / ... (16 episodes, 2008-2009)
Deborah Strang ... Aunt May Parker (16 episodes, 2008-2009)

Steve Blum ... Green Goblin / ... (15 episodes, 2008-2009)

Alan Rachins ... Norman Osborn (15 episodes, 2008-2009)

Andrew Kishino ... Kenny 'King' Kong / ... (14 episodes, 2008-2009)

Phil LaMarr ... Randy Robertson / ... (14 episodes, 2008-2009)
Ben Diskin ... Eddie Brock / ... (13 episodes, 2008-2009)

Daran Norris ... J. Jonah Jameson / ... (13 episodes, 2008-2009)

John DiMaggio ... Hammerhead / ... (12 episodes, 2008-2009)

Peter MacNicol ... Dr. Otto Octavius / ... (12 episodes, 2008-2009)

Kevin Michael Richardson ... L. Thompson Lincoln / ... (12 episodes, 2008-2009)

Series Directed by
Dave Bullock (5 episodes, 2008)
Victor Cook (4 episodes, 2008-2009)
Jennifer Coyle (4 episodes, 2008-2009)
Michael Goguen (3 episodes, 2009)
Troy Adomitis (2 episodes, 2008)
Dan Fausett (2 episodes, 2008)
Kevin Altieri (2 episodes, 2009)
Series Writing credits
Stan Lee (26 episodes, 2008-2009)
Steve Ditko (14 episodes, 2008-2009)
Kevin Hopps (7 episodes, 2008-2009)
Andrew Robinson (6 episodes, 2008-2009)
Matt Wayne (4 episodes, 2008-2009)
Greg Weisman (4 episodes, 2008-2009)
Nicole Dubuc (3 episodes, 2009)
Randy Jandt (2 episodes, 2008-2009)

Series Produced by
Diane A. Crea .... producer (26 episodes, 2008-2009)
Joshua Fine .... associate producer (26 episodes, 2008-2009)
Craig Kyle .... executive producer (26 episodes, 2008-2009)
Stan Lee .... executive producer (26 episodes, 2008-2009)
Victor Cook .... producer (13 episodes, 2008)
Greg Weisman .... supervising producer (13 episodes, 2008)
Eric S. Rollman .... executive producer (4 episodes, 2008)
Series Original Music by
Kristopher Carter (26 episodes, 2008-2009)
Michael McCuistion (26 episodes, 2008-2009)
Lolita Ritmanis (26 episodes, 2008-2009)
Series Film Editing by
Bruce King (25 episodes, 2008-2009)
Ralph A. Eusebio (13 episodes, 2008)
Damon P. Yoches (13 episodes, 2009)
Series Casting by
Jamie Thomason (13 episodes, 2008)
Series Production Management
Sherrian Felix .... assistant production manager (13 episodes, 2009)
Ben Maloney .... assistant production manager (13 episodes, 2009)
Ian Richter .... executive in charge of production (8 episodes, 2008)
Series Art Department
Mike Inman .... background painter (26 episodes, 2008-2009)
Vince Toyama .... background supervisor (26 episodes, 2008-2009)
Joey Mason .... background painter / color supervisor (23 episodes, 2008-2009)
Adam Van Wyk .... storyboard artist (9 episodes, 2008-2009)
Kalvin Lee .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2008)
Jay Oliva .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2008)
Series Sound Department
James Lafferty .... assistant dialogue recording engineer (26 episodes, 2008-2009)
Eric Lewis .... dialogue recording engineer: Studiopolis, Inc. / dialogue recording engineer (26 episodes, 2008-2009)
Series Visual Effects by
Ulysses Argetta .... digital effects supervisor (13 episodes, 2008)
Series Animation Department
Walter Gatus .... character designer (26 episodes, 2008-2009)
Mike Inman .... background painter / background artist (13 episodes, 2008)
Kenny McGill .... key background designer (13 episodes, 2008)
Thomas Perkins .... character designer (11 episodes, 2008)
Mike Mangan .... animatics (5 episodes, 2008)
Series Editorial Department
Myra Owyang .... assistant editor (26 episodes, 2008-2009)
Series Music Department
Greg Herzenach .... musician (26 episodes, 2008-2009)
Mark Mattson .... music mixer (26 episodes, 2008-2009)
Mako Sujishi .... music mixer (26 episodes, 2008-2009)
Series Other crew
Jennifer L. Anderson .... post production assistant / production assistant (26 episodes, 2008-2009)
Sherrian Felix .... production coordinator (13 episodes, 2008)
Jamie Thomason .... dialogue director (13 episodes, 2008)
Adam Tootla .... production coordinator (13 episodes, 2008)

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Also Known As:
"The Spectacular Spider-Man: Animated Series" - USA (complete title)
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24 min

Did You Know?

This is, to date, the only Spider-Man animated series to feature Flint Marko/the Sandman in multiple episodes. The character has never appeared in more than one episode in any previous Spider-Man, or Marvel, animated series.See more »
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Featured in Stylizing Spidey (2009) (V)See more »


Like in the comic books, will Gwen Stacy become Peter's first love and die at the hands of the Green Goblin (or rather Spider-Man's webbing)?
Does any Canadian network air this show?
Who is the Green Goblin?
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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
a fun show with fantastic writing and (sometimes more-than) decent animation, 18 August 2009
Author: MisterWhiplash from United States

Spectacular Spider-Man is just the thing to please two circles: those who want to get into Spider-Man on a further level than just the movies (if they haven't read much of the comics) and those who are die-hard fans looking for their next spidey-injection. It gives a fresh perspective on the Peter Parker saga, even as it's meant, or aimed at possibly, at kids. Its style reminds one of Kim Possible with the characters' profiles, especially with the eye-lids being so wide as to suggest something so comical its almost hard to take seriously. And it's bright and flashy too, with only the sporadic sort of darkness one remembers from the 1990's Batman animated series.

But when Spectacular Spider-Man works, it works so well as to wonder if it might even beat out some of the best Spider-Man comics has to offer in the 21st century. Sure, some characters can be whiny (Harry Osbourne) or nagging (Aunt May) or underdeveloped when compared to their filmic counterparts or just 'different' in a way that's unsettling (Doc Ock and the Sandman are the two biggies for me). For the most part though the writing is so strong as to give every episode a sense of urgency, of the weight on Parker's shoulders moment to moment and beat to beat. Can he bounce between Mary Jane and his 'night-life'? How can he get those next pictures to the Bugle? Will he beat that incredibly menacing dude voiced perfectly by Keith David? I never thought that the show totally floored me like I've seen from Batman or another recent animated piece like Avatar. But the stories involved me, the animation usually delivered as complimentary to the characters and settings, and its voiced extremely well. Hard to go wrong.

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