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Men in Black: The Series 

The continuing adventures of Agents K and J as they deal with problems with extraterrestrials in New York City.
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4   3   2   1  
2001   2000   1999   1998   1997  
1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Keith Diamond ...  Jay / ... 53 episodes, 1997-2001
Charles Napier ...  Zed / ... 52 episodes, 1997-2001
Patrick Pinney Patrick Pinney ...  Wormguy / ... 48 episodes, 1997-2001
Pat Fraley ...  Wormguy / ... 46 episodes, 1997-2001
Gregg Berger ...  Kay / ... 40 episodes, 1998-2001
Jennifer Lien ...  Elle / ... 38 episodes, 1997-2000
Billy West ...  Jeebs / ... 30 episodes, 1997-2001
Eddie Barth ...  Frank the Pug 28 episodes, 1997-2001
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An animated series based on the popular movie of the same name. Jay, Kay and Elle are back as the men (and women) in black, a top-secret organization set up to deal with extraterrestrial immigration and keep the general public from knowing that aliens have arrived on Earth. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Trivia

Vincent D'Onofrio, who played Edgar the Bug in Men in Black (1997), voices all the Bugs (same species) who appeared in this series. See more »

Quotes

K: Real good there Sparky
J: Sparky? What happened to Slick?
K: You're going to have to work your way back up to Slick.
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All the episodes have the word "syndrome" in them. See more »

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Referenced in Anime Abandon: Top 20 Greatest Giant Robots (2013) See more »

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Men in Black comes out flat
18 July 2001 | by JtalledoSee all my reviews

I remember watching this series back when it premiered in 1997 during Kids WB's infancy and I've watched it progressively become worse. The show began decently enough - re-establishing the partnership between Agent J and Agent K that made the movie so memorable. The voice actors, particularly Keith Diamond as Agent J deliver their lines admirably. The writing was and still is relatively top-notch, with a healthy dose of humor.

The rest of the series is extremely flawed. While the character designs are okay, the colors are extremely drab and lifeless, VERY characteristic of Sony animation. The soundtrack just drones on, particularly the monotone theme. Danny Elfman's movie score is WAY better. Heck, they even brought over an instrumental version of Will Smith's catchy but forgettable rap song that played during the closing credits. Why couldn't they use the original movie theme? But the soundtrack is the least of the series' problems.

While the series does right to bring back Agents J, K and Elle as well as Zed, some of other character additions are questionable. The Worms? They were mildly funny break room puppets in the arcade, but their squeaky voices and obsession with coffee in the series is definitely pushing it. It wouldn't be half as annoying if they didn't build ENTIRE EPISODES around them. Jeeves? Maybe, but if he keeps selling contraband to alien terrorists, why doesn't he get arrested? The head-shrinking thing was funny just once. Frank the Pug? Why?

The show fails to be fully faithful to the movie - it seems like the MIB shoot first and ask questions later in the animated series. As a result, the slick image of the MIB from the movie is totally lost. Sometimes it's a wonder that they blow so many things up and get into firefights and are never noticed.

The new characters are just plain bad. Agent Elle's partner Agent X is just terribly annoying. Elle was way better as a lab technician. And what's up with her personality shift? She's gone from the cool personality in the movie and up until season five to a crazy hothead. Even more annoying is the over-happy new alien lab technician. Someone should blast that moron with a noisy cricket.

Men in Black: the series may be decent enough for little kids, but for older viewers, it's certainly a far cry from Batman: The Animated Series. While is does try to add some coherent continuity and decent storylines, it's extremely disappointing for fans of the movie like me and cartoon enthusiasts.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

11 October 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Faceci w czerni See more »

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Runtime:

(53 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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