During the late second and third seasons, the show shared a lot of animation and background music with Spider-Man (1967). Two episodes of the series ("From Menace to Menace" and "Dementia Five") had almost all their animation recycled for episodes "Phantom from the Depths of Time" and "Revolt in the Fifth Dimension" of Spider-Man (1967) by simply substituting Rocket Robin Hood with Spider-Man on the animated cels. The dialogue from these episodes was reused too with Spider-Man saying the same lines and Rocket Robin Hood and his supporters. See more »
I'd like to get my hands on the man who invented the wheel.
Rocket Robin Hood:
Why do you say that, Will?
Because if it wasn't for him, we never would have gotten into this mess in the first place.
[Robin and Will laugh]
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I really loved the earlier episodes, done by Shamus Culhane. They were stories, the animation was pretty good, and they made "sense" in that the story resolved itself by the end of the episode. Later when Ralph Bakshi took over, he did the same hack job he did on Spiderman, Cheap acid inspired ink stain on paper backdrops, and missing cells on scenes that often left a character without a mouth, and stories didn't always get resolved or make sense. Also voices changed between characters during a scene. That having been said, some of his stories were good, like the "Minutae", "Space Ghosts" and Dimentia 5". I loved Dr. Nocturn, he was just creepy. The episode that has him encased in liquid mercury was actually a kinda scary. The show had the best score and music since Spiderman and was truly unique among the Saturday morning cartoons.
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