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X-Men: The Animated Series Creative Team Looking to Pitch Revival to Disney

June 9, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
X-Men: The Animated Series

X-Men: The Animated Series was many ’90s kids’ entrance point into the X-Men universe, and the creative team is hoping to pitch a revival of the series to Disney. THR spoke with longtime X-Men artist Larry Houston ahead of a cast reunion event in Los Angeles in October, and Houston revealed that the minds behind the show plan to pitch a continuation of the series in some form, including a possible season of television that would maintain the series aesthetic.

“The one thing we’d like to do more than anything else is to continue where we left off,” said Houston, who was a writer, producer and artist on the show.

X-Men: The Animated Series ran for five seasons from 1992 to 1997 and was one of the more iconic cartoons of the era. It launched right as the X-Men were going through a major creative shake-up on the page, leading to new heights of popularity for the book. The series adapted many of the comics’ most famous storylines including the Dark Pheonix Saga, the X-Men’s first-ever battle with Magneto, “Days of Future Past,” the Legacy Virus, and the Phalanx Covenant.

The series was produced by Fox and aired during the Fox Kids programming block alongside the likes of Batman: The Animated Series, Eek! The Cat and Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers. Of course, Fox is now owned by Disney which includes the rights to the animated series.