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Sunday, February 25, 2007

YouTubing the Spider-Man TV series

YouTubing the Spider-Man TV series
"Boy, are my spider senses ever tingling!" The animation in the 1967 Spider-Man TV series was kind of awful, especially in the last two seasons when it was done by Ralph Bakshi. (Bakshi is the original roto-scope, roto-rooter animation director.) But the animation wasn't really that much worse than the majority of other bad animation done at the time.

And to me as a kid, Spider-Man was great show! Despite seeing the same animation recyled every few minutes ("Spider-Man climbs wall," "Spider-Man swings on web," etc.) The voices were great, and the incidental music was fantastic! The creepy bass and brassy trumpet solos set up the scenes better than the animation did. This isn't the first television program where the music was better than the show.


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At Thu Mar 01, 11:21:00 AM, Blogger Joshua Perdue said...

The incidental music is AWESOME, but the cartoon is excruciating. I was so excited and bought the DVD set when it came out, but couldn't even make it through all the episodes and sold it on ebay.

 
At Sat Mar 03, 11:47:00 AM, Blogger Commander Ogg said...

Welcome friends, he's ignored,
Action is his reward,
Hey there...
There goes the Spiderman!

Actual lyrics are:

Wealth or Fame, is ignored,
Action is his reward,
Hey there...
There goes the Spiderman!

Other then that, good post.

 

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