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Fantastic Four Series Cancelled
ccs1989 at 12:29PM, Nov. 4, 2006
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So apparently after only 7 episodes, Cartoon Network ditched this series and are airing episodes of “The Batman” in it's place. I find this funny. Marvel has always been known for making cartoons that aren't nearly as good as DC Cartoons. And now replacing a Marvel cartoon with a DC one kinda rubs that in.

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Aurora Moon at 3:12PM, Nov. 4, 2006
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yeah. they could had been really good.. the animation vaule and storyline was decent.. that's just… the colors in the animation was really bright!

like it would burn my eyes every time it came on just because of how neony it seemed.. you know what I mean?

I think that's why it never got very popular.
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isukun at 3:32PM, Nov. 4, 2006
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It's not particularly surprising. There wasn't much to like about the sries. At least in the 90's series, they tried to bring in story elements from the comics the same way the Spiderman, Incredible Hulk, and X-men cartoons of the time were doing. This one just seemed lame withboring writing and animation that didn't match the tone of the old comics. The only decent Marvel stuff lately has been coming out of Lions Gate.

Personally, I think they should contract out that studio to do a huge marvelverse series. Different episodes could cover story archs from different franchises and they wouldn't have to worry about the licensing nightmares of the crossover comics if the the series was supposed to include everyone.
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Rich at 8:11PM, Nov. 4, 2006
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that is such a shame that the show got cancelled. :( i think that with some work, a good fantastic four show should have been easy for them to make. hopefully we'll see one someday, even if it's not soon. ;(…
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ccs1989 at 8:21PM, Nov. 4, 2006
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Yeah, they tried to make this one too anime-stylized. Also the overuse of the 3D animation got to me. It's sort of sad to see a well animated series (I mean, it was pretty well animated when they used 2D) get canceled.
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Neilsama at 10:13PM, Nov. 4, 2006
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You know, when you don't even make it through the first season, that's just rough, man. Fantastic Four has now joined the ranks of Adult Party Cartoon, Clerks, and God The Devil and Bob.
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Knuckles at 8:23AM, Nov. 6, 2006
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The 90s X-men cartoon was the best Marvel series ever…

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Rich at 9:55AM, Nov. 6, 2006
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The 90s X-men cartoon was the best Marvel series ever…

QFT
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mishi_hime at 10:21AM, Nov. 6, 2006
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i personally didnt like this particular animation.-but i dont like ‘the batman’ eiether. They should just show the older animated series of batman ha ha ha
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Rich at 10:24AM, Nov. 6, 2006
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They should just show the older animated series of batman ha ha ha

The classic animated Batman was amazing. DC has always managed to have mature and intelligent animated series, whereas Marvel has consistently struggled to even compete.
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Inkmonkey at 1:13PM, Nov. 6, 2006
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Now, this is just hearsay, but rumor has it the reason the original Batman series went so well was because DC didn't rightly “care” about the series. They didn't want to get their fingers dirty and figured it would just take care of itself. By the time it got their attention the creative team was too engrossed with it already and they didn't want to go through all the time and money into making a more “kid friendly” series. Eventually they realized that it was brilliant in its own merits, and didn't need a team of advertisers looking over their shoulder trying to get them to add more toyetic elements to the series.

In contrast, Marvel had a lot of people in on the Spider-Man series, which added to silly crap like the Green Goblin being knocked into another dimension instead of just getting killed, etc. The Batman suffers from the same problem; characters were redesigned to be more marketable, more superfluous equipment that would make a just nifty toy, etc.


Of course, that's all just rumor.
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SpANG at 1:39PM, Nov. 6, 2006
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Y'all are forgetting “Spider-Man and his amazing friends”. Now that was hands down the best marvel series ever! Not so much.


Seriously though, I like marvel comics better, but I like DC cartoons better. Something about having to hear EVERY F**king THING Peter Parker is thinking really annoys me to no end. Plus the music usually sucks. X-MEN was decent, but got dumb by the end. Plus, the animatation is alwys jerky.

I didn't see FF, so I can't judge it. Suffice to say they are not my favorite superheroes, though.

So far Marvel movies kick more butt though.
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Inkmonkey at 2:31PM, Nov. 6, 2006
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Something about having to hear EVERY F**king THING Peter Parker is thinking really annoys me to no end.

Yeah, but with the scenes with the mask, sometimes it was hard to tell whether he was thinking something or if he was just talking to himself. He does have a tendency to just ramble while on patrol, just to keep his mind off of things.
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Rich at 3:08PM, Nov. 6, 2006
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So far Marvel movies kick more butt though.

And they look like they'll be getting even better. Spiderman 3, Ghost Rider, and Iron Man all look like they might be pretty good.
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SpANG at 6:56PM, Nov. 6, 2006
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SpANG
Something about having to hear EVERY F**king THING Peter Parker is thinking really annoys me to no end.

Yeah, but with the scenes with the mask, sometimes it was hard to tell whether he was thinking something or if he was just talking to himself. He does have a tendency to just ramble while on patrol, just to keep his mind off of things.
Oh, I dunno. They did it pretty well with Batman:TAS. I know he has a mouth you can see, but there are a lot of occasions that he doesn't talk, is expressionless aside from the eyes but you know he's figuring things out.

Anways, I always just thought a lot of the Spider-monolougue was superfluous.

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SpANG
So far Marvel movies kick more butt though.

And they look like they'll be getting even better. Spiderman 3, Ghost Rider, and Iron Man all look like they might be pretty good.
Yikes. You just named the 3 movies I probably won't have any interest in. ;)
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subcultured at 7:06PM, Nov. 6, 2006
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I'm just waiting for the “kingdom come” movie…if it ever comes out
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SpANG at 5:13AM, Nov. 7, 2006
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I'm just waiting for the “kingdom come” movie…if it ever comes out
Oooo. That would be so cool!
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isukun at 5:57AM, Nov. 7, 2006
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He does have a tendency to just ramble while on patrol, just to keep his mind off of things.

I think that's more to just keep in the spirit of the comics. Everyone in Marvel comics, particularly the classic comics, tends to ramble on continuously.
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Knuckles at 7:57AM, Nov. 7, 2006
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Weren't they supposed to be making a Watchmen movie?

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subcultured at 11:47AM, Nov. 7, 2006
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i think the cartoon was trying too hard to look cool and hip
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ccs1989 at 12:21PM, Nov. 7, 2006
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Weren't they supposed to be making a Watchmen movie?

Let's hope not.
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hpkomic at 12:55PM, Nov. 7, 2006
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I'm waiting for Bruce Timm to say he's doing an Avengers cartoon.
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Inkmonkey at 2:52PM, Nov. 7, 2006
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They've been trying to do a Watchmen movie for years. Terry Gilliam was one of the earliest possible directors, but Moore talked him out of trying to adapt his work into a film. Anyway, I read in a recent Wizard that Warner has the rights to the film, and Zack Snyder (who's finishing directing Frank Miller's 300) is attached to direct. Reportedly there was a draft of a script for the film by David Hayter (who you might know as Solid Snake, or the guy who wrote the first two X-Men films) that had gotten as close as you can get to an approval from Alan Moore (he said it was everything he could hope to see in a movie based on his work, but he still didn't want his name attached to it or to see it if it ever got made), but Snyder is choosing to have a completely new screenplay written. Apparently it's a combination of the fact that the original screenplay has been read by too many people already, and because he wanted to shift some of it to comment more on the bumrush of comic book movies we've seen lately than the actual books which the original dealt with.
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ccs1989 at 4:14PM, Nov. 7, 2006
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Auurrrgggggghhh….


That sounds like a train wreck.
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