X-Men: The Animated Series producer says he’s had talks with Disney about a revival

By Stephen Ippolito | August 8th, 2020

Earlier today, I tweeted that recently I had been re-watching X-Men: The Animated Series on Disney+. Growing up, it was one of my favorite shows and introduced me to the X-Men and the rest of Marvel. In my tweet, I said that Disney should revive it for its streaming service. Little did I know that the company was thinking of doing just that.

Larry Houston, a producer, and director on the show that ran five seasons (1992-97) on Fox’s Saturday mornings, participated recently in a reunion panel during Wizard World Virtual Experiences. He revealed that he’s had conversations with Disney about bringing the fan-favorite show back.

“We’ve had talks, but that’s about it,” Houston said. “We’ve made conversation and it’s up to them to make the decision, but we’ve let them know that we’re all available for whatever they want to do in the future.”

It doesn’t sound like anything is close to actually happening. Still, it’s good to see that Disney is interested and aware of just how popular the show is.

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As I mentioned before, growing up X-Men: The Animated Series was one of my favorite shows, if not favorite. Through syndication, I’ve probably seen every episode (76) at least 10 times.  The way it was able to retell its classic stories from the comics, like The Dark Phoenix Saga, has not been replicated since in any series or film.  Also, it’s opening theme song to this day is still stuck in my head. One thing I’m holding out for in Marvel Studios’ MCU reboot of the team, is that Kevin Feige and company somehow use it for the film’s score.

As for the chances of Disney bringing back the series, we will just have to wait and see.

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