Spider-Man: The New Animated Series

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Based on
Developed byBrian Michael Bendis
Morgan Gendel
Marsha Griffin
Voices of
Narrated byNeil Patrick Harris
Country of origin
  • United States
  • Canada
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13 (Episodes)
Executive producer(s)
  • Avi Arad
  • Stan Lee
  • Rick Ungar
  • Morgan Gende
  • Audu Paden
Running time22 minutes
Production company(s)
DistributorSony Pictures Television
Original networkMTV
Original releaseJuly 11 (2003-07-11) – September 12, 2003 (2003-09-12)
Preceded bySpider-Man Unlimited
Followed byWebsite

Spider-Man: The New Animated Series (also known as MTV Spider-Man) is an American-Canadian animated television series based on the Marvel comic book superhero character Spider-Man. The show was made using computer generated imagery (CGI) rendered in cel shading. It ran for only one season of 13 episodes, premiering on July 11, 2003, and was broadcast on MTV and YTV. Eight months later after the series finale, episodes aired in reruns on ABC as part of the Jetix television programming block. As of October 13, 2018, Viceland picked up the series for syndication, making it the first time the series has been aired on television in fifteen years.

Series overview

The story follows the events of the first Spider-Man film.[1] Norman Osborn is dead. Peter Parker, Mary Jane Watson, and Harry Osborn attend Empire State University. Peter and Mary Jane try to establish a relationship without success. Peter's superhero duties, and later his involvement with Indira Daimonji, interfere with his romance with Mary Jane. Harry craves revenge on Spider-Man, whom he blames for the death of his father. Peter faces an assortment of other villains including the Lizard, Kraven the Hunter and Electro while trying to maintain a job and his studies. He faces two psychic twins that ruin everything in the wallcrawler's life, causing Peter to give up being Spider-Man and try to live a normal life.