Shows of the 90's Ep. 2 X-Men The Animated Series


In 1991, Margaret Loesch became head of Fox Children's Network and brought in Eric Lewald and others to work on a new show around the Marvel Comic Book Series “The UnCanny X-men”

Having championed the Pryde of the X-Men pilot in 1989, Leosch was quick to set up an order for 13 episodes of X-Men.

Saban Entertainment was contracted to produce the show and hired a small studio Graz Entertainment to produce the episodes as it did not have sufficient staff at the time to handle production in house. Graz employed the creative staff, wrote and designed each episode, and drew the storyboards. The voice work was done using Canadian studios and South Korean studio AKOM was hired to animate the episodes.

X-Men was originally to premiere over the Labor Day weekend in September; due to production delays, it was pushed to the end of October.

The "Night of the Sentinels" two-part episode originally aired as a "sneak preview" on October 31.

Running for 5 season, Eric Lewald and Julia Lewald were instrumental in bringing the stories of our favourite mutant team to the small screen in one of the most beloved adaptation of X-men ever.


X-Men: The Animated Series was an important part of millions of people’s lives for nearly 25 years. Eric and Julia were lucky enough to have been involved in its creation and production. Dozens of people were thrown together in this unlikely challenge.


Eric wrote an amazing behind the scene book on the show. You can purchase Previously on X-men: The Making of an Animated Series here


Eric and Julia's New Book X-Men:The Art and Making of the Animated Series is now available on Amazon and Abramsbook

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