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(From the Archive) X-Men: The Animated Series - Night of the Sentinels Parts 1 & 2 (1992)
Bonus Episode9th May 2024 • Verbal Diorama • Verbal Diorama
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I don't usually re-release old episodes, however the revival of X-Men: The Animated Series as X-Men '97 on Disney+ has been a tremendous success, not only with fans, but also critics. The show has been praised for revitalising the MCU, and being the template on which Marvel need to move forward with on future projects.

X-Men '97 has been made with so much love for the original series, as well as the comic books; updating the animation, but keeping the same characters we know and love, and even some of the original cast of X-Men: The Animated Series. With the X-Men '97 season one finale just around the corner, let's go back into how that original, ground-breaking animated series came about...

Halloween 2022 was the 30th anniversary of the airing of Night of the Sentinels Part 1, the pilot episode of X-Men: The Animated Series, with Night of the Sentinels Part 2 airing a week later.

Fox Kids CEO Margaret Loesch's original plan to launch an X-Men animated series had failed in 1989, but a couple of years later she was adamant she would get the X-Men on the small screen. The series itself was a risky move, but debuting with a story about the Sentinels was even more risky. And Stan Lee wasn't as involved as you might think!

Episode originally released on 10th November 2022.

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