So FINALLY Disney has decided to release the X-Men animated series on DVD. I dunno about you guys but to me this show, which lasted five strong years, was one of the highlights of 1990′s Saturday mornings. In fact if it wasn’t for Batman: The Animated Series being such a juggernaut (no pun intended) of awesome I think the X-Men series would have been THE seminal 90′s series.
The series originally aired on Fox Kids from 1992-1997. It was the creation of producer/directors Larry Houston and Frank Squillace. It’s known as the second-longest running series on Fox Kids, with 76 episodes, after Batman: The Animated Series. It is the longest running Marvel-based animated series, just ahead of Spider-Man: The Animated Series, which had 65. With the collapse of Fox Kids, Disney bought out the Saban-owned part of the series, and is now running repeats on Toon Disney (soon to become Disney XD).
The first two volumes are due for release on April 28, and have a suggested retail price of $23.98.