Spider Man 1 Season 2003

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Season 1
(56) IMDb 6.6/10

1. The Party PARENTAL_GUIDANCE

Peter Parkers friend and classmate, Max Dillon, joins a fraternity at the university. When a party prank goes wrong, Max turns into the dangerous villain Electro.

Starring:
Neil Patrick Harris, Lisa Loeb
Runtime:
20 minutes

The Party

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Season 1

Product Details

Genres Children & Family, Animated, Action & Adventure
Director Sebastian Brodin
Starring Neil Patrick Harris, Lisa Loeb
Supporting actors Ian Ziering, Angelle Brooks
Season year 2003
Network Sony Pictures International
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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3.5 out of 5 stars

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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By A. J. Turner on 10 April 2008
Format: DVD
I bought this DVD for my child thinking it was the animated series that I watched as far back as the 70's - the one with the theme "Spiderman, Spiderman, does whatever a spider can ..." etc.

Although it's not that one I think the new updated version will be more relevant to kids of today. They love CGI, don't they? The colours are vibrant, the action swift.

For a young child the Spidey films are a bit scary, yet they LOVE Spiderman, so this is a good introduction.
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37 of 40 people found the following review helpful By Mr. A. J. MCHARDY on 3 July 2006
Format: DVD
I have to admit I was little sceptical ordering this DVD. I'm a huge Spidey fan, and the animated series that was released in the 90's I still hold as being one of the greatest cartoons ever made. This is why I was worried when I saw an updated version was being released after the first Spider-Man film; I thought it may be slightly over indulgent, and not have the captivating feel of the robust 90's cartoon.

However, from the first episode it was clear that this was a different attempt altogether. The relationship between the three main characters of Peter Parker, Mary-Jane Watson and Harry Osborn is clear from the start. Provided the viewer is familiar with the Spider-Man film, personalities and conflicts between the roles are obvious and easy to connect with, as is Peter's emotional difficulties with Mary Jane.

This familiar scenario made me to feel more comfortable with the new computer animated setting that the show is set in. Being a fan of traditional animation, I thought that using computers might be taking an easy way out, but this is not the case. It is clear in each episode why new technology was used in creating this series; purely because the camera shots attempt to achieve what cannot be drawn. Particular scenes where Spider-Man is chasing a vehicle out of control/criminals escaping use wonderful tracking shots to capture all of Parker's acrobatics as he swings effortlessly through wonderfully polished scenery.

This new form of animation comes into best effect during low light scenes. During the `Sword of Shikata' episode, there is a beautifully dark scene where Shikata breaks into a holding cell, but must promptly escape when Spider-Man appears in pursuit.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. M. M. Buckingham on 15 Jan 2010
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I got this so that when my grandchildren came to stay I would show it to them as they really like Spider-Man. They thoroughly enjoyed it so much so that they are always asking to have it on, the quality is really good and it is great that there is a selection of different titles to choose from. I will probably buy some more soon. Really is a good buy if you have little ones that enjoy this kind of cartoon.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Seamus Martin on 13 Sep 2010
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I bought this DVD for my three-year-old son, who, without any prompting from me or seeing anything related to Spiderman on television, somehow became a Spiderman fan.

To my surprise, this is really, really good. It is set when Peter Parker is an 18-year old student. In addition to the the usual superhero capers, the series explores bereavement, friendship, bullying, remorse and a "torn between two lovers" scenario. I hope a lot of that is over my son's head and that he sees little more than the Spiderman versus the bad guys (and girls) element. What concerns me more, however, is some of the language including the use of "bitch" and "what the hell!", not phrases I want such a young child to learn and repeat.

All-in-all a great DVD. Just be careful, though, if you are primarily buying this for a young child.
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75 of 86 people found the following review helpful By Simon on 28 April 2008
Format: DVD
Disapointed with this collection. I got it for my young son, aged 4 and it is nothing like the original far more gentle 1967 series. It is certainly not aimed at younger viewers and the PG rating is right. Language and level of violence not suitable in my opinion for younger children.Fine if you're a teenager but not for Spidey's youngest fans. Plus the animation is very jerky and fast moving not good for them...or me either. Guess I'll have to await until the original series is released in region 2 !
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Stephen Stein VINE VOICE on 13 April 2011
Format: DVD
This version of Spider-Man doesn't make any major departures from the status quo. Peter Parker's Spidey, he's friends with MJ Watson and Harry Osborne, he's a student at ESU and he has a job working as a photographer for the Daily Bugle Newspaper. In fact, it works essentially as a successor to the first film, following on with events such as Peter and Harry living together, and Harry's father being dead by the hands of Spider-Man, at least according to Harry.

Probably the thing that sets this version most apart from all the others is that it's pretty edgy. People die and get hurt, and there are real guns rather than lasers (that was the sound of a million TAS fans sighing with relief) and people will occasionally take bullet wounds and even get their... well, I'll leave it to you to discover what they get.

And it's definitely on par with Batman TAS in this respect. Anyone who enjoys complaining about excessive censoring of animation ostensibly aimed at children should get a kick out of this.

Another big plus in its favour is that this is a pure Spider-Man show, with no annoying extra characters from the expanded Marvel Universe showing up, though some are referenced, such as the X-Men. So if you're looking for a show *about* Spider-Man, this one definitely meets that criterion.

Another thing really going for it is the visual style. Computer animated with something close to a cell style, it looks sharp and everything stands out. There's also a lot of nice shadowing as a result, giving the characters the feeling that they are in a real environment. The computer animation gives way to some amazingly fluid animations too, and this becomes very apparent towards the end of the series, with some very visually impressive fights.
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