Fantastic Four

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  • TV-Y7
  • 1994
  • 1 Season
  • 6.4  (3,845)

Fantastic Four is an animated series that originates from the Marvel realm and made its debut on Disney+ in 1994. With a blend of science fiction and superhero mythology, it has managed to capture a myriad of viewers ranging from staunch comic book enthusiasts to casual viewers seeking entertainment with depth and heart.

The plot of Fantastic Four revolves around four astronauts, Reed Richards, his best friend Ben Grimm, Reed's girlfriend Susan Storm, and her younger brother Johnny Storm, who acquire incredible superpowers after being exposed to cosmic rays during a mission in outer space. Embracing their newfound abilities, they decide to use them for the greater good, forming the Fantastic Four, a team of superheroes devoted to protecting Earth from various threats with their distinctive powers.

Reed Richards, known as Mr. Fantastic, is given the ability to stretch and reshape his body to extraordinary lengths, making him the flexible leader of the group. His girlfriend, Susan Storm, turns into the Invisible Woman with the power to become invisible and to generate force fields. Susan's younger brother, Johnny Storm, becomes the Human Torch, gaining the ability to fly and manipulate fire. Rounding out the quartet is Ben Grimm, transforming into hot-tempered yet kind-hearted, nearly indestructible one, known as The Thing.

As the series unfolds, viewers can anticipate finding themselves entrenched in thrilling battles against cosmic villains, dastardly plots of global domination, and debilitating internal struggles. The Fantastic Four series faithfully adapts several storylines from the comic books, including the evil plots of their arch-enemy, Dr. Doom, interdimensional threats, and invasions by alien races.

Aside from the action-packed sequences, what sets Fantastic Four apart is the emotional storytelling, which brings depth and nuance. The group grapples with their transformations, maintaining a balanced life outside their superhero duties, and their interaction with society. For instance, Ben Grimm's transformation into The Thing is treated as a tragic and compelling story arc, as he struggles with his changed appearance and longing for his normal life. Such interpersonal dynamics and emotive narratives give viewers a much-appreciated break from the frequent high-stakes fights.

The 1994 Fantastic Four offers a riveting classic comic book style. The animation style harkens back to the traditional superhero comic aesthetic with its vivid colors, distinct character designs, and detailed backgrounds. The visual effects accompanying the display of superpowers, especially for The Human Torch and The Invisible Woman, are creatively illustrated and provide engaging eye-candy during the action sequences.

Moreover, the series does not shy away from exploring complex scientific concepts, thanks to Mr. Fantastic's super genius. Be it opening portals to other dimensions or creating innovative gadgets to aid their missions, the show weaves in mind-boggling scientific ideas that add a unique layer to the storyline.

On the auditory front, the series boasts a memorable title theme and an immersive score that perfectly accompanies the onscreen events. The character voices are notably fitting, capturing each personality's essence with a relatable human touch that adds authenticity to the animated format.

The Fantastic Four is a nostalgic trip for viewers who appreciate Marvel's vintage charm while bringing relatable themes of friendship, responsibility, and handling change to a new audience. It stands as a testament to Marvel's ability to create engaging superhero stories that are not just about brawn but also about brain, heart, and resilience in the face of adversity.

Overall, Fantastic Four is a worthwhile watch for audiences who enjoy well-crafted superhero tales, both young and old. Providing a good mix of action, comedy, science fiction, and emotional depth, this '90s gem remains a celebrated entry in the world of animated superhero television shows. Its enduring popularity on Disney+ is a testament to its timeless appeal and success in capturing the spirit of Marvel Comic's beloved superhero team.

Fantastic Four is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (26 episodes). The series first aired on September 24, 1994.

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26. Doomsday
February 24, 1996
Doctor Doom once again makes himself all-powerful by draining the Silver Surfer's powers. Do the Fantastic Four have any hope of defeating him this time?
The Sentry Sinister
25. The Sentry Sinister
February 17, 1996
Sue insists the team get some R&R, but Johnny stays at home. The others head to Tee Vu island, which is home to a Kree Sentry. Meanwhile, Black Bolt destroys the negative barrier and frees the Inhumans, reuniting Johnny and Crystal.
Hopelessly Impossible
24. Hopelessly Impossible
February 10, 1996
The Impossible Man is on the run from Super Skrull. Johnny agrees to protect him if he tells Lockjaw to teleport him to the Great Refuge to see Crystal.
Behold, a Distant Star
23. Behold, a Distant Star
February 3, 1996
Sue needs life saving surgery and only her father can perform the operation, but he has been in hiding for years since being accused of murder. When he comes to help, he gets arrested after the operation. Meanwhile, the Skrulls release Super Skrull, who takes Franklin Storm's place to exact revenge.
Nightmare in Green
22. Nightmare in Green
November 25, 1995
Bruce Banner is in town, which means the Incredible Hulk is too. When the Hulk goes on a rampage, Ben gets in his way.
When Calls Galactus
21. When Calls Galactus
November 18, 1995
Depressed over Crystal, Johnny meets a girl named Frankie Raye, who possesses the same powers as he does. Meanwhile, Terrax attacks Manhattan and demands the Fantastic Four fight Galactus. The team learns from Galactus that Terrax betrayed and poisoned him. The poison takes it toll and Galactus will have to feed on Earth.
Prey of the Black Panther
20. Prey of the Black Panther
November 11, 1995
The Black Panther attacks and lures the Fantastic Four to Africa. They find the Black Panther is leader of an African tribe and that they are under attack by the master of sound, Klaw.
To Battle the Living Planet
19. To Battle the Living Planet
November 4, 1995
Natural disasters are raging on across Earth. The Fantastic Four head off into space, finding Thor and the source of the problems, Ego. The Fantastic Four and Thor can't stop them on their own and will have to rely on one person: Galactus.
Worlds Within Worlds
18. Worlds Within Worlds
October 21, 1995
Reed discovers a strange ""goop"" that can affect people's emotions. It comes from the Micro Verse and Psycho Man wants it back. He captures Sue, making her into Malice, Mistress of Hate.
Inhumans Saga - Part III: Beware The Hidden Island
17. Inhumans Saga - Part III: Beware The Hidden Island
October 14, 1995
The Inhumans teleport back to the Great Refuge, but Johnny is teleported there too after jumping in after Crystal. The rest of the team try to find him, while it is learned Black Bolt's evil brother, Maximus, has taken over.
Inhumans Saga - Part II: The Inhumans Among Us
16. Inhumans Saga - Part II: The Inhumans Among Us
October 7, 1995
Gorgon is searching for Medusa to return her to the mysterious Great Refuge. Johnny is forced to help her, but Gorgon captures her. The Fantastic Four discover his hideout and find the Inhumans.
Inhumans Saga - Part I: And The Wind Cries Medusa
15. Inhumans Saga - Part I: And The Wind Cries Medusa
September 30, 1995
The Frightful Four have arrived to destroy the Fantastic Four. They take control of Ben's mind to turn him against the team. Can the Fantastic Four overcome this threat? And who exactly is Medusa?
And the Blind Man Shall Lead Them
14. And the Blind Man Shall Lead Them
September 23, 1995
A nuclear explosion caused by Doctor Doom causes the Fantastic Four to lose their powers. Reed's efforts to restore their powers is cut short after Doom takes over the Baxter Building. The team will need the help of Daredevil to retake the Baxter Building and get their powers back.
The Silver Surfer and the Return of Galactus
13. The Silver Surfer and the Return of Galactus
December 17, 1994
Doctor Doom steals the power of the Silver Surfer, becoming empowered with cosmic power. How can the Fantastic Four stop him now?
Behold the Negative Zone
12. Behold the Negative Zone
December 10, 1994
A creature named Annihlus appears in Reed's lab, soon followed by his mortal enemy, Blaastar. The Fantastic Four learn these two enemies come from the Negative Zone and must return them before it's too late.
Mole Man
11. Mole Man
December 3, 1994
The Fantastic Four are at a charity function at Rockefeller Center, when the building is dragged underground. It's discovered that the Mole Man is responsible and he plans for world domination.
The Mask of Doom Part 3
10. The Mask of Doom Part 3
November 26, 1994
Reed, Johnny, and Ben arrive in ancient Greece, with only forty-eight hours to find the casket. Their problems multiply, however, when they get into the middle of the Battle of Thermopalye.
The Mask of Doom Part 2
9. The Mask of Doom Part 2
November 19, 1994
Sue learns about Doctor Doom's past, while the others deal with the castle's traps. When they find him, Doom offers a deal: travel back in time to retrieve an ancient casket or Sue will be killed.
The Mask of Doom Part 1
8. The Mask of Doom Part 1
November 12, 1994
Doctor Doom has captured the Fanastic Four, taking them to his treacherous castle.
Super Skrull
7. Super Skrull
November 5, 1994
The Skrulls let loose a new danger for the Fantastic Four to face, a being that possesses their combined powers: Super Skrull! Will the team be able to take this villain down?
The Silver Surfer and the Coming of Galactus Part 2
6. The Silver Surfer and the Coming of Galactus Part 2
October 29, 1994
As Galactus' plans unfold, the Fantastic Four try to reason with him, but it proves futile. The only way to defeat Galactus now, puts Johnny's life in mortal danger. Meanwhile, the Silver Surfer sees Alicia and his loyalties begin to change.
The Silver Surfer and the Coming of Galactus Part 1
5. The Silver Surfer and the Coming of Galactus Part 1
October 22, 1994
The enigmatic Watcher warns the Fantastic Four of the impending arrival of the herald of Galactus, the Silver Surfer. They learn if he summons his master, all of Earth will be devoured.
Incursion of the Skrull
4. Incursion of the Skrull
October 15, 1994
The Skrulls, a race of green skinned shape shifters, come to Earth and impersonate the Fantastic Four. They attempt to discredit them, hoping to keep them from interfering in their plans to conquer Earth.
Now Comes the Sub-Mariner
3. Now Comes the Sub-Mariner
October 8, 1994
Namor, the Sub Mariner, rises from Atlantis onto dry land. He encounters Sue and kidnaps her, wanting her to be queen of Atlantis.
The Origin of the Fantastic Four Part 2
2. The Origin of the Fantastic Four Part 2
October 1, 1994
The Puppet Master turns the Thing against Fantastic Four, but his plans fall apart when his step-daughter, Alicia, falls in love with the Thing and sides with the team.
The Origin of the Fantastic Four Part 1
1. The Origin of the Fantastic Four Part 1
September 24, 1994
The Fantastic Four recall the origin of their powers and their first battle with the Puppet Master during a Dick Clark charity show.
Where to Watch Fantastic Four
Fantastic Four is available for streaming on the Disney+ website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Fantastic Four on demand at Disney+.
  • Premiere Date
    September 24, 1994
  • IMDB Rating
    6.4  (3,845)