Spider-Man (2003)

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  • TV-PG
  • 2003
  • 1 Season
  • 6.9  (5,884)

Spider-Man has been a popular superhero character for a long time, and numerous adaptations have been made for the small and big screens. One such adaptation was the animated series Spider-Man, which aired on MTV in 2003. This version of Spider-Man had some notable differences from its predecessors, including its unique art style, voice cast, and tone.

The art style of the show was one of its most striking features. The characters were drawn with exaggerated proportions and bold lines, giving them a distinct look that was different from other animated series. The backgrounds were often stylized with bright colors and sharp edges, which added to the show's overall edgy and youthful tone. The animation itself was smooth and fluid, with a lot of dynamic camera movements that enhanced the action-packed sequences.

Neil Patrick Harris voiced the role of Spider-Man, also known as Peter Parker. Harris brought a lot of energy and humor to the character, making him relatable and likable for the audience. Fans of Harris were thrilled to see him take on the iconic comic book hero, and he didn't disappoint.

Ian Ziering, best known for his role on the popular show Beverly Hills 90210, provided the voice of Harry Osborn. Harry is Peter's best friend and the son of Norman Osborn, who transforms into the villainous Green Goblin. Ziering's performance as Harry was excellent, conveying the character's conflicted emotions and struggles as he deals with his father's descent into madness.

Lisa Loeb, a singer/songwriter, provided the voice of Mary Jane Watson. Mary Jane is Peter's love interest and a prominent character in the Spider-Man comics. Loeb brought a sweet and sassy tone to the character, making her both charming and independent.

Lastly, Angelle Brooks provided the voice of Glory Grant, a journalist and love interest for Eddie Brock, who eventually becomes Venom. Brooks did an excellent job bringing warmth to the sensitive but ambitious character.

The show's tone was different from previous Spider-Man adaptations. Spider-Man had always been known for his wit and quippy one-liners, but in this series, the humor was more overt and often a little more juvenile. The show also had a darker tone, with sharper edges, and an emphasis on the consequences of actions, which distinguished it from other iterations of Spider-Man, which often had a more lighthearted tone.

The storylines in the show were mostly original, meaning they were not based on specific storylines from the comics. This gave the writers the freedom to take the characters in new directions and explore new themes. However, they did take inspiration from the comics when it came to the show's villains. Many of Spider-Man's classic villains appeared on the show, including Green Goblin, Dr. Octopus, and Venom.

The show's themes were also a departure from previous Spider-Man adaptations. It explored the relationship between fathers and sons, the consequences of power and ambition, and the sacrifices that come with being a hero. The writers also tackled issues like bullying, drug use, and mental illness. These themes added depth and complexity to the show, making it appealing to older audiences as well as children.

Overall, Spider-Man (2003) was a unique and fresh take on the iconic superhero. The show's distinctive art style, voice cast, and tone set it apart from other versions of Spider-Man, and its exploration of complex themes made it an engaging watch for a wide range of viewers. It remains a cult favorite among fans of Spider-Man, and it still holds up as a fun and exciting animated series.

Spider-Man (2003) is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (13 episodes). The series first aired on July 11, 2003.

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Mind Games - Part 2
13. Mind Games - Part 2
September 12, 2003
Recapping Part One of Mind Games: after escaping their armored prison transport the diabolical The GAINES TWINS, ROXANNE (Kathy Griffin) and ROLAND (Jeremy Piven) have brain-blasted SPIDER-MAN / PETER PARKER (Neil Patrick Harris) into believing that MARY JANE WATSON / MJ (Lisa Loeb) has died at the hands of KRAVEN THE HUNTER (Michael Dorn). Convinced by FRANK ELSON (the legendary Stan Lee), a mysterious stranger, that the only solace is revenge, SPIDER-MAN now tracks down KRAVEN in order to pay him the identical fate he inflicted on MJ. Part Two begins with KRAVEN drawing his final breaths under SPIDER-MAN's might. Moments from delivering KRAVEN the final blow, SPIDER-MAN notices that the surroundings don't mesh with some of his more recent memories. Combine that with a few of KRAVEN?s conflicting syllables and SPIDER-MAN determines that his reality has somehow been tampered with. The questions is, how or more like by whom? THE GAINES TWINS are behind everything and while SPIDER-MAN seeks them out to confron
Mind Games - Part 1
12. Mind Games - Part 1
September 5, 2003
SPIDER-MAN (Neil Patrick Harris) faces the GAINES TWINS (Kathy Griffin and Jeremy Piven), while PTERODAX and SILVER SABLE escape from prison. The mysterious FRANK ELSON (Stan Lee) meets PETER PARKER.
Flash Memory
11. Flash Memory
August 29, 2003
DR. ZELLNER tries out his new smart drug on students at the university. This leads to a cunning robbery by JACK and MACK (David DeLouise) and dangerous side effects for FLASH THOMPSON (Devon Sawa).
Heroes and Villains
10. Heroes and Villains
August 22, 2003
Oscorp plans to knock down The Villeroy Towers despite protests from residents. TURBO JET (Harold Parino) tries to save their homes by stealing, but is confronted by SPIDER-MAN (Neil Patrick Harris).
Royal Scam
9. Royal Scam
August 15, 2003
KINGPIN (Michael Clarke Duncan) tricks SPIDER-MAN (Neil Patrick Harris) into stealing a microchip. SPIDEY'S trouble with KINGPIN and the FBI, delays PETER PARKER'S plan to see MJ (Lisa Loeb) perform.
Spider-Man Dis-Sabled
8. Spider-Man Dis-Sabled
August 8, 2003
PETER PARKER (Neil Patrick Harris) videotapes SILVER SABLE (Virginia Madsen) attacking the city's mayor and a man named Tremaine. In a final battle, SPIDER MAN uncovers the truth behind the plot.
When Sparks Fly
7. When Sparks Fly
August 1, 2003
High voltage villain ELECTRO (Ethan Embry) comes out of hiding to pursue his former classmate SALLY. SPIDER-MAN (Neil Patrick Harris) needs help from his friends to stop ELECTRO and save SALLY.
Head Over Heels
6. Head Over Heels
July 25, 2003
PETER PARKER'S (Neil Patrick Harris) classmate CHRISTINA invents a mind reading device. When it malfunctions, she develops a mad obsession with SPIDER-MAN and plans to kill MJ (Lisa Loeb).
Tight Squeeze
5. Tight Squeeze
July 25, 2003
SPIDER-MAN (Neil Patrick Harris) foils a robbery attempt by the criminal group PTERODAX. Next, the gang invades the Empire-1 newsroom, threatens hostages and sets a deadly trap for SPIDER-MAN.
Keeping Secrets
4. Keeping Secrets
July 18, 2003
SPIDER-MAN (Neil Patrick Harris) battles a female thief named THE TALON (Eve). PETER PARKER learns the thief is really CHEYENNE TATE (Eve), the girl HARRY OSBORN (Ian Ziering) has been dating.
Law of the Jungle
3. Law of the Jungle
July 18, 2003
Scientist DOC CONNERS (Rob Zombie) injects himself with a serum to try and re-grow his amputated arm. When the formula turns him into a mutant LIZARD, SPIDER-MAN (Neil Patrick Harris) must stop him.
Sword of Shikata
2. Sword of Shikata
July 11, 2003
Wealthy collector RICHARD DAMIEN (John C. McGinley) hires martial artist SHIKATA (Gina Gershon) to capture SPIDER-MAN (Neil Patrick Harris). MJ (Lisa Loeb) shows up to help SPIDEY in his battle.
The Party
1. The Party
July 11, 2003
One of Peter's friends is desperate to get into the "in-crowd." However, he gets embarrassed during a fraternity party and he decides to take revenge on those who mocked him, so he takes on the identity of Electro.
Where to Watch Spider-Man (2003)
Spider-Man (2003) is available for streaming on the MTV website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Spider-Man (2003) on demand at Disney+, Amazon, Vudu, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    July 11, 2003
  • IMDB Rating
    6.9  (5,884)