X-Men

Days of Future Past: Part 1 - S1-E11

Trivia: After Bishop travels into the past, he hears one kid telling another that they will be playing the new Punisher game "Assassin." When the Punisher was first being developed, he was originally going to be called The Assassin.

Trivia: Following Disney's acquisition of Fox, the creators of this show pitched a revival to stream on Disney+. Producer Larry Houston has said he would come out of retirement specifically to work on this. The revival - titled X-Men '97 - was announced on Disney+ Day in November of 2021 for a 2023 premiere date, with much of the surviving original cast returning.

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Mojovision - S2-E11

Trivia: The TV salesman that is assisting Cyclops and Jean is a caricature of former Marvel president Joe Calamari. His name tag even says "Calamari." (00:04:28)

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A Rogue's Tale - S2-E9

Trivia: The man who attempts to steal Mystique's umbrella at the beginning of the episode is a caricature of series producer Frank Squillace.

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Time Fugitives: Part 1 - S2-E7

Trivia: When Beast is looking through the logbook detailing patients and their slide numbers, some of the names listed, such as Frank Squillace and Larry Houston, are people who worked on the show. (00:09:47)

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Trivia: At the end of the opening titles, there is a short bald man in a green outfit running with Magneto's crew. For years, fans had wondered who this character was, as he has no counterpart in the comics, and he only had a fleeting appearance in the season 1 episode "Slave Island." Series director Larry Houston finally revealed that the character is nobody in particular, and that he was mistakenly placed in the opening titles by the animation company AKOM.

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X-Ternally Yours - S2-E6

Trivia: This episode depicted Bella Donna as being Gambit's former fiancée. In the comics, the two were actually married. This change was likely made for the show due to it being too mature of a theme for a kids' show for Gambit to have both an estranged wife and an extramarital relationship with Rogue.

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Red Dawn - S2-E4

Trivia: When Wolverine is explaining Omega Red's back-story to Colossus, a picture of Captain America is briefly visible. This is a nod to the comic books, where Omega Red was the Soviet Union's attempt to create their own super soldier similar to Captain America. (00:14:05)

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The Dark Phoenix (2): The Inner Circle - S3-E12

Trivia: The main antagonists in this episode as well as the episode that follows it are the Inner Circle. In the comics, the Inner Circle are a sort of clandestine group of mutants that operate within an elitist social group known as the Hellfire Club. Due to censorship reasons, the Hellfire Club aspect of the group is not acknowledged. Its members are visually based on famous actors. Sebastian Shaw is based on Robert Shaw, Harry Leland is based on Orson Welles, Donald Pierce is based on Donald Sutherland, and Mastermind in his Jason Wyngarde persona is based on Peter Wyngarde. The White Queen/Emma Frost is based on the character Emma Peel from the British television series "The Avengers."

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No Mutant Is an Island - S5-E4

Trivia: When Kilgrave is applying makeup to his face as Cyclops and Sarah are approaching his mansion, there is a dartboard on the wall with a picture of Daredevil on it. Kilgrave's first comics appearance was in Daredevil #4 in 1964. (00:13:51)

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Trivia: The success of this series was one of the main reasons producer Lauren Shuler Donner acquired the film rights from Marvel.

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Trivia: Kitty Pryde - a.k.a. Shadowcat - is the only character that appeared in the failed predecessor "Pryde of the X-Men" to never appear in this series.

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Out of the Past (1) - S3-E1

Continuity mistake: Wolverine first enters the sewers by ripping away a fence in the subway. When Jubilee and Gambit follow him, the fence is still intact. When they get closer it is torn again. Odd, really, because on the whole this show has few continuity errors, like self-mending clothes in other cartoons.

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Answer: It appears a number of factors led to its demise. It was originally intended to air for 65 episodes, but its popularity extended that. However, there were continual production quality problems, issues regarding whether the content was suitable enough for children, as well as financial considerations that finally led to it being ended.

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