The Avengers: United They Stand (also known simply as The Avengers), was an animated series based on the Marvel Comics superhero team the Avengers. 13 episodes in length, it originally aired from October 30, 1999 to February 26, 2000, and was produced by Avi Arad and distributed by 20th Century Fox Television.
Last Episode01x13 Earth and Fire (2) Aired: Feb. 26, 2000
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Series Fun Facts
- This series, along with Spider-Man Unlimited, was commissioned by Fox in the wake of the success of Batman Beyond. In order to attempt to emulate "Batman Beyond", changes were made to the…
[show]This series, along with Spider-Man Unlimited, was commissioned by Fox in the wake of the success of Batman Beyond. In order to attempt to emulate "Batman Beyond", changes were made to the Avengers franchise as the series was set in the future. Ron Myrick explained that they were "setting the series about twenty-five years in the future" and that "New York City will be a mix of future and contemporary looks, sort of the way the city looked in the movie Blade Runner but not as dark". The Avengers were also featured wearing elaborate armor costumes when they went into battle. Myrick said "The armor will give them the capability to go into different environments like extreme heat or cold, or underwater, or outer space, and it'll enhance their abilities." The Avengers also featured an "A" on their costumes that was like a Star Trek com-link, where they could hit it and communicate with each other and the mansion's computer.
- Goof (miscellaneous): In the series opening, Wonder Man's name is misspelled Wonderman.
- In 1997 Roland Poindexter (II), the supervising executive in charge of animated series at Fox, approached X-Men animated series writers Robert N. Skir and Marty Isenberg to develop a proposal…
[show]In 1997 Roland Poindexter (II), the supervising executive in charge of animated series at Fox, approached X-Men animated series writers Robert N. Skir and Marty Isenberg to develop a proposal for an Avengers cartoon. After creating a detailed thirteen-episode story arc, the network decided a Captain America series would be more suited to its schedule. But before Fox could green-light either series, Marvel went into bankruptcy, effectively ending the development process for all its shows. It wasn't until after the publisher's financial woes were resolved in late 1998 that Poindexter revived interest in the Avengers project, this time approaching former X-Men series story editor Eric Lewald and his wife Julia Lewald to come on board as story editors for the series. In January 1999, Fox finally gave the official go-ahead and Ron Myrick was hired to oversee the show's visual development.