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Here's Where You Can Watch The Forgotten Fantastic Four Series From The '90s

Exploding onto the scene in 1961, the Fantastic Four are amongst Marvel's most iconic and important set of characters. The famous superhero family was created by Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby, being showcased as a powerful team of crime fighters who doubled as a loving, yet somewhat dysfunctional, family unit. This family, made up of ultra-intelligent Reed "Mr. Fantastic" Richards, Sue "Invisible Woman" Storm, Johnny "The Human Torch" Storm, and Ben "The Thing" Grimm, have become as recognizable for their flaws and squabbles as their power-packed super abilities. 

As many fans likely already know, comics aren't the only medium in which the Fantastic Four has appeared. They've made several appearances in video games and movies, including several live-action adaptations. These include an unreleased, low-budget Roger Corman version made in 1994, two newer adaptations released in 2005 and 2007, and a messy reboot in 2015. More recently, the superfamily was tapped to launch the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Phase 6, with a new movie scheduled for release in November 2024 (via Deadline). 

Lesser known are the Fantastic Four's escapades on the small screen. If you've never heard of the 1990s animated series, you may assume that it has been lost to time. However, the series is actually quite easy to watch on streaming. 

The 1994 animated series can be found on Disney+

Released in the midst of Marvel's 1990s boom of animated series based on their comic characters such as "X-Men," "Spider-Man," "Iron Man," and more, the company gave their first family the animated treatment. This would be the third "Fantastic Four" animated series to be produced, with the first being a 1968 series created by Hanna-Barbera, which was followed by 1978's "The New Fantastic Four." Running from 1994 to 1996, the aptly titled "Fantastic Four" series ran for two seasons and was initially conceived as a part of the Marvel Action Hour, a block of programming that showcased two Marvel shows, the other being "Iron Man." 

The show brought together not only the beloved Marvel team, but also their impressive rogues' gallery of such personalities as Dr. Doom, the Mole Men, the Sub-Mariner, the Silver Surfer, Galactus, and more. However, not everyone was happy with the adaptation, and Marvel writer Tom DeFalco even took a jab at the series in one of his comics. But if you'd like to judge the series for yourself, you're in luck. With the exception of the episode "Incursion of the Skrulls," the show is available in its entirety on Disney+.