I love this movie so much
Fresh and Exciting
This is one of the best movies I’ve seen in a very long time. You have to go and see this on the big screen.
Reed Richards, his wife Susan Storm, her brother Johnny, and Reed's college friend and war hero pilot Ben Grimm travel into space. They are bombarded by cosmic rays and turned into the Fantastic Four. Reed becomes the stretchy Mr. Fantastic. Sue is the Invisible Girl. Ben is the Thing with the strength of a thousand men. Johnny becomes "Flame On", the Human Torch. Based in the Baxter Building in New York City, they battle many threats facing the world.Hanna-Barbera produced this Marvel property. Compared to its cousin Spider-Man, it doesn't have the iconic song although it does have the jazzy theme. It's not quite as action-packed fun. It's better than the 1978 series which ran without the Human Torch. This lasted for a season. Ownership probably separated the two shows. It also is more bent towards sci-fi. This is a classic cartoon at the dawn of a new era.
This Fantastic 4 cartoon series nailed it. It ranks right up there with the "X-Men" and "Spiderman" series of the '90s. The art direction matched the comics, the choice of villains was on the money, and most of the stories were taken directly from the comics. How about that? A TV series that has respect/regard for the source material? What a novel concept. These are worth seeking out for any fan of the FF4 comics. AND SPEAKING OF WHICH. . .There are now two FF4 films and this series has yet to see the light of day on DVD! What's up with that? I'm sure there's that issue of ownership of the rights, but no DVD release tie-in? The other FF4 series don't hold a candle to this one! I mean, c'mon, Herbie the Robot(ouch!)? This FF4 kept it real. Unfortunately, the only way to see this is if you have the Boomerang network(which I don't) Let's hope that the folks at Time Warner get the led out and get this series on DVD soon!
I've seen several cartoon versions of The Fantastic Four over the years. The latest one is now broadcasting on the Cartoon Network and has outstanding animation and graphics. However, I still favor this 1967 version, which consists of only 20 episodes. The animation is very simple by today's standards, but the stories and script closely mirror the comic book from that era. In fact, the simple nature of the episodes makes them more appealing to me. As I write this, the 1967 Fantastic Four episodes are being shown on Boomerang, an offshoot of the Cartoon Network. The newest Fantastic Four cartoon is a little TOO slick and fancy for my tastes.
The stories and art direction for the series more than make up for its spare animation. These cartoons were made when companies understood that translating a comic to the screen requires keeping intact the elements that make the comic enjoyable and successful. If you enjoy the Lee/Kirby era of the Fantastic Four, you'll enjoy these faithful adaptations. Series is a lot of fun.