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Original Spider-Man Series To Be Preserved

The original, friendly neighborhood Spider-Man will swing back into town, complete with a new makeover thanks to Buena Vista International Television (BVI-TV), which plans to restore the 1967 SPIDER-MAN animated series. In the restoration process, all episodes of the 52 x half-hour series will be re-mastered to a high definition format from the original 35mm film negatives. The episodes original soundtrack, including the memorable title song, will be renovated with a new music and effects track added. The "classic" animated SPIDER-MAN along with the other SPIDER-MAN animated series from the '70s, '80s and '90s, are part of the Fox Kids Europe (FKE) and Buena Vista Studios portfolios (formerly known as Saban), of which BVI-TV has been providing distribution services for since May 1, 2002. In other Spidey series news, Sony Pictures Television and Mainframe Entertainment are at work on a brand new 13 episode CG SPIDER-MAN series, scheduled to premiere on MTV at the end of 2002.