In Summer 2003 I talked up a TV show: the CGI Spider-Man cartoon on MTV. It was hot. I loved it. It was cel-shaded. That means it looked like a traditional cartoon, but it was done with computers. The first time I saw that effect done on TV was the ship on Futurama. Nowadays you mostly see it in video games like Jet Set Future Radio on Xbox and The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker on Gamecube.
So anyway, sometime between Summer 2003 and … two days ago — let’s split the difference and call it Spring 2004 — I spotted a Spider-Man: The New Animated Series DVD at Wal-Mart. Only problem was, it contained only three episodes. I found another disc containing an additional three episodes. But I wanted the whole first season.
I have to interject here. If you go to the archive page and read my 2003.07.25 23:34 post [UPDATE: link], you’ll see that I spoke about the show and actually said, “When they put out a DVD, I’m gonna snap it up.”
So I was at K-Mart two days ago and came across this. The whole first season, two disc set, audio commentary, special features, widescreen. I nearly soiled myself right there. $19.99. The three-episode discs were like eight bucks a pop. So I snatched it up. I give it five stars out of five.