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The opening to Spider-Man: The Animated Series was preformed by Joe Perry, the lead guitarist and occasional lead singer of Aerosmith.

History

John Semper Jr. originally wanted to use the theme song from the 1967 Spider-Man series. However, the rights holder wanted too much money for the song so Semper ended up not being able to use it.

Joe Perry, the lead guitarist of Aerosmith, was then hired to write and perform the theme song that would be used in Spider-Man: The Animated Series.

The production company, Mercury Zeitgeist Film Studios was hired to create the animated sequence for the opening theme. However, Mercury Zeitgeist Film Studios ran into some problems while creating the opening sequence. They encounted the problem of syncing different animation sequences into one. This meant they needed to redesign and reanimate for 30fps (frame rates) which is not a simple matter of adding six drawings to pick up the additional frame count. The additional drawing count was not included in the bid nor production scheduel. As a result of Marvel Films Animation's refusal to pay these additional incurred expenses, all production came to a halt.

Marvel Films Animation ended up just using footage from Spider-Man: The Animated Series mixed in with some new animation that they created themselves for the opening title sequence.

Lyrics

Spider-Man

Spider-Man

Radioactive Spider-Man

Spider-Man

Spider-Man

Radioactive Spider-Man

Spider blood

Spider blood

Radioactive spider blood

Spider blood

Spider blood

Radioactive spider blood

Spider blood

Spider blood

Radioactive spider blood

Spider blood

Spider blood

Radioactive spider blood

Spider-Man

Spider-Man

Videos

Opening and ending sequences

Original unused opening

Lyric video

Trivia

  • The theme song to Spider-Man: The Animated Series briefly plays toward the beginning of World's Apart, Part One which was the first episode of Spider-Man: Unlimited.