For the first time ever, you’ll get a chance to peek behind the curtain and see how X-MEN: The Animated Series came about.

Eric Lewald has opened up his personal files going back over 25 years and reached out to dozens of people who helped make X-Men: TAS happen. Voice actors, artists, writers, and executives look back at the project that everyone in Hollywood thought couldn’t work, and how it became the country’s #1 hit animated program, running for five remarkable years. It all comes together in Eric’s new book: PREVIOUSLY ON X-MEN The Making of an Animated Series arriving this fall from Jacobs Brown Media.

 

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Eric (right) shakes hands with Steven Kates at the contract signing with Jacobs Brown Media.

 

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Promotional material from Fox Kids Network

 

Actor Cal Dodd, our unforgettable Wolverine & Actor Ron Rubin, the indelible Morph

 

Model art and storyboards

 

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The crew jackets from GRAZ Entertainment