X-Men: The Art and Making of The Animated Series


Candid interviews, detailed script break-downs, and rarely seen concept sketches, character designs, story boards, and animation cels take readers behind the scenes of one of the most celebrated, revolutionary animated series of all time.


ISBN: 9781419744686 Categories: ,

Eric Lewald, Julia Lewald


XMen: The Art and Making of the Animated Series takes fans behind the scenes of the Emmy Award–winning cartoon that laid the groundwork for the dozens of Marvel Comics adaptations that followed. Interviews with series writers, producers, and executives reveal the razor’s edge that Marvel and Fox navigated in order to bring the XMen to television and detail the tough decisions, compromises, and brilliant solutions that resulted in a series that has been lauded by critics and fans for nearly three decades. Along the way, readers will encounter such comics and entertainment luminaries as Stan Lee, Avi Arad, and Haim Saban.
This book gives a firsthand account of what it’s like to develop, pitch, design, write, and direct an animated series, accompanied by rare original art, animated cels and still frames, and production and merchandising ephemera.

Additional information

Weight 1791 g
Dimensions 26.2 x 31.3 cm
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 13 October 2020
Number of pages 288
Format Hardback
Dimensions 26.2 x 31.3 cm
Weight 1791 g


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Eric Lewald is one of the premier writer-producers in animated television and has been the showrunner on 13 series. He is married to Julia Lewald.

Julia Lewald is an award-winning writer and showrunner who crafted scripts for X-Men: The Animated Series as well as for such hits as Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers, Darkwing Duck, and Transformers: Robots in Disguise. She is married to Eric Lewald.