Spider-Man: The Animated Series aired on Fox Kids between November 1994 and January 1998 and ran for 5 seasons (65 episodes). The series starred Spider-Man and featured many of the character's supporting cast and villains as well as guest appearances from other corners of the Marvel Universe. Written by John Semper Jr and produced by Marvel Films Animation, the series adapted several classic Spider-Man stories and featured a crossover with X-Men: The Animated Series.
Hugely successful around the world, Spider-Man: The Animated Series is generally acclaimed to be the most accurate TV adaptation of the famous web-slinger. Originally the show was created to accompany the James Cameron Spider-Man movie, however that film was scrapped. This is one of the reasons the show doesn't show Spider-Man's origin until the third season.
Stan Lee, Avi Arad, and Bill Kerstetter were the executive producers of the show. Stan Lee claimed to check "everything to do with putting the show together" to ensure the stories were told faithfully. Veteran writers Gerry Conway and Marv Wolfman were among those chosen to write scripts for the show.