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|Running Time||30 min.|
|Number of Episodes||5|
|Production Company|| DiC Entertainment|
Fox Television Studios
|Executive Producers||Benjamin Melniker; Michael E. Uslan; Michael Maliani|
|Producers||Ken Duer; Kenneth T. Ito; Kevin Schmidt|
|Principal Cast||Len Carlson; Paulina Gillis; Harvey Atkin; Philip Akin; Don Francks; Errol Slue; Joe Matheson; Gordon Masten; Jonathan Potts; Richard Yearwood|
|First Aired||April 20th, 1991|
|Last Aired||May 18th, 1991|
Swamp Thing is an American animated television program based on the DC Comics comic book character Swamp Thing, who was created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson in 1971. The series was produced by DiC Entertainment and aired for only one season on FOX, spanning a total of just five episodes. Like previous film incarnations of Swamp Thing, the animated series rejects the popular Alan Moore revision of Swamp Thing's origin and portrays him with his original origin as a man turned into a plant-like entity. Anton Arcane takes the role of the main villain responsible for Alec Holland's transformation into Swamp Thing. Arcane is backed by his gang of Un-Men: Doctor Deemo, Weedkiller, and Skinman. Swamp Thing also has two friends named Tomahawk and Bayou Jack.
|1x1||The Un-Men Unleashed||April 20th, 1991|
|1x2||To Live Forever||April 27th, 1991|
|1x3||Falling Red Star||May 4th, 1991|
|1x4||Legend of the Lost Cavern||May 11th, 1991|
|1x5||Experiment in Terror||May 18th, 1991|
Notes & Trivia Edit
- The theme song to this series is a rewritten version of the famous 1965 classic rock song "Wild Thing" by The Troggs.
- All five episodes of the series were collected on the Swamp Thing: Guardian of the Earth VHS video cassette released by Kenner and Animation Station in 1992.
- An action figure line was produced by Kenner to go along with the series.
- Swamp Thing also received a Colorforms set by Toy Biz.
- A Swamp Thing video game was developed for the NES and Game Boy. Both versions were released by THQ in December 1992 and were met with generally poor receptions. Also, there was a handheld game made by Tiger.
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