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This concept clip is the 1960s X-Men animated series we never knew we wanted

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May 28, 2018

Between 1992 and 1997, Marvel fans enjoyed 76 golden episodes of X-Men: The Animated Series, which holds a special, nostalgic place in their hearts to this very day. Now, one three-second clip from Tumblr could make you yearn for a show about the original X-Men team from the 1960s comic books that you never knew you wanted.

Animated by the director of Netflix's Castlevania series, Samuel Deats, the extremely short video features Cyclops, Iceman, Beast, and Jean Grey (aka Marvel Girl) in their classic costumes, showing off their respective powers. Introduced in September of 1963 by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, these characters were the first mutant lineup at Marvel Comics. 

While not new (Deats posted the clip last October), the really neat bit of animation looks as if it's just starting to gain real traction online. According to Deats, the project was done with his "crew at Powerhouse Animation," an animation house based in Austin, Texas, where Deats works as an animator, character designer, and storyboard artist.

"We did a handful of tests like these back in the day for funsies," he wrote in the post's description on Tumblr. "I handled design and rough animation while my crew handled clean-up and color!"

While this may just be a quick clip, you can get the whole retro '60s aesthetic on June 15 with the the theatrical release of Disney-Pixar's Incredibles 2

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