Speaking of X-Men TAS, I found an old Disney store gift card I still haven’t spent and I am considering getting an X-Men TAS DVD from their site with it. However, having just watched an episode on an old tape, the animation wasn’t as good as I remembered. I didn’t watch much of X-Men when I was younger, so maybe I’ve just been too spoiled by the DC shows of around the same time and the decade or so following.
The animation is no doubt pretty average stuff compared to other shows airing at the time, the intro is actually animated to a higher standard than the show itself (And then there’s the Japanese intro which is done to an even higher standard). The producers behind the show simply never had the money to properly finance it, whereas WB’s animated series (Batman and Superman) were properly financed and were praised for their animation. The show is never unappealing to the eyes though, until the last 6 episodes of the show which had to done by a studio in the Philippines to save budget and just look ugly.