Captain America and Spider-Man meet within this still from "Along Came a Spider", the very first of Spider-Man’s three re-dubbed guest appearances.
The animated series The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes (2010-2012) had famous Marvel Comics hero Spider-Man guest-star in four episodes: #39 ("Along Came a Spider"), #44 ("Yellowjacket"), #49 ("New Avengers") and #52 ("Avengers Assemble", even the official series finale). Before they premiered, a rumor came about that Josh Keaton recorded the voice of Spidey. He formerly voiced this character within the cartoon The Astounding Spider-Man (2008-2009) and five Marvel-themed game titles.
As grew to become the situation for many instances of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, these four aired around australia first, rather of the usa. "Along Came a Spider" received laser hair removal on June 6, 2012. Viewers heard not Josh Keaton, but instead, Drake Bell. Before this, Bell had only voiced Spider-Man within the animated series Ultimate Spider-Man, which made its American premiere 3 several weeks earlier. Some viewers thought he gave a good performance, while some still felt disappointed to not hear Keaton rather.
A screenshot published around the Facebook Group "Keep ‘The Spectacular Spider-Man’ Alive!" confirmed that Drake Bell’s name made an appearance within the episode’s finish credits. Josh Keaton found the screencap on Facebook, and commented, "Wow so that they redubbed my audio. I recorded a couple of Avengers eps as Spider-Man and it was searching toward seeing them. Typical Parker luck I suppose."
Using the earlier rumors confirmed, Marvel fans rapidly developed a pursuit to look at The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes with Josh Keaton as Spider-Man. One fansite, Marvel Animation Age, attempted to advertise hashtag activism as a way of convincing Marvel/Disney to produce the undubbed versions from the episodes. This would involve Tweeting either "#JoshKeatonIsSpiderMan", or "#DrakeBellIsNotSpiderMan". However, neither hashtag grew to become extremely popular over the internet. As debate within the dubbing came about, Josh Keaton published on Tumblr this marked not even close to the very first time certainly one of his vocal performances grew to become replaced, which Drake Bell did not deserve Marvel fans’ scorn-he dubbed Spidey’s guest spots for the money, not from spite.
When the remainder of Spider-Man’s guest appearances made their TV debuts, they still contained Drake Bell’s vocals, rather of Josh Keaton’s. "Yellowjacket" provided the best, only because Spidey didn’t have lines. This also continued to be the situation once the episodes finally made their American premieres, beginning on This summer 22, 2012. The United States home video releases of The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes don’t have an choice to replace Drake Bell with Josh Keaton. The author of Spidey’s speaking guest spots, Christopher Yost, hasn’t commented around the voice actor switch, so far as this author knows.
When requested why Marvel dubbed over Josh Keaton, Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada described that youngsters watching The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes soon after Ultimate Spider-Man may have become confused by Spider-Man sounding different in every show. The asker from the question began to indicate that a few of the Avengers had made guest appearances on USM, although not with similar voice actors from EMH. Quesada gave no explanation why Iron Man’s or Thor’s voice altering would appear less jarring to individuals children.
A couple of Josh Keaton’s fellow Spectacular Spider-Man cast people, Daran Norris and Gray DeLisle, can nonetheless be heard within the dubbed-over form of "Along Came a Spider". DeLisle reprised her role of Gloria Brant, while Norris voiced J. Jonah Jameson along with a policeman. However, his performance of Jameson grew to become substituted with one thanks to JK Simmons, who portrayed Jameson both in animation (Ultimate Spider-Man) and live-action (Mike Raimi’s Spider-Man movies). DeLisle’s tracks continued to be intact because Gloria Brant had yet to look in Ultimate Spider-Man at that time, thus saving Marvel the problem of worrying that they would seem too different among shows.
One publish from Marvel Animation Age’s forum suggests that it’s entirely possible that a minumum of one other British-speaking country like Australia (or perhaps an British audio track on the funnel inside a language speaking country) aired The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes with Josh Keaton’s voice intact, however this has not become verified yet.
"Keep ‘The Spectacular Spider-Man’ Alive!" reveals the substitute of Josh Keaton
Marvel Animation Age looks at the re-dubbed form of "Along Came a Spider"
Josh Keaton addresses his fans
Joe Quesada attempts to justify the re-dubbing
An indication from the Keaton audio surfacing overseas
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