The beloved ’90s animated X-Men are back in this fanmade YouTube series

This new X-Men series is a total nostalgia trip for fans of the '90s animated series.


Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Internet Culture

Published Jan 6, 2016   Updated May 27, 2021, 9:57 am CDT

The recent influx of new X-Men movies has reawakened a warm nostalgia for the ’90s animated series, and this fanmade YouTube series looks like the perfect solution.

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Animator Joel Furtado spent the past year working on “Danger Room Protocols,” a free animated series taking place in—you guessed it—the X-Men’s Danger Room.

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The premise sounds a lot like the kind of debate you’d have with your X-Men loving friends: Which character would win in a fight, and why? 

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Over the course of 18 episodes, Furtado will put various classic X-Men characters to the test in the Danger Room, exploring their powers through a series of training exercises. We love the pixelated animation style, which adds a vintage video game feel to the ’90s cartoon homage.

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Furtado said the first episode will premiere Jan. 19. 

Screengrab via joelyface/YouTube

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*First Published: Jan 6, 2016, 3:14 pm CST