Why was X-Men Evolution cancelled?
X-Men Evolution is one of the four animated adaptations of X-Men. It is an American television series which was launched last fall of 2000. As the third longest running animated series produced by Marvel, it was able to reach up to four seasons from November of 2000 to October of 2003. Aired on Kids’ WB channel, it became the most popular television series and garnered the highest rated show of the network. After the series aired to four seasons, producers made a decision to cancel the show that occurred winter of 2003.
Although many have claimed that the reason for the cancellation of X-Men Evolution was not really explained, many have speculated that the show was cancelled because the producers just felt the need of ending the show despite its high ratings. Others also claimed that the series was not cancelled but it was just the end of the series per se. In true light however, show producer Boyd Kirkland thought of cancelling X-Men Evolution because there was a conflict between the management and their financing partner regarding the finances involved in the production of the series. Ãƒ’šÃ‚ With a monthly budget of $350,000, agreements did not turn out to work well that Marvel opted to cancel the show. Although the show was able to attract a lot of viewers, especially teenagers and adolescents, the predicament faced by the producers and the management led them to cancel the show. Even the publishing of the X-Men Evolution’s comic book was abruptly cancelled since its sales were found to be significantly low.
Today, X-Men Evolution is now part of the X-Men’s history of animated series. Although, for some reasons, it has to be cancelled, its first two seasons can still be viewed by availing its copy on DVD.