Last October the Comic Reel reported that Marvel had signed a deal with French company Antefilms Productions to produce an animated TV series based the Fantastic Four comic book characters, producing 26 half-hour episodes targeted for premiere in the United States and other countries in late 2006.
Now, courtesy of an anonymous Gallic source, we are happy to present the first images from that Franco-American alliance.
Update: Monday, September 19th, 4:31 PM PDT – At the request of Marvel Business and Legal Affairs, the images shown in this article have been removed. The removal letter follows:
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