Todd McFarlane (/ m ə k ˈ f ɑːr l ɪ n /; born March 16, 1961) is a Canadian comic book creator, artist, writer, filmmaker and entrepreneur, best known for his work as the artist on The Amazing Spider-Man and as the writer and artist on the superhero horror-fantasy series Spawn.
Todd McFarlane's Spawn, also known as Spawn: The Animated Series, is an American adult animated noir television series which aired on HBO from 1997 through 1999 and reran on Cartoon Network 's Toonami programming block in Japan. It has also been released on DVD as a film series.
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McFarlane Toys, a subsidiary of Todd McFarlane Productions, is a company founded by comic book creator Todd McFarlane which makes highly detailed model figurines of characters from movies, comics, popular music, video games and various sporting genres.
In 1994 Todd McFarlane was working with Mattel to produce action figures based on his comic book characters. When the two could not decide on how to make the toys to McFarlane's satisfaction, he reclaimed the toy rights to his characters and started his own toy company. Originally dubbed "Todd's Toys," the name was changed in 1995 following pressure from Mattel, who feared that the new company's name would be confused with that of Barbie's younger brother. Production began with action figures ba
The first line of Spawn toys ever produced was released in 1994 and consisted of six figures, the hero Spawn and his medieval counterpart with Tremor and the villains Violator, Overt-Kill, and Clown, as well as a Spawn Alley Playset, the Spawnmobile and the Violator Monster Rig. They were notably different from the toys common on shelves at the time because of their level of detail in both sculpting and painting. Other toys utilized only a few colors painted in general areas and were tacked to c
Throughout the course of the company's history, McFarlane Toys has produced licensed figures based on various Japanese anime and manga properties. Series McFarlane have merchandised include Akira, Tenchi Muyo, Tokyo Ghoul, Attack on Titan and Naruto Shippuden. In 2019, it was announced that the company had also gained the rights to create figures based on One-Punch Man and My Hero Academia.
McFarlane had been a long-time fan of the horror genre and decided to produce his own perspective on the classic monsters with the "Todd McFarlane's Monsters Playsets" line in 1997. McFarlane continued the idea of generating new versions of classic stories and characters, releasing a shocking line subtitled "Twisted Land of Oz" in 2003, which featured vicious or sadistic versions of the Wonderful Wizard of Oz characters created by L. Frank Baum. In 2004, the third series, subtitled 6 Faces of Ma
McFarlane Toys did not solely limit itself to creating figures based on Todd McFarlane's creations. Rather it branched out into other forms of media, capitalizing on the popularity of famous rock musicians with the release of figures based on the rock legends KISS in 1997. The number of music figures produced by the company continued to grow in number, diversity, and quality in the following years as they acquired the action figure rights to famous properties such as the Beatles, Rob Zombie, Ali
Todd McFarlane's Spawn was ranked 5th on IGN 's list of "The Greatest Comic Book Cartoons of All Time", and 23rd on IGN's list of "Top 25 Primetime Animated Series of All Time". Series producer Eric Radomski reflected in an interview that " Spawn TAS was a personal success for me.
Todd McFarlane (Calgary, Canadá, 16 de Março de 1961) é um quadrinista, editor, desenhista, arte-finalista, roteirista, designer, artista plástico e empresário canadense, fundador da Image Comics e de diversos outros empresas no ramo do entretenimento e da cultura pop. É também o criador do personagem Spawn, o Soldado do Inferno.
Todd McFarlane, the creator of Spawn, is a multi-faceted artist and businessman with a broad range of experience in entertainment, sports and publishing. Todd McFarlane was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada on March 16, 1961, but spent most of his childhood in Southern California.
Todd McFarlane Biography Todd is best known as a cartoonist. The comic book artist best known as the creator of the popular comics of Spawn. He was an integral part of the drawing of the villain Venom in the Spiderman comics.
An avid sports fan, collector of sports memorabilia and a former part-owner of a professional hockey team (Edmonton Oilers), Todd McFarlane created McFarlane Sports Picks in 2000 with the release of a series of NHL hockey players.
Spawn made his animated debut in the HBO Todd McFarlane's Spawn in which Spawn is voiced by Keith David. The series won two Emmys (one in 1998 and another in 1999) and two Golden Reel Awards (1998/1999). In 2019, McFarlane revealed that there will be two animated shows based on the character, one for kids and the other for adults. Film