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|Occupation||Television director, writer, producer|
Victor Cook is an American television director, writer, and producer. Cook is perhaps best known for producing and developing for television the animated television series The Spectacular Spider-Man , the Netflix series, Stretch Armstrong and The Flex Fighters and for Directing many series for Disney TV Animation.
Victor Cook was also Producer and Supervising Director of Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated, it aired on Cartoon Network. Cook's other animated projects include: CG made for TV movie Ben 10 Destroy All Aliens, LILO and Stitch the series, Mickey Mouse Club House, Atlantis: Milo's Return, The Legend of Tarzan, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, Darkwing Duck, and Hellboy: Blood and Iron.
Cook was called by Sony Entertainment to develop a DVD project about Spider-Man. Cook developed it with Greg Weisman, they wanted to base it on the early comic book publications of the character that showed him younger, which Cook had never seen done before in any adaption. The idea was reformatted to an animated television series, but they still kept a similar chronicle style where, as Cook describes, "each episode stands alone as its own story, but like the comic book itself it's a saga. Then each three episodes is a story and those three episodes are what would be on the DVD releases." The original title for the series was The Amazing Spider-Man, based on the comic series of the same name, but by mid-2007 the name was changed to The Spectacular Spider-Man, as well a Spider-Man comic series.
Cook wanted the animation to be squash and stretch style, and the action to be as good as the first two live action movies Sam Raimi, director of the Spider-Man films, as it had "set the bar" for the fluid movement for Spider-Man. As they were on a specific budget, they wanted to allow the animation to "move" more than anything, giving it simple and stylistic designs. He also looked back on Blood and Iron, which had a "fresh, young, look to it" that appealed to him visually. Cook wanted to make an "iconic" Spider-Man for both new and older generations and "really wanted this to be a two dimensional Spider-man that moved like we've never really seen him move in animation before." The Spectacular Spider-Man became very successful in its first season on Kids WB! and entered its second season in America in 2009 on Disney XD.
After The Spectacular Spider-Man, Cook moved onto Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated and Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters and Weisman on Young Justice for Cartoon Network and eventually the DC Universe streaming service. According to Weisman, the show's version of the character Artemis was partially based on Victor's daughter who is also Caucasian.
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