This episode was originally a part of season 3 and was supposed to air after "Phoenix Saga Part 5: Child of Light." However, animation problems forced this episode to be held back for two years. Consequently, Jean Grey's resurrection was not properly explained for two years.
Kipp, a storyboard artist who worked on the show, comments on why this episode was held back:
"Longshot" and "No Mutant Is An Island" were horribly butchered by a new overseas animation studio (Phillipine Animation) that Saban contracted to use for a couple of shows [in the third season]. The result of Saban trying to save themselves a few bucks cost them the airing of two shows for this season. Even when the two shows were sent back to be corrected, they still came back super-lame.
Now, to save Fox's tail that May, it was lucky enough for them that the
studio began work on the '95 season of shows that past summer. A few episodes
that were not planned to air until the fall were already back in our hands
and ready to go if Fox so desired. That's why you got to see Juggy, Nightcrawler
(which was one of the best), and even the new Wolvie episode that co-starred
Silver-Fox, Sabertooth and Maverick, LOOSELY based on the Wolverine comic
#50. More flashbacks about Wolvie's past. ALL of their pasts actually.
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