|This article is written from the Real World perspective|
|Spidey and His Amazing Friends|
|Beginning date||August 6, 2021|
|Original Channel||Disney Channel|
- Note: this article describes an upcoming release.
- Not to be confused with the similarly titled series Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends.
Spidey and His Amazing Friends is an upcoming animated series.
At D23, Marvel Animation announced the production of a new series titled Spidey and His Amazing Friends. This will be a new series for Disney Junior in 2021 that will be geared towards preschoolers and their families.
It will have a similar premise to the earlier series Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends, with Spider-Man teaming up with two fellow superheroes, in this case Gwen Stacy as Ghost-Spider and Miles Morales as Spinn. The three will encounter other heroes such as Hulk, Black Panther, and Ms. Marvel. This will mark the animated debut of Spider-Bot, a gadget first introduced in the 2018 Spider-Man video game.
Cort Lane said of the series, "Preschool kids already love Spidey, so they'll be delighted to have Peter Parker thwipping across their screens in this new series. Everyone at Marvel is thrilled to launch our first preschool series on Disney Junior, the gold standard platform for the audience. We believe parents and kids will be excited about these stories filled with themes of friendship, cooperation, solving problems and using your abilities to help others."
Joe D'Ambrosia, Senior Vice President of Original Programming and General Manager at Disney Junior, added, "We're thrilled to be working with Marvel on this new series showcasing the exciting adventures of Spidey and his friends as they model the importance of teamwork and helping others in their community. This is the perfect series to introduce preschoolers to the super hero powers of friendship and working together to help others in need."
Alan Fine, Joe Quesada, Dan Buckley, Lane, Eric Radomski, and Marsha Griffin will serve as executive producers; Harrison Wilcox will be supervising producer; Alfred Gimeno will be supervising animation producer; and Ashley Mendoza will be story editor.
Actor Role(s) Benjamin Valic Spider-Man/Peter Parker Lily Sanfelippo Ghost-Spider/Gwen Stacy Jakari Fraser Spinn/Miles Morales TBA Hulk Sandra Saad Ms. Marvel TBA Black Panther TBA Green Goblin Kelly Ohanian Doctor Octopus TBA Rhino
Role Person(s) Executive Producer Harrison Wilcox Supervising Producer Steve Grover Supervising Director Chris Moreno Consulting Director Chris Gilligan Composer Patrick Stump
Patrick Stump, most known as the singer in the band Fall Out Boy, performed the show's theme song and will compose for the series. He said of his work, "When I was approached to write the music for Marvel's Spidey and His Amazing Friends, I was first just excited to hear that Disney Junior was doing this show, and secondly, I think it took me all of ten minutes to say yes and start writing the theme song in my head. As a lifelong Marvel fan, this is a dream come true for me, and I can't wait for kids and families, including my own kids, to see the show when it premieres this summer."
Talking to Entertainment Weekly Stump said, "In my head, I was like, 'Okay, you've got the '60s Spidey cartoon, with its surf rock theme. You've got the '90s cartoon, which has a little bit more of a metal, hard rock thing. Then there are the scores. There's the Danny Elfman score, the Horner score, the Michael Giacchino score. All of those things were swirling around my head in like one minute, you know, and I just sat down and had this explosion of inspiration. Then I just had to scramble to get to the studio to lay it all down. I was so excited at that point."
He said of composing the show's score, "I've been scoring for about five years. It's my day job, but no one really knows about it. I'm the guy from Fall Out Boy and that's usually what people think of me as, but I spend all day, every day scoring. I kind of assumed that they were going to like my theme song and then get someone that they prefer to score. But they offered me the chance to score a short demo reel kind of a thing, and they went for it and they hired me. It's kind of the same feeling I had writing the theme song, where I'm coming to it with all this story and I get to write music for Black Panther and Ms. Marvel. It's incredible, it's the coolest thing."
The soundtrack Disney Junior Music: Spidey and His Amazing Friends will be released digitally on September 17th, 2021 on Walt Disney Records.
The series will begin airing on August 6th, 2021. It will air simultaneously on Disney Channel and Disney Junior following by a release on the streaming services DisneyNOW and Disney+. A series of shorts will debut on June 21st, 2021 introducing the characters.
- D23 Expo 2019: Marvel Animation Announces First Full-Length Preschool Series 'Marvel's Spidey and His Amazing Friends' at Marvel
- Sandra Saad at Instagram
- Kelly Ohanian at Instagram
- Fall Out Boy's Patrick Stump Performs Theme Song for 'Marvel's Spidey and His Amazing Friends' at Marvel
- 'Marvel's Spidey and His Amazing Friends' Series to Premiere August 6 at Marvel