Marvel Announces New Animated Series SPIDER-MAN AND HIS AMAZING FRIENDS
Spider-Man’s future in the MCU may be looking grim, but that’s not going to stop the web-slinger from getting a new animated series! During Disney’s D23 Expo, Marvel announced a new animated series they are developing for kids called Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends.
It’s explained that the series will be “Marvel’s first feature-length series on Disney Junior. It will follow Peter Parker and his friends Miles Morales, Gwen (Ghost-Spider), Hulk, Black Panther and Ms. Marvel, as they work together to defeat evil forces. It will be geared towards preschoolers and their families.”
Cort Lane, the senior vice president of Marvel Animation & Family Entertainment had this to say in a statement:
“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 VP of original programming and general manager of 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.”
The series will be executive produced by Alan Fine, Joe Quesada, Dan Buckley, Cort Lane, and Eric Radomski. Adults obviously aren’t the target market for this series, but I’m sure the kiddies will enjoy it because the kids love Spider-Man!
The animated series set to debut in 2021.