Marvel may have lost control of Spider-Man on the big screen, but Disney is keeping the web-slinger as part of the family with the launch of a new Disney Junior animated series aimed at preschoolers entitled Marvel’s Spidey and His Amazing Friends.
“Preschool kids already love Spidey, so they’ll be delighted to have Peter Parker thwipping across their screens in this new series” said Cort Lane, senior vice president of Marvel Animation & Family Entertainment (via Variety). “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.”
“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.”
Spidey and His Amazing Friends will see Peter Parker and his pals Miles Morales, Ghost Spider, Hulk, Black Panther and Ms. Marvel working together to defeat evil. It is set to debut on Disney Junior in 2021.