First announced in 2019 during Disney’s D23 Expo, Marvel’s Spidey and His Amazing Friends is an upcoming Marvel animated series geared toward preschoolers and their families and is set to debut on Disney Junior. Today courtesy of an Entertainment Weekly exclusive, the first images from the series have been released as well as the theme song from Fall Out Boy singer Patrick Stump.
The official images released showcase Spidey heroes Peter Parker, Miles Morales, and Gwen Stacy, but also other “amazing friends” like Hulk, Black Panther, and Ms. Marvel. We also get a glimpse of classic Spidey villains such as Green Goblin, the Rhino, and Doctor Octopus, the latter of whom appears to be the female version Julia Trainor.
Check out the images and listen to the theme song below. Marvel’s Spidey and His Amazing Friends will be premiering later this summer on Disney Channel and Disney Junior.
“I came in with decades of being a Marvel nerd. But I was like, well, this is probably going to be the first time a lot of kids in this generation are going to see an iteration of Spider-Man,” Stump tells EW. “What does that mean? There’s so much history behind that.”
“In my head, I was like, ‘Okay, you’ve got the ’60s Spidey cartoon, with its surf rock theme,” Stump explains. “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.”
“I’ve been scoring for about five years. It’s my day job, but no one really knows about it,” Stump says. “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.”