If your little ones are fans of Marvel superheroes, like Captain America and the rest of the Avengers, or if you’ve been looking for a way to introduce your kids to Spider-Man, you’ll be excited to hear about Marvel’s “Spidey and His Amazing Friends.”
The computer-animated television series is Marvel’s first show designed for preschoolers and has a killer theme song by Patrick Stump, the lead singer of Fall Out Boy. The show gives young children a way to join in on the exciting adventures of Spider-Man in a format that is less intense than the comic-based shows for older children.
In this article, we’ll go over some interesting facts about the show and let you know what to expect from it.
What Is Marvel’s “Spidey and His Amazing Friends” About?
“Spidey and His Amazing Friends” is a show about friendship, teamwork, and creatively working through problems. It centers around child versions of Spider-Man, Ghost-Spider, and Spin (Miles Morales’ Spider-Man).
The trio works together to thwart the bad behavior of child versions of several classic Spider-Man villains, like Lady Octopus and the Green Goblin. On occasion, the team will also work with pint-size versions of famous Marvel heroes, like Black Panther and the Hulk.
Unlike many of the escapades of their comic counterparts, the adventures of Spidey’s crew are completely child-friendly. They usually involve things like stopping a villain from making a mess in the city or from trying to ruin Halloween. And, of course, nobody ever gets hurt.
The show also teaches young children valuable lessons, like how to work well with others and the importance of helping those in need. In one episode, for example, Black Panther has to teach Spider-Man how to be patient in order to stop a villain.
When Did Marvel’s “Spidey and His Amazing Friends” Show Premiere?
Before the full TV series was released, 11 shorts called “Meet Spidey and His Amazing Friends” premiered on June 21, 2021. The shorts first appeared on Disney Channel and Disney Junior but were later added to Disney Plus on July 16, 2021.
On Aug. 6, 2021, the TV series was released on Disney Channel and Disney Junior. It became available to stream on Disney Plus on Sept. 22, 2021. Although a second season of the show has been announced, it doesn’t currently have a release date.
The show’s title is a callback to the 1981 show, “Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends.” The Saturday morning cartoon followed Spider-Man, Iceman (from the X-Men), and Firestar (an original hero) as they fought against various super-villains from the Marvel universe.
Who Are the Heroes of Marvel’s “Spidey and His Amazing Friends”?
Here’s a list of all the heroes in Marvel’s “Spidey and His Amazing Friends” series and the actors who play them. While most of these characters are drawn as teens in the comics, they’ve been reimagined as young children for the show.
Gwen Stacy is a kid version of Spider-Woman from the Marvel comics. Ghost-Spider has wings made of webbing that allow her to glide through the sky. She’s voiced by Lily Sanfelippo from “Infinity Train.”
Peter Parker is a kid version of the classic comic hero from New York, Spider-Man. He’s the unofficial leader of the group. Spidey has a spider-sense that tells him when there’s danger. The character is voiced by Benjamin Valic from “Sonic the Hedgehog.”
Miles Morales is a kid version of Spider-Man, as well. In the comics, Miles becomes the second Spider-Man after Peter Parker. His costume has cloaking abilities that allow him to become nearly invisible. He gets nicknamed “Spin” because both he and Peter Parker have the same superhero name. The character is voiced by Jakari Fraser from “Ben Is Back.”
The group’s supercomputer tells them when villains are causing trouble in the city. The character is voiced by Nicholas Roye from the video game “Apex Legends.”
Spidey’s robotic spider companion assists the group and will sometimes give ideas in robot sounds that Spidey can somehow understand. The character is voiced by Dee Bradley Baker from “American Dad.”
Aunt May is Spidey’s guardian and biological aunt. The character is voiced by Melanie Minichino from “The Sopranos.”
The super-strong green giant will often team up with the group. The character is voiced by Armen Taylor from the video game “Spider-Man: Miles Morales.”
Kamala Khan (Ms. Marvel) is a secondary character who sometimes teams up with the main heroes. She’s an Inhuman with the ability to stretch her arms and legs to extreme distances. The character is voiced by Sandra Saad, who also voiced the hero in the video game “Marvel’s Avengers.”
The superhero and king of Wakanda is also a secondary hero in the show. The character is voiced by Tru Valentino from “Hot Streets.”
Who Are the Villains of Marvel’s “Spidey and His Amazing Friends”?
The villains in the series are also reimagined as children. Here’s a list of some of the main Marvel villains that Spidey and his friends take on in the show.
Rhino has superhuman strength and super-tough artificial skin. He’s a kid version of the powerful Russian villain from the Spider-Man comics of the same name. The character is voiced by Justin Shenkarow from “The Mitchells vs. the Machines.”
The villain is a kid version of Lady Octopus. In the comics, she’s a student of Doctor Octopus who eventually takes his place. She’s a genius with robotic tentacles who creates inventions to do mischief. The character is voiced by Kelly Ohanian from “DIVOS!”
The villain is a kid version of one of Spider-Man’s arch-nemesis. Green Goblin flies using a glider and throws jack-o’-lantern-shaped bombs. The character is voiced by J.P. Karliak from “The Boss Baby: Back in Business.”
Where Can You Watch Marvel’s “Spidey and His Amazing Friends”?
You can catch reruns of “Spidey and His Amazing Friends” on Disney Junior. You can also stream the show whenever you want on Disney Plus and DisneyNow.
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