Marvel Animation & Family Entertainment announced during an Aug. 23 panel at Disney’s D23 Expo in Anaheim, Calif., that it was producing a new original animated series for Disney Junior, “Marvel’s Spidey and His Amazing Friends.”
Geared toward preschoolers and their families, the series is set to debut in 2021 and will be the first full-length Marvel series for the Disney Junior audience.
Used to working solo, Peter Parker must discover what it takes to become a spider friend who works well with others when he teams with Miles Morales and Gwen, also known as Ghost-Spider. They will join forces with heroes such as Hulk, Black Panther and Ms. Marvel to defeat evil foes and learn that teamwork is the best way to save the day.
“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, SVP of Marvel Animation & Family Entertainment. “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.”
The announcement of the new Spidey series comes as Disney and Sony Pictures have reportedly reached an impasse regarding Marvel Studios producing future movies featuring the “Spider-Man” characters for Sony, which controls the film rights.