TORONTO — Fresh TV has joined forces with animator Joshua Slice and acquired exclusive rights to the internet phenomenon Lucas the Spider. The company’s plans include expanding Lucas the Spider adventures into ongoing series and feature length projects.
Created by Slice in 2017, Lucas the Spider is a series of animated shorts that follow an adorable little spider named Lucas as he navigates the world around him. Inspired by a jumping spider nestled within a leaf and voiced by Slice’s nephew, also named Lucas, the animated arachnid has become a viral internet sensation. Lucas The Spider’s animated adventures have amassed more than 60 million views and 1.5 million subscribers on the YouTube Channel.
“We are excited to combine Fresh’s creativity and production expertise with Joshua’s one-of-a-kind talent,” said Tom McGillis, president and executive producer of Fresh TV Inc. “Joshua has created a character that instantly resonates with children and adults alike. From the moment we saw his creation, Fresh saw the potential to take Lucas the Spider to the next level with series, features and on a variety of other platforms.”
“When I launched Lucas the Spider a little over five months ago, I had not imagined the internet star he would become. I am humbled and grateful to fans for their love and support,” said Slice. “A big thank you to Fresh TV for seeing the potentials in this little arachnid. Together we can grow Lucas the Spider far beyond his 30 second moments on YouTube.”
Source: Fresh TV
Tom McLean has been writing for years about animation from a secret base in Los Angeles.