Lucas the Spider — the world’s most popular, adorable and non-scary spider — is finally coming to TV in a new preschool show on Cartoonito this weekend. It premieres 9/18 as Cartoon Network’s Cartoonito preschool block, and fans couldn’t be more excited.
Check out the new trailer, and learn more about the popular YouTube phenomenon-turned-tv-series below.
About Lucas the Spider on Cartoonito
Lucas the Spider follows the adventures of a big hearted, impossibly cute little jumping spider in a human-sized suburban home. This happy, inquisitive, music-loving, 4-year-old wants us to join him as he explores and learns about this giant world, spreading love and togetherness whilst having a ton of fun with all his friends.
The new CGI-animated preschool series premieres September 18 and is based on the character’s viral YouTube episodes that first premiered in 2017. The character was created by animator Joshua Slice and named after and voiced by his nephew. After premiering, Lucas was met with a highly positive reception for his gentle and warm-hearted nature as he and his friends try to navigate the big world around them — much like young kids.
Lucas the Spider has been praised for helping kids (and adults!) overcome their fear of spiders and he’s just so darn cute. Naturally the plushie is a hit. The series comes from Fresh TV in association with WexWorks Media with CAKE handling international distribution
Learn more about Lucas the Spider and all the other Cartoonito programming here.