Disney Junior has officially set the release dates for their newest animated preschool shows titled Marvel’s Spidey and his Amazing Friends, and Mickey Mouse Funhouse, which are both slated to debut this summer. From Marvel Entertainment, the new Spider-Man series is scheduled to premiere on Friday, August 6 at 9 a.m. ET/PT on Disney Channel and on Disney Junior. Meanwhile, the newest Mickey Mouse show will have its series premiere on Friday, August 20 at 8 a.m. ET/PT on Disney Channel and Disney Junior.
In preparation for Spidey and his Amazing Friends‘ premiere, Marvel Entertainment will first launch a series of animated shorts on June 21 as a way of introducing the characters to the viewers. Disney Television Animation will also debut a primetime special titled Mickey the Brave! on July 16.
Marvel’s Spidey and his Amazing Friends is the first full-length Marvel series for preschoolers. The series follows Peter Parker, Gwen Stacy, and Miles Morales and their adventures as the young heroes team up with Hulk, Ms. Marvel, and Black Panther. They’ll wind up defeating foes like Rhino, Doc Ock, and Green Goblin and learn that teamwork is the best way to save the day.
The series voice cast includes Benjamin Valic (Sonic the Hedgehog) as Peter Parker, Lily Sanfelippo (Disney Junior’s The Chicken Squad) as Gwen Stacy, and Jakari Fraser (Ben Is Back) as Miles Morales. It hails from executive producer Harrison Wilcox (Marvel’s Avengers: Black Panther’s Quest) and supervising producer Steve Grover (Hello Ninja) along with directors Chris Moreno (Disney Junior’s Muppet Babies) and Chris Gilligan (Disney Junior’s T.O.T.S.).
Patrick Stump (Fall Out Boy) is the series’ composer and also performs the theme song. The series is produced by Disney Junior and Marvel Entertainment in association with Atomic Productions.
Mickey Mouse Funhouse continues the Disney Junior legacy of highlighting Disney’s #1 star, Mickey Mouse, and his pals for the preschool audience. The series introduces a new character, Funny, an enchanted talking playhouse voiced by Harvey Guillén (What We Do in the Shadows), who takes them on adventures to unique lands that inspire the imagination, introducing a whole new generation to the captivating world of these beloved characters. The series guest cast includes Jenifer Lewis (black-ish) and Grammy nominee Mickey Guyton.
Phil Weinstein is executive producer and supervising director, Thomas Hart is co-executive producer and supervising story editor, and Mark Drop is story editor—all from the Emmy®-nominated Mickey and the Roadster Racers. Emmy Award winner Alan Bodner (Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure) serves as art director, and Steve Walby (Mickey Mouse Mixed-Up Adventures) as a producer. Beau Black (The Lion Guard) is the series composer and co-writes the original songs with Loren Hoskins (Jake and the Never Land Pirates). The series is a production of Disney Television Animation.