FRESH TV INC. ACQUIRES EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS TO YOUTUBE SENSATION LUCAS THE SPIDER
Toronto, March 21, 2018 – Fresh TV Inc., a world leader in producing live action and animated programming, announced today that it 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 over 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/Executive Producer, 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 Joshua 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.”
About Joshua Slice
Joshua Slice, creator of Lucas the Spider, is an accomplished animator who has worked for Pixar, Disney and Blue Sky on blockbuster hits such as Big Hero 6, Zootopia and Epic.
Lucas The Spider’s short animated adventures have resulted in over 60 million views and Joshua’s YouTube Channel has garnered 1.5 million subscribers.
About Fresh TV Inc.
Fresh TV is a world leader in creating and producing live action and animated television that powerfully connects to the interests and influences of tween and teen audiences around the world. Founded by Emmy-winning producers Tom McGillis, Jennifer Pertsch, George Elliott and Brian Irving, Fresh TV’s award winning productions include the Total Drama Franchise, 6Teen and the live-action series, Backstage and My Babysitter’s A Vampire.
Fresh TV set new audience delivery records when the Total Drama Island finale was the #1 telecast in Cartoon Network’s history. The company’s live-action series My Babysitter’s a Vampire, based on their successful TV movie, ranked as the No. 1 U.S. cable show amongst kids 2-11 on Disney Channel.
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