By Zach Johnson
It’s time to Spidey swing with Spidey and his amazing friends!
Patrick Stump, Grammy®-nominated lead singer of the multiplatinum-selling rock band Fall Out Boy, performs the theme song for Marvel’s Spidey and his Amazing Friends. Stump also serves as songwriter and composer for the series, which is the first full-length Marvel series for preschoolers. The theme song, which Stump wrote and produced, is now available on the Disney Junior Hits Playlist. The digital soundtrack, Disney Junior Music: Spidey and his Amazing Friends, is set for a September 17 release on Walt Disney Records.
“When I was approached to write the music for Marvel’s Spidey and his Amazing Friends, I was first just excited to hear that Disney Junior was doing this show, and secondly, I think it took me all of 10 minutes to say yes and start writing the theme song in my head,” says Stump. “As a lifelong Marvel fan, this is a dream come true for me, and I can’t wait for kids and families, including my own kids, to see the show when it premieres this summer.”
Premiering this summer, Marvel’s Spidey and his Amazing Friends tells the story of Peter Parker, Miles Morales, and Gwen Stacy, who together form Team Spidey and embark on heroic adventures to protect their community. Geared towards preschoolers and their families, the series models the importance of teamwork and helping others and highlights themes of friendship, cooperation, and problem-solving. Along with the theme song, new images of the Marvel heroes and villains that will appear in the series were released today.
In addition to his work with Fall Out Boy, Stump has worked as a producer, writer, and performer with a wide range of artists, including Disney Legend Elton John, Jay-Z, Taylor Swift, and Bruno Mars. Stump also co-wrote, performed, and produced the song “Immortals” for Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Oscar®-winning feature film Big Hero 6.
The series is produced by Disney Junior and Marvel Entertainment in association with Atomic Productions. Harrison Wilcox is executive producer, Steve Grover is supervising producer, Chris Moreno is supervising director, and Chris Gilligan is consulting director.