Fall Out Boy’s Patrick Stump sings new Spider-Man show theme
Whether it is the classic 60s bop, the 90’s heavy metal guitar moans, or the pop-rock goodness of Spectacular Spider-Man, The Animated Adventures of Peter Parker has always had some pretty striking theme songs. His last animation show, aimed at young audiences, is no exception, thanks to Fall out Boy singer Patrick Stump … and honestly, a theme for a kids’ show shouldn’t be that difficult ??
Disney revealed Stump’s trail for Spidey and his amazing friends this week, Disney Junior’s new CG Marvel animated series about, well, Spider-Man and his acrazy fnothing. Alas no Fire star or ice man to be found here; Instead, friends are fellow webslingers Gwen Stacy and Miles Morales, along with a few other cutesy renditions of Marvel heroes like Kamala Khan, Black Panther, and Hulk, helping the spiders save the day from villains like Doc Ock, Green Goblin and rhinoceros.
It’s very twee, and I’m sure the show will be fun for its audience of preschoolers, a market that I have long aged. The market i do not have aged, however, has each Fall out Boy album etched into my teenage brain and ears with an endless emo phase, alongside devouring pages of Spider-Man comics. So there’s just something very particularly delicious about Stump singing “They’re your friendly neighborhood spiders / whoa-oh, go webs, go! “as Gwen, Pete and Miles swing to save the day.
Neither Stump nor Fall out Boy are strangers to the pop culture thematic space of course, having recorded the excellent “The night begins to shine” for Teen Titans Go!, or have done the, uh, much less excellent riff on the classic ghost hunters theme with Missy Elliot for the 2016 franchise reboot. Fortunately, the quality is much closer to the first than the last, which means that in spite of myself, I’ll probably be watching a Marvel show aimed at five-year-olds when Spidey and his amazing friends is coming to Disney Channel and Disney Junior this summer, if only to take the plunge and do web-thwip poses like a responsible adult.
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