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Special Project

Special Project
From the 11th Annual Shorty Awards

Lucas the Spider

Finalist in Animal

About Lucas the Spider

While these eight-legged creatures usually inspire gasps and fear, Lucas the Spider isn’t your average creepy crawly. An animated jumping spider created by former Joshua Slice and voiced by his young nephew, Lucas is an adorable little critter created to help cure children’s fear of spiders by introducing the animal in a cuter, less terrifying manner. The arachnid became wildly popular on YouTube, snaring more than 200M views and crossing the 2M subscriber mark in mere months. The episodes, which last under a minute, find Lucas on an adventure around the house doing anything from playing music to looking for a friend.

Lucas the Spider's best work on social