Adorable Animated Spider Named Lucas Is So Cute, Even Arachnophobes Will Smile

Adorable Animated Spider Named Lucas

Many people have a fear of spiders, but it’s hard to resist this adorable arachnid named Lucas. Animator Joshua Slice introduced the cute character in a very short film aptly called Lucas the Spider. With such large, glossy eyes, how could you not say “aww” when you see him? What makes the 21-second clip even cuter is the addition of Slice’s nephew, who voices Lucas and brings him to life with a child-like personality.

In this video, the animated spider first approaches from across a chair. Lucas scurries towards us, looks at us directly, then peers over the edge and continues his journey. Although a brief encounter, Slice himself has made it unforgettable, writing, “I’m responsible for the design, modeling, rigging, animation, lighting, and rendering.” If he continues to develop Lucas, it’s likely to only get better—Slice originally intended this short just as a test.

In addition to Lucas the Spider, Slice has worked in the animation department of some big-name flicks. He’s been involved in Zootopia, Big Hero 6, and the upcoming film Ferdinand.

This animated spider named Lucas is sure to make you smile—even if you have arachnophobia.

Adorable Animated Spider Named Lucas

Watch all of Lucas the Spider here. Make sure your sound is on!

Joshua Slice: YouTube | IMDB 
h/t: [Laughing Squid]

All images via Joshua Slice.

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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