Meet Lucas, The Most Adorable Spider
Even if you hate spiders, you will love this one. Joshua Slice has put together a short animation and asked his nephew Lucas to do the voice acting. The quirky result turned out to be great, and we’re hoping Pixar turns it into a feature film.
“This is an animation test of a character I’ve been working on,” Slice writes. “I’m responsible for the design, modeling, rigging, animation, lighting, and rendering.” Scroll down to check out the adorable video, and if it still won’t cure your Arachnophobia, have a look at these tiny paws some of these creatures have.
Close-Up Of Spider. Photo: Aukid Phumsirichat / EyeEm (Getty).
Are spiders nature’s most misunderstood creatures? After all, the mere mention of them (especially in large quantities) is enough to send shivers down the average person’s spine. They’re so reviled, in fact, that when someone sets their house on fire trying to murder them, it doesn’t even sound all that unreasonable.
All that said, is it possible for a “cute” spider to exist? In the mind of Pixar animator Josh Slice, a resounding “Yes!” is surely in order.
Lucas The Adorable Spider Will Make You Question Everything You Believe In
Of course, putting hilarious voiceover on top of virtually anything can soften the blow of even the most grotesque of creepy-crawlies. In this case, we’ve got an adorably animated spider coupled with the voice of Slice’s nephew Lucas. Obviously, that’s a recipe for success. And if you don’t believe us, here’s another internet-classic example of an otherwise ugly and terrifying spider made tolerable with nothing more than a silly dub:
See, works every time. And if you’re still not convinced, here’s a very similar spider to Lucas sans small child’s voice: