Marvel’s Spidey and His Amazing Friends is the first full-length Marvel series for preschoolers. As a lifelong Marvel fan and father to two young children, Stump learned to play the trombone, French horn and trumpet in order to compose the underscore of the kids’ series and assign each character a unique sound.
“The really fun ones for me were Green Goblin — I was thinking about this troll, polka-kinda feel because he’s scary but also weird. He’s a very strange villain,” Stump says. “My favorites one hands-down was Black Panther. I had to do the talking drum, I just had to reference it. It just feels like Black Panther. It’s incredible: I get to write music for all these characters that I’ve been attached to since I was a little kid.”
But when it comes to his own kids, the FOB lead vocalist/rhythm guitarist finally feels like he’s getting the “cool dad” stamp after scoring this project. “My kids are so excited, and I definitely think this is the coolest I’m ever gonna be with them,” he said, adding: “It’s a dream come true, and hopefully you can hear that in the music.”
Marvel’s Spidey and His Amazing Friends will premiere on Disney Channel and Disney Junior this Friday, Aug. 6, at 9 a.m. ET.
Below, watch Stump’s interview and see a behind-the-scenes shot of Stump working on Marvel’s Spidey and His Amazing Friends: