LUCAS THE SPIDER! You have to see this! So FUN for a Sunday!






I saw this story and loved it!  then I researched all the videos and found a compilation below.  Perfect for a Sunday!

HERE WE GO!

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An animator who created a cute animated spider to help people with arachnophobia is set to become a millionaire after launching a soft toy version of his viral creation.

Joshua Slice from California who has worked on Pixar and Disney’s Zootopia and Big Hero 6 first posted a video of Lucas The Spider online six months ago, and now his videos have had more than 100 million views.

The cute creation, has melted hearts as he chats about the predicaments of being a spider, including having too many eyes, prompting Joshua to make a soft toy version.

After launching the Lucas plushie on Teespring, a platform for independent sellers, he received 40,000 pre-orders in 10 days and is expected to rack up more than 60,000 during the 30-day pre-sale period, generating at least $1.2 million (£899,000).

The money will go towards a college fund for his five-year-old nephew who provides the voice of Lucas and is also his namesake.

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Joshua Slice from California has created a cuddly toy version of his viral hit, Lucas the Spider, and it's set to make him a millionaire

Joshua Slice from California has created a cuddly toy version of his viral hit, Lucas the Spider, and it’s set to make him a millionaire

The animator has received 40,000 pre-orders so far and is on course to make $1.2 million 

The animator has received 40,000 pre-orders so far and is on course to make $1.2 million

‘Lucas the Spider started as a curiosity for whether spiders could in fact be cute,’ Joshua explained.

‘To bring Lucas to life by way of a soft lovable plushie that contains the voice of Lucas has been an exciting part of a very unexpected journey.

‘We’re very thankful that so many people could come together over the unexpected love for a spider.

The fact that Lucas can also provide a future for my nephew, the original Lucas, as well as charities we support is really rewarding.’

Some of the funds raised from the sale of the Lucas plushie will go towards charities helping survivors of domestic and sexual abuse fund their legal costs 

Some of the funds raised from the sale of the Lucas plushie will go towards charities helping survivors of domestic and sexual abuse fund their legal costs

Lucas' adventures show him playing with wooden toys and exploring his musical ambitions

Lucas’ adventures show him playing with wooden toys and exploring his musical ambitions

Proceeds from the sale of the plushies will also go to charities providing no-cost legal representation to survivors of domestic abuse and sexual assault, as well as funding further animations.

Lucas was based on a picture of a hairy spider nestled on a leaf that Joshua spotted online.

‘The whole time I’m making it I’m thinking, I want people who are afraid of spiders to say, “aww”. I wanted to challenge people,” he told The Dodo.

Animations show Lucas playing with wooden toys. playing the piano and feeling scared of a pet Labrador because he’s so much bigger than him.

And fans on YouTube have praised the animations for helping them overcome their fear of spiders.

For more information visit success.teespring.com/lucas-the-spider 

Lucas, who is voiced by his creator's five-year-old nephew, has melted hearts as he chats about the predicaments of being a spider, including having too many eyes 

Lucas, who is voiced by his creator’s five-year-old nephew, has melted hearts as he chats about the predicaments of being a spider, including having too many eyes

LUCAS VIDEOS!

I went to You Tube and found this link of Lucas Videos!

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SATURDAY IS PHOBLOG DAY!






I blocked out this weekend (since it is my birthday weekend) so first I’m going to clean out a cupboard that I’ve been wanting to clean for a few months… then we are going to do something fun!!

HERE WE GO!

I saw this the other day and stopped my vehicle to take a photo.

My good friend down the street, Hartley Farms, has a gorgeous wedding venue and Farm. I went there to purchase a fig, plum and apple tree for my birthday. Here I am, with my toes in the water of their pond.

The volcano in Hawaii.

I hope this is true for the wild horses as well…

I have no idea what this is… other than amazing!

He also wrote THE HOBBIT, so we know he can dream…

Unbelievable.

Gorgeous Montana

Gorgeous!

SUCH a good boy. My horses would have that fence down in an instant!

Mother Nature having fun!

Oh my gosh this horse is talented! Too bad that this is his job, but at least he won!

Montana, again!

Buds.

JUNE BUCKET FUND!  For my Birthday, Please help these abandoned and starved, slipper-footed young stallions!  We are over half way to our goal of making a huge difference in their livesClick here to read their story and donate!  Many, many sincere thanks!!

 


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