I’ve been fascinated by the intense popularity of Lucas the Spider for a good six months now. He consistently has trending videos on YouTube with over a million views. Check it out:
Here’s what I’m wondering:
What makes these Lucas the Spider videos consistently popular?
Would the video be just as cute if the animator used his own voice instead of his nephew’s?
Do videos like this have the power to help people conquer their fears of spiders?
Why is this video a good example of personification?
How does the point of view impact the story?