Itsy Bitsy Spider (Animated Film)
Itsy-Bitsy Spider, released in the year 1992, is an American animated short film. Matthew
O'Callaghan directed this film while American writer Michael O'Donoghue wrote the script. It
released on the same day as the animated movie "Bébé's Kids". The film is loosely based on "Itsy
Bitsy Spider", the homonymous nursery rhyme. Frank Welker plays the title role in the film while Jim
Carrey plays the character of the exterminator. Itsy-Bitsy Spider was Jim Carrey's fifteenth role in a
film. The Motion Picture Association of America or MPAA rated this film as PG because of its mild
action and rude humor.
Eventually, this movie was turned into a children's animated series with the same name. The USA Network aired this children's TV series.
Itsy Bitsy Spider Plot
In the movie, there is a young girl called Leslie who has spider friend named Itsy. The character of Leslie is voiced by Thora Birch. Leslie goes to take piano lesson to the house of her strict piano instructor (the instructor is teaching her to play the original nursery rhyme "Itsy Bitsy Spider"). One day, the instructor gets frightened by the spider and calls an exterminator (Jim Carrey) to kill it. The exterminator uses various extreme measures for killing Itsy after failing to accomplish the job with the more commonly used methods. However, all the attempts of the exterminator go in vain as he fails to kill the spider while his extreme measures cause pain to himself, damage the house of the piano instructor and cause pain to her cat. His measures continue to become more and more deadly as he uses everything from vacuums and poison to explosives and guns. Eventually he blows up the entire house of the instructor. At the end of the film, Itsy is reunited with Leslie (who got out of the instructor's house before the exterminator starts using the flamethrowers) and the two of them go home.