How Animators Created the Spider-Verse | WIRED

  • Published on Mar 22, 2019
  • Danny Dimian, Visual Effects Supervisor, and Josh Beveridge, Head of Character Animation, for "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse," share exclusive breakdowns and talk about their inspiration and the techniques they used to create a new visual language for their Academy Award-winning film.

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  • Cendan Claiborne
    Cendan Claiborne 5 hours ago

    Shouts out to Alberto Mielgo who came up with so much for this styles and fought for so much of these unique elements to be pushed in the first place.

  • nom nom
    nom nom 13 hours ago

    I'm not even a superhero fan, but I just love the original animation of this film, and the attention to detail is incredible.

  • Master N -Beazt
    Master N -Beazt 2 days ago

    Now we need A Real Human Version MoviePlease...

  • Lee
    Lee 3 days ago

    Watched 5 minutes into this film and then realized it's nothing more than another production companies current racial favoritism towards a certain ethnic group. This is no different than production companies remaking movies for the sake of a female lead. Ghostbusters and the Oceans 11 stories just to name a couple. Good job on the visuals though, props to those guys.

  • Umut Berk Uzel
    Umut Berk Uzel 3 days ago

    Is anybody know which program are they using at 5:53?

  • SleeplessDev
    SleeplessDev 3 days ago

    I really loved the animation of this movie,
    I hope they make more like it

  • Sizwe Ndlanzi
    Sizwe Ndlanzi 4 days ago

    I enjoyed this so much so that I have the entire playlist!

  • peter h
    peter h 4 days ago

    a new visual language is right. this movie was absolutely stunning

  • Wolf-G TM
    Wolf-G TM 4 days ago

    pausing at any part of the movie can be a wallpaper

    CRACK 'N' BLAST 4 days ago

    My favourite animation movie all time it's just freaking great

  • 07Tyler 07
    07Tyler 07 4 days ago

    They couldnt have done better......the visuals were so captivating, i was sucked in

  • Peter Mathes
    Peter Mathes 5 days ago

    The music in this video is really distracting -_-

  • J.J. B.13.
    J.J. B.13. 5 days ago

    Why is Miles the main character?

  • Nilesh Parmar
    Nilesh Parmar 5 days ago

    colour blob idea is amazing

  • Qruis S.
    Qruis S. 6 days ago

    Doesn't matter how many times I watch this movie, I always flinch at how Peter bends @ 9:01

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  • lambs
    lambs 7 days ago

    visual masterpiece.

  • jimvideotv
    jimvideotv 7 days ago

    So many other Marvel stories can be told with this tech. With enough machine learning it might be affordable enough to bring decades of past stories to life.

  • Krystelle Short
    Krystelle Short 8 days ago

    One of my all time favorite movies. Visually stunning the whole way through! Thank-you to everyone involved in making this, your talent is on full display in this

  • Rolfathan
    Rolfathan 8 days ago

    There are plenty of great movies based on comic books. Spiderverse was the only COMIC BOOK movie. I am still in shock that they pulled off what I've wished would happen since the 80/90s Batman movies. Even back then I wished they could pull off some kind of halftone, limited color, comic book looking animation. And even the animated shows didn't try to. But dang, was it worth the wait. It looked so much better than I even imagined the "perfect" comic book in motion to be. They should be truly proud of their achievement.

  • Muhammad Mustafa
    Muhammad Mustafa 8 days ago

    They should do a Batman Beyond film!!

  • Wayfarer Zen
    Wayfarer Zen 9 days ago

    Jack Kirby forever.

  • Da Boz
    Da Boz 11 days ago

    They ate a bunch of Taco Bell and then just shat all over some paper...that’s why he’s black.

  • LocalWeeb
    LocalWeeb 11 days ago

    in short everyframe is a usable wallpaper

  • Meep Meep
    Meep Meep 11 days ago +21

    Every artist who watched this was drooling over every frame of this film. It's just so beautiful

  • jpMUDKIP18
    jpMUDKIP18 12 days ago

    I don’t think they should patent this, but holy cow this is cool and unique

  • Deniz Ay
    Deniz Ay 13 days ago

    ı wonder how people learn to do things like that. aren't they so complicated or hard to learn ?
    for example the programmes used to make animations have a lot of different usage techniques or complicated details . how can people understand those

  • Verseal
    Verseal 13 days ago

    Omg this movie

  • Kevin Harte
    Kevin Harte 14 days ago

    I'm visually impressed. The animation is too choppy.

  • MasterAlucardGV
    MasterAlucardGV 15 days ago

    Houseki no Kuni!

  • Das Institut
    Das Institut 15 days ago

    Now they have to make a second movie like this, and add Alex Mercer in it...Because he would fit so perfectly in it.

  • Das Institut
    Das Institut 15 days ago

    Kirby Dots, huh? Didn't know Kirby was so present here.
    Someone should make very Dot say Poyo or something.

  • Omar
    Omar 15 days ago

    its more like alive comic book

  • Mihai Lazar
    Mihai Lazar 16 days ago

    to think this was made by the same guys that made the emoji movie

  • Serckep
    Serckep 17 days ago

    I call it the Life is Strange approach to graphics.

  • The best waifu Spaz_Taz

    This is easily the best animation I have ever seen, and I have seen a lot. I hope to see more of what this team can do in the future.

  • ashryver
    ashryver 18 days ago

    I'd love to see something longer. It's great to see how they a: circumvented camera tricks through 2D techniques, utilising line to its fullest, and b: visually, examine how and why they applied techniques and style - I especially love how they handled the visualization of the city, and the lighting. It looks so much like concept art done with a sharp semi transparent brush like glass. That straight shot scene with the taxi, spidey, and the bus; shows so much abstract representation of light and colour. It's just such a great display of how much further the freedom of the hand can exceed camera.

  • FOX
    FOX 18 days ago +1

    This is peace of ART

  • Bluestem
    Bluestem 18 days ago +1

    I love that Kingpin was just a black void, no matter what was going on. Let's you know everything you need to know about him without saying a word.

  • おやすみなさい!

    OMG I love her!!

  • Lupus IP
    Lupus IP 19 days ago

    i dont know.. i dont really like that they animated the characters on twos... 12 fps does look pretty choppy... (i know that was kinda what they were going for, but i really dont find it as appealing to the eye, its just not smooth) im surprised that the film industry hasnt even converted to a 30 fps or even 60 fps standard

  • finallyanime
    finallyanime 20 days ago

    movies like this make me have hope in humanity. pure masterpiece. hopeful for the sequel. definitely was not a fan of peter porker, but i guess thats just me, got tired of the Tom & Jerry antics after a while.

  • Zoe Z.
    Zoe Z. 21 day ago


  • MeowMeow Chan
    MeowMeow Chan 21 day ago +1

    Who else wants to see more animated movies like (or similar) to this?

  • Hemanth Bijjala
    Hemanth Bijjala 22 days ago

    wow Hollywood uses anime techniques once and they get so much credit...

  • Thomas Kinkade
    Thomas Kinkade 23 days ago

    Honestly I didn't know if the skippy stop motion was part of the movie or if it was a problem with my computer. The blurring also made me feel like I was supposed to be wearing 3D glasses or something. It was all very distracting.

  • Puddi Panda
    Puddi Panda 24 days ago +1

    It looks so good :o

  • splendidpheasant
    splendidpheasant 24 days ago

    I still have one question! How was Penny Parker animated? Was she CGI, 2D, a combination? I've been trying really hard to tell how they did her but I really need someone to tell me

  • R-striking
    R-striking 25 days ago

    This is literally history in the making!! This practically a new animation style!! It's so unique and attractive for the audience!!

  • kayemma
    kayemma 25 days ago

    The animation in this movie was mind blowing when I saw it. And every time I watch it, it blows my mind again. Absolutely loved it, it’s my favorite movie at the moment. It’ll probably be my favorite movie until the second one comes out.
    (Also, I know this video is about the animation, but the sound effects and soundtrack for this film was also amazing.)

  • Alexandra Dennehy
    Alexandra Dennehy 25 days ago

    I love how colorful and bright they made the city look. It’s like reality, but much more beautiful.

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  • That Guy
    That Guy 25 days ago

    This movie was excellent done and this will sound eilitist but I noticed a lot of the color pallette stuff which I thought was super cool

  • yshBrick
    yshBrick 26 days ago

    Brilliantly amazing animation style and so is the movie. Totally Epic :)

  • Auron Chung
    Auron Chung 26 days ago

    One question. What do they call this new visual language?

  • Arty XD
    Arty XD 26 days ago

    This is so awesome. The layout scene of the buildings had me baffled

  • juneru
    juneru 27 days ago

    its such a refresher to see stylized 3d-animation other than the bland pixar/disney 3d animation alot of other studios try to pull off.

  • Anthony Hernandez
    Anthony Hernandez 27 days ago

    I wish that everyone made unique movies like these, honestly I feel like the whole team behind this movie needs more recognition

  • Pig Dragon
    Pig Dragon 27 days ago

    kingpin totally ruined the movie for me he really did... :/ no one else in the film was disproportionate like that and it was insanely distracting. I'd never seen him in the comics before so I wasn't familiar with the design before I watched the movie. was pretty bad.

  • 賴 俞辰
    賴 俞辰 27 days ago +1

    I have watched this movie 4 times in this year, this movie is just AMAZINGGGGG!

  • The Unqualified Naturalist

    This has to be one of my favourite animations, I loved the style! Great movie! I so hope there is a sequel!

  • music_tv_movie_addict
    music_tv_movie_addict 29 days ago

    I am blown away by this animation. Incredibly creative and amazing that it feels like comic book pages coming to life.

  • Christian Terrill
    Christian Terrill Month ago

    Normally watching how a film is made ruins it, this made me love the movie even more. The animation was amazing I wish i could have watched it in theaters.

  • Валентина Сергеева

    Nothing said about Alberto Mielgo, I think he gives a style to movie.

  • Bikko
    Bikko Month ago

    Imagine Walking dead games evolving with this art

  • Miles Morales
    Miles Morales Month ago +1

    This is the greatest Spider-Man Movie of all time and best animated of all of em in my opinion and I was glad that it got an Oscar 😎😎😎 this is my new favorite Spider-Man now ... (Sorry Peter Parker)

  • leonartha03
    leonartha03 Month ago

    this movie has become a new classic

  • nut meg
    nut meg Month ago +7

    this movie is literally the most beautiful thing ever!! i remember watching the trailer and my jaw dropped

  • Arthur Chen
    Arthur Chen Month ago


  • tonderai chiyaka
    tonderai chiyaka Month ago

    what is the name of the software used on timeline 6:23

  • Ohforpetesake Johnson

    So beautiful!

  • Deliivanov47
    Deliivanov47 Month ago

    But look like game with The Walking Dead Game 2012
    How to make this Animation 2012?

  • Jennifer Bahena
    Jennifer Bahena Month ago

    What’s the music used in this video

  • Kaiju Hanta
    Kaiju Hanta Month ago +1

    I'm much prefer hand-drawn animations over fully CGI-ed ones. But Into the Spider-verse looked so good! Really excited for the sequel.

  • lin n.
    lin n. Month ago

    do they know they created the most powerful marvel film of all time. do they. do they know.

  • MrBigdjg
    MrBigdjg Month ago

    I would love for Marvel to let these guys do a whole x-men movie series. I think animating the x-men like this would beat any live action x-men movie. I think that universe just translates better to animation, especially with the skill these guys have. TAKE MY MONEY!$!$!$!$!$!

  • João Pereira
    João Pereira Month ago

    Please make more movies like this!!!

  • StylishClarice Aj
    StylishClarice Aj Month ago

    I want to be able to animate like this when I grow up X'D

  • Zetsuke4
    Zetsuke4 Month ago +1

    This movie was a MASTERPIECE. underrated

  • Michael Cain
    Michael Cain Month ago

    That was awesome... and I’m not even an animator.

  • Liam Stevens
    Liam Stevens Month ago

    Air Jordan 1 retro high OG “Chicago” 😍

  • Russell Jackson
    Russell Jackson Month ago

    The perfect Spidey movie - or at least, the best so far by quite a lot. I felt like I was 10 years old again and back in that world I was so obsessed with. As much as I like the MCU, none of those films have done that for me.

  • Mariah Bowen
    Mariah Bowen Month ago +1

    I've been saying this since I saw the movie: THIS is direction animation should be headed. This movie showed us the possibilities for animation. This showed us how the genre could be pushed in new ways. This movie was a defining shift in the way animation is done, and I'm glad I was here to see it :)

  • billiondollardan
    billiondollardan Month ago

    Into the spider-verse was AMAZING. The art, the story, the action... it was wow

  • Asta
    Asta Month ago

    Ravioli Ravioli please dont lewd the spider loli

  • Mica Nabe
    Mica Nabe Month ago

    Couldn't you place a spoiler alert before the video started? You almost ruined the top 1 movie in my top-10-movies-to-watch-2019.

  • JaredNWidman
    JaredNWidman Month ago

    Wait so serious question here.... does every shot in this movie have an even number of frames? or if the characters are animated on twos do they ever end up with a half frame of animation at the tail or beginning of each shot

  • JaredNWidman
    JaredNWidman Month ago

    Yes to no motion blur! All those wes anderson clay movies are ruined by his dedication to making it look like a camera really shot the action, so when the camera moves, all the action is blurred. I want to see what's going on!

  • Thy Lord George II
    Thy Lord George II Month ago

    Nicholas Cage makes the movie 100 times better

  • Cyberbro
    Cyberbro Month ago

    Lego animation: are character animation is so smooth and will make a new change in movie history
    Joshua: *hold my beverage* 😂

  • WLG
    WLG Month ago

    They used a computer.

  • Lee Jordan
    Lee Jordan Month ago +1

    This would make a great introduction to a Marvel Animated Cinematic Universe!

  • Audrey and Remington

    This is the best animated movie ever. It took so much creativity to make this, and this is really a new style of animation!

  • Saptarshi Paul
    Saptarshi Paul Month ago

    One of the best animation movies

  • HWEN
    HWEN Month ago

    Still cant believe how much this movie was slept on. Just look at it !

  • PedroH FS
    PedroH FS Month ago

    this smells like oscar

  • Bryan Hempstead
    Bryan Hempstead Month ago

    I enjoyed this & the movie a bunch. Thank you

  • Grandma Frida
    Grandma Frida Month ago

    How Animators Created the Spider-Verse?
    -They simply used the Spider-Web!

  • BTS_OT7 Hobi_is_the_sun

    And they succeeded so beautifully and so creatively. Everything is so well drawn and thought through. Even the "colour blobs" are helping to make every line seem sharper while still having an aesthetically pleasing softness to it. The colours in themselves are also amazingly used and they help set the exact moods that we need to have for different scenes.
    I dare say that this the most groundbreaking animated movie of these last (many) years. This changes animation completely and I'm hoping to see more films with art styles like this.