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How did animators create the Spider-Verse?

Spoilers ahead. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is a visually unique movie. The decision-making that created its signature look was driven by the animation team’s love for and dedication to comic books—specifically the work of comic book artist Jack Kirby, the printing style of his era, and the abstractions afforded to the art of animation.

In this Wired video, Visual Effects Supervisor Danny Dimian and Head of Character Animation Josh Beveridge reveal how they created the Spider-Verse for the Oscar-winning film. A synopsis:

When New York teenager Miles Morales is bitten by a radioactive spider, he is astonished to discover that he has superpowers just like Spider-Man. After being trained by Peter Parker and assuming his mantle, Miles is joined by other Spidey heroes from parallel universes as he battles an array of cunning villains.

into the spider-verse animation
into the spider-verse animation
into the spider-verse animation
In the TKSST archives: Walt Disney explains his studio’s multiplane camera technology, stop-motion animation goes high tech at Laika, Pen Point Percussion and Dots: Norman McLaren, and The Secret World of Foley.

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