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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  • Taylor Lauren
    Taylor Lauren 15 hours ago

    So cool! LOVE this style and the movie was AMAZING

  • kim jenluv
    kim jenluv 22 hours ago

    While watching the movie i couldve sworn i saw a new color because of how artistically phenomenal they made it

  • alana min
    alana min Day ago

    we made him role model, the best hero to teach miles, perfect Then take him away.
    almost every author ever.
    why must u hurt me in this way.

  • Edward Nygma
    Edward Nygma Day ago

    5:34 Ya can't do that, that onomatopoeia is trademarked for the use of Wolverine's claws.

  • Rasyid Al Faruqi

    everything about this movie is great except the kingpin

  • cerberus01
    cerberus01 2 days ago

    I knew I wasn't imagining things with the shifting out of registration. Working as a printing press operator that actually bugged me.

  • judged by time
    judged by time 2 days ago


  • Funny Videos - Funny Out Loud

    This level of skill is called artisanship. Animators?...more like craftsmen

  • Luke Rhoads
    Luke Rhoads 2 days ago

    I thought these guys know what subsurf is

  • Nemia
    Nemia 2 days ago

    they really did THAT

  • darkowl9
    darkowl9 3 days ago

    Given how many movies come out with the "Pixar/Dreamworks" look to their 3D characters, it's so refreshing to see what the team did with Spiderman.

  • Voidheart
    Voidheart 3 days ago

    This is brilliant, this is fascinating knowing they used A.I

  • Aiden Hasani
    Aiden Hasani 4 days ago

    Into the Spider-Verse: an animators nightmare

  • Adam Pine
    Adam Pine 4 days ago

    I want to see a series where the animators go in detail on how all the technical aspects of this stuff worked. this is what made me love this movie. The insanely original and unique artstyle. Using new tech to create an artstyle that has not been able to be done before for a full length movie is one of my favorite parts. You know, just behind the story of the movie being amazing.

  • Jim Mann
    Jim Mann 4 days ago


  • Soren Rose
    Soren Rose 5 days ago

    This seems like a great movie, I should probably watch it now

  • Floh
    Floh 5 days ago

    This is what telltale games SHOULD look like

  • Simse
    Simse 5 days ago +1

    when u just see one second of animation u can tell how overwhelmingly proud the artists had to be of their final product..

  • Patricia Momita
    Patricia Momita 5 days ago

    Anyone know the song at 2:34?

  • Bruno de Souza
    Bruno de Souza 5 days ago +1

    No way the sequel don't disappoint, right?

  • Lauren S
    Lauren S 5 days ago

    This movie means so much to me. The fact that Miles M. a city kid just like me with a Latina mom and black dad got featured in one of the most beautifully animated movies with the best soundtracks out there AND introduced other Spideys to the mainstream audiences?? I legit held back tears so many times during the movie.

  • Monica RR
    Monica RR 5 days ago +2

    This movie was so visually pleasant, and the music matched so well, beautifully done

    • wolverineiscool
      wolverineiscool 4 days ago

      i dont think it was visually pleasant at all, it was jarring and unnesseccary, read a comic book if you want to but dont ruin good stories with experimental indie animation

  • Jean
    Jean 5 days ago

    the only thin i hated about it was peni parker

  • efcDust
    efcDust 5 days ago +1

    I'm not a fan of the Marvel movies, but this movie blew my mind away. Great piece of art and tons of fun! Love it!!!

  • Jeffery Tan
    Jeffery Tan 6 days ago +2

    What the background music name start in 2:44?

  • Keane Aghdassi
    Keane Aghdassi 6 days ago

    This is the greatest stoner movie of all time

  • The Kingdom Of Aland
    The Kingdom Of Aland 6 days ago +1

    love the 15 fps movie

  • mpho mogaki
    mpho mogaki 6 days ago

    DESIGN. Form follows function. By far the best animation I have ever seen.

  • Charlie
    Charlie 7 days ago

    If only the story wasn't so awful

  • Jay Black
    Jay Black 7 days ago

    This is my favorite movie

  • Keith Segovia
    Keith Segovia 7 days ago

    Watching this movie I couldn't understand why everything looked so fantastic so I just soaked it in

  • { d o g g o d r a p y }

    this is nice. i dont know what else you want me to say, it's just beautiful.

  • Eric Mack
    Eric Mack 7 days ago

    Awesome job! Great movie!

  • Front Row at the Shit Show

    Watching this reminded me of another, painstakingly-animated, movie I watched; one that I want WIRED to conduct an interview for. That movie, is the mainly-hand-drawn masterpiece known as Redline.
    If you don't know what that movie is, make plans to treat yourself.
    And if you need to be persuaded, click this and sit back.
    It's a little spoiler-y, but he explains things far better than I could ever hope to.

  • minor25
    minor25 8 days ago

    I watched this Movie in a OLED 65in Tv with 3D Glasses and it was awesome

  • Itsmemohsen
    Itsmemohsen 8 days ago +1

    The best cartoon movie

  • Scriblee
    Scriblee 8 days ago

    his hair lookin like a elementary school volcano science project

  • Brian Deakin
    Brian Deakin 8 days ago

    Kinda weird that Alberto Mielgo wasn't mentioned at all.

  • Geoff Speedie
    Geoff Speedie 9 days ago

    just imagine if lion king or alladin was done like this

  • Ponyponypony Pony
    Ponyponypony Pony 9 days ago

    Rename video "How hacks ruined a franchise"

  • D M
    D M 9 days ago

    I absolutely love this movie!! Watch it high af

  • Jarome Jacksan
    Jarome Jacksan 9 days ago

    You should go to Unflexal if you'd like to learn more about workouts mates.

  • NomadApe
    NomadApe 9 days ago

    genius movie!

  • LightningGrace
    LightningGrace 9 days ago

    they talk about it so well for those of us who are only half-versed in these animation terms. i'd love a longer interview

  • Wildicon19
    Wildicon19 9 days ago +1

    The Spider-verse was my favourite with all the unique versions of Spider-Man working together, and having their own personalities! The animation style was fresh and engaging!

  • Jake Martins
    Jake Martins 10 days ago +7

    i underestimated this movie before I watched it, but it humbled me

  • crystalheart203
    crystalheart203 10 days ago

    im crying

  • Fuzzball
    Fuzzball 10 days ago +8

    Lion King would have been amazing in this stylized 3D method.

  • sunnyrogue27
    sunnyrogue27 10 days ago

    Thank you so so much WIRED team for doing this video.
    This film is an amazing exercise of movie making that nods to comic lore while simultaneously pushing animated storytelling into the future. 🙏🏽

  • Mack K
    Mack K 10 days ago +2

    This movie reminds me of Borderlands the video game series

    • Daniel Lowe
      Daniel Lowe 8 days ago

      That's because Borderlands is cel shaded. It's an animation technique designed to make 3D models look flat, like comics

  • Leon Krupsky
    Leon Krupsky 11 days ago

    Any love for 3d animators?
    check out my reel

  • Hasan Colgate
    Hasan Colgate 11 days ago

    If they ever make a live action version of Blue Exorcist, please cast that VFX guy on the right as the Priest (Dad of the main character) :D

  • ChefBoyareB
    ChefBoyareB 11 days ago +4

    I loved hearing John Mullaney as Peter Porker. His energy fit the role perfectly.

  • Jasmine Flores
    Jasmine Flores 11 days ago

    It was beautiful!

  • Nathan Uhlir
    Nathan Uhlir 12 days ago


  • MillenaOh
    MillenaOh 12 days ago

    True art, man. This film blew my mind.

  • nkamj exe
    nkamj exe 12 days ago

    2:44 song ?

  • John Smith
    John Smith 12 days ago +2

    One of the finest movies

  • Ant_TonyLOL KID
    Ant_TonyLOL KID 12 days ago +20

    Seriously hope this starts a new revolution of animation, in beautifully combining the 3d with the 2d.

  • Kirsten Link
    Kirsten Link 12 days ago +2

    Wow. I have zero interest in Spider-Man, but this looks amazing! The ingenuity give me gucciferpimples!

  • Transparent Tomato
    Transparent Tomato 12 days ago

    I really wanna watch this movie with the Japanese dub, but I have no idea of how

  • Pluto TM
    Pluto TM 12 days ago

    This isnt a movie anymore. Its history.

  • James Robinson
    James Robinson 12 days ago

    Shout out to Alberto Mielgo who created most of the art style and character design but was fired before they started production. 😐

  • XpRnz
    XpRnz 12 days ago

    So they added comic effects and chromatic abberation, nothing new here. Not saying it's bad, everything comes together nicely and it has some great scenes but people drooling all over it is just too much.

  • Gusein Kerimzade
    Gusein Kerimzade 12 days ago

    This is breathtaking!

  • smokethatskinwagon
    smokethatskinwagon 13 days ago +1

    Best Spidey movie to date!

  • Andi McSwaggins
    Andi McSwaggins 13 days ago

    Honestly this film is the 8th wonder of the world. Don't even tell me I'm wrong because we all know I'm right.

  • Jason Honingford
    Jason Honingford 13 days ago +4

    I'm not into comics and this is the best movie I've seen in 20 years due to how original it is.

  • James Yeang
    James Yeang 13 days ago +1

    I love the thinking behind this

  • Zero Wolf
    Zero Wolf 14 days ago

    I do enjoy this movie as well as RWBY which I feel are semi-similar in animation (of course not 100% but the whole... drawings coming to life feel.)

  • Insanity On A Bun
    Insanity On A Bun 14 days ago +1

    This movie is a masterpiece

  • chlo!
    chlo! 14 days ago +26

    dont forget the background sound tracks !! it really fit in with the situations and i really felt the sound when miles’ uncle was chasing him

  • Ramon Inocencio
    Ramon Inocencio 14 days ago


  • Colaris
    Colaris 14 days ago

    When I first saw some short clips I thought it was stop motion, has that kind of feel to it.

  • Austin M. Small
    Austin M. Small 14 days ago

    Nothing about this film's success and victory matters because of the following bible principle: "I saw all the works that were done under the sun, and look! everything was futile, a chasing after the wind."(Ecclesiastes 1:14)

  • Fionna Adeline
    Fionna Adeline 14 days ago +1

    they couldve just pulled thru w the animation but NOO they went off with the whole package that storyyyy the dialogueee the charactersss the EVERY T H I N G G G

  • Eau Rouge
    Eau Rouge 14 days ago +3

    Thank you, beautiful creative minds. This movie brought so much simple joy through your art and craft.

  • vinza pramana putra
    vinza pramana putra 14 days ago

    Just give em oscar, they deserve it

  • Janyll Henriquez
    Janyll Henriquez 15 days ago

    I loved it !!!

  • Degemu Fuje
    Degemu Fuje 15 days ago +1

    how did gwen know miles was spider man befor he got bit by the spider can she tell the future

    • MarloSoBalJr
      MarloSoBalJr 13 days ago

      Her Spider-senses drew her to Mile's school she but didn't know who would ultimately end up being Spider-Man. Even in that scene when we first see her, she still didn't know until she saw him standing on the wall of the dorm he was staying in (outside in public) which is how she found out Miles was Spider Man.

  • savvyjd
    savvyjd 15 days ago

    Haven't seen the movie yet but this is beautifully fascinating view of how it was created. LOVE that Wired did a segment on this!

  • Chrstphre Campbell
    Chrstphre Campbell 15 days ago

    this doesn't explain anything.

  • Daniel Peghini
    Daniel Peghini 15 days ago

    This is just amazing

  • have a free cookie
    have a free cookie 15 days ago

    I'm barely listening to the people and just watching the film lol

  • John Ta
    John Ta 16 days ago

    This movie is a masterpiece and deserved VFX Oscar too

  • William Webb
    William Webb 16 days ago

    Fascinating video! Loved the movie!! ❤❤

  • Classy Weaboo
    Classy Weaboo 16 days ago

    i wish sony makes many movies like this

  • Avak Avakian
    Avak Avakian 16 days ago

    I would like to know who the 269 people that downvoted this video are.... get a life.

  • Teoddy Almuestro
    Teoddy Almuestro 16 days ago

  • Evan Phillips
    Evan Phillips 17 days ago

    what program did they use?

  • Trebled85
    Trebled85 17 days ago

    The effects and animation in this movie is incredible. The breakdowns and explanations in this video. I could watch stuff like this all day

  • Chrone Nojysk
    Chrone Nojysk 17 days ago

    I hope there is a sequel

  • Space_Rocky
    Space_Rocky 17 days ago

    Japanese animator have been doing this for years so wtf is their "we did it first" attitude about!?

  • Desmond DJ DDT Travis
    Desmond DJ DDT Travis 17 days ago +1

    I pray that Marvel green lights more movies done in this animation style.

  • Claire Poirier
    Claire Poirier 17 days ago

    Every day I find more artists that worked on this film. Some made full frame works, while others made small parts like a pen or marker that is in the background of a scene. It is amazing how much detail is in this film.

  • siraru ngasal
    siraru ngasal 17 days ago

    this make it even better :)

  • Ma Rus
    Ma Rus 17 days ago +1

    Man, so much in here. Just of their new ideas and techniques would be impressive, but they really made an entire film using so many new ideas and it works SO well.

  • Reclaimer 343
    Reclaimer 343 17 days ago

    Spider-Verse was AMAZING! For me this is to Spiderman as "Batman the Animated Series" was to Batman. The bar has been raised substantially.

  • Johnny Guy
    Johnny Guy 18 days ago

    Thank goodness a video like this exists. Ive always found the art style and animation in this movie really amazing

  • Aman Rubey
    Aman Rubey 18 days ago

    Animation 😍😍😍😍