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The Spider-Verse expands as Miles faces his greatest enemy yet in the animation short “The Spider Within”

Sleep paralysis at its worst



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spider-verse, miles morales, spiderman, the spider within, sony animation, sony pictures, featured

The one slice of the Marvel-verse Sony Pictures has managed to get right, minus the workscope and crunch non-animation directors are breaking the backs of creatives, has been Spider-verse.

And with the cliffhanger and Miles’ future clouded in uncertainty with the Across The Spider-Verse movie, we get a taste and keep the feeling alive with a recent short film based on the Spider-Man Spider-Verse universe – The Spider Within.

And Miles faces his greatest enemy yet… himself.

Check out the short film in the player below:

Description reads:

We are proud to officially debut #TheSpiderWithin: A Spider-Verse Story, in partnership with the #KevinLoveFund and the education initiative, #TheHeroWithin. Because everyone is going through something, even superheroes like Miles. Sony Pictures Animation has teamed up with the Kevin Love Fund to digitally release the animated short film, The Spider Within: A Spider-Verse Story, that will be incorporated into the Kevin Love Fund’s new mental health focused lesson plan, “The Hero Within.” The lesson plan invites students to tell their own story through the lens of mental health awareness via an interactive curriculum including a creative storyboard activity. Visit for additional information. To access the free lesson plan that accompanies “The Spider Within” film, visit… In the genre-bending thriller The Spider Within: A Spider-Verse Story, Miles Morales struggles to balance his responsibilities as a teenager, friend, and student while acting as Brooklyn’s friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. After a particularly challenging day living with these pressures, Miles experiences a panic attack that forces him to confront the manifestations of his anxiety and learn that reaching out for help can be just as brave an act as protecting his city from evil. The Spider Within: A Spider-Verse Story was developed and produced in the inaugural year of Sony Pictures Animation (SPA) and Sony Pictures Imageworks’ (SPI) Leading and Empowering New Storytellers (LENS) program, a 9-month leadership training program that provides candidates from underrepresented groups with an opportunity to gain valuable leadership experience in animation. The final deliverable of the program is an all-original short film, set in the existing world of a feature produced by SPA and SPI. The LENS program is backed by Sony Pictures Entertainment’s global, multi-pronged racial equity and inclusion strategy, Sony Pictures Action. The program’s goal is to provide creatives who have traditionally lacked access to leadership roles with a first-hand opportunity to deepen their understanding of every element of the animated filmmaking process including production design, animation, visual effects, lighting, sound, and various post-production processes. Through the program, participants strengthen their ability to effectively articulate their film’s creative vision and collaborate across a variety of disciplines.

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