Sony To Patent The “Spider-Verse” Look

Sony To Patent The Spider Verse Look

Sony Animation’s “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” is getting rave reviews for pretty much everything about it, including its unique visual look.

Now, Deadline reports that the studio has filed with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office to get patent protection for the project’s unique animation process. A half-dozen specific animation techniques and technologies are specified and Sony may have to wait anywhere from 3-5 years to hear if the patents are granted.

The film used a process that is a blend of computer animation with hand-drawn touch-ups that’s so complicated and complex that every second in the film took a week to render.

“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” opens in cinemas worldwide tomorrow and is currently scoring a 98% (8.9/10) on Rotten Tomatoes and a 86/100 on Metacritic.