Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse: You’ll Never Guess How Old The Animator Of This Scene Was! [VIDEO]

MOVIE NEWS – A scene from Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse was animated by a 14-year-old child – here’s how the artist got the creators’ attention!



Like its beloved predecessor, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse was full of beautiful animation. Some of the animated scenes were unique to each Spider-Man. One short scene was created by a 14-year-old animator named Preston Mutanga.

On May 24, Mutanga went viral when his video recreating the trailer for Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse in LEGO animation was noticed.

The video was initially uploaded to YouTube in early January this year. It was so popular that it caught the attention of the Spider-Man filmmakers. Phil Lord, who wrote the film and co-directed The LEGO Movie, tweeted to the 14-year-old: “Man, you outdid yourself”. Christopher Miller, who co-wrote Across the Spider-Verse with Lord, retweeted the 14-year-old’s work.

The film, which debuted at the weekend and was a box office hit, featured a brief scene at the beginning of the movie in which the antagonist, The Spot, played by Jason Schwartzman, jumps into different dimensions, including one made of LEGOs. At first, The Spot quickly appears, smashes the Daily Bugle, and then leaves. Soon after, viewers are returned to the LEGO dimension, where an extended scene shows LEGO Peter Parker reporting to Miguel O’Hara, aka Spider-Man 2099. Mutanga animated these LEGO scenes.

Some fans noticed his name on the credits for Spider-Man – Through the Spider-Verse. They took to Twitter to ask for confirmation. One fan asked, “Wait, did you really animate the LEGO world in the movie?”. Muntanga replied with a “Yes” and a GIF from The LEGO Batman Movie. Muntanga was also at the premiere of Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.

Jake Johnson, who voices Peter B. Parker, also mentioned the LEGO scene in an interview with Fandango, commenting positively on it.

It’s fantastic to see someone so young and talented get this opportunity. The film will probably be nominated for quite a few awards in the future. And a very gifted 14-year-old child could be a part of it all. Hopefully, fans will see more from Mutanga in the sequel, Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse, which is due out in March 2024. Or maybe a LEGO movie in the future…

Source: GamesRadar, YouTube

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