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Sony is Trying to Patent Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’s Animation


According to recent reports, Sony Pictures Animation has just applied for patent protection for the animation process and technologies used in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. The film is currently enjoying a huge box office success as well as critical acclaim, so anything that Sony deems as responsible for its success is worth protecting, including the animation process (should the USPTO deem it patentable.)

Sony’s claim is that the innovations of the film “go beyond stylistic originality or envelope-pushing success and qualify as a distinctly new invention,” According to Rodney Rothman, who directed the movie with Peter Ramsey and Bob Persichetti, the Sony team received a mandate “to basically challenge how animated movies are made and what they can be, from top to bottom.”

Of course, given how long the patent review process could take, it may be months or even a few years before we get to see whether Sony’s patent application is a success. Either way, the movie’s success is enough for Sony to hopefully use the distinctive animation style for other projects, patent or no patent.

Source: Deadline.com via Animation Magazine


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