Spider-Ham is getting an animated short in Spider-Verse special features

One of last year’s best movies was without a doubt SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE, a surreal-looking animated movie that told one of the best on-screen Spidey stories ever, making Miles Morales just as much of a household name as Peter Parker. But there were several Spider folks in the movie, and a true scene stealer was the Looney Tunes-esque Spider-Ham, voiced by comedian John Mulaney. He’s entertaining enough to get his own spinoff, and while that may not come for a bit we will have to settle with the character getting his own animated short, which will be featured in the upcoming digital and Blu-ray release.

The short titled SPIDER-HAM: CAUGHT IN HAM will be featured on the digital release of the movie due one week from today on February 26 and on the physical Blu-ray and 4K Blu-ray March 19. Before the release, Sony dropped a brief clip, wherein our friendly neighborhood Peter Porker is caught in a deadly trap (a la GOLDFINGER) and has to do the ol’ cartoon switcheroo to get out of the – ahem – ham.

On the surface, this seems like a fun little expansion to the animated Spider-Verse the movie kicked off, but you also have to remember Sony has, in fact, toyed with the idea of a Spider-Ham spinoff of some sort.  Perhaps this short is a way of giving people a taste of what’s to come, and how well that succeeds depends entirely on how much Spider-Ham you can stomach. Fans of classic cartoons may be all here for Ham and his adventures, while others may be tired of the schtick by the end of this brief tease. I for one am 100 percent down for more Spider-Ham, so I say bring on the shenanigans and all the hot dog eating – i.e. potential adorable cannibalism.

Here are some other details regarding the SPIDER-VERSE special features.

  • We Are Spider-ManExploring and celebrating one of the key themes of the film, We Are Spider-Man takes a deep dive into the diversity of the characters and aspirational core that any person from any gender or cultural background can wear the mask.
  • Spider-Verse: A New DimensionWith a stunning visual style and state of the art animation designed to take the viewer into the pages of a comic, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse is not only a love letter to comic books but a groundbreaking take on the super hero genre. Hear from the artists and filmmakers who pushed the boundaries of the art form as they discuss their journey.
  • The Ultimate Comics Cast: Enjoy this showcase of all of the fan favorite characters featured in the Spider-Verse and the spectacular cast who were chosen to bring them to life.
  • A Tribute to Stan Lee & Steve Ditko: Celebrate the amazing legacy and powerful spirit of the creators of Spider-Man.
  • The Spider-Verse Super-Fan Easter Egg Challenge: The Spider-Verse is loaded with Easter Eggs, from cameos to comics references. Fans are challenged to find them all!
  • Designing Cinematic Comics Characters: A breakdown of all aspects of the character design including costume, movement in animation, and distinct powers for each character.
    • Heroes & Hams: Meet the amazing Spider-people of the Spider-Verse. 
    • Scorpions and Scoundrels: Explore the classic villains who wreak havoc on the Spider-Verse.
  • Alternate Universe Mode: In this all-new viewing experience, discover alternate scenes, plotlines, characters, and more with the filmmakers as your guide.
  • 2 Lyric Videos
    • “Sunflower” by Post Malone and Swae Lee
    • “Familia”  by Nicki Minaj & Anuel AA (feat. Bantu)
  • All-New Original Short “Spider-Ham: Caught In a Ham” It’s another normal day for Peter Porker, a.k.a. the Spectacular Spider-Ham, fighting bad guys and loving hot dogs, until a mysterious portal starts messing with the very fabric of his cartoon reality.

Also be sure to check out another featurette in the movie, one about getting the most out of the animation process.

Source: Sony Pictures



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