The Spider Within:
A Spider-Verse Story
Directed byJarelle Dampier
Written byKhaila Amazan
Based onMarvel Comics
Produced byMichelle Raimo Kouyate
David Schulenburg
Release date
  • June 12, 2023 (2023-06-12) (Annecy)
CountryUnited States

The Spider Within: A Spider-Verse Story is a 2023 American animated short film featuring the Marvel Comics character Miles Morales (voiced by Shameik Moore) and produced by Sony Pictures Animation. Taking place between Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) and Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (2023), the short film is directed by Jarelle Dampier and described the film as focusing on Morales when he "starts to feel the pressure of his life as Spider-Man, which results in a scary, trippy little jaunt through his subconscious." The film was created from Sony Pictures Imageworks through Sony’s LENS program, and was first premiered at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival on June 12, 2023.[1]

While debuting the short film at Annecy, Sony did not disclose how or when they intend to release it to a wider audience.[2]



  1. ^ Goodfellow, Melanie (2023-06-12). "Sony Unveils First Look At Spider-Verse Short Film Tackling Mental Issues & Showing Miles Morales Suffering An Anxiety Crisis – Annecy". Deadline. Retrieved 2023-06-12.
  2. ^ Cartoon Brew [@cartoonbrew] (June 12, 2023). "Sony hasn't said how or when they intend to release the short. Directed by Jarelle Dampier and written by Khaila Amazan as part of Sony's internal LENS program (Leading and Empowering New Storytellers) that gives leadership experience to underrepresented groups. Clara Chan (vfx supervisor) and Joe Darko (animation supervisor), both at Sony Imageworks, were also part of the LENS program" (Tweet). Retrieved June 12, 2023 – via Twitter.