There is talk that some of the supporting characters from ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ may get TV spinoffs, and probably the one most suited for such a format is Spider-Ham, voiced by John Mulaney. And while an ongoing series hasn’t been announced, the ‘Into the Spider-Verse’ Blu-Ray will at least deliver one new short, entitled “Caught in a Ham,” featuring the anthropomorphic spider that was bitten by a radioactive pig.
A short preview clip gives a tease of what to expect. If you got a kick out of Spider-Ham’s ability to pull anvils and mallets out of nowhere and his exit line, “That’s all folks,” you should enjoy this, as it continues to… er, pay homage to the classic Looney Toons shorts of the past, including a riff on the “Duck Season! Rabbit Season!” gag and even features a Bugs Bunny patented smooch. Also, if you are among those a bit bewildered by Spider-Ham’s love of hot dogs, well, that’s in there too.
Check it out below!
Mulaney is back to voice Peter Porker. “Caught in a Ham” was directed by Miguel Jiron and produced by David Schulenburg.
So far, ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ has taken in $356 million worldwide, and recently won seven Annie Awards– Best Animated Feature, Best Director (Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman), Best Writer (Phil Lord and Rothman), Best Character Animation in an Animated Feature (David Han), Best Character Design (Shiyoon Kim), Best Production Design (Justin K. Thompson), and Best Editing (Bob Fisher, Andrew Leviton, and Vivek Sharma). It has also taken home a BAFTA, a Golden Globe, the Producers Guild of America Award, the Critics Choice Award, and was the best reviewed animated movie of 2018, crowning it with the Golden Tomato Award from Rotten Tomatoes.
It is up for Best Animated Picture at the Academy Awards, which will be handed out this Sunday, February 24th. ‘Into the Spider-Verse’ is on one hell of a roll, so it’s the picture to beat. The film will be released right after, on Tuesday, the 26th.
There will be over 90 minutes of bonus features, including the full “Caught in a Ham” short, an Easter Egg Hunt, behind-the-scenes featurettes, and tributes to Spider-Man (Peter Parker) creators Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, who both passed away last year.
Will you be webbing up this release when it hits stores next week?
Source: Entertainment Weekly