There was a scene from a sci-fi horror video, not animated, don't know if it's a movie or TV series, where there was this black goo in a glass container and some scientists were looking at it under a microscope.
The pitch black goo grew and grew so fast, eventually breaking out of the inner box and the scientists that were inside the "inner lab" were begging to get out but the scientists outside that inner lab refused to open the door. The black goo was spiky (had spikes).
It's not any of the "Alien" movies, "The Blob", "Life", or "The Thing". It's not vintage. It was made after 1990, I'm pretty sure.