Short Film: Superman Classic


Perhaps Zack Snyder’s Untitled Superman movie should be animated. I don’t mean in 3D, but in traditional 2D animation.

Honestly, I’m kinda over the three-dimensional craze. As someone who grew up watching Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” and “Beauty and the Beast,” I’ve always preferred the hand-drawn medium to the inflated digital.

After viewing Rob Pratt’s, “Superman Classic,” my opinion still stands. Pratt is a Disney animator who worked on “Pocahontas,” “Tarzan,” “Hercules” and “Fantasia 2000.” Inspired by his favorite Superman actors over time and the work of delineator and architect Hugh Ferris, Rob created a wonderful one-minute short, featuring The Man of Steel and ace reporter Lois Lane.

It’s vintage Superman. Stick around after the short to learn how Pratt created this amazing work of art and let me know what you think. Oh, how I wish this could be a feature film or at least a series. I’m talking to you DC Entertainment.

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4 Comments Add Yours ↓

  1. 1

    Fantastic. Yes, classic animation, like the Fleischer cartoons of the 40s, would be great to see more of. It’s so alive. It also shows how important it is to get Clark Kent and Lois Lane’s banter right. The short was good fun. Makes me want to watch The Iron Giant again too!

  2. H Solo #

    I loved that!

  3. Ella #

    What fun!

  4. st martin #

    I would kill to see a movie of this.

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