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February 24, 2011

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Superman Classic

Posted by on Feb 24, 2011

As Third can well attest, I’m not too big on the big blue and red guy.  To date there have been only two stories that make me care about The Man of Tomorrow (Millar’s “Superman: Red Son” and the Morrison/Quitely home run “All-Star Superman”), and, for a character with a seventy plus year history, two stories ain’t nothing to write home about.

Robb Pratt, a Disney artist by trade, and his short film “Superman Classic” just upped that number to three.  Hit the jump to leap tall buildings in a single bound.

Here’s hoping Zach Snyder can capture a fraction of the humor and excitement this has.

  • Okay, see, my earliest exposure to Superman was the 1940s Fleischer Superman Cartoons ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superman_%281940s_cartoons%29 ), which clearly influenced this film heavily. They were amazing. Superman didn’t feel like an unbeatable god, he actually had to struggle, and you were never really sure he would win the day. He hadn’t become the character-that’s-really-just-a-prop that he basically is today. Those cartoons are why I still have hope and give some credit to Superman in general, so this short, to me, is awesome.