Disney animator Robb Pratt has created a short hand-drawn animated Superman fan film which features a 1950′s-like sci-fi take with Superman battling a huge robot who is destroying Metropolis. Without credits, the short is under one-minute in length, but still a stunning achievement considering Pratt produced, directed and storyboarded the idea himself, and animated the film with two others. The short is based on classical elements from early in the character’s history — Pratt references the architectural work of Hugh Ferriss, and incorporates Mischa Bakaleinikoff’s music from the Superman live-action serial.
Pratt worked on animated features like Tarzan, Hercules, Pocahontas, Fantasia 2000 and television series like Kick Buttowski, Kim Possible, Danny Phantom, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, and The Replacements.
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I loved the entire look of the short. It’s a shame someone with true Disney experience take Superman to the retro. Enough of the “tech(ing) a moral ” to our Saturday cartoons and just let them be fun once again!