If there's one thing I love, and miss, about old cartoon movies and shows, it's the aesthetic created by traditional hand-drawn animation. Well, this past Sunday, veteran Disney animator Robb Pratt, who's works include Pocahontas and The Hunchback of Notre Dame, created a one-minute short film, titled Superman Classic, that's a multi-layered homage to the various men of steel using hand-drawn animation and digital effects. This super short pays tribute to the tropes of the classic golden-age Superman adventures which include Superman fighting giant doomsday robots, witty banter between Lois Lane and timid Clark Kent to the flare of a grandious orchestral soundtrack. On top of all that, John Newton, known for his titular role in the 80's Superboy, is the voice Clark Kent making Pratt's efforts a giant fanboy success.
Once the short ends, dont stop watching as the second half of the posted video is a behind-the-scenes look and explination to the making of Superman Classic with the director.
Now here's to hoping this is the first of many to come!