Watch: Robb Pratt's Hand-Drawn Animated Short 'Superman Classic'

February 8, 2011
Source: 24 Frames

Superman Classic

We know that we're only a few years away from seeing Zack Snyder's Superman: Man of Steel in all of its glory (we hope), but in the meantime, let's step back in time to check out Superman Classic. Animator Robb Pratt (Home on the Range, "The Replacements") really loves Superman and decided to direct his own self-animated short called Superman Classic. The footage is also set to music from the old Superman Saturday matinee serials and he even got John Newton, who played Superboy in the 1980s TV series, to voice Clark Kent. It's a quick watch and so fun to see, so check out Pratt's animated Superman short below.

I owe thanks to Heat Vision and 24 Frames for both originally posting this video. Not only is it great to see homemade hand-drawn animation thriving like this in the digital age, but it's wonderful to see Pratt put his passion into something as fantastical as this. I'm not sure if he's hinting that they should make a movie like this, or maybe that they should hire him, but it was great to see anyway. We haven't had the chance to talk much about Warner Premiere's series of animated DC movies, but I know a few of them are quite awesome. There will be lots more Superman in the news as Zack Snyder continues pre-production, so stick around.

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Reader Feedback - 14 Comments



fancy pants on Feb 9, 2011


Very nice. Forget live action: Warner Brothers should make their next Superman movie classic hand-drawn animation.

Raptor on Feb 9, 2011



Mr.Big on Feb 9, 2011


So, any word if Robb Pratt will be doing more of these? He can't just leave me hanging like that.

Joshua m on Feb 9, 2011


EPIC!!! They should do more of these. A new animator for a new superhero.

Cinemamind on Feb 9, 2011


Holy Crap! I'm totally amazed with this guy's talent. This should be a setup for a new Superman animated series. This is the way Warner Bros should do it. Hire this guy now please.

Lost Son on Feb 9, 2011



Your moml on Feb 9, 2011


excellant work

tir na nog on Feb 9, 2011


really enjoyed the HOW TO part of this as well.

history repeats on Feb 9, 2011


Amazing job, well done mate! Who needs studios?... 😛

Tyler Danger on Feb 10, 2011


good job

A5J4DX on Nov 13, 2018


good job

A5J4DX on Nov 13, 2018


Very tasefully done. Hope to see more of your work soon. Congrats on all the positive feedback, well deserved.

Hern3023 on Mar 29, 2011


Great work but he shouldn't be doing anything on camera.

george on Mar 30, 2011

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