A few years back, Disney animator Rob Pratt (Tarzan, Pocahontas, Hercules) drove keen eyed animation purists wild with two absolutely superb hand drawn 1940's-style Superman fan films, Superman Classic and Superman Classic: Bizarro, which are stunningly reminiscent of the Fleischer animation style, and so, so damn cute.
So it's with great pleasure for me to say that Pratt has returned, but this time he's brought Flash Gordon along for the action packed ride. In the short entitled Flash Gordon Classic, our heroic quarterback is pitted against a monstrous alien creature by the dastardly Ming the Merciless, whom he must defeat in order to save his love, the beautiful Dale Arden.
Being such a huge fan of traditional animation, it was endearing to see this thrilling short in action, and it makes me think...what if Disney owned DC instead of Marvel. Or, imagine this, both...?
Check it out:
(Source: Rob Pratt/YouTube)