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These two Superman and Batman shorts are rocking our world

January 17th, 2015 by Marc Comments


Comic fan Mauricio Abril has created two if our now favourite Batman and Superman short movies. 

Taking a very unique style and minimalist animation, the shorts (both below) A Smallville Man and A Gotham Fairytale, are almost motion comics. But whatever they are, they are, they’re well worth a watch.

Take a few minutes and watch these; trust us, you’ll not be sorry.

You can check out Mauricio’s website here

A Smallville Man

“A Smallville Man” is my animatic film featuring an original Superman story told in over 150 illustrations set against the aural backdrop of the song “Walk” by the American Rock band Foo Fighters.

The film explores the relationship between Superman’s past and present through separate stories that take us from the jungles of South America to the quaint streets of his hometown of Smallville. For those not quite familiar with South America, it’s “like America but south” (sorry for the un-related movie quote, but I just couldn’t resist). The two story lines ultimately converge thematically to show that the “S” on his chest represents not just his alien power but also the strength of his humanity

A Gotham Fairytale

“A Gotham Fairytale” is an original Batman story comprised of over 200 black and white illustrations set to the rock anthem “Knights of Cydonia” by British band Muse. In its 6:33 min run time the story takes a dark journey inside a little girl’s interpretation of her grandmother’s fairytale about a brave knight who rescues a princess from the clutches of an evil monster.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….

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