A Smallville Man, Has A Great Style And Message

Mauricio Abril, animator and film maker, has put together another short movie he calls 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.

Not only is the art on this beautiful, but the anit-bullying story is very timely.

[youtube]http://youtu.be/d7n3-Ea3BW8[/youtube]

[Source: Neatorama]

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About Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.
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