Introducing a groundbreaking technique that seamlessly merges computer-generated and hand-drawn animation techniques, first-time director John Kahrs takes the art of animation in a bold new direction with the Oscar®-nominated short, “Paperman.”

Using a minimalist black-and-white style, the short follows the story of a lonely young man in mid-century New York City, whose destiny takes an unexpected turn after a chance meeting with a beautiful woman on his morning commute. Convinced the girl of his dreams is gone forever, he gets a second chance when he spots her in a skyscraper window across the avenue from his office. With only his heart, imagination and a stack of papers to get her attention, his efforts are no match for what the fates have in store for him. Created by a small, innovative team working at Walt Disney Animation Studios, “Paperman” pushes the animation medium in an exciting new direction.

 

The Making of “Paperman”

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Astrid

I agree. I felt to be in NYC, where i lived once. That short shows it’s sensibility to the sense of being human, the power of feelings and the complicity of a town that is silent but knows the seacrets of happiness. It’s in b-w but you can see the colours…

radu

insanely great work…love it!

Caleb Herring

This was pretty much my favorite film of last year. I took my little brother and sister to see Wreck It Ralph. It was good, but I fell in love with this short, the animation is incredible! Not only that, but it’s really cool to see how great of a story they’re able to tell without dialogue! By the way, there is a behind the scene video for this… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZJLtujW6FY

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