Disney have recently made it available to watch their Oscar-nominated short animation, ‘Paperman’ in full on YouTube. Now if you’re in the UK, you’ll be able to see this in cinemas shortly in front of ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ (released 8th Feb) but it’s a stunning little animation with a sweet message about love at it’s centre. However if you can’t wait till next week to see it on the big screen, you check out the embedded video below and enjoy.
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. – Disney Animation Studios