I absolutely love Disney Animation's latest short film Paperman, which was shown before Wreck-It Ralph in theaters. This was just such a beautiful little love story that everyone will enjoy. If you haven't seen it yet, you're in for a real treat. If you have seen it, it's worth watching over and over again. I'm so happy Disney released this, it made my day.
The urban fairytale-like short was helmed by first-time director John Kahrs, who did an amazing job bringing it to life. Here's a little explanation on the technique that was used to make the short, as well as a little synopsis:
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.
Enjoy the show! Oh yeah! The short is also nominated for an Oscar, and it will proabably win.