There was a very special short film I was fortunate to see before a preview of Wreck-It Ralph which comes to UK cinemas on February 8th 2013. This film was a truly beautiful, silent tale of taking a chance on love and chasing those missed opportunities. It's not often that films focus on the simplest of coincidences these days or indeed pass on the message that trusting in your gut and taking that leap of faith but Paperman does just that encompassing all the things that a good Disney animation should.
This short offered up more in 6 minutes than most animated films of recent times have done in their entire feature length running time.
It's a great little film with a message that Walt Disney himself would be proud of... although remember to look both ways when crossing the road even if the paper insists you cross before the green man appears!
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.