Disney Animation has released a series of new photos giving us a first look at their new short, Paperman. The film was made using a unique animation technique called “Meander” that blends CG and traditional animation. The short is being directed by John Kahrs, a former Pixar employee who also worked on the Disney film Tangled.
Here’s the synopsis:
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.
you can watch this in full during the previews for Wreck-it Ralph, actually it shows right before it. spoiler alert (but not really): it’s pretty damn cute. as anxious and excited as i was to watch Wreck-it Ralph (which was also really good, btw), i wished this was a longer short. it adds just the right amount of cuteness and sentiment that you need without feeling too overwhelmed or wanting to roll your eyes. this different form of animation definitely suited it. i wish more movies were like this, i quite enjoy the black and white.