Paperman by John Kahrs & Walt Disney Animation Studios - Papeman tells the story of a young man in mid-century New York City, whose destiny takes an unexpected turn after a chance meeting with a lovely woman on his morning commute. Absolutely 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 dull 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.
Director John Kahrs’ “Paperman” introduces a new groundbreaking animation technique that seamlessly merges computer-generated and hand-drawn animation techniques. This approach tugs at our nostalgic heart strings, as our longing for those o.g. hand-drawn animations can be fulfilled, while we can still marvel at how fascinating computer animations have become.
Using a minimalist black-and-white style, reminiscent of Steamboat Willie, John Kahrs has trully captured are heart with “Paperman” and has almost all of us saying “awww shucks. this is so cute.”
“Paperman” is nominated for Best Animated Short Film at this year’s Oscars. Enjoy!