Disney’s Oscar nominated animated short Paperman released online

As we count down to the Academy Awards, Walt Disney Animation Studios has delivered a treat for fans and voters alike with the release of its Oscar-nominated animated short Paperman; created by first time director John Kahrs and a small team at Disney, the black-and-white short introduces a groundbreaking new technique that seamlessly blends traditional hand drawn animation with computer generated imagery, and – well the results speak for themselves…

Paperman 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.

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  • Trevor Hogg

    This short film could be renamed the Paper Chase! It is nice to see the creative winds blow in such an inspirational and fun direction. A pleasure to watch.