Walt Disney Home Entertainment has made Paperman available online in its entirety. The Oscar-nominated theatrical short debuted in front of Best Animated Feature nominee Wreck-It Ralph, and is included on the 2D Collector's Edition and 4-disc 3D/2D Ultimate Collector's Edition Combo Pack releases of the 52nd Walt Disney animated classic feature, both of which arrive on March 5, 2013.
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.
Wreck-It Ralph follows the misadventures of a videogame character who forges his own path through his beloved arcade, and features the voice talents of John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer and Jane Lynch. Both the 2D and 4-disc Ultimate Collector's Edition 3D/2D Combo Pack releases of Wreck-It Ralph are available for pre-order.
I love the short!!! What a cool, fresh, animation technique they are using. Animation just keeps getting better and better and reminds that, when done as well as Paperman, you dont always have to rely on live actors to tell a great story.