If you missed it in theaters you may be inclined to ignore this black and white short film – don’t. Disney’s Oscar-nominated short Paperman can be seen on YouTube just in time for Valentine’s Day.
What makes this film worthy of blogging about (especially on a computer blog)? Paperman blends old-school hand drawn and CGI Animation to create a new technology that is beautiful and captivating.
When describing the film’s unique animation blend, created with a new technology Disney calls “Meander,” Director John Kahrs said, “We brought together as best we could the expressiveness of 2D drawing immersed with the stability and dimensionality of CG. It really goes back to working with Glen Keane on Tangled, watching him draw over all the images.”
An enjoyable, romantic film, a new technology and 7 minutes worth spending – possibly watching with someone you love.