Using a groundbreaking technique that seamlessly merges computer generated imagery with traditional 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 businessman whose destiny takes an unexpected turn after a chance meeting with a beautiful woman on his morning commute. Convinced the girl of his dreams has gone forever, he gets a second chance when he spots her in a high rise office window across the avenue from his workplace. With only his heart, imagination and a stack of clerical 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 traditional animation in an exciting new direction.