Disney Releases John Kahrs’ Amazing Animated Short Film, PAPERMAN

     January 30, 2013


The best animated film I saw this year wasn’t feature length.  It was John Kahrs‘ short film, Paperman.  The short follows the story of a lonely young man in 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, and sets out to get her attention.  Using a revolutionary technique of blending 2D and 3D, Paperman isn’t only gorgeous, but it’s also hopelessly romantic.  I felt bad for Wreck-It Ralph since it had to follow this short.  Disney has now posted Paperman online, and while it’s only 2D, you need to take the 6 minutes and 34 seconds to watch it right now.  It will make your day.

Hit the jump to watch Paperman, which is nominated for Best Animated Short Film.

Via Disney.


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  • Emania

    FINALLY! Saw this short in front of Wreck-It-Ralph and it was amazing!

  • Josef Abramov

    I can’t say this was the most original animated short i’ve seen… in fact there’s nothing original about the story or ideas at all.. but visually…. i mean wow. WOW.

    It’s weird sometimes when we separate a piece’s visual and technical aesthetics from it’s “plot” or “story” because sometimes they really are crucial to each other. This was an expertly crafted beautifully animated short that felt inspired despite it’s totally bland premise….. I guess that in itself is a notable accomplishment.

  • Jackie L.

    Beautiful! Thanks for making me smile in the middle of a work day :)

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  • Luis

    This is not a 2D short. It’s ALL done in 3D. In other words, it’s a CG movie that they made to look hand drawn.

  • Toady

    I don’t see what the hype’s about. Anyone flipping their lid over this should really watch more short films.

  • Bruce LeeRoy

    Good short but not better than Wreck-It-Ralph! Can’t roll with you on this Goldberg you get the Waaaaah Kick!

  • taylor

    that’s disney adrien brody

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  • ExoticMilks

    Absolutely LOVED this. Uplifting <3

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