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.
Disney’s ‘Tomorrowland’ held in first place for the three-day weekend with an estimated $32.1 million. ‘Pitch Perfect 2’ came in second with $30.3 million. ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ was down 47% in third while the ‘Poltergeist’ reboot opened as expected, in fourth place.