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.