Disney’s Paperman

Paperman

Have you seen this yet?

Paperman is Disney’s Oscar Nominated short film/animation. They have only just made it available on their official YouTube channel and it is most certainly worth watching. For those of you too lazy to go to YouTube, don’t worry, I have it below.

Ironically enough, the retro, almost hand drawn style of the short animation was achieved through a new animation software package called Meander. This allowed animators to actually draw over CGI enhanced backgrounds.

What Disney have managed to create within six minutes and thirty-five seconds is refreshing and offers a new and well needed alternative to the generic slog of modern-day animation out there. But that’s not to say that all animation is terrible and neither am I ignoring the fact that Disney are partly responsible for releasing their own fair share of less that adequate films in recent times.

Anyway, rant over now. So watch it below, enjoy and of course let me know what you think.

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20 responses to “Disney’s Paperman”

  1. When I saw this short film I thought it was a great short film. I was surprised to see Disney used a new method of hand drawn animation with CGI, but I actually like it. I hope Disney creates more films this way. Also it was just a great short that definitely deserved the Oscar it won.

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  2. I searched it on YT right after it won the Oscar and I must say, it’s truly deserving!

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  3. Reblogged this on PuTu's Blog und kommentierte:
    Walt Disney – “If you can dream it, you can do it. Always remember that this whole thing was started with a dream and a mouse.”

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  4. Reblogged this on Dr. Coobysnacks and commented:
    Loved, loved, loved this short when I saw it before Wreck-It-Ralph.

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    1. Thanks for the re-blog.

      When did you see Wreck it Ralph? It’s only hitting cinemas over here in Ireland now.

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  5. Reblogged this on Movie Melody and commented:
    It’s been a while since the last animation I’ve seen. But here I am, reblogging Kellan Foley’s post because I thought the animation had really been well put together. I found that the synergy between image and sound to be particularly beautiful. The animation doesn’t have too much or do too much, its simplicity is captivating.

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  6. I remember seeing Paperman for the first time when I was waiting for Wreck it Ralph. I liked it better than the feature.

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    1. Wreck it Ralph looks like an interesting film. I love the idea of characters in games having a ‘life’ so to say. Was the film any good?

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      1. Have to admit, it didn’t hold my attention – – – mind you, I was very tired and hadn’t slept much when I saw it.

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  7. I saw it in the cinema ( short film before the Hobbit). on the big screen even more cool.

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    1. Yeah I’d Imagine so. What did you make of The Hobbit. I haven’t seen it yet and the reviews seem to be well varied.

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      1. I liked it. Just now I read the book to my boys and therefor I wondered why they need 3 films to cover the story. the answer is, that they included much material and background from other books and linked the hobbit to LOTR as well in some scenes. Well done from my point of view.

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  8. I loved this animated short film and totally agree with your assessment.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by my blog, Keelan! I like your work. I am a musician also and finally got to record a cd and play live gigs. Live is definitely the best way to enjoy music. Good luck with your work!

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    2. I would love to see more like this from Disney and other animation companies.

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  9. Maybe an ever so slight tribute to The Red Balloon toward the end when he’s sitting in the tram next to the kid with the balloon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQhvgo62l74

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    1. Well spotted, never thought of it myself. But now it’s all I can see!!

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