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Paperman Amazing Short
November 4, 2012

I forgot to mention something I really enjoyed about seeing Wreck-It Ralph yesterday — the Paperman short that preceded it was outstanding!

Paperman image

It’s wordless, and it has some amazing animation. It reminded me of a good manga, in its quiet story of romance; the restrained but extraordinarily effective art style; and its confident, wordless storytelling. If it’s included on the eventual DVD, that’s yet another reason to buy a copy of Wreck-It Ralph when it becomes available.

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Jennifer Hachigian writes:  

For folks interested, here’s a breakdown of how the “Paperman” look was achieved: http://www.itsartmag.com/features/paperman-breakdown/

 
Torsten Adair writes:  

There are also a few “making of” videos on YouTube describing how revolutionary this new system is.

Basically, the computer technology now allows a 2-D animator to create traditional 2D cartoons on a computer, and have the computer do the “in-betweens” of animation.

Go look at the videos… it’s quite amazing how flexible the system is!

 
Disney Announces Wreck-It Ralph Available Digitally a Month Before Disc Releases » DVDs Worth Watching writes:  

[...] Paperman — This animated short film played in theaters before Wreck-It Ralph. It tells the story of a young man in an office who sees [...]

 
Wreck-It Ralph (Blu-ray Review) » DVDs Worth Watching writes:  

[...] Paperman (6 1/2 minutes) — Gorgeous. Deservedly won the Oscar. This is how you tell a love story, with determination and wonder and curiosity and magic. And it shows how effective (and universal) wordless storytelling can be. I love the style, where you can see the pencil lines yet it’s still got the smoothness of CGI. I found myself noticing, this time through, the antique details, such as the 40s cars and the old-fashioned train doors and the men’s suits and ladies’ hats. [...]

 

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