Disney Releases Oscar Nominated Animated Short PAPERMAN Online

Originally played ahead of Wreck-it Ralph, Paperman has now been released online by Disney in its entirety. The short film has been nominated for Best Animated Short Film at this year's Academy Awards. Hit the jump to check it out!

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By Josh Wilding - 1/30/2013
Director John Kahrs mixes computer-generated and hand-drawn animation techniques in this wonderful story of a lonely man in New York City who meets a beautiful woman on his way to work one morning. While he expects to never see her again, he ends up spying her through his window where she works in an office across the street. How does he get her attention? Well, with only a stack of paper at his disposal, he uses that in a bid to win her affections. It really is fantastic, and while it's not presented in 3D here, you can watch it in full below.




Using a minimalist black-and-white style, the short follows the story of a lonely young man in mid-century 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. With only his heart, imagination and a stack of papers to get her attention, his efforts are no match for what the fates have in store for him.


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HelaGood - 1/30/2013, 11:15 AM
LOVED this! Loved it more than Ralph!
TheAbomination - 1/30/2013, 11:17 AM
If this short doesn't get an Oscar, I will lose all faith in humanity.
Alphadog - 1/30/2013, 11:37 AM
This reminded me of the short superman classic. Man i'd love to have tv series made by these guys.
MrYurMomm - 1/30/2013, 11:37 AM
Its not available anymore!

FML!! I didnt get to see it!!
superotherside - 1/30/2013, 11:43 AM
Fantastic short. They should make more like these.
marcvader1 - 1/30/2013, 11:49 AM
I liked it and it's pretty cool, but Oscar?
Jollem - 1/30/2013, 11:50 AM
yeah, it was okay. i thought they could have ended it better

i liked this more

Benjamitesandwich - 1/30/2013, 11:54 AM
Dang, that was such a sweet short :')

The animation style was brilliant! It looked so great. And I'm such a sucker for love . . . this deserves the Oscar.
marcvader1 - 1/30/2013, 11:58 AM
So to you guys saying it deserves the Oscar. Have you seen the other nominations as well?
FlixMentallo21 - 1/30/2013, 12:13 PM
Wow. I'm not much of a Disney guy nowadays, but THAT was the sweetest short I've ever seen. Might just be my favorite Disney thing at all.
DrDoom - 1/30/2013, 12:21 PM
Very well made.... but it reminds me about how much I hate my life due to failed romance.

So [frick] it.
GodzillaKart - 1/30/2013, 12:30 PM
That was great.
GodzillaKart - 1/30/2013, 12:36 PM
@Jollem: That was great as well.
skidz - 1/30/2013, 12:38 PM
And now it's gone, anyone know another link to this? I still haven't seen it.
JumpinJehosaphat - 1/30/2013, 12:45 PM
(During credits)
Girl: "So, what do you do for work?"
Boy: "Well... I think I just quit my job. Does using a bunch of company paper and then running out when assigned more work count as quitting?"
Girl: "Usually. Either that, or you're probably fired."
Boy: "Oh. Well. Can you get this? I'm sort of between jobs at the moment."
Girl: "Nice try, slugger."
(She leaves)
Jollem - 1/30/2013, 1:00 PM
@Godzillafart - it was pretty neat-lookin' in 3-d
MrDonut - 1/30/2013, 1:24 PM
Lol... Reminds me of Jim and Pam from The Office...
Spyder - 1/30/2013, 1:25 PM
This perfectly blends cgi and hand drawn. Love it!
skidz - 1/30/2013, 2:03 PM
http://www.slashfilm.com/watch-disneys-hand-drawn-cg-hybrid-short-paperman-in-full/

Here's another link to it if youtube doesn't have it.
marvel72 - 1/30/2013, 2:11 PM
what is going on,all the videos keep being removed.
marvel72 - 1/30/2013, 2:21 PM
i found this edited version.

word1one - 1/30/2013, 2:44 PM
Those players only play the advertisements, but never the video after. IDK why
Logan5 - 1/30/2013, 6:37 PM
@jumpinJehosophat

Exactly: reality. :-D

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