Paperman Coming with Wreck-It Ralph
Walt Disney Animation will be delivering the animated short Paperman in front of the theatrical release of Wreck-It Ralph. According to Disney, Paperman‘s going to be showing us something we haven’t seen before: a groundbreaking combination of computer-generated and hand-drawn animation. John Kahrs directed the short which was created using a proprietary program called Meander. Per Disney, “employing a technique called final line advection, artists were able to add a level of grace and expressiveness never before seen in an animated film.”
Wreck-It Ralph (and Paperman) hit theaters on November 2, 2012.
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 fate has in store for him.
Source: Walt Disney Animation