A few months ago, we let you know about the announcement of a brand-new animated Disney short, Paperman. While very little information was known about the project at the time, new information and concept art has recently been released for this must-see short, which will make its North American debut this month at the Annecy and LA Film Festivals before premiering in front of Wreck-It Ralph this fall.
In creating Paperman, Disney used a brand-new technique that merges both hand-drawn and computer-animated forms of animation. The short, which will use a minimalist black-and-white style, is being developed by director John Kahrs and Walt Disney Animation Studios. Here is the official description of the film:
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. Created by a small, innovative team working at Walt Disney Animation Studios, “Paperman” pushes the animation medium in an exciting new direction.
To give us a glimpse at what this exciting short will look like, Disney has released some concept images of the film. Taken from the short’s color script, these simple yet beautiful images clearly show that the style of Paperman will be extremely different from Disney’s past projects:
Paperman will debut in theaters nationwide in front of Wreck-It Ralph on November 2, 2012.