Paperman, an animated short film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and directed by John Kahrs, tells a beautiful story about love, fate and changing one’s destiny. The black and white short has been nominated for the Best Animated Short Oscar. It was brought to life by combining both hand-drawn and computer animation styles.
‘Paperman’ pushes the animation medium in an exciting new direction. 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.