By Haley Hughes
Premiering at The Los Angeles Film Festival last Sunday June 17th, Disney’s Paperman, directed by John Kahrs and produced by Kristina Reed, is a very sweet short film that embodies Disney’s optimism and romanticism. The film itself is black and white and is designed to mimic traditional animation complete with a sketchy line quality and characters that are classically designed, despite being CG creations. The animation itself is wonderful and contains some beautiful, subtle moments that only CG can accomplish. The animation and the music work well together in order to create a Fantasia-like sequence specifically in the inanimate objects. Though not as provoking as the shorts of Michaël Dudok de Wit or Chris Landreth, I enjoyed this film and am pleased to see Disney working on and premiering more of their short films. Paperman will be released on November 2, 2012 in front of Disney’s Wreck it Ralph.