Attached to Disney’s highly anticipated Wreck-It Ralph will be the equally anticipated black-and-white animated short, Paperman.
The film blends hand-drawn animation with computer graphics using a groundbreaking technique that Disney, themselves, developed – so definitely something to get excited about.
The studio has released seven first look images (three stills, four pieces of concept art) to give us a taste of what to expect, and they are expectedly beautiful.
“A charming period romance, “Paperman” follows a young man who runs into the woman of his dreams as he’s getting on the train. They share a “missed connection,” only to discover that the woman works in the building across the street from him. Thus begins an elaborate wooing process involving paper airplanes.”
John Kahrs makes his directorial debut, having previously worked on the likes of Monsters, Inc. and The Incredibles, with a story from Clio Chiang and Kendelle Hoyer, part of the writing team on Winnie the Pooh.
La Luna took Pixar to the Academy Awards earlier this year in the Best Animated Short category, and I’d say that it’s all but expected Paperman will be taking Disney there early next year.
Paperman will be attached to Wreck-It Ralph, and so released on 2nd November in the US, followed by a later release here on 15th February, 2013. As usual with these brilliant images (the non-concept surfaced last week, but are now in hi-res form), you can click to enlarge. And I’ve added in the wonderful first poster at the end for good measure. Enjoy.
Source: via IMDb.