The animated short “Paperman,” showing before the animated feature “Wreck-it Ralph,” is now available for digital download on all major providers.
“Paperman” tells the story of a lonely young man in mid-century New York City who encounters a beautiful woman on his morning commute. The chance encounter leaves him convinced that the girl of his dreams is gone forever until he sees her in a skyscraper window across from his office. Using his ingenuity, imagination, and a stack of paper he sets off to capture her attention. But, he is no match for what the faces have in store for him.
First time Director John Kahrs introduces a groundbreaking technique that seamlessly merges computer-generated and hand-drawn animation techniques. In a black and white style with no dialogue the music score of Christophe Beck helps drive the story. Beck has been involved in numerous comedies and dramas such as “The Muppets,” “Saved!” and “Pitch Perfect.”
“I tried to combine some traditional musical colors (like strings and harp) with more modern electronic elements in a way that felt sonically unique, while still evoking romance, longing, and a hint of magic,” said Beck. “This was a great way to complement the mixture of old and new techniques in the animation.”