cpn connect

Disney's Oscar-Nominated Animated Short 'Paperman' Now Available to View Online

1/31/2013 8:54 AM Eastern

Disney's epically charming short animated film "Paperman," nominated for an Oscar this year, is now available to view in full online. The beautiful retro film, which is dialogue-free and filmed almost entirely in black and white, uses an innovative combination of hand-drawn animation and CGI.

Explains Wired, "'Paperman'‘s seemingly seamless way of blending the personality of hand-drawn animation with CGI in the physical space of the story is the result of new in-house software called Meander, a vector-based drawing program that allows for manipulation of the line after the fact — something that [director John] Kahrs described as 'just like painting on the surface of the CG.'"

Watch "Paperman" below and read more here.