Watch Disney's Paperman Animated Short Right Here

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Watch Disney's Paperman Animated Short Right Here

Disney releases Paperman to the internet masses.

One of the best parts of Disney's recent release of Wreck-It Ralph was the black and white short film that came along with it. Titled Paperman, the animated story of a young man's quest to meet the girl of his dreams has gained quite a bit of popularity all on its own.

Now, to ensure that nobody misses out, Disney has published the full short film online for all to see. You can watch Paperman right here using the player below. If your connection can handle it, be sure to bump it up to full 1080p resolution, as the animation is simply delightful.

Source: Disney Animation

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what a great short film. i love it when a story is told without any dialog like this.

I saw this when I went to see Wreck-It-Ralph with my nephew. It was a great way to start the whole thing off.

:) It is indeed a very nice little story.

I do love the look of it, but it's ultimately a pretty run-of-the-mill "love will find a way" short film. And that paperplane deus ex machina was rather cringe worthy.

Ok where can I get the music for this.

I simply love this short film.

He is some sort of paper wizard, a pagemaster if you will.

Sigh... many years later, I'm still a sap for Disney movies. You still got it guys. You may have lost it for a decade or so, but you still got it.

Okay, for years I've been asking "What happened to the talent at Disney?" Now, I have to ask myself, "Where has the talent been hiding all this time?" Also: "Are they going to let the talent out of the box a bit more?"

It's really a shame how underappreciated these are. I remember when I saw this one before wreck-it ralph, 90% of the viewers didn't understand it, because they were either 2-year-olds who got bored and wandered off, or parents who had to chase their brats.
I wish I was kidding.

The title makes me think of Rupert Murdock trying to join the Justice League.

digital warrior:
He is some sort of paper wizard, a pagemaster if you will.

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You rang?

Okay Disney...I can forgive "Dog with a Blog"...if only because this reminds me why I love you. They have some of the most creative people working for them and that animation was absolutely gorgeous.

Did Disney just shamelessly rip-off Thatgamecompany? I can't fault their taste.

Pixar, eat your heart out. One of the MANY other studios that Disney owns has come to play ball.

Obligatory "Still a better love story than twilight"

Great animation though, this is quality stuff here. I hope Disney keeps it up.

I feel a great disturbance in the force. It is as if thousands of animators finally got something to do.

Disney are frankly dangerously good at the moment... this corperation makes me scared they're one step on the road to world domination as everything they do is good. If they get star wars right they'll have us all by the throat D:

Pretty much everyone before me with something positive to say has ninja'd me fairly thoroughly so all I have to say is...well done Disney.

Can't wait to go see Wreak it Ralph.

Casual Shinji:
I do love the look of it, but it's ultimately a pretty run-of-the-mill "love will find a way" short film. And that paperplane deus ex machina was rather cringe worthy.

but... but... but...

the paperplanes were powered by LOOOOOOOVE

okay, I actually liked it because I'm a sucker for cheesy love stories but even so, it's a gorgeous piece of animation with beautiful music and so much d'awwwww.
What is there not to like?

Edit: plus, it didn't end with a kiss but only a date which I think should be applauded for its realism hurhurhur

TJC:

Casual Shinji:
I do love the look of it, but it's ultimately a pretty run-of-the-mill "love will find a way" short film. And that paperplane deus ex machina was rather cringe worthy.

but... but... but...

the paperplanes were powered by LOOOOOOOVE

okay, I actually liked it because I'm a sucker for cheesy love stories but even so, it's a gorgeous piece of animation with beautiful music and so much d'awwwww.
What is there not to like?

Edit: plus, it didn't end with a kiss but only a date which I think should be applauded for its realism hurhurhur

I didn't say I didn't like it, but it is laying it on really thick. I think I might've liked it more if it had more of an 'Owww, they just missed eachother' ending. And without the overly magic airplanes. I guess I feel a bittersweet ending would've fit the artstyle more.

I would love to see an entire movie in this artstyle, but in colour. Anything that might bring back the charm of traditional animation.

Casual Shinji:

TJC:

Casual Shinji:
I do love the look of it, but it's ultimately a pretty run-of-the-mill "love will find a way" short film. And that paperplane deus ex machina was rather cringe worthy.

but... but... but...

the paperplanes were powered by LOOOOOOOVE

okay, I actually liked it because I'm a sucker for cheesy love stories but even so, it's a gorgeous piece of animation with beautiful music and so much d'awwwww.
What is there not to like?

Edit: plus, it didn't end with a kiss but only a date which I think should be applauded for its realism hurhurhur

I didn't say I didn't like it, but it is laying it on really thick. I think I might've liked it more if it had more of an 'Owww, they just missed eachother' ending. And without the overly magic airplanes. I guess I feel a bittersweet ending would've fit the artstyle more.

I would love to see an entire movie in this artstyle, but in colour. Anything that might bring back the charm of traditional animation.

I was rather referring to your cringe. I saw the 'love' in your post. Sorry for the misunderstanding.

And yeah, an entire movie in this style? would definitely work. Maybe even in black and white if they actually make it count for something like the artist nearly almost managed to completely fail to do

Adrien Brody gets assaulted by paper airplanes.

I like the look of it and it is sweet but my natural cynicism gets the better of me.

After the airplanes became sentient my suspension of disbelief broke. I liked it, it was nice and charming. But then I thought, what the fuck do you say at the end? This magical air-current defying tornado lead me to you, so let's go out on a date? I hardly even know you, you just did some cute shit at the train platform and now I'm interested and in love with you? We might have zero common interests but apparently the paper thinks you're the one for me.....I'm projecting and reading too much into this aren't I?

digital warrior:
He is some sort of paper wizard, a pagemaster if you will.

Oh god no, a wizard of paper is okay but.....not that.

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OT: I saw this when I went to see Wreck-it-ralph. It's really well done.

One of my favorite people in the world (and one of my friends), professional voice actress Kari Wahlgren did the girl's voice. Yes, they hired a top-flight VA for the little sounds she makes. THAT is attention to quality.

Bleh, short looks nice, had good potential but falls apart in the middle when "magic fixes everyone's lives".
Magic isn't a story.

People changing is a story. But with the magic the characters have no arc.

I enjoyed that, it made me smile. I'm glad I saw that, it made my day.
Also, am I the only one that thought that guy had a really tolerant boss? I mean the guy starts waving out the window and his boss just closes the window on him and once he's thrown away his entire stack of papers the boss just gives him another one. I mean sure the boss gave him some dirty looks and was pretty stern looking in general but he was surprisingly nonchalant about his employee goofing off then intentionally losing important documents; he's better than a lot of other bosses would have been anyway.

Just goes to show how little is needed to tell a good story.

And then they got married, had three kids, got bored of each other. She cheated, he drank himself into a stooper, and they had a messy divorce...

The End...

Draconalis:
And then they got married, had three kids, got bored of each other. She cheated, he drank himself into a stooper, and they had a messy divorce...

The End...

T_T

You made me sad now.
I don't think I can even watch it any more.
That's just scarring.

Shinsei-J:

T_T

You made me sad now.
I don't think I can even watch it any more.
That's just scarring.

You jerk! I'm onto your evil little plan...

You made me laugh at your mental scarring and almost woke the little one...

Draconalis:
You jerk! I'm onto your evil little plan...

You made me laugh at your mental scarring and almost woke the little one...

Gah!
I've been found out!
I must retreat for now but I'll be back!

I'll be back when you least suspect me...

OH MY GOD - what utter boring BS!

You know that story with Deus Ex Machina, Magic or God as problem solvers are a clear sign of people being incompetent to resolve a story's arc?

Casual Shinji:
I do love the look of it, but it's ultimately a pretty run-of-the-mill "love will find a way" short film. And that paperplane deus ex machina was rather cringe worthy.

it's disney

they do disney stuff

it's their job

Akalabeth:
Bleh, short looks nice, had good potential but falls apart in the middle when "magic fixes everyone's lives".
Magic isn't a story.

People changing is a story. But with the magic the characters have no arc.

...It's friggen Disney.

Honestly this is like criticizing a religious text because its not grounded in reality.

Or being upset about Metal because its "too loud".

Country doesn't generally get flush with lyrics about being a blood or a crypt, you don't catch very much murder on sesame street, and Disney likes to make stories about magic.

Considering that the entire LOTR Series is about the Deus Ex Machina of Gandalf (and self aware DEM at that) I don't think your point stands.

Magic IS a story, often, nearly always in multiple genres.

Edit: I feel like there are so many people in this thread which better absolutely hate the LOTR or are just blatant hypocrites.

I'm going to have to admit: I just simply don't get it. I don't get why anyone would love this short film. It's got a crawling pace, features an unbalanced respect that's very akin to the difference between a blue collar worker's pay and a politician's pay which makes the inner-anti-sexism in me squirm a bit, and it ends on a very bland note. I really can't see the appeal, and I think what does ruin it is the unearned "MAGIC FIXES EVERYTHING!" message, that is combined to an ending that means less than it suggests. I mean, let's go over what happens very roughly:
1. A man meets a woman at a train station, falls for her a little but she doesn't show anything better. The only thing that is established about this woman is she is very easily rustled. That she's as nervous, and likely holds the intellectual and dexterous prowess of a pigeon as she panics as wind comes from nowhere (even though wind doesn't just suddenly appear).
2. A man goes to work and sees her in an office for quite a number of hours with a man behind the desk, seemingly talking things through to him. Anyone in that position for any number of time past the first hour, often, are in so much shit they need to REALLY convince the boss to let her stay. As I said, intellectual and dexterous prowess of a pigeon, and easily rustled.


3. The man gets a lot of work given to him to do. He decides the best port of call isn't to work through the day for the boss who looks like if he said even "hello" to him he'd lose his job, but rather to waste office stationary trying to get it between buildings. This ends as the boss non-verbally says "throw one more piece of paper out the window and you're through here". The reaction? He carries on. Finally, boss decides to hand more paper work out, with obvious realisation of what has just happened. The boss seems to be having a good day which has included the following items: bacon-infused muffins, cinnamon/ginger-bread coffee, finding out that despite his infertility his wife is pregnant (he has yet to find out his wife is cheating on him with the postman, IT'S ALWAYS THE POSTMAN) and one of those exciting bonuses bankers still get despite everyone living in poverty. The reaction to this? Run out the room, making a mess in the process. If he's not fired at this point, his boss is probably going to teach him not to fuck with him involving two of the three items: A pay decrease, a demotion and a crowbar to the knees.
4. After the severe amount of littering, which it's a wonder the police hasn't turned up at this point to show how passionate they are about the environment (roughly to the same degree they hate Rodney King), he decides to track her down. This goes as well as you suspect.

5. Suddenly, the paper returns to hopefully throw him in front of a train.
6. Space Paper Wizard decides to move the victim to a more public train spot to show his power to as many people as possible.
7. Space Paper Wizard has a range to his paper powers, coincidentally the range it takes to arrive at the same spot as the woman.
8. The woman doesn't report him to the police because she is a pigeon.
9. The man walks off with a woman who is severely mentally handicapped who was in the office earlier for a means testing to how mentally handicapped she is so they may work out how much benefits she's entitled to.

So in conclusion: Man loses his job, woman is either mentally handicapped or is in a lot of trouble at her place of work (either way, she's mentally a pigeon) and Space Paper Wizard. Does this indicate love? No. He may go on a date only to show off his favourite off-colour joke or decide to talk to her about his love for the Spice Girls.


He may also end up fired, and nothing turns off a woman such as finding out the guy who's been hunting her down is recently unemployed due to a stunt involving paper air-planes. Then again, pigeons.

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