“The Art and Science Behind Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Paperman”” by Kahrs, Osborne, Sathe, Turley and Whited

  • ©John Kahrs, Patrick Osborne, Amol Sathe, Jeff Turley, and Brian Whited




    The Art and Science Behind Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Paperman”



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    Walt Disney Animation Studios


    Applying a technique that seamlessly merges computer-generated and hand-drawn animation techniques, first-time director, John Kahrs, takes the art of animation in a bold new direction with “Paperman”. Using a minimalist black-and-white style, the short film follows the story of a lonely young man in mid-century New York City, whose destiny takes an unexpected turn after a chance meeting with a beautiful woman on his morning commute. In this panel, members of the small, innovative group at Walt Disney Animation Studios that created “Paperman” share their insights about the art, design, and technology of this innovative project.

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