‘Paperman’ First Images in High Resolution

HEART, IMAGINATION… AND PAPER ©2012 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

The whistle almost blew calling for quitting time, but after what seems like months of teasing, Walt Disney Animation Studios has finally provided us with these hi-res first images from John Kahrs’ revolutionary short, Paperman, which will play before Wreck-It Ralph in theaters beginning November 2, 2012.

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‘Paperman’ New ‘Paperclips’ Featurette, ‘The Look’

Disney's 'Paperman'Walt Disney Animation Studios has released the second of its webseries ‘Paperclips’ which takes an intimate look at the making of its newest short, the revolutionary Paperman.

In the new segment, titled ‘The Look,’ director John Kahrs goes into the details on how he wanted to approach the appearance of the film and why he decided to locate it in 1950s-ish Manhattan.

In addition, there are several new images shared within the featurette, although not having seen the film myself, it’s difficult to be able to identify which images — if any — are from the film and which are considered concept art as some are in a very different style from the colorscript images already released.

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‘Paperman’ Hi-Res Concept Art and First Image

MEG concept art. ©2012 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

Though all of these images have already been released on the short’s official Facebook page, Walt Disney Animation Studios have provided us with hi-res versions of concept art from its upcoming short, Paperman. Although all descriptions for the art state that they’re concept art, going by filenames, three of the images are in fact from the color script for the film while one is titled ‘first look,’ and at full resolution, definitely appears as if it may be an actual still from short.

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‘Brave’ to Make World Premiere at Dolby Theatre; Will Join ‘Paperman’ at LA Film Fest

Dolby Laboratories and Walt Disney Studios today announced that Disney/Pixar’s Brave will hold its world premiere at the newly-redubbed Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. The film will be the first to premiere at the theatre since Dolby assumed the role of sponsorship at the theatre, which is also home to the Academy Awards. The world premiere on June 18 and subsequent screening on June 19 are also being held in honor of Film Independent’s 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival.

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‘Paperman’ Unfolds Behind-the-Scenes Web Series, ‘Paperclips’

'Paperman' visual developmentWalt Disney Animation Studios has begun a new web series titled ‘Paperclips,’ which takes a look at the making of its new short, Paperman, which has been celebrated as revolutionizing animation, even well ahead of its world debut at Annecy.

In the first webisode, titled ‘The Idea,’ director John Kahrs talks about the seed of the idea for the film, based on his own experiences as a commuter in New York City. Recalling ‘crossing paths with people’ at Grand Central Terminal, Kahrs adds, ‘you feel like there’s some connection there… then that person’s gone forever, that connection’s broken… I would always kind of wonder who that person would be, what they were like… I did kind of wonder how would people that had lost that connection — if they ever met, or how would the fates conspire to maybe bring those people back together.’

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‘Paperman’ to be Screened at LA Film Fest in June

According to its official Facebook page, Disney’s revolutionary short, Paperman'Paperman' will make its North American debut at the LA Film Fest in June. Just prior to that, it is scheduled to have its world premiere at the Annecy International Film Festival.

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Disney’s ‘Paperman’ Gets Facebook Page, Synopsis

Disney's 'Paperman'A Facebook page for Disney’s Paperman, the mysterious animated short oft said to revolutionize and breathe new life into traditional animation has surfaced, offering an official mini-synopsis of the short:

‘The story of a young man in NYC relying on his heart, imagination, a stack of papers—and a little luck—to win the girl of his dreams.’

Digging a little deeper, the page also has this to add regarding the film:

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Disney’s ‘Paperman’ to Revolutionize Animation?

Regarding a listing in the MPAA ratings bulletin awarding it a G rating, Bleeding Cool discovered Disney’s best kept secret, an animated short titled Paperman directed by John Kahrs. And while it’s only natural that the filmmakers are touting how wonderful it is, the accolades don’t stop there. Apparently every one who has seen it so far is going gaga over it. While Steve Hulett of The Animation Guild, IATSE Local 839 says ‘the look of it is terrific and unlike anything else out there,’ Pixar animator Catherine Hicks just took to Twitter with the following review:

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