Friday, May 3, 2013

Disneys Paperman

Since I did not see Wreck-it Ralph (2012) in the movie theaters, I didn't get the pleasure of watching this Disney short on the big screen. As a sucker for "love conquers all" shticks this was Disney's fine quality wrapped up in 7 worth while minutes. The animation was perfection. The only thing that bothered me (very slightly) was I thought the lady protagonist looked a little like Ariel from The Little Mermaid (1989). However, this slight didn't hinder my enjoyment. I loved the originality and spirit of this film. It gives the illusion that a man would go that extra mile to kindle a spark. It was very sweet and even humorous.
"Upon its victory at the 85th Annual Academy Awards, "Paperman" became the first Disney animated short film to win the Best Animated Short Film Academy Award in 43 years since "It's Tough to Be a Bird", as well as the first Disney animated film (feature-length or short film) made by Walt Disney Animation Studios to win an Academy Award since "Tarzan"." (IMDb.com, 2013)

I loved the animation in this movie. It feels fresh and crisp. I liked that the color palate was very simplified, it gave the story and product a timeless feel to it. Released November of last year (2012) Paperman is a Disney short that both children and adults can enjoy. It might have a sophistication to the story line, but I think there are a couple elements that kids (of all ages) will enjoy, and that's the paper planes.

"When the film won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short, producer Kristina Reed began throwing paper airplanes adorned with lipstick marks off the balcony where she was seated. She was escorted out of the theater by security, but was allowed to return 10 minutes later after a short protest." (IMDb.com, 2013)