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Thursday, February 07, 2013

Paperman

Have you guys seen the Disney short Paperman? It's a charming romantic comedy set in 1940's New York, and it has been nominated for Best Animated Short at the Oscars. Watch it here, if you have six minutes:)

P.S. Last year's Oscar-winning hilarious short film.

75 comments:

Annabelle said...

I've watched this so many times already! I just love when the airplanes force him to sit back down on the train. Bah. So adorable.

Shruti Kapoor said...

Very cool!! Loved it!

Jenna Lombardi said...

One of my husband's dearest friends just had a documentary made about him (he recently moved to India to live/work in an HIV/AIDS orphanage) by another good friend. They entered into Sundance this year and WON for U.S. Documentary Grand Jury Prize AND Audience Award! It's a touching film; we got to sneak preview it a few months ago. We are dreaming of an Oscar nomination for next year ;)

Here's the trailer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=um4BAZ8-ndw

Emily Anderson said...

I love Paperman! I saw it at the beginning of Wreck It Ralph, I believe. Absolutely beautiful on the big screen!

lake shore lady said...

This just MADE my morning!! What a great short!! I think I was smiling the whole time :)

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Mindy Day said...

It's is very touching and simple. Can't help think it was more of a Pixar then Disney thing though.

Chloe Moon said...

This is why I love the Oscars because there are so many AMAZING short animated films that I would never know about unless they nominate them! When I get home and have sound I will gladly check this out! =)

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Alyssa said...

I love this. I read about it in the Disney fan club magazine prior to seeing it before Wreck-It Ralph. And it truly makes me so happy and so proud of Disney for keeping it simple and beautiful

macaca grava-por-cima said...

lovely!

Seem said...

Love this! Ever year, the Detroit Institute of Arts shows all of the Oscar-nominated animated and live action shorts in a single viewing. My husband and I went last weekend and Paperman was one of my favorites. Glad you shared it!

Chelsea MacMeekin said...

This is amazingly perfect! If it doesn't win, I call shennanigans!

Jenna | The Paleo Project said...

Absolutely love animated shorts... a 1940s one? How perfect. Bookmarking this for later when I have six minutes. Thanks for always opening me up to new things, I'd otherwise miss completely.

Jenna

Mandy said...

Adorable! Never heard of it before, thanks for posting!

Ali said...

When I saw Paperman I thought it was very similar to a live action short film I saw sometime in the past two years. Can anyone jog my memory? It starts out pretty much the same as Paperman except the guy sees the girl in her office across the street and they communicate by holding up notes. At one point her office is empty and he thinks she's gone but she actually got promoted and is in a new office on a higher floor. She gets his attention by reflecting the sun off a mirror into his eyes. Then they walk outside and finally meet. The film ends as they walk up to each other. Does anyone know what I'm talking about? I can't remember the live action short's name or where I saw it. I actually first thought I saw it on Cup of Jo, but I searched the archives and found nothing.

Kristin @ w/milk and sugar said...

I love this short! Amazing how much can be said without words.

Lauren Ashley said...

I love love love this. First of all, what a sweet story, second of all, the animation is amazing. They way they play with light is so beautiful.

Jenna Senter said...

Aw! I just saw this video last week and absolutely fell in love with it :) I would love to have the complete collections of Disney and Pixar's short films!

Carissa said...

I saw it before some movie last year (can't remember which one) and I was smitten! I was like, I'm good, don't need to see the movie I paid for. :) it is just so sweet and adorable and made me smile from ear to ear.

Paulina said...

I know what film your talking about and I'm frustrated because I can't remember the name either. But, when this started, I had deja vu and thought they animated the live version.

Kelsey Elizabeth said...

I loved it, short films are so much fun!

Anna Louisa said...

I posted it on my blog the first day I saw it! Absolutely made my day...and I'm going to go watch it again :).

www.anna-bird.com

June Lemon said...

It's the loveliest thing! I can't stop smiling :)

Allison said...

we saw this in theatres before wreck-it ralph! so sweet <3

Cassandra Marie // Oh Leander said...

Haha super cute!

Justin + Liesl said...

Saw it in the theater and loved every minute. It's adorable!

xoxo
Liesl

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Naomi said...

It's the cutest. I love the 40's NY style!


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Jesse said...

loved god of love SO much.

etvoilacoralie said...

I posted it on my blod this weekend, it's absolutely adorable, I like everything about it, the characters, the story, the music, the drawing... I can't help myself but watch it again and again! :)

etvoilacoralie said...

*my bloG of course! Sorry!

Elisse said...

I watched this after seeing the link on Hither and Thither! Soooo cute.

rachel said...

LOVE THIS!!!such a cute short!

Susie Chen said...

Signs! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uy0HNWto0UY

Silvia said...

I'm so glad you posted this! This video short is such a cute little story! It definitely made me tear up. :)

Sarah Carlson said...

One of my favorite animations!

Corinne said...

That was so sweet! It made my day! :)

Chelsea said...

How sweet! Thank you for sharing!

Greta L said...

I love this!

eileen ragan | leanerbythelake.com said...

I just shared this on my blog, as well! It is such a sweet and touching film. I love the way the CGI and hand drawn animation work together.

Seeing this film made me want to get better exposed to short films. So, as part of that effort, I'm heading over to Music Box Theater in Chicago this weekend for a screening of the Oscar Shorts! Here's the link in case anyone else would be interested.

http://www.musicboxtheatre.com/collections/the-oscar-nominated-short-films-documentary

p.s. They've also got a 70mm film festival coming out for any other film buffs :)

Nat said...

That was so cute it made me misty eyed!

K. Gray said...

Adorable! x

anecdotalgoat said...

I just saw this short a few days ago; I absolutely love it! I even got a little choked up because of how sweet and heartwarming it is. I hope it wins!

antoinettenoisette said...

Yes it is a lot like Signs!

Roxanne said...

I love this! My children and I have seen it twice in the theater (they played it before Wreck It Ralph!) and it keeps getting better every time I see it...
Thanks for sharing it here again,
Roxane

CT@Living Analog said...

I am a newer-ish reader to Cup of Jo and I love all the recommendations you put up. I'm {stuck} in St. Louis so sometimes I shoot the NYC ones over to my bestie in the West Village. It's fun for my midwestern self to have some cool ideas for my hip east coast friend. I just wanted to drop in and say I love your blog! Cheers - CT

Rachael {all things beautiful} said...

You are beautiful Jo... love the pic right before you and Alex kissed. Gorgeous! What a cute and fun idea!

Rachael {all things beautiful} said...

Oops... commented on the wrong post.. this was meant for your empire state building post! :)

Amie said...

Oh my stinkin gosh!!! that's adorable!!!

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Emily said...

I saw this twice in theaters, and was really excited to see it online! I love this short so much, the animation is lovely and the story itself is amazing!

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Di said...

This is so cute! Amazing what can be said without words..aghh the love of paper!

ohseems said...

super adorable! It definitely has a disney feel.

Catherine Masi said...

Saw this on Pinterest last week and adored the concept of the universe conspiring in favor of love. I wouldn't have guessed it was from Disney! Incredibly cool and sweet.

preppyandfunny said...

This shortfilm is the cutest! XO,
www.preppyandfunny.wordpress.com

Jana May said...

Oh that was the sweetest! Thanks for posting

Maricel Alpuerto said...

thanks for sharing :) cuteee:) made my day :)

Raina Birden said...

What an adorable love story. So worth the 6 minutes!
www.rainabirden.com

Deleila Sarkis said...

That was so sweet! Thank you for sharing Joanne! I loved it!

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Sabaa said...

The most adorable six minutes!:)
http://sabaaphotography.blogspot.com/

Christina Marie Kellogg said...

That was cute! I'll probably be sharing this one too. Thank you!

VintageDanielle said...

So adorable, I actually got tearyed near the ending.

Madame Samm said...

It not only touched my heart it made my heart smile too

r girn said...

It was beautiful. I loved it

r girn said...

It was beautiful. I loved it

Huyen said...

I could watch this over and over again, what a beautiful film!

xx

http://impressthepress.blogspot.com

The Wardrobe Project said...

This is adorable!

Larisse said...

Although the concept for this short is very adorable, I was incredibly disturbed about seeing this play before "Wreck it, Ralph!". The female protagonist of this piece has the most impossibly skinny waist, big doe eyes, etc. Looks that feed right into the stereotypical view of what a woman "should" look like rather than what the normal woman does look like.

Now, as a fully formed adult, I was able to see past her appearance to judge the story for what it was but this piece was targeted at children as it played before a child's movie. I don't know about you, but I personally don't want my future daughter to see women in cartoons depicted as perfect hourglass shapes with ZERO waist. It would be one thing if she was drawn a little bit more realistically but that is far from the case.

Super disappointing that the same people who brought us a kick-butt young woman in Brave, decided to follow up with female love interest who looks like she could snap in half!!!

kyo said...

just before I looked at the check which had said $5571, I did not believe ...that...my friends brother was realey making money in there spare time on there computar.. there mums best friend had bean doing this 4 less than 1 year and by now paid the morgage on there cottage and bought a great Alfa Romeo. I went here,..... BIT40.COm

Rachel said...

I love this! Mentioned this on Blog Hops & Link Loves Post this week. (http://beautifulrache.blogspot.com/2013/02/blog-hops-link-loves-2.html)
Thanks Jo for sharing this :)

Rosey Alfonso said...

Hi Jo! I love your blog! It's my absolute fave! Why? Because you are you! You are my inspiration, I will write in my blog the same way you do, from the heart!
I love this cartoon you showed, I adore animated shorts! I have another fave which is Slim Time. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KoH7gkizLdU

city said...

thanks for share...

Simon Woodcock | Wedding Snappery. said...

Beautiful! I love it!

Liz Atchison said...

funny paperman follow up - though you'd get a laugh out of it :0

http://www.slashfilm.com/lol-paperman-threesome-an-unedited-crude-parody-ending-of-disneys-paperman/

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