Art of Paperman

Paperman is an animation short film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and directed by John Kahrs in 2012. The short blends traditional animation and computer animation, and won both the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film at the 85th Academy Awards and the Annie Award for Best Animated Short Subject at the 40th Annie Awards. Paperman was the first animated short film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios to win an Academy Award since It's Tough to Be a Bird in 1970. The pictures on this page are a collection of artworks created for this short film.


George, a young accountant, is standing on an elevated train platform in 1940s New York City holding a folder, when he is hit by a flying piece of paper. The paper is chased by Meg, a young woman who lost it to a gust of wind from a passing train. The same thing happens to George when a subsequent gust of wind from another incoming train dislodges one of the papers from his folder and blows it into Meg's face, leaving a lipstick-smudged kiss imprinted on the paper, much to her amusement when George retrieves it. He is entranced by the lipstick mark and Meg's beauty, and therefore misses her boarding the departing train..

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