PAPERMAN, THE NEW DISNEY’S SHORT FILM
Someone defined it as “a masterpiece in six minutes”, while others said they were perplexed by the “extreme banality of the usual boring happy ending”.
What is certain is that Paperman, the last black-and-white animated short film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and directed by John Kahrs, has received the nomination at the Academy Awards for the “Best Animated Short Movie” and already won the Annie Award for Best Animated Short Subject.
The story is made up of simplicity, and a pinch of fairy-tale romanticism.
In an old-style New York, a man and a woman, two complete strangers, exchange glances waiting for the metro. An ordinary story.
Few seconds and the woman disappears, taken away from the train to an unknown destination.
A real situation, transformed into a love story with a happy ending as only the hand of Disney (and Pixar) can do.
Too obvious and sentimental?
I prefer to look at the poetry that man is still able to convey through simple images.