29 June 2012 2:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

New technologies arrive nearly every day, ultimately replacing the tried and tested methods that have been used for years. And that’s exactly what happened at the Disney Studios – the replacement of drawn stills with computer animation. However, it looks as if they’re trying to revive ‘the good old days’ with their new short, Paperman, which mixes the two methods together.

The short, which is to be played before showings of November’s Wreck-it Ralph, is a love story depicting a man and woman who communicate across a busy Manhattan street…by sending each other paper airplanes. Although hand-drawn, so much technology is used between the layers. Director John Kahrs explains that what we’re seeing ‘is a very stylized CG layer underneath, but the feel of the image is very flat and lives in between the two’. Before beginning the laborious creation still by still, the backgrounds and »

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