Walt Disney Records’ single for "Paperman" is now available digitally through all major providers. With the original score composed by Christopher Beck (“The Muppets,” “The Hangover” Part 1 & 2), the animated short film is one of the ten being considered for an Academy Award nomination.
"I tried to combine some traditional musical colors (like strings and harp) with more modern electronic elements in a way that felt sonically unique, while still evoking romance, longing, and a hint of magic,” said Beck. This was a great way to complement the mixture of old and new techniques in the animation.”
Introducing a technique that seamlessly merges computer-generated and hand-drawn animation techniques, first-time director John Kahrs takes the art of animation in a new direction with “Paperman.” Using a minimalist black-and-white style, the short follows the story of a lonely young man in mid-century New York City, whose destiny takes an unexpected turn after a chance meeting with a beautiful woman on his morning commute. Convinced the girl of his dreams is gone forever, he gets a second chance when he spots her in a skyscraper window across the avenue from his office. With only his heart, imagination and a stack of papers to get her attention, his efforts are no match for what the fates have in store for him. Created by a small team working at Walt Disney Animation Studios, “Paperman” pushes the animation medium in a new direction. The short made its theatrical debut in front of “Wreck-It Ralph” on Nov. 2, 2012.
The "Paperman" single is available digitally through all major providers. For more information, visit Disney.com/music.