Disney Throws Paperman Online

See the Oscar nominated short

Despite the fact that it arrived in November across the pond, Disney’s latest ‘toon Wreck-It Ralph has had to cool its digital heels until the school holidays over here. But if you’ve heard good things about the short film Paperman that plays before Ralph, and you're itching to see it, you’re in luck: Disney has put it online, and you can see it below.

It might be part of the studio’s strategy now that John Kahrs’ film has been nominated in the Animated Short Oscar category, but it’s still great to have the film where more people can watch it, because Paperman is really something special. Kahrs and his team have blended computer and hand drawn animation for a beautiful little tale of boy-meets-girl that takes place in a '40s-style universe but looks like nothing you’ve seen before.

We won’t spoil what happens, but suffice to say there’s a big heart, a quick fit and just the tiniest dash of Terry Gilliam on display here. Though you can see it now, we also recommend checking it out on the big screen when Wreck-It Ralph lands February 8.