While browsing YouTube as I find myself doing far more than I should, I came across this pretty interesting short documentary about Disney’s 2013 Oscar-winning short animated film “Paperman“.
It seems that the director John Kahrs wanted to bring back more of a 2d look and feel to the short while still keeping a 3d digital base. What resulted what something pretty unique and certainly very creative, not only artistically but technically too.
However, I did find a part of myself thinking…”Why not just do normal drawn animation with 3d backgrounds like they were doing 15-20 years ago?”
What do you think? Do you think the end result of a 2d/3d blend is worth it?
Maybe…I just wish Disney would do some really great traditional drawn animation again…something really out of the ordinary. I find their characters still look very CG even with this new 2d blend technique.
I wonder if they’ll ever make it commercially available? 😉