I remember when I first saw this:
Then stuff like this came along:
And while it’s all amazing, animation – especially computer animation – is something I hardly take note of anymore. It’s not something I wonder at. I notice if it’s bad; I notice if it’s great. But I no longer think, “Wow! How’d they do that?!”
This is Disney’s short “Paperman.” It’s done with a mix of hand-drawn and computer animation. And it’s the first time in probably a decade I’ve been totally floored by a piece of animation. I’m always so grateful when something awakens my sense of wonder. Or, in this case, reawakens.