Director John Kahrs had a vision for his animated short Paperman. There was just one problem. The technology to make it didn’t exist yet.
A Pixar film is a beautiful thing. Long after Toy Story’s 3-D novelty wore off, artists refined their techniques, so Up could make us cry. But in these computer-generated worlds full of perfect shapes and gradients, we inevitably lost some of that old Disney magic--the nuance of incredible, hand-drawn lines.
“Isn’t there a way we can bring that hand of an artist back?” John Kahrs thought.
At the time, he was working on ...