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YMMV: Paperman
  • Awesome Music: Courtesy of Christophe Beck. Listen to it here.
    • Adam War Rock and Vince Vandal created a rap version of it. Sounds crazy, but it works.
    • Just listen to the swelling of the strings when the lipsticked piece of paper zips off from the others to go find Meg. Without tearing up. Not easy.
  • Fridge Horror: Don't dwell too long on the possibility that George may have lost his job...
    • If the stills during the credits are any indication, George would probably say, "Worth It". Not least because he gave the impression of absolutely despising his job to begin with.
  • Hype Backlash: This short was marketed as taking hand-drawn traditional animation and "pushing it through a new process that would meld it seamlessly with CG." While it does achieve that goal splendidly, a development reel on YouTube reveals that the animators still had to start with CG in order to achieve this look, prompting both hardcore animation purists and veteran animation pros to claim the staff as "lying", and claiming unnecessary training. "Why go through this whole process if the end result is just going to look like hand-drawings?" They are in the minority, though.
    • Expect a lot of people to worship the short as a masterpiece of writing, design and character. Expect just as many people to disagree and get their heads bitten off by the fans.
  • Visual Effects of Awesome: How is it that a short that utilizes both 2D and 3D animation look so beautiful and move so lifelike?

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