Disney has released three new photos from their upcoming animated short Paperman, debuting in front of Wreck-It Ralph in theaters November 2. This innovative black-and film, directed by John Kahrs, blends traditional hand-drawn animation with CGI. The story centers on a man who discovers that the woman of his dreams works in the building across the street. Armed with a stack of paper, he tosses paper airplanes towards her window, in hopes of getting her attention. Take a look at these photos with the mystery woman, and read on for more details about the project from director John Kahrs and producer Kristina Reed.

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Most animated productions these days are made primarily with CGI technology. The filmmaker, who served as an animator on The Incredibles and Tangled, spoke about the power of hand-drawn animation, and how it may make a comeback.

"Drawing can have a really powerful, visceral effect on the viewer. You can create anger and surprise or anguish with just a few lines of a pencil. But it can't just be the same thing it was. I think for 2-D to be revitalized, you have to figure out a way to make it new again."

Producer Kristina Reed also spoke about using this hybrid of hand-drawn and CGI animation to make a more photo-real image.

"CG has stomped to the forefront, and completely owns the space of the photo-real image and all the surrounding area around that. Paperman is, for us, a part of the larger conversation: 'How can visuals look - other than moving slowly, more and more, toward photo-real?'"