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Paperman (2012)

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An urban office worker finds that paper airplanes are instrumental in meeting a girl in ways he never expected.

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An animated short that follows the story of a lonely young man in mid-century New York City, whose destiny takes an unexpected turn after a chance meeting with a beautiful woman on his morning commute. Convinced the girl of his dreams is gone forever, he gets a second chance when he spots her in a skyscraper window across the avenue from his office. With only his heart, imagination and a stack of papers to get her attention, his efforts are no match for what the fates have in store for him. Written by Walt Disney Animation Studios

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Upon its victory at the 85th Annual Academy Awards, Paperman (2012) became the first Disney animated short film to win the Best Animated Short Film Academy Award in 43 years since It's Tough to Be a Bird (1969), as well as the first Disney animated film (feature-length or short film) made by Walt Disney Animation Studios to win an Academy Award since Tarzan (1999). See more »

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Serendipity in New York
4 February 2013 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In New York, an office clerk stumbles with the girl of his dreams on the platform of the train station while commuting. Out of the blue, she takes another train and when he sees, the train in gone with the beautiful girl.

During the working period, the impossible happens: the young man sees his dream girl through the window in the building on the other side of the street. He tries to call her attention with paper airplanes despite the disapproval of his boss. When she leaves the office where she is, the man runs to the street expecting to meet his beloved woman. Will he find her?

"Paperman" is a funny and romantic mute short animation in black wife and with a tale of serendipity in New York. The story is lovely and sweet and full of emotions along seven minutes running time: love, disappointment, expectations, frustration, fantasy and romance that entertain a lot. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Paperman"


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