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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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When the film won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short, producer Kristina Reed began throwing paper airplanes adorned with lipstick marks off the balcony where she was seated. She was escorted out of the theater by security, but was allowed to return 10 minutes later after a short protest. See more »

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The arch that is created over the castle during the end credits is headed by a paper airplane. See more »

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References The Red Balloon (1956) See more »

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Stunning!
4 November 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This short animated feature, shown before Wreck it Ralph, is a powerful example of the emotional impact that can be achieved with animation. Not a word is spoken during the film, and I found myself choked up. Paperman is the perfect mix of laughter, romance and fantasy. The black and white style is visually stunning! The animators have outdone themselves with the classic style that almost makes the technology disappear, which is a wonderful change of pace in the 3-D crazy animated film department. This is one of the best pieces of animation to come out of the Walt Disney Company in years! Wreck it Ralph is a fun film and it is worth going to see. Especially since this gem precedes it. I highly recommend seeing both, in non-3-D versions of course.


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