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Paperman (2012)

G  |   |  Animation, Short, Comedy  |  2 November 2012 (USA)
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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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Meander, a vector-based drawing program developed by Walt Disney Animation Studios, was first tested in this short to give it the hybrid 2D/3D look. See more »

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The Walt Disney Pictures logo at the end is shown in the same unique style of animation as this film. See more »

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2 February 2013 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

I have been going to the theater on a pilgrimage for quite a few years now each January-February to see the annual showings of the Best Animated and Best Live Action Shorts. I am lucky enough to live in one of the few places in the country that shows it each year. Now what I am about to say might offend some, but it seems that compared to most years, this year's crop of animated shorts is not as good as usual. While I liked a few films, I didn't love any of them--and no really memorable film was in the lot (such as a couple recent winners, "Logorama" or "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore"). Now this is not to say not to see them--but none bowled me over, that's for sure.

I liked "Paperman" quite a bit. Although a computer-generated cartoon, it has a great look--much like a traditionally inked cartoon. But it also had a nice distinctive style--mostly in black and white and with an interesting retro 1950s style. I also liked the story--it was sweet. But it also was just nice--and not much more. Would I give it the Oscar? No...but it's probably about as likely to take it as two other shorts--"Head Over Heels" and "Adam and Dog". The other two films seem like long-shots at best. We'll see when they pass out the statues later this month.

UPDATE: "Paperman" did win the Oscar. Still, take my advice and try these two other films as well--they are quite good.


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