After meeting the gal of his dreams on a commuter train, an office worker uses a fleet of paper airplanes to get her attention after spying her again in a skyscraper window.

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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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Paperman (2012) was the first animated short film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios to win an Academy Award since It's Tough to Be a Bird (1969). 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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Great short
28 December 2012 | by See all my reviews

It's a short movie and I will keep this review as short as IMDb permits.

I saw this before Wreck-it Ralph, make sure to be on time so you don't miss it.

When you consider all the crap Disney delivers on television, it's a surprise to be completely swept away by this beautiful little b/w movie.

Not one single word is said, the stunning visuals and appropriate music do all the talking.

It reminded me of the beginning of Pixars "Up", without the bittersweet tone.

Too bad for the business model, people can fold the merchandise themselves for this one. But please Disney, take more risks like this.


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