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Paperman (2012)

An office worker meets the girl of his dreams and uses a fleet of paper airplanes to get her attention.

Director:

John Kahrs

Writers:

Clio Chiang (story), Kendelle Hoyer (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Kahrs ... George (voice)
Kari Wahlgren ... Meg (voice)
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Storyline

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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G | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 November 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Les avions de papier See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

SDDS | Datasat | Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Can be seen as a special feature on the DVD & Blu-Ray to Wreck-It Ralph (2012). See more »

Crazy Credits

The Disney logo is in the black-and-white artwork of the short, and has a paper airplane flying over it. See more »

Connections

Edited into The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2013: Animation (2013) See more »

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Gorgeously-animated short
10 November 2012 | by bitz_2008See all my reviews

Paperman is shown before Wreck-It Ralph. It looks and feels like an elaborate daydream, and even features a story not unlike the wish- fulfillment fantasies that compose our most wonderful daydreams. Like our wish-fulfillment fantasy though, it is pretty simple and cheesy, but that's perhaps the very point of this short (and I can appreciate that). Its animation is breathtaking and you really have to watch it just to appreciate how great it is. It fills you with that wonder you felt when you watched amazing animation for the first time. I definitely recalled feeling that feeling when I first saw Toy Story when I was 4.

Wonderful short to play before Wreck-It Ralph (which plays more like a CRAZY, elaborate dream). Like Wreck-It Ralph, it's destined to be remember for a long, long time.


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