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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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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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Trivia

George's appearance underwent several alterations, but John Kahrs always intended the character to have a large nose. "I thought it would be okay if he could have a big nose. If you put breaks in it, and so forth, give it structure. It can still be really fun and attractive." See more »

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A paper airplane flies off at the end of the closing credits. See more »

Connections

References The Red Balloon (1956) See more »

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Stunning!
4 November 2012 | by bryantmcveySee 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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