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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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Sound Mix:

SDDS | Datasat | Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

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

Spoofed in CollegeHumor Originals: Paperman Threesome (2013) See more »

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Serendipity in New York
4 February 2013 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In New York, an office clerk stumbles with the girl of his dreams on the platform of the train station while commuting. Out of the blue, she takes another train and when he sees, the train in gone with the beautiful girl.

During the working period, the impossible happens: the young man sees his dream girl through the window in the building on the other side of the street. He tries to call her attention with paper airplanes despite the disapproval of his boss. When she leaves the office where she is, the man runs to the street expecting to meet his beloved woman. Will he find her?

"Paperman" is a funny and romantic mute short animation in black wife and with a tale of serendipity in New York. The story is lovely and sweet and full of emotions along seven minutes running time: love, disappointment, expectations, frustration, fantasy and romance that entertain a lot. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Paperman"


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