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

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  • Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations.
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George (voice)
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Meg (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jack Goldenberg ...
Finster (uncredited) (voice)
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Boss (uncredited) (voice)

Directed by

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John Kahrs ... (directed by)

Written by

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Clio Chiang ... (story) &
Kendelle Hoyer ... (story)

Produced by

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John Lasseter ... executive producer
Kristina Reed ... producer

Music by

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Christophe Beck ... (music by)

Film Editing by

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Lisa Linder ... (as Lisa Linder Silver)

Editorial Department

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Robert Bagley ... post-production (as Robert H. Bagley)
Rick Hammel ... assistant editor: animation
Tim Mertens ... additional editor
Bryce Olson ... post-production
Kent Pritchett ... digital color timer
Lutzner Rodriguez ... post-production
John Wheeler ... assistant editor: animation

Art Direction by

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Jeff Turley

Production Management

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Holly E. Bratton ... production manager
Brent W. Hall ... post-production manager
Lorry Ann Shea ... production supervisor

Art Department

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Helen Mingjue Chen ... art department
Greg Dykstra ... artist: early visual development
Tom Gately ... artist: early visual development
Mac George ... art department
Eryn Katz ... modeler
Brittney Lee ... art department
Lou Romano ... artist: early visual development
Charles Scott ... modeler
Chad Stubblefield ... modeler
Scott Watanabe ... art department
David Womersley ... art department
Victoria Ying ... art department
Andre Medina ... character designer (uncredited)

Sound Department

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David E. Fluhr ... sound mixer
Gabriel Guy ... original dialogue mixer / sound mixer
Laurent Kossayan ... sound designer
Kaspar Hugentobler ... sound recordist (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Bob Bennett ... visual effects artist (as Robert Bennett)
Gina Bradley ... technical director: motion render (as Gina M. Bradley)
Chris Carignan ... technical director: motion render
Peter DeMund ... visual effects artist
Ryan DeYoung ... lighting artist
Christopher Hendryx ... visual effects artist
Earl Huddleston ... lighting artist
Iva Itchevska-Brain ... lighting artist
Jongo ... lighting artist
Michael Kaschalk ... effects lead
MacDuff Knox ... lighting artist (as MacDuff S. Knox)
Dale Mayeda ... visual effects artist
Tim Molinder ... visual effects artist
Kyle Odermatt ... visual effects supervisor
Winston Quitasol ... lighting artist
Olun Riley ... additional stereo artist
Amol Sathe ... lighting and compositing supervisor
Josh Staub ... lighting artist
Kee Nam Suong ... visual effects artist
Emily Tse ... lighting artist
Katie Tucker-Fico ... stereoscopic supervisor (as Katie A. Fico)
Bruce Wright ... visual effects artist
Olun Riley ... stereoscopic conversion (uncredited)

Animation Department

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Sarah Airriess ... final line supervisor (as Sarah J. Airriess)
Rasoul Azadani ... layout artist
Kathleen M. Bailey ... technical animator
Doug Ball ... final line animator
Rachel R. Bibb ... final line animator (as Rachel Bibb)
Allen Blaisdell ... layout artist
Darrin Butters ... animator
Dong Joo Byun ... effects animator
Carlos Cabral ... lead character technical director
Glen Claybrook ... character technical director
Ian J. Coony ... character technical director
Christopher Cordingley ... animator
Eric Daniels ... animation developer
Claudio de Oliveira ... animator (as Claudio DeOliveira)
Anthony de Rosa ... final line animator (as Anthony DeRosa)
James DeValera Mansfield ... final line animator (as James DeV Mansfield)
Paul Diaz ... animator (as Paul F. Diaz)
Russ Edmonds ... final line animator
Brian Ferguson ... final line animator
Jason Figliozzi ... animator
Eric Goldberg ... final line animator
Maria Gonzalez ... look development artist (as Maria D. Gonzalez)
Adam Green ... animator
Jennifer Hager ... animator (as Jennifer L. Hager)
Daniel Hu ... layout artist
Robert Christian Huth ... animator (as Robert Huth)
Ke Jiang ... modeling trainee
Clay Kaytis ... final line animator
Glen Keane ... character designer
Shiyoon Kim ... character designer
Si-Hyung Kim ... technical animator
Suzan Kim ... modeling trainee
Alex Kupershmidt ... final line animator
Todd LaPlante ... environment artist
Amy Lawson Smeed ... animator
Andrew Lawson ... animator
Hyun Min Lee ... final line supervisor
Kira Lehtomaki ... animator
James Lopez ... final line animator
Dan Lund ... final line animator
Terry Moews ... layout lead (as Terry W. Moews)
Marlon Nowe ... animator
Patrick Osborne ... animation supervisor (as Patrick T. Osborne)
Hyrum Osmond ... animator (as Hyrum Virl Osmond)
Daniel Martín Peixe ... animator
Joel Reid ... animator
Ricky Rieckenberg ... technical director
Mitchell Allen Snary ... look development artist (as Mitchell Snary)
Pamela Spertus ... look development artist (as Pamela S. Spertus)
David J. Suroviec ... character technical director trainee
Dan Tanaka ... final line animator
Frans Vischer ... final line animator
Marlon West ... final line animator
John Wong ... animator

Music Department

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Wade Culbreath ... musician: percussion
Tim Davies ... conductor
Earl Ghaffari ... music editor
Tom MacDougall ... music supervisor
Ryan Robinson ... scoring technical support engineer
Leo Birenberg ... score coordinator (uncredited)
Kevin Kliesch ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Larry Mah ... digital score recordist (uncredited)
Jake Monaco ... score coordinator (uncredited)
Peter Rotter ... orchestra contractor (uncredited)
Casey Stone ... music scoring mixer (uncredited)

Other crew

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John A. Danko III ... assistant to producer
Norbert Faerstain ... production staff
Daniel Feiner ... production finance lead
Doeri Welch Greiner ... artist manager
Nicole P. Hearon ... additional production support
Kit Ho ... production assistant
Kimberly W. Keech ... technical lead
Dave Kohut ... additional production support
Collin Larkins ... artist manager
Alice Lin-White ... additional production support (as Alice S. Lin)
Mary Meacham ... title designer: end titles (as Mary Hogg)
Tia Mell ... global marketing
Gennie Rim ... artist manager
Melissa Roberts ... artist manager
Gabriel Stewart ... digital transfers
Brian Whited ... final line software
Evan Goldberg ... technology manager: animation (uncredited)

Thanks

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Erika Burton ... special thanks
Ed Catmull ... special thanks
Greg Coleman ... special thanks
Roy Conli ... special thanks
Peter Del Vecho ... special thanks
Nathan Greno ... special thanks
Andy Hendrickson ... special thanks
Byron Howard ... special thanks
Alan Keith ... special thanks
Ann Le Cam ... special thanks
John I. McGuire ... special thanks
Dorothy McKim ... special thanks
Andrew Millstein ... special thanks
Berenice Robinson ... special thanks (as Bérénice Robinson)
Clark Spencer ... special thanks
Chris Williams ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Also Known As
  • Les avions de papier (France)
  • Im Flug erobert (Germany)
  • O Avião de Papel (Brazil)
  • O Rapaz do Papel (Portugal)
  • Papirflyveren (Denmark)
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  • 7 min
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Did You Know?

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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 »
Movie Connections Edited into The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2013: Animation (2013). See more »
Crazy Credits A paper airplane flies off at the end of the closing credits. See more »

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