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article imageDisney's 'Paperman' wins Oscar for Best Animated Short (Video)

By JohnThomas Didymus     Feb 25, 2013 in Entertainment
Disney's "Paperman," the story of a young and lonely office worker who sets out to win the love of a woman he met during his early morning commute to office won the Oscar for Best Animated Short Film at the 85th Annual Academy Awards.
"Paperman" tells the story of an office worker who noticed a woman on the train platform on his way to office and then later saw her through the office window in the skyscraper across the street. From his office, he tries to catch the attention of the woman of his dreams with the help of paper airplanes subject to the whims of the wind.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, "Paperman" was directed by John Kahrs who accepted the award, his first Academy nomination and win.
The seven-minute black-and-white romance combines hand-drawn and computer animation, the Los Angeles Times reports. It was screened in theaters before the Oscar-nominated animated feature "Wreck-It-Ralph," and was one of two short films by a major studio this year.
Also nominated for Animated Short Film were: "Maggie Simpson in 'The Longest Daycare'"; "Head over Heels"; "Fresh Guacamole," and "Adam and Dog."
According to the Los Angeles Times, David Silverman's "The Longest Daycare," tells the story of a day in the life of the youngest member of the Simpson family. Silverman has directed "The Simpsons" TV series, as well as the "The Simpsons Movie."
"Adam and Dog" tells the story of friendship between the first man and his dog in the Garden of Eden.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, after "Paperman" won the Academy Award, producer Kristina Reed began throwing paper airplanes, like the ones in the film.
Security bundled her out of the Dolby Theatre auditorium, but allowed her to return to her seat a few minutes later
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