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Things We Saw Today: Paperman meets Star Trek

Things We Saw Today

Artist Eddie Snow's illustrations make us wonder if Captain Kirk, Tony Stark, Don Draper, or Brock Samson could win the heart of the lady from Disney's Paperman.  Spock doesn't like Kirk's odds.  (via iGeektrooper)

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Paperman Producer Tossed From the Oscars After Throwing Paper Planes

Did you see Paperman, the black and white Disney short that preceded Wreck-It Ralph in the theaters and which snagged the Oscar for Best Animated Short Film last night? Yeah, it was great. But in a curious crinkle of papery fate, Paperman producer Kristina Reed was kicked out of the 85th Academy Awards right after her cinematic baby took the award for Best Animated Short Flim. For throwing paper planes, which it turns out is as unacceptable at the Academy Awards as it was during algebra in middle school.

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Here’s Who Won At Last Night’s Oscars. Besides William Shatner, That Is.

Oh Hollywood

Django Unchained, two for you. Life of Pi? Four for you, Life of Pi. You go, Life of Pi. Jennifer Lawrence? Do we have a Jennifer Lawrence here? Here you go, one for you… and none for The Hobbit's dwarf beards, byeeee!

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Wreck-It Ralph Gets Its Medal, Wins Big at the Annie Awards

I'll Allow It

Wreck-It Ralph was the King (Candy) at last night's Annie Awards, beating out Brave and ParaNorman for Best Animated Feature. It was nominated alongside Hotel Transylvania, Frankenweenie, Rise of the Guardians, The Pirates! Band of Misfits, and The Rabbi's Cat too, but honestly, did any of those have a chance? Actually, speaking realistically ParaNorman was a long shot as well, but I really (really really really... ) wanted it to win and may have deluded myself as to its chances a little.

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Watch the Entire Paperman Animated Short Film Right Here

If you weren't already aware, both Wreck-It Ralph and the animated short film that preceded it, Paperman, are amazing. That's assuming you're a human being that has emotions and not some kind of shell that's built to withstand even the strongest of feelings. Paperman's even been nominated for an Oscar in the Best Animated Short Film category. Unfortunately for everyone everywhere, there's been no good way to actually see the short after Ralph left theaters. Well, until now.

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Wreck-It, Paperman!: Technical Wizardry Saves Ralph From Skidding Off Course


If you need a November pick-me-up, or are just aching to have some fresh, red-hot, blaring pixels pumped straight into your cranium, then get your quarters ready and step up to the all-ages ride that is Disney's Wreck-It Ralph. An opus to eight-bit games, and beyond, Ralph is a piece of bright, quick, kid-aimed fun. What it lacks in depth it more than compensates for in technical finish, bringing viewers to worlds that are so jam-packed with sugary details, you're likely to get a toothache if you're over the age of 10. Strictly family-friendly to the point of stating the obvious at every rubber-burning turn, be warned that if you're seeking a cartoon with a touch of pathos, this isn't your game, even if it is a good time.

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