Mickey Mouse Short “Croissant de Triomphe” Wins Three 2013 Emmys

Mickey Mouse Short “Croissant de Triomphe” Wins Three 2013 Emmys

Disney’s Mickey Mouse animated short Croissant de Triomphe received three 2013 Emmys, including the award for Outstanding Short-format Animated Program. The awards were announced during this year’s 65th Annual Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

Croissant de Triomphe is a wacky animated short film, the first in a new Disney series of 19 cartoon shorts, produced and directed by animator Paul Rudish. After scoring a 2013 Oscar with its animated film Paperman, Disney debuted this wild short starring Mickey Mouse that follows our hero Mickey as he speeds through the City of Light, battling heavy traffic and many other obstacles, to deliver some badly needed croissants to Minnie’s cafe.

Croissant de Triomphe: Mickey’s Wacky Quest for Minnie’s Croissants

Croissant de Triomphe: Mickey’s Wacky Quest for Minnie’s Croissants

Croissant de Triomphe: Mickey’s Wacky Quest for Minnie’s Croissants

Croissant de Triomphe is a wacky animated short film, the first in a new Disney series of 19 cartoon shorts, produced and directed by animator Paul Rudish. After scoring a 2013 Oscar with its animated film Paperman, Disney has debuted this wild short starring Mickey Mouse that follows our hero Mickey as he speeds through the City of Light, battling heavy traffic and many other obstacles, to deliver some badly needed croissants to Minnie’s cafe.

Croissant de Triomphe: Mickey’s Wacky Quest for Minnie’s Croissants

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Paperman Wins 2013 Oscar for Best Animated Short Film

Paperman: A Sweet Celebration of Missed Connections

Paperman is a sweet tale of love at first sight, which won the 2013 Oscar for Best Animated Short Film. The groundbreaking 6-minute animated short is a gorgeous black and white classical-looking animation that nostalgically revives the timeless Disney-style of character animation and design. Paperman is the beta test of a potentially momentous shift in animation technology, using a novel new process to create 2D aesthetics in 3D.

Told entirely in pantomime, Paperman is a romantic comedy that tells the story of an ordinary young man who works at an ordinary job, traveling into and out of the city on one of the daily commuter trains. One windy day, he accidentally encounters a pretty young lady, who then boards her own train and vanishes out of his life almost as soon as she entered. Saddened by this brush with what-might-have-been, the man later sits despondently at his desk looking at the huge stack of forms the boss has just dropped into his in-box. But when he happens to glance out the window, he discovers to his great surprise that his dream-girl is at that very moment sitting near an open window in the building directly across the street. What happens next is wonderful, sweet, charming and magical in the best sense of the word.

Paperman: A Sweet Celebration of Missed Connections

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Paperman: A Sweet Celebration of Missed Connections

Paperman: A Sweet Celebration of Missed Connections

Paperman is a sweet tale of love at first sight, which is the favorite 2013 Oscar Animated Short Film Nominee. The groundbreaking 6-minute animated short is a gorgeous black and white classical-looking animation that nostalgically revives the timeless Disney-style of character animation and design. Paperman is the beta test of a potentially momentous shift in animation technology, using a novel new process to create 2D aesthetics in 3D.

Told entirely in pantomime, Paperman is a romantic comedy that tells the story of an ordinary young man who works at an ordinary job, traveling into and out of the city on one of the daily commuter trains. One windy day, he accidentally encounters a pretty young lady, who then boards her own train and vanishes out of his life almost as soon as she entered. Saddened by this brush with what-might-have-been, the man later sits despondently at his desk looking at the huge stack of forms the boss has just dropped into his in-box. But when he happens to glance out the window, he discovers to his great surprise that his dream-girl is at that very moment sitting near an open window in the building directly across the street. What happens next is wonderful, sweet, charming and magical in the best sense of the word.

Paperman: A Sweet Celebration of Missed Connections

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It’s 1994 All Over Again: The Lion King

It’s 1994 All Over Again: The Lion King

It’s 1994 all over again, with Disney’s re-release of The Lion King debuting with a roaring start at the domestic box office. Back in 1994, after the young lion cub Simba was tricked into thinking he had killed his father, he fled into exile and abandoned his identity as the future King. But he then made the unlikely journey to claim his crown as both ruler of the jungle and king of the box office. Now seventeen years later, The Lion King is back to take his throne once again. In one of the biggest surprises of the year, the re-release of The Lion King has again opened at the top of the box office.

The Lion King (1994, Full Movie)

Slide Show: The Lion King (1994)

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One Man Band: The Saga of Two One-Man-Bands and a Humble Peasant Girl

One Man Band: The Saga of Two One-Man-Bands and a Humble Peasant Girl

One Man Band is a 2005 Pixar animated short film, which was nominated for the 2006 Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film. In this animated short, a street musician who plays multiple brass instruments tries to get a humble little peasant girl to tip him a coin. But then another musician steps into the scene with orchestral instruments, and they instantly become rivals, fighting over the poor little girl’s coin until she accidentally drops it into a sewer-drain. The girl starts to cry and is then becomes angered by the two musicians having caused her to lose it, and demands that the two one-man-bands come up with a replacement for her coin. When they reveal that they are poor and broke, she takes one of the little violins from the orchestra one-man-band, re-tunes it and plays like a true virtuoso. A rich man happens to pass by and is so pleased with her performance that he rewards her with a large bag of golden coins. She takes out two coins for the one-man-bands and tosses them up into the top of a fountain, leaving the two musicians awkwardly scrambling in vain to reach the top in an attempt to grab the coins.

One Man Band: The Saga of Two One-Man-Bands and a Humble Peasant Girl

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