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How Disney’s ‘Paperman’ turned old school animation into Oscar gold

Disney’s Paperman won the Oscar for Best Animated Short Film Sunday night, marking a triumph not only for the studio, but for hand-drawn animation — a medium that seemed to be nearing extinction thanks to the rise of Pixar CG marvels like Up and Wall-E. But as director John Kahrs explained in an interview with Fast Company, Paperman isn’t just an homage to the animated films…

Disney hits the comeback trail

Oscar is smiling on the Mouse House this season, bestowing no fewer than four nominations on Disney-branded animated films. A nod to Pixar’s “Brave” isn’t surprising, given Pixar’s track record, and “Frankenweenie’s” inclusion echoes the love the Academy showed Tim Burton’s “The Corpse Bride.” But the nominations for Disney Animation’s inhouse efforts, “Wreck-It Ralph” and…