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TODAY   |  March 07, 2014

Academy explains why Batkid was cut from Oscars

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Scineces says it pulled a segment with Miles Scott, a leukemia survivor who became a sensation when he donned Batman's black-muscled armor, because of production issues. They arranged for him to spend a day at Disneyland instead.

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>>> well, the oscars ran 216 minutes, but it seems they didn't have room for one lovable superhero. you remember the adorable story of the little boy in san francisco . he's a 5-year-old leukemia survivor became a mighty sensation when he got his wish to save san francisco last year. and he was promised a spot in the oscars telecast last sunday in a segment celebrating superheroes. apparently it got nixed last minute.

>> he was disappointed. the academy called the move a hard decision blaming production issues. spiderman star andrew garfield was supposed to co-star in the segment with miles. his publicist says they arranged the next day to spend the next day at disneyland.

>> not a bad --

>> still got a day with andrew garfield .

>> i think they could have made time.

>> well, they did something good,