The story of a little boy who would only talk in sound effects. With story by Dr. Seuss (and Bill Scott of Rocky and Bullwinkle fame) this cartoon won the Oscar for best short subject (animated) for 1950.
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A line is in love with a dot but the relationship seems doomed--until the line learns he isn't quite as dull and "pointless" as he thought.
While I don't know if this cartoon deserved the Oscar since it's hard to be a hold of older animated shorts and since the animation was so simple, but it is very clever and is probably a film that Geometry teachers would love and talk about and watch again and again!! While this sounds like I hated the film, I didn't--it just didn't thrill me and the idea seemed like it went on just a bit too long. However, because of its uniqueness and how it actually explains mathematical concepts in a fun way, it's a very good film. People that love the novel "Flatland" would also probably love this little film directed by Chuck Jones.
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