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Directors:
Chuck Jones
Maurice Noble (co-director)
Writer:
Norton Juster (original story and screenplay)
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Release Date:
31 December 1965 (USA) See more »
Plot:
A simple line attempts to woo his true love, a dot, away from the unkempt squiggle she prefers. But... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 1 nomination See more »
NewsDesk:
(2 articles)
Happy 100th Birthday, Chuck Jones!
 (From Comicmix. 21 September 2012, 6:00 AM, PDT)

The Short Films: Part I
 (From FilmExperience. 13 February 2011, 9:39 AM, PST)

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Experimental but not boring See more (12 total) »

Cast

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Robert Morley ... Narrator (voice)

Directed by
Chuck Jones 
Maurice Noble (co-director)
 
Writing credits
Norton Juster (original story and screenplay)

Produced by
Les Goldman .... producer
Chuck Jones .... producer
 
Original Music by
Eugene Poddany (music)
 
Production Design by
Maurice Noble 
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Buf Nerbovig .... camera planning
 
Animation Department
Philip DeGuard .... backgrounds
Ken Harris .... animator
Don Morgan .... backgrounds
Tom Ray .... animator
Phil Roman .... animator (as Philip Roman)
Richard Thompson .... animator (as Dick Thompson)
Don Towsley .... supervising animator
Ben Washam .... animator
Don Morgan .... layout artist (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Don Foster .... typographics
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Dot and the Line" - Australia, USA (short title)
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Runtime:
10 min
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Color:
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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Trivia:
To give the squiggle an unkempt appearance, the animation drawings were inked on rice paper. The ink bled, creating a textured line that was then Xeroxed onto cel.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Narrator:Once upon a time there was a sensible, straight line, who was hopelessly in love, with a dot.
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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Experimental but not boring, 24 July 2001
Author: Daniel Werneck (perna@cavaleirosni.com) from Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Experimental animators usually commit the mistake of thinking that experimentalism must be hermetical, non-objective, and abstract. Chuck Jones proves his point by making an animation film which brings characters and a storyline, but makes it look like a wild piece of experimental animation.

Without sound, the film would look like wild moving pieces. It's the narration and the soundtrack who do the trick. Weird non-objective mathematically abstract images who become human-like characters just with a little voice and music. Brilliant.

I'm personally impressed by this piece, since I saw it on TV as a kid, and instead of learning mathematics out of it, I decided to be an experimental animator. And I am one now :)

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