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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 »
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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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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Really romance, 17 July 2005
Author: sandrajolly from United States

When I first read the book version of the Dot and the Line, I had to supply the voice and "music" in my imagination, but I thought the book was wonderful. Just a few lines on a page and some words, but it really was romance. The justification for the characters' behavior was so real! I felt for the Line from the very beginning, and hated his rival. My feelings for the Dot were mixed. I just kept wishing she would come to her senses and see the Line for the great guy that he really was! When I was able to view the animated version a few years later, I was happy to see that my own interpretation was pretty much spot-on. I did enjoy the music, and I enjoyed seeing my characters come to "life" as it were. The movie was a faithful rendering of the book, which to me is still a classic! I lent my copy to a friend over ten years ago, and have not gotten it back yet...it is still making the rounds and I hope, making many other people smile.

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