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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
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Exceptional effort to maximize the limits inherent in limited animation quite successfully 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:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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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9 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Exceptional effort to maximize the limits inherent in limited animation quite successfully, 19 September 2001

This short won an Academy Award and justly so. While others have said the scripted narration is not terribly good, I disagree. There are one or two excessively florid points, but Robert Morley's marvellous reading covers those and overall, the scripted narration is good. The animation succeeds in part because of the narration. Chuck Jones and Maurice Noble have every right to be well pleased with this cartoon. Why it isn't in print, I don't understand. Highly Recommended.

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