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Matt Phlatt, along with his pet cat Geoff and his fish, Chips live in a world where everyone is "flat" character in a 3D world of paper and cardboard. A freak electrical accident releases a 30's gangster from his TV film into Matt's world and causes chaos as Matt is mistaken for the criminal after a bank robbery. Written by KantPredict

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A new reality
30 May 2007 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

The story of "Flatworld" is a funny and entertaining one, a bit slow at times; nevertheless what this film is worth being watched for is the reality it develops. Let's explain it.

Greaves' second animated short after his 1991 Oscar winning debut displays loads of imagination by means of a three-dimensional environment in which all objects and subjects are actually two-dimensional and made out of stationery. The world resulting is a "Flatworld", coherent and consistent, where people can slip through crannies, one can get rid of an angry dog by just crumpling it, beard is not shaven but erased, police officers shoot no bullets but staples instead and if you get injured, just wrapping some tape around the wound will do.

In another turn of the screw, Greaves allows his flat world to encounter the standard two-dimensional cartoon world, thus enhancing the differences between them two.


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