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Geri's Game (1997)

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Geri sets up a chess game to play his greatest opponent - himself.

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In a park, an old man is playing a game of chess against himself; he's physically moving from side to side as he plays from white to black. As the game progresses, the two sides of himself become individual and distinct players, "white" being the pensive and thoughtful side, "black" being the aggressive hard hitting side. But as the game looks to be coming to a conclusion, white makes a surprisingly aggressive move which could change what looked to be the obvious outcome of the game. Written by Huggo

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The wooden cigar box containing the chess pieces is marked "Pt. Richmond Hand Made Pixar Shorts". The Pixar Animation Studios were located at Point Richmond, California when this short film was made. See more »

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The box holding the chess pieces falls to the ground but disappears in the closing shot. See more »

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My favourite Pixar short film
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I have always loved the Pixar short films, and they are generally consistent with their feature films as well. Geri's Game is my favourite of their short films and I am a big fan of Knick Knack, One Man Band and Presto too. The visuals are astounding, full of bright colours and sophisticated backgrounds and character designs, advantaged by the single best editing of any of their short films. The music fits the mood and story beautifully, the story alone makes it one of Pixar's most charming overall efforts and while not laugh out loud hilarious like Knick Knack or Presto the humour has an endearing gentle quality to it. Geri is one of Pixar's sweetest and most likable title characters, it is very easy to warm to him. All in all, brilliant and my favourite of the many great Pixar short films. 10/10 Bethany Cox


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