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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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This is the first Pixar film made after "Knick Knack", which was made 1989. See more »

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At the 2.24 mark there are two Geri's when in fact there should only be one. See more »

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the best animated short ever
2 April 2004 | by (the Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I discovered Geri's game on the pixar website and it is most definitely the most beautiful animated short I have ever seen.

Both the story and animations are of extraordinary quality. And also the editing is outstanding; no wonder they received the 1997 Oscar!

I you haven't seen it yet go and check it out at pixar.com, there you can also find lot's of other short films. Luxo jr. for instance is very nice too, and features the jumping creature that is in their logo.

It is a pity that films of this narrative and visual quality are very rare. but luckily we have pixar.


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