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Release Date:
25 November 1997 (USA) See more »
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Geri sets up a chess game to play his greatest opponent - himself. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 8 wins See more »
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Yet another classic short film from Pixar. See more (28 total) »

Cast

 

Bob Peterson ... Geri (voice)

Directed by
Jan Pinkava 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jan Pinkava 

Produced by
Ed Catmull .... executive producer
Karen Dufilho-Rosen .... producer (as Karen Dufilho)
John Lasseter .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Gus Viseur 
 
Film Editing by
Jim Kallett 
 
Production Management
Holly Lloyd .... production manager
Julie M. McDonald .... post-production supervisor
 
Art Department
Jerome Ranft .... sculptor
David Skelly .... production artist
 
Sound Department
Sandina Bailo-Lape .... foley editor
Dennis Leonard .... dialogue editor
Tom Myers .... sound designer
 
Visual Effects by
Jason Bickerstaff .... modeler
Tony DeRose .... surface modeler
Damir Frkovic .... modeling artist
Larry Gritz .... renderman software
Steven Kani .... render wrangler
Michael Lorenzen .... additional modeler
Mark Sanford .... additional modeler
Tien Truong .... renderman software
David Valdez .... digital painter
Mark T. VandeWettering .... renderman software
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jason Bickerstaff .... lighting technician
Jean-Claude Kalache .... lighting technician
Ana Lacaze .... lighting technician
Ken Lao .... lighting technician
 
Animation Department
Stephen Barnes .... animator
Michael Berenstein .... animator
Ben Catmull .... animator
Sandy Christensen .... animator
Scott Clark .... animator
Chris DiGiovanni .... animation assistant
Pete Docter .... animator
Kitt Hirasaki .... animation software
Bankole Lasekan .... animator
Angus MacLane .... animator
Michelle Meeker .... animator
Karyn Metlen .... animator
Valerie Mih .... animator
Michael Parks .... animator
Darwyn Peachey .... animation software
Jan Pinkava .... animator
Jeff Pratt .... animator
Karen Prell .... animator
Arun Rao .... animation software
Steve Segal .... animator
Doug Sheppeck .... animator
Ross Stevenson .... animator
Troy Sutton .... animation coordinator
Dirk Van Gelder .... animation software
James W. Williams .... animation software
Adam Wood .... animator
 
Editorial Department
Christian Hill .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Alex Stahl .... music editor
 
Other crew
Paul Aichele .... facial articulation
Tom Freeman .... storyreel editor
Rachel Hannah .... recruiter
David R. Haumann .... lead technical director
Leo Hourvitz .... supervising technical director
Michael Kass .... cloth dynamics
Hunter Kelly .... film output
Quentin King .... hair and hacks
Steven Liu .... storyreel editor
Matthew Martin .... film output
Daniel McCoy .... shading artist
Louis Rivera .... film output
Joe Wenkoff .... storyreel editor
 
Thanks
Jenny Head Appleton .... special thanks (as Jenny Head)
Andrew Stanton .... very special thanks
 

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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): At the 2.24 mark there are two Geri's when in fact there should only be one.See more »

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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Yet another classic short film from Pixar., 26 March 2002
Author: Michael DeZubiria (wppispam2013@gmail.com) from Luoyang, China

Pixar, especially now that Monsters, Inc. (preceded by the endlessly amusing For The Birds) has been released, is quickly becoming more and more famous for the tremendous quality of the short short animated films that precede their feature films. Geri's Game, which can be seen before A Bug's Life, is one of my favorite of all of Pizar's short animated films. It's a testament to the quality of the film that the punchline (that Geri is playing chess against himself) is not only revealed in the film's tagline, but is also clearly revealed right at the beginning of the film, and yet it still retains the surprising and amusing affect. The editing in this film is so well-done that, as the chess game switches back and forth between Geri and his alter ego, you almost forget that you already saw that he is alone in the park and is therefore playing against himself in this heated game.

I just learned from one of the other IMDb reviewers that Pixar dedicated enormous resources just for such a minor detail as to get Geri's coat to crease just right, and that is exactly the kind of thing that makes a good film, especially a short one. That is a tiny detail, but Pixar is so determined for their films to look just right that it is no surprise that they are now winning Oscars left and right for those films. Pixar spends all of the money that they put into their films in just the right places, and this can clearly be seen in the final product.

The purpose of these short film is clearly just to add to the huge amount of entertainment that is almost invariably involved in watching a Pixar film, because they can obviously not serve any other purpose, being so short. It's obvious that they are not put in to increase the viewing time of the sometimes rather short films that Pixar puts out, but rather just to increase the enjoyment derived from their films. When you go to see a Pixar film, you get more than your money's worth, and not because the films take up more of your time, but because the quality is so high. If anything, people should be grateful that the people at Pixar are able to create such huge amounts of entertainment in relatively short periods of time, unless you have nothing better to do than spend your days in a movie theater. While that is definitely how I would personally LIKE to spend my days, I just don't have the time, and I am grateful that Pixar is so good at what they do that they are able to provide entertainment of such high quality and not take up two and a half hours of my time. Bravo!

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