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Geri's Game -- Geri plays a daylong game of chess in the park against himself.


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25 November 1997 (USA) See more »
Geri sets up a chess game to play his greatest opponent - himself. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Won Oscar. Another 8 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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Excellent and very funny short See more (29 total) »



Bob Peterson ... Geri (voice)

Directed by
Jan Pinkava 
Writing credits
Jan Pinkava (written by)

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
Darla K. Anderson .... very special thanks (as Darla Anderson)
Jenny Head Appleton .... very special thanks (as Jenny Head)
Steve Jobs .... very special thanks
Lawrence H. Levy .... very special thanks (as Lawrence Levy)
Sarah McArthur .... very special thanks
Joe Ranft .... very special thanks
Kevin Reher .... very special thanks
Andrew Stanton .... very special thanks

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4 min

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The first Pixar production to have a human main character.See more »
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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11 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Excellent and very funny short, 7 January 2002

This short won the Academy Award for Animated Short and probably deserved to win. The detail is impressive, but secondary. The plot is marvelous and the character of Geri is well developed. If you've seen Toy Story 2, Geri makes a "cameo" appearance as the toy repairman. All in all, a remarkable piece of work. Available on some copies of A Bug's Life VHS and DVD and well worth seeking out. Recommended.

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