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Release Date:
25 November 1997 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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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a kind of lesson maybe for film-students- a LOT of fun See more (29 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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4 min
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This short film took roughly one and a half years to make.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 »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Toy Story 2 (1999)See more »

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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
a kind of lesson maybe for film-students- a LOT of fun, 31 May 2006
Author: MisterWhiplash from United States

I remember getting a kick of this short repeatedly when I saw Bug's Life in the theater repeatedly eight years back. Mostly because it sticks to the best rules of a little animated short like this. Less is more with the dialog, and editing and position of the camera are crucial. The filmmaker behind this, who hasn't done much aside from this short, is like a very wise film-student. In most film-student shorts, a good chunk of the goal in making 4 or 5 minute films is to put in as much information as possible while keeping it to the point and still having a story. The story here is a guy playing chess, Er, with himself, and getting into a competition to the death (well, almost) in having a check-mate. Geri's laughs and little facial gestures on either side are really genius in their own way, and the ending is one of those that puts a smile on your face. The music is also, in its own way, funny by way of being just a lowly accordion applying the backup to this wacky little scenario. Probably ranks up there with my very favorite Pixar shorts, worth another look on the Bug's Life DVD for sure.

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