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Arthur Square (voice)
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Hex (voice)
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Spherius (voice)
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Abbott Square (voice)
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Arlene Square (voice)
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Triangle Guard #1 (voice)
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Dano Johnson ...
Radio Triangle (voice)
T. Lynn Mikeska ...
Heptagon Mother / Queen of Lineland (voice)
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Circle Priest (voice)
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Based on Edwin Abott's book "Flatland", this is an animated film about geometric characters living in a two-dimensional world. When a young girl named "Hex" decides to "think outside the box" (in a world where such thought is forbidden), her life becomes in danger and it is up to her grandfather to save her life. Written by JWW

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Hex's line "A still tongue makes a happy life" is a reference to a poster seen in the cult TV show The Prisoner (1967). Screenwriter Dano Johnson is a huge fan of the series and felt the oppressive Circle Priests would use similar language as the mysterious Village to subdue their citizens. See more »

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The spinning cube at the center of Area 33H shows up as a changing hexagon within Flatland. By analogy, the spinning hypercube at the end of the movie should appear as a changing polyhedral solid, but instead it appears as the full convex-hull three-dimensional projection. See more »

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Female Boss Circle: [to A Square, who is late arriving at the office] Get to your Square-icle! NOW!
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The film opens with the following message: 'This movie has been modified from its original version. It has been formatted to fit your Spaceland screen. Certain elements from Flatland have been altered to be recognizable by three-dimensional beings. Any similarity to people, places or objects in our world is purely coincidental.' See more »

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This Adaptation Was a Travesty
20 January 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As a loyal fan of the book, I must say that, despite what I'm sure were good intentions and top quality talent; this movie is unwatchable in the context of the original novel. They changed the story, the elements, the plot, and the context. They twisted every element out of proportion so completely it might as well have been called Spiral Land as in out of control.

The novel was deep and meaningful and this film is light and useless. I was hoping for something close to the original with some helpful graphics. There was some value graphically speaking as far as illustrating the dimensions and this would have been very challenging no doubt. But to completely change the story line and turn it into some kind of mediocre fairy tale was a huge mistake in my opinion.

If you are a fan of the novel and are looking here to see if watching this film is worth it, it's not. Don't do it to yourself. You have been warned.


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