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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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Curtis Luciani ...
King of Lineland (voice)
Danu Uribe ...
Arlene Square (voice)
Garry Peters ...
Pantocyclus (voice)
Lee Eddy ...
Helios / Queen of Lineland (voice)
Robert Murphy ...
Pentagon Reporter (voice)
Shannon McCormick ...
Triangle Guard #1 (voice)
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Triangle Guard #2 (voice)
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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Composer Kazimir Boyle translated some of Edwin A. Abbott's Flatland text into Latin to be sung when Arthur Square first sees the 3rd Dimension: "I looked and behold, a new world! Once more I felt myself rising through space. Awestruck at the sight of the mysteries of the Earth my unworthy eye - I said to my companion: "Behold. I am become as a god!"" See more »

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The end of the movie shows a hypercube surrounded by eight cubes, one of which is the center of Flatland's Area 33H, which is surrounded by six squares. Continuing the analogy, each square should be surrounded by four lines, and each line should be surrounded by two points, yet in the actual Area 33H, each square is only surrounded by one line and each line is surrounded by only one point. Similarly, the other seven cubes in Spaceland do not appear to be surrounded by any squares, lines, or points. 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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A Wonderful Piece of Scientific Mythology
24 December 2012 | by (Madison, Wisconsin) – See all my reviews

I loved how Dano and the production team got across very complex scientific concepts with a true, emotion-based Story with a capital "S". This is the kind of stuff we need more of.

I attended a talk at the 2012 Wisconsin Science Festival called "Science and Storytelling" and the presenter showed us a 30-minute film that was just like any other PBS documentary about a scientific concept. Sure, it had a loose narrative on how this discovery led to that breakthrough which led to this experiment, but that's not a STORY.

A story is what Dano Johnson has created with the FLATLAND films. A story has great characters, something at stake, and reversals of expectation.

The world of science doesn't have enough myths to its name -- but FLATLAND and FLATLAND 2: SPHERELAND are perfect contributions to that endeavor. As a storyteller/filmmaker myself, I found the FLATLAND films to be incredibly inspiring.


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