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Flatland: The Movie (2007)

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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:
Arthur Square (voice)
Hex (voice)
Spherius (voice)
Abbott Square (voice)
King of Pointland (voice)
Curtis Luciani ...
King of Lineland (voice)
Danu Uribe ...
Arlene Square (voice)
Garry Peters ...
Pantocyclus (voice)
Helios / Queen of Lineland (voice)
Pentagon Reporter (voice)
Shannon McCormick ...
Triangle Guard #1 (voice)
Triangle Guard #2 (voice)
Dano Johnson ...
Radio Triangle (voice)
T. Lynn Mikeska ...
Heptagon Mother / Queen of Lineland (voice)
Jeffrey Travis ...
Circle Priest (voice)


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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A Journey of Many Dimensions


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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 »


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 »


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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Wonderful film for kids and adults!
1 July 2007 | by See all my reviews

I was lucky enough to catch this film about a month ago, and I highly recommend it for anyone who loves math, learning, or great animation. It's beautiful and visually stunning; the acting is great, and the story manages to explain difficult math concepts in an engaging and creative way. Wonderful film for use in classrooms or at home. I heard several kids in the audience say this is "my favorite movie ever!"

Additionally, the on screen interviews with Martin Sheen, Kristen Bell, Tony Hale and Michael York are superb. Hearing them encourage students to learn about math is refreshing and should be a great motivational tool. There's also a great featurette about the 4th dimension - even I could almost understand it, thanks to the amazing visuals!

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