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Geri sets up a chess game to play his greatest opponent - himself.

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Jan Pinkava

Writer:

Jan Pinkava

Star:

Bob Peterson
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Bob Peterson ... Geri (voice)
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Storyline

In a park, an old man is playing a game of chess against himself; he's physically moving from side to side as he plays from white to black. As the game progresses, the two sides of himself become individual and distinct players, "white" being the pensive and thoughtful side, "black" being the aggressive hard hitting side. But as the game looks to be coming to a conclusion, white makes a surprisingly aggressive move which could change what looked to be the obvious outcome of the game. Written by Huggo

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Country:

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Release Date:

25 November 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El juego de Geri See more »

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Pixar Animation Studios See more »
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1.70 : 1
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Trivia

The wooden cigar box containing the chess pieces is marked "Pt. Richmond Hand Made Pixar Shorts". The Pixar Animation Studios were located at Point Richmond, California when this short film was made. See more »

Goofs

Geri moves the pawn in front of the King (White) as his first move. But when he places his glasses down to go to the other side, the pawn is in the original position. See more »

Quotes

Geri: [only line in the film] Ah-ha!
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Spoofed in Willy's Game (2017) See more »

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Fantastic graphics
26 November 1998 | by oliviacSee all my reviews

I saw "Geri's Game" when it was shown before "A Bug's Life" at the theatre. I hope this is being shown everywhere. I thought the best part was the facial expressions on the old man. I believe within five years, we will see computer generated human skin that is indistinguishable from the real thing - the mind boggles!!


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