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Geri's Game (1997)

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

Director:

Jan Pinkava

Writer:

Jan Pinkava

Star:

Bob Peterson
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 8 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
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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Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Director Jan Pinkava loosely based the main character on his grandfather who was a keen chess player. 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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Crazy Credits

On the VHS release of this Short, we hear Geri laughing after the end credits See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Chess Tribute (2013) See more »

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Excellent and very funny short
7 January 2002 | by llltdesqSee all my reviews

This short won the Academy Award for Animated Short and probably deserved to win. The detail is impressive, but secondary. The plot is marvelous and the character of Geri is well developed. If you've seen Toy Story 2, Geri makes a "cameo" appearance as the toy repairman. All in all, a remarkable piece of work. Available on some copies of A Bug's Life VHS and DVD and well worth seeking out. Recommended.


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Release Date:

25 November 1997 (USA) See more »

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1.70 : 1
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