7.9/10
22,304
41 user 16 critic

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

Photos

Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Bob Peterson ... Geri (voice)
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The first Pixar production to have a human main character. See more »

Goofs

At the 2.24 mark there are two Geri's when in fact there should only be one. According to Jan Pinkava, this is an intentional joke. See more »

Quotes

Geri: [only line in the film] Ah-ha!
See more »

Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Featured in MsMojo: Top 10 Best Pixar Shorts (2018) See more »

User Reviews

 
the best animated short ever
2 April 2004 | by fritskibbelingSee all my reviews

I discovered Geri's game on the pixar website and it is most definitely the most beautiful animated short I have ever seen.

Both the story and animations are of extraordinary quality. And also the editing is outstanding; no wonder they received the 1997 Oscar!

I you haven't seen it yet go and check it out at pixar.com, there you can also find lot's of other short films. Luxo jr. for instance is very nice too, and features the jumping creature that is in their logo.

It is a pity that films of this narrative and visual quality are very rare. but luckily we have pixar.


14 of 19 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 41 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

None

Release Date:

25 November 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Geri's Game See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.70 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

We've Got Your Streaming Picks Covered

Looking for some great streaming picks? Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist.

Visit our What to Watch page



Recently Viewed