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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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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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Release Date:

25 November 1997 (USA) See more »

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1.70 : 1
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Trivia

This is Australia on released on The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe in 2005. 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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Referenced in Decaf Don (2019) See more »

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Not only for chess players.
5 January 2002 | by cmykleftySee all my reviews

Geri's Game is the best life like animated short so far in Pixar collection of short films. I saw this before the main feature (A Bug's Life). A light hearted look at an old man who plays chess. The pieces look real that they seem to be better than the chess set I own.


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