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

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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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A VHS copy of this short was made but was released in small quantity and is now considered to be rare to find. See more »

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When white Geri moves his king to the left, black Geri says that is illegal, but that is the only legal move that white can make. See more »

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Geri: [only line in the film] Ah-ha!
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Referenced in Animation Lookback: Pixar Animation Studios Part 3 (2013) See more »

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Excellent and very funny short
7 January 2002 | by See 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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