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Flatland (2007)

Flatland is a two-dimensional universe occupied by living geometric figures - squares, triangles, circles, etc. A Square, Attorney At Law, finds himself in the middle of two upheavals: the ... See full summary »

Director:

Ladd Ehlinger Jr.

Writers:

Edwin A. Abbott (original novel), Tom Whalen (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ashley Blackwell Ashley Blackwell ... (voice)
Chris Carter Chris Carter ... King Of Lineland (voice)
Denise Carter Denise Carter ... (voice)
Juliana Carter Juliana Carter ... (voice)
Mark Carter Mark Carter ... (voice)
Jacqueline Clift Jacqueline Clift ... (voice)
Thomas Christopher Colby ... (voice) (as Tom Colby)
Megan Colleen Megan Colleen ... A Hexagon (voice)
Colin Duckworth Colin Duckworth ... (voice)
Ladd Ehlinger Jr. Ladd Ehlinger Jr. ... A Square (voice)
Catherine Ehlinger Catherine Ehlinger ... (voice)
Corin Ehlinger Corin Ehlinger ... (voice)
Karen Ehlinger Karen Ehlinger ... (voice)
Megan Ehlinger Megan Ehlinger ... (voice)
Perrin Ehlinger Perrin Ehlinger ... (voice)
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Storyline

Flatland is a two-dimensional universe occupied by living geometric figures - squares, triangles, circles, etc. A Square, Attorney At Law, finds himself in the middle of two upheavals: the rise of martial law by the circular leadership of Flatland, and the arrival of A Sphere, CEO Of Messiah, Incorporated, a creature from a hitherto-unknown third dimensional world. Written by Anonymous

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One lonely Square must save his two dimensional world from an invasion from the 3rd dimension!


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 January 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Flatland the Film See more »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Flatland Productions See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

"Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions" was originally an 1884 novella by the theologian and mathematician Edwin A. Abbott. It is popular among mathematics and computer science students, and considered useful reading for people studying topics such as the concept of other dimensions. As a piece of literature, Flatland is respected for its satire on the social hierarchy of Victorian society. As of this writing there have been three films made based on this novel, of which "Flatland: The Film" is the latest. See more »

Goofs

Irregularly-sided inhabitants are supposedly reconfigured or destroyed, yet there are several scalene triangles, and Chromatistes is not only irregularly-shaped, but actually concave in part! See more »

Quotes

President Circle: Attend to your configuration.
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Crazy Credits

Cartography - Ladd Ehlinger Jr. Stellar Charts - Tom Whalen Anti-Gravity - Karen Guelfo Sonic Markings - Mark Slater Historical Memes - Edwin A. Abbott Particle Acceleration - Megan Colleen Cosmogony - Greg Trent Neutrino Brewer - Jon Shoemaker Massively Parallel Computations - Patty Elms Quantum Mechanic - Hal Stanford Mereological Nihilist - David Evans Humulus Lupulus Acosmist - Dr. Jeff Sanders Renderosity - Bill Welles, the Kubiks, Lynn Trent Quasiparticles - Jacqueline Clift See more »

Connections

Referenced in Hive Mind (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Siegfried's Funeral March
From Götterdämmerung
Composed by Richard Wagner
Arranged by Mark Slater
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fun, thought-provoking, dimensional hybrid animation
25 March 2007 | by thepzaSee all my reviews

For the Limited Edition DVD-R. This film was leagues more interesting that I expected it to be--my girlfriend REALLY wanted to see it, though.

Lay back, sort of sleepy, watch the film. Some early on-screen direction annoyed me but it didn't last far into the film.

I'm not familiar with the book, but this film is a helluva lot of fun and it brings about some great self-questioning about the perception of consensus reality.

The creativity expressed in the various worlds was quite amusing. And it's mostly a family film but there's some language kids might repeat the next day at school (and get in trouble) and there's some very strange violence :)

Well worth a shot, though.


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