Academy Awards Animation Collection: The Dot And The Line

Watch Academy Awards Animation Collection: The Dot And The Line

  • Approved
  • 1965
  • 10 min
  • 7.5  (1,615)

Academy Awards Animation Collection: The Dot and The Line is a 1965 film starring Robert Morley. This animated short film is based on Norton Juster's book, The Dot and The Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics. The film is produced by Chuck Jones and directed by Maurice Noble. The movie tells the story of a lovestruck line that sets out to win the heart of an unattainable dot. The dot is attracted to a flashy squiggle, leaving the line heartbroken. However, the line doesn't give up and embarks on a journey of self-discovery, picking up new skills along the way. Through determination and clever thinking, the line finds a way to win the dot's affection and prove that simple structures can be just as beautiful as their more complex counterparts.

The animation in Academy Awards Animation Collection: The Dot and The Line is unconventional but visually stunning. The black and white drawings are simple, but the clever use of line, shape and perspective add depth to the story and convey emotion. The characters move fluidly, and the animators have cleverly used tricks of perspective to enhance the storytelling. The voice acting is top-notch, with Robert Morley's wit and charm bringing a touch of sophistication and humor to the film.

Academy Awards Animation Collection: The Dot and The Line is not just a romantic story about shapes, but also a tale of perseverance and personal growth. The line's dedication to winning the dot's heart is impressive, and it and reminds us of the importance of pushing through obstacles to achieve our goals. The film's underlying message is that sometimes it takes a fresh perspective and a willingness to learn new things to achieve what we want.

Overall, Academy Awards Animation Collection: The Dot and The Line is a wonderfully charming, uplifting and visually striking film. Its simplicity makes it accessible to audiences of all ages, while the clever animation and witty storytelling make it appealing to adults. It is a true classic and a testament to the power of animation to convey emotion and meaning in a way that is unmatched by other forms of media.

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Description
  • Release Date
    1965
  • MPAA Rating
    Approved
  • Runtime
    10 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    7.5  (1,615)