The Dot and the Line

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This short movie is based on the book The Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics by Norton Juster (1963). The latter was inspired by Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions.

  • Run time: 10 minutes
  • Release date: 1965
  • Directors: Chuck Jones and Maurice Noble
  • Producers: Chuck Jones and Les Goldman
  • Award: 1965 Academy Award for Animated Short Film


  • Watch the movie with a critical eye. Do you see any mistakes?
  • What types of shapes do we encounter in the first 5 minutes of the movie?