The Dot and the Line (1965)


12 Responses to “The Dot and the Line (1965)”

  1. Steven says:

    This is one of my favorite pieces.  

  2. Amorette says:

    I remember this fondly, both as a book and a short film.  To the vector belongs the spoils.  Heeheehee.  

  3. Eric Schiller says:

    Nice find. I think there was a tampon commercial based on that…

  4. Jorpho says:

    That’s Norton “The Phantom Tollbooth” Juster, to be sure.

  5. vonbobo says:

    Nice video!
    Can anyone help me find a similar short about lines, I remember it was something about inequality or inclusion or something. One scene I remember was where lines were choosing sides on top of a balance beam….

  6. Chentzilla says:

    I believe there was a sequel: The Dotcom and Online: A Crush within a Crash!

    Also, that looks like a good place to remind people of a brilliant cartoon called Flatworld:

  7. franko says:

    right there with you. i love this short.

  8. franko says:

    “they all look alike anyway”

  9. keithplocek says:

    Oh wow, I haven’t thought about this in years. Thanks for posting.

  10. cleek says:

    i had nightmares about this for years, as a kid. i don’t know why it scared me. but, for some reason,  i always ended up stuck in that 2D world, pursued and eventually cornered by a malevolent trapezoid.

  11. sdmikev says:

    I didn’t have my reading glasses on and at first glance, I thought it read that this was about two newly rich hipsters that don’t live in Brooklyn – “A Romance in Lower Manhattan”

  12. Cefeida says:

    Lovely! For more mathematical puns and animation, try another classic: “Everything is a number” from 1967 

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