The Dot and the Line (1965)

The Dot and the Line, Chuck Jones/MGM's classic 1965 Oscar-winning short film based on Norton Juster's 1963 book The Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics inspired by Edwin Abbott Abbott's 1884 novella "Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions." When I was a kid and this came on between Tom and Jerry episodes, it blew my mind. Still does. (Thanks, Kathy Cheun!)



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

  2. 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….

  3. 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.

  4. 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”

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