Geri's Game (1997)

Geri's Game (1997)





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John Lasseter and company set out on a mission to perfect human and cloth animation in this Academy Award-winning short film about a playful codger named Geri who challenges himself to a game of chess in the park. As the competition against himself begins to heat up, the eternally youthful chess player attempts to lighten the mood by playfully feigning a heart attack and finding new uses for his false teeth.
Animation , Comedy , Drama , Kids & Family , Special Interest
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Pixar Animation Studios


Critic Reviews for Geri's Game

All Critics (1)

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Full Review… | July 26, 2002
San Francisco Examiner

The effect is rather like speed-reading through a Roald Dahl novel.

Full Review… | July 25, 2002
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Audience Reviews for Geri's Game

I will never forget watching this as a kid

Bradley Wright
Bradley Wright

Super Reviewer

I recognized a character in this Pixar short film from Toy Story 2. Geri sets up a chess game to play his greatest opponent - himself! Both the story and animations are of extraordinary quality. And also the editing is outstanding.

Dean McKenna
Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

The overwhelming success of such Pixar features as Monsters Inc and Finding Nemo may mean that's where all the attention's currently going, but their four-minute short Geri's Game is definitely an enjoyable and highly original little movie that deserves to dwell up there with the company's finest output. The quality animation aside, and with the European plaza-style music setting it off to a nifty pulse, it's the slick editing that really makes this concept come alive. Unlike other Pixar shorts, including Knick Knack and For the Birds, Geri's Game may not be a laugh-riot exactly, but then laugh-out-loud hilarity has never been the essential ingredient for class entertainment. What makes this movie so engaging is its intelligent story, gentle humour and truly charming sense of character. The cool visuals are a delightful bonus.

Steven Vincent Gee
Steven Vincent Gee

Super Reviewer

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