‘The Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics’

Continuing the videos about shapes phenomenon I point your eyes to this amazing video called The Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics. The video tells the story of a straight line who’s in love with a dot, but the dot falls in love with the crazy, freewheeling squiggle. Soon though the dot realizes that the squiggle is actually a mess and that the line is exactly what she wants in life… ok that was kind of a shit interpretation of the story, but you get the gist of it.

The video was directed by cartoon legend Chuck Jones and and Maurice Noble but was based on the book of the same name. The movie was such a big hit in fact that it won the Academy Award for Animated Short Film in 1965. Yet again, it’s annoying that there aren’t more cartoons like this these days. I wonder if Nickelodeon or Cartoon Network would fun something like this again?


June 24, 2010