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Image of the Day: The Dot and The Line

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If you had found your perfect soul mate, so perfect
in fact (36-36-36) but she refused to acknowledge your existence, what would
you do?  Would you end your rigid,
stick-in-the-mud ways and learn to bend a little?  Do you think you could learn to be a little
less ‘straight’ and a little more ‘fun’? 
Well, that’s what you would need to do to win the heart and soul of the
Dot in this 1966 Academy Award-winning short film, “The Dot and the Line”
directed by Chuck Jones and adapted from the book by Norton Juster (who also
wrote “The Phantom Tollbooth” adapted by Jones in 1970, his only feature-length
film.)

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 Working with his Warner Bros. crew at MGM, Jones
and his layout designer, Maurice Noble devised and implemented innovative ways
to animate the charming narrative of the Norton Juster book.  Using overlays, graphic design elements,
cut-outs & collage they developed a unique take on this “romance in lower
mathematics.”