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Chuck Jones Image of the Day: The Dot and the Line

There really aren't enough superlatives to adequately describe the beauty of this short film.  From its perfect screenplay to its totes awesome animation and all of the ingredients in-between (layouts, voice over, sound effects, color, pacing) Chuck Jones's 1966 Oscar-winning "The Dot and the Line" will always be a perfect work of art.  

Robert Storr, Dean of the Yale School of Art has said, “Great art is essentially work that has proven inexhaustible in terms of value it gives to those who pay attention to it.  It says ‘I am in the present tense despite the fact that I was made five or fifty years ago.’”

We had stumbled upon this advertisement that MGM had placed in Variety when "The Dot and the Line" was nominated for an Oscar on our way to something else, but it stopped us long enough to share it with you and to share the animated film as well.  Enjoy!

DOLI-01-11 copy