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Flatland: The Movie is an exciting half-hour animated film based on Edwin Abbott's classic novel. Flatland is an entirely two-dimensional world where different shapes live, work, and play, all under the rule of the evil Circles who are determined to keep the third dimension a secret, at any cost. The story follows Arthur Square (Martin Sheen) and his curious granddaughter Hex (Kristen Bell). When the mysterious visitor Spherius (Michael York) arrives from Spaceland, Arthur and Hex face grave danger as they begin to come to terms with the truth of the third dimension. Combining action, drama, geometry, and sociopolitical commentary, this moving story challenges audiences to grasp the limitations of their assumptions about reality and to think about the possibility of higher and previously inconceivable dimensions (both literal and metaphorical).
  • 4-D short feature: Brown University mathematician Thomas Banchoff discusses Flatland and the fourth dimension
  • Interviews with cast members Martin Sheen, Kristen Bell, Michael York, Tony Hale, and Joe Estevez
  • English and Spanish subtitles
  • Full text of the novel that inspired the movie
  • Synopsis:

    Flatland: The Movie is an exciting half-hour animated film based on Edwin Abbott's classic novel. Flatland is an entirely two-dimensional world where different shapes live, work, and play--all under the rule of the evil Circles who are determined to keep the third dimension a secret, at any cost. The story follows Arthur Square (Martin Sheen) and his curious granddaughter Hex (Kristen Bell). When the mysterious visitor Spherius (Michael York) arrives from Spaceland, Arthur and Hex face grave danger as they begin to come to terms with the truth of the third dimension. Combining action, drama, geometry, and sociopolitical commentary, this moving story challenges audiences to grasp the limitations of their assumptions about reality and to think about the possibility of higher and previously inconceivable dimensions (both literal and metaphorical).

    DVD features:

    • 4-D short feature: Brown University mathematician Thomas Banchoff discusses Flatland and the fourth dimension
    • Interviews with cast members Martin Sheen, Kristen Bell, Michael York, Tony Hale, and Joe Estevez
    • English and Spanish subtitles
    • Full text of the novel that inspired the movie

    Synopsis:

    Flatland: The Movie is an exciting half-hour animated film based on Edwin Abbott's classic novel. Flatland is an entirely two-dimensional world where different shapes live, work, and play--all under the rule of the evil Circles who are determined to keep the third dimension a secret, at any cost. The story follows Arthur Square (Martin Sheen) and his curious granddaughter Hex (Kristen Bell). When the mysterious visitor Spherius (Michael York) arrives from Spaceland, Arthur and Hex face grave danger as they begin to come to terms with the truth of the third dimension. Combining action, drama, geometry, and sociopolitical commentary, this moving story challenges audiences to grasp the limitations of their assumptions about reality and to think about the possibility of higher and previously inconceivable dimensions (both literal and metaphorical).

    DVD features:

    • 4-D short feature: Brown University mathematician Thomas Banchoff discusses Flatland and the fourth dimension
    • Interviews with cast members Martin Sheen, Kristen Bell, Michael York, Tony Hale, and Joe Estevez
    • English and Spanish subtitles
    • Full text of the novel that inspired the movie

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    clementsj, September 15, 2009 (view all comments by clementsj)
    This is a great movie about flatland. It's funny and cute.
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    Product Details

    ISBN:
    9781604615371
    Author:
    Caplan, Seth
    Publisher:
    Princeton University Press
    Contributor:
    Johnson, Dano
    Contributor:
    Travis, Jeffrey
    Author:
    Sheen, Martin
    Author:
    Travis, Jeffrey
    Author:
    Bell, Kristin
    Location:
    Princeton
    Subject:
    General
    Subject:
    Science / Adventure
    Subject:
    Mathematics
    Subject:
    History of Science and Medicine, Philosophy of Science
    Subject:
    Science Reference-General
    Subject:
    Popular science
    Copyright:
    Publication Date:
    February 2008
    Binding:
    OTHER
    Grade Level:
    College/higher education:
    Language:
    English
    Illustrations:
    35 minutes animated film
    Dimensions:
    7.48x5.49x.53 in. .23 lbs.

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    "Synopsis" by ,

    Flatland: The Movie is an exciting half-hour animated film based on Edwin Abbott's classic novel. Flatland is an entirely two-dimensional world where different shapes live, work, and play--all under the rule of the evil Circles who are determined to keep the third dimension a secret, at any cost. The story follows Arthur Square (Martin Sheen) and his curious granddaughter Hex (Kristen Bell). When the mysterious visitor Spherius (Michael York) arrives from Spaceland, Arthur and Hex face grave danger as they begin to come to terms with the truth of the third dimension. Combining action, drama, geometry, and sociopolitical commentary, this moving story challenges audiences to grasp the limitations of their assumptions about reality and to think about the possibility of higher and previously inconceivable dimensions (both literal and metaphorical).

    DVD features:

    • 4-D short feature: Brown University mathematician Thomas Banchoff discusses Flatland and the fourth dimension
    • Interviews with cast members Martin Sheen, Kristen Bell, Michael York, Tony Hale, and Joe Estevez
    • English and Spanish subtitles
    • Full text of the novel that inspired the movie

    "Synopsis" by , Flatland: The Movie is an exciting half-hour animated film based on Edwin Abbott's classic novel. Flatland is an entirely two-dimensional world where different shapes live, work, and play--all under the rule of the evil Circles who are determined to keep the third dimension a secret, at any cost. The story follows Arthur Square (Martin Sheen) and his curious granddaughter Hex (Kristen Bell). When the mysterious visitor Spherius (Michael York) arrives from Spaceland, Arthur and Hex face grave danger as they begin to come to terms with the truth of the third dimension. Combining action, drama, geometry, and sociopolitical commentary, this moving story challenges audiences to grasp the limitations of their assumptions about reality and to think about the possibility of higher and previously inconceivable dimensions (both literal and metaphorical).

    DVD features:

    • 4-D short feature: Brown University mathematician Thomas Banchoff discusses Flatland and the fourth dimension
    • Interviews with cast members Martin Sheen, Kristen Bell, Michael York, Tony Hale, and Joe Estevez
    • English and Spanish subtitles
    • Full text of the novel that inspired the movie

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